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How to Turn Kindle Fire On and Off

After you get the Kindle Fire tablet out of its packaging, it’s time to turn it on. The Kindle Fire sports a Power button on the bottom of the device when you hold it in portrait orientation. Next to the Power button is a port where you can insert a micro-B cable to connect the Kindle Fire to your computer, as well as a headphone jack.

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To turn the device on, press the Power button. If you’re starting up for the first time, you’re taken through a series of setup screens. After you go through the setup process and register your Kindle Fire, you’ll see the Home screen on startup.

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The Status Bar gives you information about items such as your device’s battery charge, as well as access to a Quick Settings menu for universal Kindle Fire settings; the Options bar at the bottom of the screen provides access to settings and tools that are context-specific (they vary depending on what you’re doing at the time).

If you want to lock your Kindle Fire, which is akin to putting a laptop computer to sleep, tap the Power button again. To shut down your Kindle, press and hold the Power button until a message appears offering you the options to Shut Down or Cancel.

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If your Kindle Fire becomes non-responsive, you can press and hold the Power button for 20 seconds, and it should come to life again.

If you place the device on a surface such as a table oriented with the Power button on the bottom, perhaps to show a friend or client something on the screen, you can accidentally hit the Power button and send Kindle Fire to sleep.

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