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Fire How-to Series: Charging and Battery Life

We hope you are finding these articles helpful as you learn about your new device.  Today we are discussing the Charging and Battery Life of your new Kindle Tablet.  If you would like to follow along, or watch the video, you may do so here.

Getting started

Your Kindle Fire device may not be fully charged when you receive it, so we recommend that you charge the battery fully before you begin setting it up. 

To charge your Fire, plug the USB cable into the device, then into the power adapter and plug it into the wall.  It is recommended that you use the USB cable that was included with your device, and use the power adapter instead of plugging your Fire into your computer

While your Fire may be used with any appropriate USB cable, and can be charged from your computer, doing so may increase charging time. 

The battery icon at the top of the screen will display a lightening bolt to indicate that your device is charging properly.


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How to Borrow Books from a Public Library on Kindle Paperwhite

Today we are going to discuss borrowing books from a public library.  If you would like to follow along, or watch the video for yourself, you may do so here.  This is one of the more amazing features of this device, allowing you access to books not only from the Amazon website and Online Readers Library, but also from your very own public library.

What libraries offer books for my Paperwhite?

There are literally thousands of libraries in the United States that offer books for Kindle.  You can check out ebooks from your local library and have them sent directly to your Kindle, without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.  As with any downloaded book, you will need to either be connected to WiFi or have 3G access to download your books.


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Using the Silk browser on Fire Tablet: Enjoy Web Browsing on Kindle

How’s going with your Fire Tablet? How do you like it? We’ll help you navigate using the Silk browser on your Amazon Fire tablet.  If you would like to follow along, you may do so here.  And please let us know if you have any additional questions–we’re always here to help!

Using the Silk browser In and Out

Once your tablet is connected to WiFi, you can open the Silk browser by tapping the Silk icon on your home screen.  The browser will open to the “most visited” page.  From this page, you can access your most frequented websites immediately, or use the Search bar to open a new page. 

When you type the address of the web page (url)you are looking for, Silk will make suggestions based on your default profile.  You may either tap a website to open it, or tap “go” when you have finished typing the address.


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2015-06-24T14:25:51+00:00 By |How To|0 Comments