How to Switch Profiles on a Fire Tablet

You can manage child profiles, too

What to Know

  • Drag the settings menu down from the top of the screen, tap the Profiles icon, and choose a profile.
  • Tap Add Profile to add an adult or child profile to your tablet.

This article provides information on switching between profiles on an Amazon Fire Tablet, including the Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire 10 HD.

How Do I Switch Profiles on Amazon Fire Tablet?

The Fire Tablet uses an Android operating system across the entire tablet line, meaning the process is the same no matter which Fire Tablet you have.

  1. On the home screen, drag the Quick Settings menu down with a swipe from the top of the screen.

  2. Tap the Profiles icon in the pull-down menu.

  3. Tap New User.

  4. A prompt will appear asking if you want to create a new profile. Tap OK.

    Profile icon, New User, and OK in Kindle Fire Quick Settings
  5. The Profiles & Family Library will appear. Tap Add a second adult profile. A prompt will appear asking you to sign in.

  6. Another prompt will appear, asking you to pass the tablet to another person to sign in to their Amazon account. Tap Continue.

    Add a second adult profile, Sign screen, and Continue in Fire tablet Profile settings
  7. The Join Household screen will appear. You will be asked if you have an Amazon account for this profile or if you need to create a new Amazon account for this profile.

    Tap the choice that suits you, then tap Continue.

  8. After logging in to the new account, there will now be two Adult Profiles to choose from.

    Continue and Adult Profiles highlighted in Fire tablet Profile settings

To display the new profile on the lock screen click the toggle to Show Profile on Lock Screen.

How Do I Switch Users on My Kindle Fire?

The steps to switch users on a Kindle Tablet are not challenging to follow. The process is the same no matter which Kindle model you own, whether the 7, HD 8, or 10 HD.

  1. Drag down the settings menu from the top of the screen and tap the Profiles icon.

  2. Tap the profile of your choice.

    Profile icon and Profiles in Fire tablet Quick Settings window

How Do I Use a Child Profile on Fire Tablet?

Setting up a child profile is even easier than setting up an adult profile.

  1. Drag the settings menu from the top of the screen and tap the Profiles icon.

  2. Tap More Settings.

  3. Tap Add a Child Profile.

    Profile icon, More Settings, and Add a Child Profile on Amazon Fire tablet
  4. If there is no password on your device, you will be prompted to create one for the child’s profile. Tap Set Password.

  5. Choose a name and birthdate for the child’s profile, then tap Add Profile. The child’s profile will now be active.

    Set Password, Add Profile, and Kids Profile in Fire Tablet settings

How Do I Exit a Child Profile on Amazon Fire?

After your child is done with their profile, it is easy to get the Kindle switched back to an adult profile.

  1. Drag the settings menu from the top of the screen.

  2. Tap the Profiles icon.

  3. Tap an Adult profile.

FAQ
  • Why cant I switch profiles on my Amazon Fire tablet?

    A bug in some Fire devices can cause profiles to go missing. Remove the device from your Amazon account, then re-register it. If you're still having trouble, reach out to Amazon support.

  • How do I remove a Child profile on my Amazon Fire tablet?

    From the Quick Settings, tap Profiles icon > More Settings, choose the profile, then tap Remove Child Profile. For Adult profiles, have the person log into the device, then go to the Profile settings and choose the account to remove it.

  • How do I share apps between profiles on my Amazon Fire tablet?

    Anyone who uses the device can access all downloaded apps, but they may have to create their own separate account for the app. From the Profile settings, you can restrict access to apps for Child profiles.

  • How do I set up Alexa voice profiles on my Fire tablet?

    To teach Alexa to recognize your voice, open the Alexa app and go to Settings > Account Settings > Recognized Voices > Create a Voice Profile. That way, you can use multiple Amazon accounts on any Alexa device.

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