What You Can Do with Kindle Fire HD’s Quick Settings

By Nancy C. Muir

Part of Kindle Fire HD For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Use Kindle Fire HD’s Quick Settings to set up the most commonly used functionality for your device. You access the Quick Settings in the following table by swiping downward from the top of the Kindle Fire HD screen; the Quick Settings buttons are displayed along the top of the screen.

Setting Description
Unlocked This is a toggle feature, meaning that you tap it to lock your
device, displaying a black screen, and then you tap the setting
again to unlock it, displaying the Home screen.
Volume Tap the Volume which displays a slider bar that you can use to
increase or decrease the volume. Volume settings in individual
apps, such as Music, will adjust in relation to this system-wide
volume setting.
Brightness Tap this button to display Automatic 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
manually.
Wireless Tap to display an On/Off button that you can use to turn Wi-Fi
on or to put the Kindle Fire HD in Airplane Mode. With the Airplane
Mode setting on, no available networks appear or can be connected
to.
Sync If you’re within range of a Wi-Fi network, when you begin to
download content, it downloads very quickly. However, if you’ve
been out of range of a network, you might want to use this setting
when you’re back in range of a network to manually initiate the
download of new content or continue downloads that may have been
interrupted.
More The More button on the Quick Settings bar takes you to Help
& Feedback, as well as a complete menu of settings for every
aspect of Kindle Fire HD, from Sounds & Display to your account
and applications settings.