Parental Control on Kindle
You can lock your Kindle device by turning on the Parental Control. Allowing the Parental Control on your Fire Tablet will restrict access to a variety of things like- web browsing, social sharing, camera, video playback, Amazon’s stores, purchases, Wi-Fi settings, etc. You can block any of the services by providing Parental Control on your Kindle.
The Parental Control does not ask you to set up any other account. You can just choose to create a profile in Amazon FreeTime, and then setup a password. Parental Control is a restriction placed on the current profile which can’t be removed until you know the password. Tere is an availability of personalized profile for your child. Even though, you can set the daily time limit using the Amazon FreeTime Feature.
By applying the Parental Control, access to sensitive content can also be prohibited. You can also get limitless access to exclusive kid-friendly content for a monthly fee just by subscribing to Amazon FreeTime. You can now freely hand over the Kindle Tablet to your kids and let them use it the way they want to. Always remember if in future you need to edit the settings for Parental control or you need to remove it then you should remember the Password.
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Steps to set up Parental Control and password on Kindle
- Open the Settings by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on “Settings” or just by tapping on Settings app available on the home
- Tap on Parental Controls option under Personal.
- Activate the Parental Control by tapping on the Switch next to it.
- Now Kindle will ask you to create a password for your Parental Control settings and confirm
- When you are done with setting up the password, then tap on Finish
Make Sure few things when setting up Parental Controls on Kindle
- Do not get confused between your lock screen password and Parental Control password, they both are different from each other.
- The password is required for enabling and disabling the Parental Control if you forget the password you will have no access to your parental control settings.
- If you want to change the password later on, it can be changed from the same screen.
After setting the password, Apply Restrictions
- Web browsing: – By using a password on browsing, you can apply restriction on sensitive contents available on the internet.
- Email, contacts, and calendar app: – if you do not want your kids to see to you emails and events. You can apply restriction on it as well.
- Social sharing: – By this, you can prohibit your kids from sharing anything on social media.
- Camera: – you can apply restrictions on your camera content as well as on your camera.
- Amazon store: – By using restriction on Amazon store you can stop your kids from downloading the paid contain from the internet.
- Specific content type: – you can apply restrictions on any particular books or apps which you do not want your kids to take a glance off.
Important Tips about Parental Control Setup on Kindle
- After you Enable the Parental Control on your Kindle device, You will see a lock icon will show in the Notification bar.
- If you want to Disable them anytime, then just pull down the Notification bar. Tap on the Parental Control On option and then enter your password.
- You can also create daily curfew by scheduling when your child can use the Tablet.
- Enable the Slider next to Set a Curfew option.
- Tap on Curfew schedule option, and choose the days and hours that child will be unable to access the device.
Note: – To unlock the device from curfew, enter your Parental Control password and remove the settings.
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