First Time To Kindle Fire

Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices are among the most affordable Android tablets in the market and many will be gifted among friends and family this season.

Kindle Fire come with few versions which include:

  • Kindle Fire
  • Kindle Fire HD – 7 inch
  • Kindle Fire HD – 8.9 inch

For first time user, this might be useful to you after your purchase the Kindle Fire/ Kindle Fire HD

Setting Up and Sync

After charged your Kindle Fire HD and connected it to your Amazon account (under Settings), you will want to sync the device with your existing media libraries and services.

Email: The Kindle Fire comes with a default email client that will work with multiple Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, AOL, Exchange, IMAP and POP e-mail accounts. To set up your account, go to Applications > Email, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.

Calendar: The Kindle Fire default calendar application are also works with most cloud-based -email service providers, excluding Windows Live. If you’ve already set up your e-mail account, its associated calendar should already be set up in the Calendar application which can be found under Apps > Calendar.tips_2

Books: For first-time Kindle reader, you can shop for books by selecting the Store button. Make sure to check out the section for free books, most of them classics. If you’ve already been downloading and reading Kindle books on another device, you can import your library by pulling up the Archives in your pre-loaded Kindle app.

Music & Documents: To get your music on your Kindle Fire, upload your music library to Amazon Cloud Drive which let you store up to 5GB (about 1,000 songs) for free to access on any Android device using the Amazon MP3 app. Beside that, you can also store photos and documents on the cloud drive for access on your Kindle Fire.

Download & Pin Your Favorite Apps

tips_3There are hundreds of great games, magazines, utility tools and other apps to download in addition to the cross-platform apps we recommended below. Make sure you read the reviews before downloading any app, particularly with magazines, as not all of them have been formatted for Kindle Fire/ Kindle Fire HD devices. Among our favorites:


For quick access, pin the apps you plan to use most on the bottom carousel by selecting and holding their icons on the main screen.

Amazon Prime Sign Up

Now that your Kindle Fire is all set up, you might want to outfit it with a few accessories, including a Powerfast wall charger (USD $19.99) and headphones, neither of which comes with Kindle Fire devices. U.S. owners might also want to look into purchasing two-year warranties with accident protection, which start at USD $54.99.tips_4

Note: Amazon Prime valid to U.S only

You can also find dozens of cases for your Kindle Fire on Amazon store, local shop and elsewhere.

If you have any additional apps, accessories or advice for first-time Kindle Fire owners, do please share it with us!

– Enjoy your new Kindle Fire –

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