Are you an Amazon Fire tablet user? If so, then you might be interested in learning some tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your device. In this blog post, we’ll share some of our top tips for using Amazon Fire tablets.
From maximising battery life to customising your home screen, we’ve got you covered. So, without further ado, here are our top tips for using Amazon Fire tablets.
Why we need to know these tricks?
As we all know, Amazon Fire Tablets are one of the most popular tablets on the market. They are known for their great price and their wide range of features. However, there are a few things that you might not know about these tablets that could come in handy. Here are some tricks to know about Amazon Fire Tablets:
- You can use a microSD card to increase storage space.
- Use Alexa hands-free.
- Take screenshots by pressing the power and volume down buttons at the same time.
- Enable parental controls to restrict access to certain content and apps.
- Customize the home screen to make it your own.
- Change the wallpaper to personalize your tablet further.
- You can connect to a VPN to keep your data safe and secure whilst browsing the internet.
- Sideload apps onto your tablet if they are not available on the Amazon Appstore.
- Can use external speakers or headphones to improve audio quality when listening to music or watching videos.
1- Get Google Play Store
If you’re an Amazon Fire tablet user, you may have noticed that it can be difficult to find certain apps that you’re used to using on your phone or other Android devices.
This is because the FireOS that these tablets use is a forked version of Android, meaning that it’s not exactly the same as what you’d find on a standard Android device.
One common complaint is the lack of Google Play Store access on these tablets. Luckily, there are a few workarounds that you can use to get Play Store on your Fire tablet.
You can get the Google Play Store on your Amazon Fire Tablet! Here’s how:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap Security.
- Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
- Go to your web browser and download the Google Play Store APK file.
- Install the APK file.
- Open the Google Play Store and log in with your Google account information.
- Download and install any apps you want!
2- Reduce eye strain at night
Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the most affordable options on the market, and they come with a variety of features that can be appealing for both kids and adults.
If you’re looking for a tablet to use primarily for reading or other activities that involve staring at a screen for long periods of time, you’ll want to pay attention to a few key features to help reduce eye strain.
3- Use it as an Echo Show
Amazon Fire Tablets are great devices that are not only affordable but also offer a ton of features. One such feature is the ability to use your Fire Tablet as an Echo Show.
Here’s how to use your Amazon Fire Tablet as an Echo Show:-
- Download the Amazon Alexa app from the Amazon Appstore.
- Open the app and sign in with your Amazon account.
- Tap the Devices icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Tap the + icon in the top-left corner of the screen and then tap Add Device.
- Select Amazon Fire Tablet from the list of devices and then follow the prompts to complete setup.
- Once your tablet is connected, tap the home button to wake up Alexa.
- Say, “Alexa, show me [X].”
4- Restrict applications running in the background
One of the best ways to improve your Amazon Fire Tablet’s performance is to restrict the applications that are running in the background. When you have too many applications running, it can slow down your device and drain the battery more quickly.
To manage the apps running in the background on your Amazon Fire tablet, open the Settings menu and tap “Manage applications.”
On the next screen, you’ll see a list of all the apps installed on your tablet. Tap an app to see more information about it, including how much storage space it is using, how much data it has used, and how often it has been running in the background.
If you want to prevent an app from running in the background, tap the “Restrict background activity” button. A message will pop up asking if you’re sure you want to restrict the app. Tap “OK” to confirm.
5- Switch off telemetry reporting
If you have an Amazon Fire tablet, chances are you’re not using it to its full potential. Did you know, for example, that you can use a Kindle as a second screen for your computer? Or that there’s a way to get Google Play on a Fire?
Here are seven great tips and tricks for making the most out of your Amazon Fire tablet.
- Get Google Play on your Fire Tablet
- Use your Kindle as a second screen for your computer
- Save articles and webpage to read offline later
- Take advantage of Amazon’s huge book selection
- Listen to audiobooks on your Fire Tablet
- Use Prime Video to download movies and TV shows to watch offline
- Switch off telemetry reporting
6- Clear cache section
If your Amazon Fire tablet is running slowly, one thing you can try to speed it up is to clear the cache. This stores temporary files on your device that help apps load faster, but over time it can start to take up a lot of space and slow down your device.
Here’s how to clear the cache on your Amazon Fire tablet:
- Go to Settings and tap on Device Options.
- Tap on Storage.
- Tap on the Clear Cache button.
- Confirm that you want to clear the cache by tapping on the Clear button again.
You should now see that the amount of storage space occupied by the cache has been reduced. If you continue to have performance issues, you may need to perform a factory reset of your device.
7- Download and Install the ‘Files’ app by Google
You can find the ‘Files’ app by Google in the Amazon Appstore, and it’s a useful tool to have on your Fire Tablet since it lets you easily transfer files to and from your device.
To install it, just head to the Amazon Appstore and search for ‘Files’. Once you find it, tap on the ‘Install’ button and wait for it to finish downloading. Once it’s installed, you can launch it from your home screen or app drawer.
When you first launch the app, you’ll be prompted to give it some permissions. Just tap on the ‘Allow’ button to continue.
After that, you should see a main screen with three tabs — ‘Internal storage’, ‘SD card’, and ‘Downloads’. The ‘Internal storage’ tab will show you all the files stored on your device, while the ‘SD card’ tab will show you all the files stored on your SD card (if you have one inserted). The ‘Downloads’ tab is where all the files you download from the internet will be stored.
You can now download and install the ‘Files’ app by Google on your Amazon Fire tablet. This app allows you to access your files stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and more. Here’s how to do it:
- Go to the Amazon Appstore and search for ‘Files by Google’.
- Tap on the ‘Install’ button.
- Once the app is installed, open it and sign in with your Google account credentials.
- You will now be able to access your files stored on various cloud storage services.
Frequently asked questions:-
Q: Can I download apps from the Google Play Store?
- Yes, you can. Amazon has made it possible to download and install Android apps from the Google Play Store on your Fire Tablet.
Q: What generation of Fire Tablet do I have?
- To find out which generation Fire Tablet you have, open the Settings menu and look for the “Device Options” section. The number next to the “Model” heading is your tablet’s generation.
If you’re looking for an affordable tablet that’s great for light gaming and media consumption, then the Amazon Fire Tablet is a great option. However, there are a few things you should know about before you buy one.
First, the Fire Tablet doesn’t have access to the Google Play Store, so you’ll be limited to the apps and games that are available in the Amazon Appstore. Additionally, the Fire Tablet doesn’t have a built-in microphone or camera, so you’ll need to purchase an accessory if you want to use those features.
Overall, the Amazon Fire Tablet is a great value for the price and is a good option for those who are looking for an affordable tablet that can handle light gaming and media consumption.