Getting to Know the Fire Phone Home Screen - dummies

Getting to Know the Fire Phone Home Screen

By Dan Gookin

Part of Amazon Fire Phone For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Fire phone’s Home screen is where you find the Carousel, a list of recent apps, plus hero widgets that help you use the apps.

Popping out from the left is the Navigation panel, which lists interesting destinations on the Fire phone. From the right, you find the Delighters and Shortcuts panel, which shows the weather, your schedule, messages, and other updates.

At the bottom of the Home screen, you see the top row of the App Grid. To view the entire App Grid, swipe the screen from bottom to top.


Fire phone: Looking at the App Grid

The App Grid is where you find all the apps installed on your phone or waiting to be installed from the cloud.

Sliding in from the top of the Home screen is the Notifications panel. It includes a set of Quick Action buttons plus a list of notifications, letting you know of new messages, updates, appointments, and other useful info.


Fire phone: Looking at the Notifications panel

The Notifications panel is available at any time you use the phone: Swipe the screen from top to bottom to view it.