Menu
Jump to content

What's with the ads?

ExcitedMama

How do I set up a Kindle without him accessing my titles?

Recommended Posts

In the other thread about reading a lot of people suggested loading a Kindle with books. I wanted to do this for my voracious reader with my old Kindle, but how do I stop him being able to access my library? My books would not be appropriate (I'm looking at you ASOIAF) and he's the type that will try to figure that out instead of just being happy with his books.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have to create an account for him through the Family Accounts option in Settings. You'll need to put a password on your account to do so. Then, you just add the books you want to his account. I have two accounts for my daughters and different books for both of them. Hope this helps.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did it slightly differently and just didn't give access to the cloud, good reads or the experimental browser when setting parental controls. That way I can send whichever books I want my kids to have directly from the website and they can't get anything else.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did like Renai and set up child accounts for each of my boys.  They only have access to the books that I select through the settings.

 

Beware: my 5yo figured out some back door or glitch or something and can get into the settings without my parent password or his lock-screen password, neither of which he knows (and I change frequently).  I don't know if newer models have the same issues, but I am not happy with the security on ours from 2015.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My old one is pretty old but I'm not sure of the year. Do the parental settings work on a regular Kindle that's previously been set up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just put what I want on their kindles and lock access to cloud, internet and kindle store. The only problem is I sometimes get my stuff sent to the wrong place and have to remove it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just put what I want on their kindles and lock access to cloud, internet and kindle store. The only problem is I sometimes get my stuff sent to the wrong place and have to remove it.

How do you lock it? Is there a way to add a password?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & RECEIVE A COUPON FOR
10% OFF
We respect your privacy.You’ll hear about new products, special discounts & sales, and homeschooling tips. *Coupon only valid for first-time registrants. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. Entering your email address makes you eligible to receive future promotional emails.
0 Shares
Share
Tweet
Pin
×