How To Adjust the Kindle Fire Screen Timeout

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While using your Kindle Fire, it can be irritating when the screen shuts off too soon. Or, if you want to save battery juice, you can enable it for as little as 30 seconds. Here’s how.

Adjust Kindle Fire Screen Timeout

To get started, power on your Kindle Fire, and from the main screen, tap the Settings icon.

kindle fire settings home page

Next, on the “Settings” screen, tap on Display from the menu.

Kindle Fire HD Display Settings

Now, scroll down and tap Display Sleep. From the menu, you will be able to see what it’s currently set to.

Display Settings Fire HD

Now select the length of time you want to pass before the screen times out. You can select from 15 seconds and all the way up to half an hour.

Display Sleep Kindle Fire HD

That’s all there is to it. Whatever you set the amount of time to, after the tablet is unused for the time you set, the screen will turn off. This is helpful if you’re in a situation when the battery is low. Or, if you want the screen to stay on while you walk away from it from time to time.



  1. Chris

    Is Kindle Apple Software

    • Steve Krause

      No – Kindle is from — it’s a spin off it’s eReader App.

  2. Brian Burgess

    Although you can get the Kindle Reader software for your Apple iOS device. It’s actually rather nice!

  3. Dave Carlson

    Is there an app that lets you tell the display not to shut off if the Kindle is charging, unless you hit a display off button?

  4. Douglas Findon

    There does not seem to be a “More” button in the Settings on my Kindle Fire 8 HD

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