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The Amazon Fire Phone: Master your Amazon smartphone including Firefly, Mayday, Prime, and all the top apps

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This affordable and engaging guide is packed with practical information to help you get the most from your new Amazon Fire smartphone. Amazon and device expert Scott McNulty offers plenty of tips and pointers for using Amazon's new smartphone, including how to capture and store photos, watch videos, listen to music, read books, and get the most from Amazon Prime. With this essential companion, you'll learn how to use your Fire phone to take full advantage of Amazon's rich ecosystem of songs, apps, games, movies, TV shows, books, and more. Scott shows you how to

  • Set up and start using your Fire phone right away

  • Use motions, tilts, and gestures to immersively navigate through websites and maps, play games, page through books, and more

  • Employ Firefly to identify everyday objects around you—including books, paintings, songs, videos, QR codes, signs, and products

  • Manage apps, both on your phone and in the cloud

  • Take advantage of the wealth of Amazon Prime services, including streaming videos and music

  • Store your books, movies, and more the Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Call Mayday for live technical help

  • Manage your calendar, send and receive email and messages, and or course make calls!


  • Packed with full-color images and step-by-step instructions, this invaluable guide will quickly help you tap the power of your Fire phone!

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Contents
    6. Chapter 1. Introduction
      1. What’s Not Included?
      2. Using This Book
    7. Chapter 2. Getting to Know Your Fire Phone
      1. Setting Up Your Fire Phone
      2. The Fire Phone Interface
        1. Panels
        2. Quick Settings
        3. Home grid
        4. Quick Switch
    8. Chapter 3. Working with Text
      1. Keyboard
        1. Predictive text
        2. Spellcheck
        3. