Your guide to setup Parental Controls on Kindle Paperwhite

November 25, 2021

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite includes parental controls you can configure to restrict your children from making unwanted purchases via content stores. Let’s quickly run you through how to set up parental controls on Kindle. It does not take more than a few minutes!

How to configure parental controls on kindle to restrict content access?

A Kindle device, linked to your Amazon account can unknowingly provide unrestrained access to content that you would probably never want your child to have access to. For example, there's a web browser for starters, they can use to buy books with wanton abandon. As a precautionary measure you can setup parental controls on Kindle.

  1. Wakeup yourKindle.
  2. Launch Quick Settings menu.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Parental Controls heading.
  5. Expand Restrictions entry.
  6. Configure the desired restrictions.
  7. Enter a Pin if prompted.
  8. Tap Ok.

So, whether you're buying a new Kindle specifically for a child, or letting them use the one you own, Add the desired kindle Parental controls when setting-up the device for your kid.

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How do I put parental controls on my Kindle?

Assuming you’ve created your own profile and signed into your Amazon account, let’s proceed further to block access and prevent any accidental purchases with on-device controls.

Wake up your Kindle by entering the passcode.

Kindle All Settings
Kindle All Settings

Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings menu. From the list of options displayed, select all All Settings.

Kindle Parental Controls
Kindle Parental Controls

When the All Settings screen appears, scroll down to the Parental Controls heading and tap to expand it.

Parental Controls Restrictions
Parental Controls Restrictions

When directed to a new screen, tap the Restrictions entry to expand it.

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Parental Controls on Kindle Set
Parental Controls on Kindle Set

Here, you’ll see the controls for the following restrictions.

  • Web Browser
  • Store
  • Cloud
  • Goodreads

Toggle the switch next to these controls to the Off position.

Parental Control Pin
Parental Control Pin

If prompted, enter the PIN inside the Enter Parental Control Pin box and hit the OK button.

Lock Icon Kindle
Lock Icon Kindle

The restrictions will be enabled instantly. You can confirm this by looking for the LOCK icon as shown in the image above.

Now, when your kid tries to access the web browser or purchase some books via the content store, he/she will be prompted to enter the Kindle parental controls password to which only you have the access.

Hope it makes sense!

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