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Kindle Fire: Kindle Fire Basics

WiFi and Email

Connecting to WiFi

The Kindle automatically connects to the campus wide  internet, UISWIFI.

Setting up off-campus connections

The Kindle automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks that broadcast their network name.

  1. From the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Wireless.
  2. Tap a network to connect. If you see a lock icon, a network password is required. Enter the Wi-Fi password if required and then tap Connect.

Once you are connected, the Kindle will automatically connect to the network when they are available. However once the Kindle is returned, all networks are deleted from its memory.


Surf the Web

There are two ways to open the internet browser on the Kindle.

1. Tap the Silk icon from the home page or from the favorites  (the star icon in the lower-right corner).

2. Tap the Web library from the Content Libraries.

Once in the Silk app, you can search the web or enter a specific web site address in the search bar at the top of the screen. Tap within the search bar and use the onscreen keyboard to enter a search term or web address. Tap the Go button to start your search.

  • Rotate the Kindle to view a webpage in landscape or portrait format. You can lock the orientation from Quick Settings.
  • Pinch your finger and thumb to zoom in and out within a web page. Tap to open items.
  • Tap the + to open multiple tabs and quickly switch between by tapping the title of the tab. When you have more than four tabs open, swipe your finger to the left or the right on the tabs heading to scroll through the different tabs.
  • To follow a link without navigating away from the page you are viewing, tap and hold the link and select Open in new tab.
  • To close a tab, tap the x in the right corner of the tab. Tap and hold on a tab for more options.

Button Legend

Kindle Physical Buttons

  • To wake up the Kindle, press the power button.
  • To turn on/off the Kindle, press and hold the power button.
  • to unlock the Kindle slide the unlock bar toward the center of the screen.

Kindle Home Screen Buttons