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Amazon Fire Phone: The Missing Manual

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Unleash the powers of the Amazon Fire phone with help from technology guru Preston Gralla. Through clear instructions and savvy advice, this fast-paced, engaging guide shows you how to make the most of Fire phone’s innovative features—including Firefly, Dynamic Perspective, one-handed gestures, and integration with Amazon Prime.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About the Amazon Fire Phone
      1. Buying and Contract Options
    2. What’s Unique about the Fire Phone
    3. About This Book
    4. About the Outline
    5. About→These→Arrows
    6. About the Online Resources
      1. Missing CD
      2. Registration
      3. Feedback
      4. Errata
    7. Safari® Books Online
  4. I. The Basics
    1. 1. The Guided Tour and Special Features
      1. Power/Lock Button
        1. Locking the Screen
        2. Changing the Lock Screen Image
        3. Dynamic Perspective on the Lock Screen
      2. Headset Jack
      3. About the Screen
      4. Status Bar Icons
      5. Home Button
      6. Multipurpose Jack and Charger
      7. Ringer Volume
      8. Camera
      9. Home Screen, Carousel, and the Apps Grid
        1. Customizing the Carousel and Apps Grid
      10. Left and Right Panels
      11. Quick Actions Panel
      12. Controlling the Fire with Your Fingers
        1. Tap
        2. Touch and Hold
        3. Drag
        4. Swipe
        5. Flick
        6. Pinch and Spread
        7. Double-Tap
        8. Go Back
      13. One-Handed Gestures
        1. Peek
        2. Tilt
        3. Swivel
        4. Auto-Scroll
      14. Dynamic Perspective
        1. How Dynamic Perspective Works
        2. Customizing Dynamic Perspective
        3. Using Dynamic Perspective as a Game Controller
      15. Amazon Prime
        1. Free Shipping
        2. Prime Instant Video
        3. Prime Music
        4. Access to Free Books
      16. Mayday
    2. 2. Firefly
      1. Understanding Firefly
      2. Getting Started with Firefly
      3. Using Firefly with Books
      4. Using Firefly with Music
      5. Using Firefly with Movies and TV Shows
      6. Using Firefly with Phone Numbers, URLs, and Email Addresses
      7. What to Do with Your Firefly History
    3. 3. Phone Calls, Text Messages, and Voice Control
      1. Using the Phone App
      2. Placing a Call
        1. Choosing from the History List
        2. Choosing from Your Contacts
      3. Using the VIP List
      4. Answering Calls
        1. Turning Off the Ring
        2. Ignoring the Call
        3. Responding with a Text Message
      5. Conference Calls
      6. Call Waiting
      7. Call Forwarding
      8. Caller ID
      9. Visual Voicemail
        1. Changing Your Voicemail Greeting
      10. Changing Your Ringtone
      11. Bluetooth Earpieces
        1. Pairing with a Bluetooth Earpiece
        2. Bluetooth and Car Kits
      12. Text Messaging
        1. Receiving a Text Message
        2. Sending a Text Message
        3. Adding Pictures and Video
      13. Controlling the Fire with Your Voice
        1. Making a Phone Call
        2. Sending a Text Message
        3. Sending an Email
        4. Searching the Web
  5. II. Media
    1. 4. Books and Magazines
      1. Using the Kindle App
        1. Turning Pages and Navigating a Book
          1. Navigating with the left panel
        2. Changing Your Kindle Options
        3. Notes and Highlighting
      2. Buying Books
      3. Getting Books from the Library and the Web
      4. Reading Magazines
    2. 5. Photos, Video, and Music
      1. Using the Photos App
        1. Viewing Pictures
        2. Working with Multiple Photos
        3. The Left and Right Panels
      2. Videos in the Gallery
      3. Photos and Videos in the Cloud
        1. Viewing Your Cloud Drive on the Fire Phone
        2. Accessing Your Cloud Drive on the Web
      4. Taking Still Photos
      5. Using the Onscreen Controls
      6. Taking Video
      7. Watching Video with Amazon Prime Instant Video
        1. Downloading Prime Video
