How to Use Favorites on Your Fire Tablet - dummies

How to Use Favorites on Your Fire Tablet

By Nancy C. Muir

When you’re on a roll using your Fire tablet to access all kinds of content, the Carousel, which contains recently viewed content or apps, can get a bit crowded. You may have to swipe five or six times to find what you need. That’s where Favorites comes in.

The concept of Favorites is probably familiar to you from working with web browsers, in which Favorites is a feature that allows you to put websites you visit frequently in a Favorites folder. On the Fire tablet, Favorites is also a place for saving frequently used content and apps; Favorites takes the form of a grid of thumbnails at the bottom of the Home screen.

If, for example, you’re reading a book you open often or you play a certain piece of music frequently, place it in the Favorites area of the Fire tablet, and you can find it more quickly.

By default, Favorites includes commonly used apps, including:

  • FreeTime Unlimited

  • Camera

  • Shop Amazon

  • Clock

  • Calendar

  • Contacts

  • Settings

Games and apps are automatically added to Favorites when you download them. To pin an item such as music or a book to Favorites, tap Apps at the top of the screen, then press and hold an app and tap the Add button. From the menu that appears, tap To Home.


To remove content from Favorites, press and hold an item in the grid. The Remove button appears. You can tap additional items if you like and then tap Remove. Though deleted from the Favorites grid, the item is still available to you on the Carousel and in the related library.