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Kindle Fire Video Series: Backup and Restore Your Fire Tablet

Welcome back!  Today we will be discussing how to backup and restore the content on your Amazon Fire tablet.  We hope that you are finding this video series to be helpful as you learn to navigate your new device. 

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Why backup your data?

Backing up your data ensures that you don’t lose valuable content in the event of damage or loss, and allows you to restore the data to another device at a later time.

What are my options?

Your Fire tablet allows you to automatically backup your data at prescribed intervals (such as every 24 hours), or you can backup your device manually.

What can I back up?

Your Fire tablet allows you to backup your settings, email, wireless configurations, search history, notes, bookmarks and other content as you desire.  Content is stored in your Cloud drive.

What about purchase content?

Content such as books, movies, apps, magazines and other purchases are automatically stored in the Cloud, and can be downloaded at any time.  *Note:  You must enable this feature in the “Manage my devices and content” page on the Amazon website.

Personal content?

Photos and videos are automatically backed up in the Cloud drive, unless you have disabled this feature.  To manage your files visit

How do I backup my device?

First, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap “settings”, then “device options”, and finally “backup and restore”.  Tap the switch to turn the device backup on.  Your device will now automatically backup once daily, when it is in Standby mode and connected to WiFi.  To start a backup immediately, tap “backup now”.

Setting up a new device.

If you are setting up a new Fire, you have the option to either set it up as “new”, or restore the content from your backup.

If you need more information, you can always visit the Amazon help page at  And if you have questions for us, please leave them in the comments below and we will try to find the answers for you.

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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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