        2. More Instant Video Options with the Left and Right Panels
      8. Using the Fire Phone with Amazon Fire TV
      9. Playing Music on Your Fire Phone
        1. Using the Music App
          1. Creating and editing playlists
          2. More options with the left and right panels
          3. Buying music from the Music app
      10. Playing Music in the Cloud
      11. Using Prime Music
        1. Finding Music in the Prime Music App
          1. Browsing Prime Music by genre
          2. Searching Prime Music
        2. Playing Music in the Prime Music App
        3. Using the Left Panel
    3. 6. Transferring Media and Files, and Syncing with the Cloud
      1. Connecting Your Fire to Your Computer
      2. Transferring Files from a Windows PC
      3. Transferring Files from a Mac
      4. Using Android Apps to Manage Your Files
      5. Checking Space on Your Fire
      6. Downloading from the Cloud
  6. III. The Fire Phone Online
    1. 7. Getting Online: WiFi, 4G, and Mobile Hotspots
      1. How the Fire Phone Gets Online
      2. Connecting via WiFi
        1. Disconnecting and Reconnecting
        2. Connecting to For-Pay WiFi Networks
        3. Connecting to an “Invisible” Network
      3. Turning Your Fire Phone into a WiFi Hotspot
      4. Airplane Mode
      5. More Network Settings
    2. 8. The Web
      1. Silk—The Fire Phone’s Browser
      2. Basic Navigation and Managing Tabs
      3. Navigating a Web Page
      4. Web Pages Designed for Mobile Phones
      5. The Address Bar
        1. Typing an Address and Searching
      6. Bookmarks
        1. Managing Bookmarks
      7. Tapping and Using Links
      8. Saving and Viewing Web Pages
      9. Selecting and Copying Text
      10. Using the Menu Button
      11. Using the Left Panel
        1. Most Visited
        2. Bookmarks
        3. Saved Pages
        4. Trending Now
        5. Downloads
        6. History
        7. Settings
      12. Using the Right Panel
      13. Online Privacy and Security
        1. Pop-Up Blocker
        2. Cookies
        3. Privacy Settings
    3. 9. Email, Contacts, and Calendar
      1. Setting Up Email
        1. POP3 and IMAP Accounts
      2. Reading Email
        1. Quick-and-Dirty Mail Handling
        2. Managing Multiple Messages
        3. Attachments in Email
      3. Writing Email Messages
      4. Navigation and More with the Left Panel
        1. Adding a Signature
      5. Working with Contacts
        1. Importing Contacts
        2. Using Contacts
        3. Adding a Contact to Your VIP List
        4. Filter Your Contacts
        5. Contact Settings
      6. The Calendar
        1. Viewing the Calendar
        2. Creating Events
        3. Using the Left and Right Panels
    4. 10. Facebook and Twitter
      1. Facebook
        1. Syncing Facebook with Your Fire Phone
        2. Facebook and Your Contacts
        3. Facebook and Your Calendar
        4. Running the Facebook App
        5. Writing Posts, Uploading Photos, and Checking In
        6. Navigating Facebook’s World
        7. Interacting with Friends and Finding New Ones
        8. Visiting Your Friends’ Timelines
      2. Twitter
        1. Linking Twitter with the Fire Phone
        2. Running the Twitter App
        3. Taking Action on Tweets
    5. 11. Maps and Navigation
      1. Getting Started
      2. Browsing Maps
        1. Changing Your View
        2. Traffic
      3. Landmarks and 3D Look-Around
      4. How the Fire Phone Finds Your Location
      5. Searching Maps
        1. Peek on Pins
      6. Finding Contacts
      7. Getting Directions
      8. Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    6. 12. Downloading and Using Apps
      1. Getting Apps from Amazon’s Appstore
      2. Accessing Your Apps
        1. Apps in the Cloud
      3. Fancy App Tricks
        1. Switching Between and Closing Apps
        2. Pin an App to the Carousel
        3. Reorganize Your Apps on the Apps Grid
        4. Create an Apps Grid Collection
      4. Managing and Uninstalling Downloaded Apps
      5. Managing Built-In Fire Phone Apps
      6. Downloading Apps from the Web
      7. Troubleshooting Apps
      8. Eleven Great Apps
