Quick Tip – Turn Down (Or Up) Kindle Fire Volume

By Dan Hinckley

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The Kindle Fire’s design is unique and powerful but it is also different. Unlike the iPad or many other Android Tablet devices the Kindle Fire has just 1 button, the Power Button. Once the Kindle Fire is turned on you control the device completely through the touch screen interface and software settings. The Power Button is hidden at the bottom of the Kindle Fire so it doesn’t get in your way once you’ve powered on your tablet.

One of the main software settings you’ll find yourself adjusting often is the Volume level on the Kindle Fire. While other versions of the Kindle focus on providing just a great reading experience to Kindle Owners, the Fire also features games and videos that can make a significant amount of noise.

I know that when I first launched an app on the Kindle Fire I was a bit surprised at how loud the volume was. Having experience with an iPad I quickly felt around the Kindle Fire case for the buttons that controlled the volume until I realized there was no hardware on the Kindle Fire to control the volume. After looking around in the software interface I quickly found how to adjust the volume level.

How To Turn Down the Volume on the Kindle Fire

To change the volume level of your Kindle Fire follow the steps below:

  • Locate the gear at the top right of your screen.
  • Tap the gear to bring up setting options
  • The slider below the few setting options is the volume level. Tap the sliding ball and slide it to the left to turn down the volume. Slidin to the right will increase the volume level.
  • Change Kindle Fire Volume

Following the steps above will allow you to quickly change the volume level while you’re taking a break from reading books on your Kindle to partake in some interactive gaming apps with stunning sound or to catch the new additions to the Amazon Prime video library.

About Dan Hinckley
Dan Hinckley is an experienced IT professional and loves covering the latest IT Products. When not wrestling with his three boys you'll find him with his Kindle Fire or Macbook Air. Find out more about Dan: Dan on Google+

5 Responses so far.

  1. Scott Schonitzer

    October 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I applaud you on your post on how to work the Kindle Fire volume. VERY simple to understand and yes I feel like sh%# head not knowing this. Thanks You

  2. Mikey

    December 31, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    No gear there…

  3. Tori

    January 7, 2013 at 5:07 am

    thanks,this helped a lot^,^

  4. Hugh

    January 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Seems like on the 2nd generation, there is not gear. But drag down from where Scott showed the gear anyway and the controls will appear as he shows.

  5. Nancy

    January 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    on kindle fire drag down from top (like a shade) all the way to bottom of screen and you will see volume control on the top with other controls. good luck!

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