Update to Amazon Kindle Fire adds Parental Controls and more
0. phoneArena 06 May 2012, 09:25 posted on
The Amazon Kindle Fire has a firmware update to version 6.3.1, which should be automatically installed on the tablet; the update brings Parental Controls to the popular tablet which allows parents to block or password protect much of the Amazon Kindle Fire's functions...
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1. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
I'm 16, so I can see why my parents would want this, but I've been rooted since Christmas. They don't know the difference, so it's all good.
3. chebner (Posts: 214; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Does anyone know if parental control is enabled by default and if so what the initial default password is?
Yesterday my daughter tried to download a game from the app store and it prompted her for the parental control password. I didn't remember enabling parental control so I have no clue what the password is. This article confirms that I never set a password in the past because parental control didn't exist until now.
Here's the kicker. If you don't know the password the only option is to reset to factory defaults and completely start over with a brand new unit.
Has anyone else experienced this issue?
4. mong1970 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 May 2012)
We can help kindle with it. And education. If it were applied to children who are minors. I need to set rules in the regulations. Otherwise, the children are too personal.
It is a disadvantage.
5. sgrmama1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
I did not set parental control on my daughters kindle fire. Therefore, I do not know the password. Is there a way I can go in and change to a new password? I don't want to reset her kindle because she will lose all of her purchases and downloads.
6. chebner (Posts: 214; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
The same thing happened to my daughter's Kindle. When the update installed it turned the parental controls on by default, I didn't turn them on so I didn't have the password either. Your only option is to do a factory reset. This shouldn't be too difficult to recover from. Once reset as long as you activate it with the same account you won't have to repurchase anything. Amazon keeps track of all the apps downloaded and purchased for each account. You will however have to reconfigure the email if you have that set up.
To get the apps back... Once the reset completes and you have reactivated the kindle go to the Apps and click on cloud. Everything ever purchased or downloaded should be there. Then you just need to reinstall them. It is a hassle, but not too difficult.