10 Quick Fire Phone Tricks to Remember - dummies

10 Quick Fire Phone Tricks to Remember

By Dan Gookin

Part of Amazon Fire Phone For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Have a Fire phone? Here’s an assortment of handy, time-saving tricks to keep in mind to boost your productivity — or your hopeless addiction — to your Fire phone:

  • Voice input! You can speak into the phone as an effective and quick alternative to using the onscreen keyboard. Tap the Microphone icon to initiate voice input.

  • Quickly switch between apps by displaying the Quick Switch list. To view that list, press the Home button twice.

  • Pin favorite apps to the Carousel: Long-press the app icon and choose the Pin to Front command.

  • Whenever possible, try to use the phone’s Wi-Fi Internet connection to avoid incurring mobile data surcharges.

  • Press and hold a key on the onscreen keyboard to peruse alternative characters.

  • Spread your fingers to zoom into a web page, where it’s much easier to click on links.

  • Instantly unlock the phone and run the Camera app by pressing the Camera / Firefly button on the phone’s left side.

  • Quickly put the phone into Vibration mode by pressing the Down Volume key until the phone vibrates.

  • When you’re on a call, press the Power/Lock key to lock the phone and turn off the touchscreen.

  • Use the Search icon to look for things on the phone, on the Internet, or in a specific app.