Manage Your Kindle Fire HD Contacts - dummies

Manage Your Kindle Fire HD Contacts

By Nancy C. Muir

The Contacts app pre-installed on Kindle Fire HD is a basic but useful contact management tool. You can enter or import contact information, sort that information by several criteria, and use Contacts to address e-mails.

You can find Contacts by tapping the Apps button on the Kindle Fire HD’s Home screen. Tap the Contacts app to display its main screen.


Import contacts to your Kindle Fire HD

If you have associated an e-mail account with your Kindle Fire HD, you can import all contacts from that account instead of entering each contact’s information individually.

After you have set up an associated e-mail account, when you first open Contacts and tap the New button, you get a message like that shown. Tap the account from which you want to import contacts. Your contacts are imported.


If you want to create a new account, you can tap the Add New Account button at this point. If you want to add another account from within Contacts at a later time, tap the Menu button in the top-right corner of Contacts, tap Settings, and then tap Add Account.

Create new contacts on your Kindle Fire HD

It’s data entry time! Importing contacts is a nice shortcut, but you still need to know how to manually enter contacts by adding their information in the New Contact form.

To create a new contact, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Contact app on the Carousel or in the Apps library to open it and then tap the New button to create a new contact.

    The New Contact screen that appears contains fields including First Name, Last Name, Phone, and so on.


  2. Tap in a field and enter text.

    The onscreen keyboard appears when you tap in a field.

  3. When you’re done entering text in one field, tap the Next button on the onscreen keyboard to go to the next field.

    Be sure to scroll to the bottom and enter detailed address information. You can tap Add Another Field at the bottom of the form to choose additional information fields to include.

  4. Tap the Photo icon at the top of the form and then tap Add Photo to add a photo.

    Options appear for selecting photos.


  5. Tap a photo source such as Photos to open it, double-tap to open a photo album; then tap a photo to add it to the contact record.

  6. Tap Save.

    The contact information displays.


To edit the contact, tap the Edit button. To display all contacts, tap the All button. To delete the contact, tap the Delete button.

View your Kindle Fire HD contacts

You can use settings to control how your contacts are organized and even save contacts to a list of Favorites in the Contacts app.

To sort your contacts, follow these steps:

  1. On the bar across the top of the Contacts list, tap the Menu button and then tap Settings.

    The E-Mail, Contacts, and Calendar settings appear.

  2. Tap Contacts General Settings.

  3. Tap Sort Order of Contact Name to display the options shown.


  4. Tap to sort by first name or last name.

You can also choose to view contacts in the Favorites area of the Home screen. To add a contact to Favorites, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Apps on the Kindle Fire HD’s Home screen and then tap Contacts.

    The Contacts app opens.

  2. Tap the All tab.

  3. Tap the contact name you want to make a favorite.

  4. Tap the star that appears next to the contact’s name.

    The star turns blue, indicating this is a favorite.


  5. Tap the Back arrow in the Options bar to display all contacts.

  6. Tap the Favorites tab to display just contacts you’ve saved to Favorites.