What Are The Steps To Enhance Security Of Kindle Fire?

Tablets have become an easy target for thieves. It is a well-known fact that tablets today have classified data, which if get into the hands of thieves could inflict huge damage to the people. One of the most popular tablets in the world today is Kindle Fire, which is being used by millions of people. So, we are going to learn about how to make Kindle Fire as secure as possible.

Have you ever left a coffee shop only to return a few minutes later to get something that you have left behind? Back in the day, it could have been a book or a magazine, but these days, people leave behind their gadgets. If you have left behind a gadget in a coffee shop, then get ready to pay a heavy price because the data, which is stored on the tablet may be stolen. If you have stored some important data on the tablet, then there is a whole lot reason for you to worry. If that tablet happens to be Kindle Fire, then here is what you can do to secure the data from prying eyes.

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Visit the security page

It is always better to have that extra layer of security on the device, despite the fact that it causes a little inconvenience. In order to beef up the security, you need to tap ‘settings’ option from Kindle Fire’s home screen. Under ‘settings’ menu, tap ‘security’ option.

Set a PIN or Password

There will be an option named ‘lock screen passcode’ that you need to tap, and you are going to see the option of setting a password or PIN. You can enter a 4-digit PIN and re-enter it to confirm. Then, tap ‘finish’. You can make it a 5-digit or 6-digit as well in order to make it more secure. If you want to create a password, then tap ‘password’ and enter the password that you can easily remember, but thieves can’t. It should be alphanumeric and must contain at least one special character.

Set the PIN or password delay

To further enhance the security, you can set automatic lock feature as well. For that, you need to go to ‘security screen’ followed by going to ‘lock screen’ menu, under which, you need to tap ‘automatically lock’ option. Now, select a time from ‘immediately to 30 minutes’. Your Kindle Fire will be locked if there is no activity until that time.

Encrypt your data

You can also encrypt the entire contents of your Kindle Fire. If you want to do is, then you will have to enter a password or PIN every time you switch on the device. This process will take a lot of time, so make sure that the Kindle is fully charged or at least have 80% battery. In order to encrypt your data, tap ‘encryption’, then ‘encrypt tablet’ and follow the on-screen prompts.

Browse the internet safely

There is a certain security feature in the ‘Silk’, the inbuilt internet browser of Kindle Fire. Most features are enabled by default, but you can double check those to be sure. Open the browser, then tap ‘menu button’ followed by tapping ‘settings’. Now, choose the settings that you want to be enabled, and your browser will be secured.

Install free security software

You will find a number of options on Amazon’s app store, so get a free security software for your Kindle Fire. To get one, go to Kindle’s home screen, tap ‘app store’ > ‘categories’ > ‘utilities’ and finally, ‘subcategories’. Under subcategories tab, you will see an option named ‘security’, which you need to tap.

You can now select the security software that you need to install on your Kindle Fire.

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