        1. Evernote
        2. Vine
        3. Instagram
        4. IMDb
        5. iHeartRadio
        6. StubHub
        7. Saber’s Edge
        8. Snow Spin
        9. Fitbit
        10. MyFitnessPal
        11. TripIt
        12. Wallet
  7. IV. Appendixes
    1. A. Setup and Signup
      1. Choosing a Plan
        1. Your Phone Number
      2. Using Your Amazon Account
      3. Making Account Changes on the Web
      4. Upgrading to the Newest Software
    2. B. Accessories
      1. Useful Accessories
      2. Places to Shop
    3. C. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. Make Sure Your Software Is Up to Date
      2. Fixing a Frozen Phone
      3. Resetting the Fire
      4. Warranty and Repair
      5. Where to Go for Help
    4. D. Settings
      1. Wi-Fi & Networks
        1. Connect to Wi-Fi
        2. Enable Airplane Mode
        3. Pair Bluetooth Devices
        4. Set Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot
        5. Enable NFC
        6. Turn Off Cellular Data Access
          1. Data usage
        7. See Your Cellular Data Usage
        8. Change Your Mobile Network Operator
      2. Display
        1. Adjust Screen Brightness
        2. Turn Off Automatic Screen Rotation
        3. Show Status Bar
        4. Change Time to Sleep
        5. Share Your Screen via Miracast
        6. Configure Low Motion Settings
      3. Sounds & Notifications
        1. Change Your Ringtone
        2. Manage Notifications
        3. Select Ringtones for Specific People
        4. Select Text Message Tones for Specific People
        5. Change Volume Levels
        6. Change Touch Feedback Settings
      4. Applications & Parental Controls
        1. Configure Amazon Applications Settings
        2. Manage Applications
        3. Allow Non-Amazon App Installation
        4. Turn Off Product Recommendations
        5. Enable Parental Controls
      5. Battery & Storage
        1. View Battery Usage
        2. View Available Storage
        3. Free Space on Your Phone
        4. Change USB Connection Type
      6. Location Services
        1. Configure Location Based Services for Your Applications
        2. Enable Enhanced Location Services
        3. Enable Find Your Phone
      7. Lock Screen
        1. Select a Lock Screen Scene
        2. Set a Password or PIN
        3. Change the Automatic Lock Time
        4. Turn on Notifications on the Lock Screen
      8. Keyboard
        1. Change the Keyboard Language
        2. Configure Autocorrect and Spell Checking
        3. Manage Advanced Keyboard Features
        4. Edit Your Personal Dictionary
      9. Phone
        1. Configure Call Waiting
          1. Call waiting
          2. Show my caller ID
        2. Forward Incoming Calls
        3. Edit Reply-with-Text Messages
          1. My phone number
          2. Voicemail number
          3. Voicemail password
        4. View Your Phone Number
        5. Contact Your Carrier
      10. My Accounts
        1. Deregister Your Phone
        2. Manage Email Accounts
        3. Connect Your Social Networks
        4. Manage Your Amazon account
        5. Manage Your Amazon Payment Method
        6. Manage Your Amazon Newsstand Subscriptions
        7. Manage Your Send-to-Device Email Address
      11. Device
        1. Change the Date and Time
        2. Enable Auto Backups
        3. Manage Photo and Video Upload Settings
        4. Change Your Language
        5. Install System Updates
        6. Factory Reset Your Fire
        7. Get info About Your Fire
        8. Configure Your Emergency Alerts
        9. View Your Emergency Alerts
        10. Manage Your SIM Card PIN
        11. Manage Enterprise Security Features
        12. Manage Accessibility
        13. View Legal and Compliance Info
      12. Voice
        1. Configure Voice Settings
        2. Change Text to Speech (TTS) Language
      13. Help & Feedback
        1. Get Help From Mayday
        2. Browse Online Help
        3. Contact Amazon Technical Support
        4. Provide Feedback
      14. Searching Settings and Recent Settings
  8. Index
  9. About the Author
  10. Special Upgrade Offer
  11. Copyright