What You Can Do with Fire Quick Settings - dummies

What You Can Do with Fire Quick Settings

By Nancy C. Muir

Part of Fire Tablets For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Use your Fire tablet’s Quick Settings to set up the most commonly used functionality for your device. To open the Quick Settings listed in the following table, swipe downward from the top of the Fire screen; the Quick Settings buttons are displayed along the top of the screen. Note that small differences in these settings among the various Fire tablet models are called out in this table.

Setting Description
Auto-Rotate Usually when you turn your Fire around, the screen rotates so
that it’s always right-side up. Tap this setting to stop the
Auto-Rotate feature. Stopping it can be useful if, for example,
you’re reading in bed and don’t want your screen to
move when you roll over.
Brightness Tap this button to display Auto-Brightness On/Off buttons. Use
these buttons to turn on or off a feature that controls the
brightness of the screen based on ambient light. You can also use
the slider beneath this setting to adjust the brightness
Wireless Tap to display an On/Off button that you can use to put the
Fire in Airplane Mode. With the Airplane Mode setting on, no
available networks appear and none can be connected to. Tap Wi-Fi
to go to additional Wi-Fi settings.
Quiet Time (6- and 7-inch models only) Tap this button if you don’t want your Fire to sound
notifications of events, such as completed downloads or new
Firefly (8.9-inch model only) This new feature recognizes and identifies text (such as movie
posters or book covers) and music that’s playing, offers you
information about what’s identified, and gives you the chance
to buy it in the Amazon store.
Help (6- and 7-inch models only) The smaller models don’t have Mayday, but they do offer
help via the Internet, the Fire user guide, or phone and email
Mayday (8.9-inch model only) Tap this button to get live support 24/7 in addition to the
help features in the 6- and 7-inch models. The support person
can’t see you, but can see and manage your screen and talk
you through a procedure.
Settings The Settings button on the Quick Settings bar takes you to a
complete menu of settings for every aspect of a Fire tablet.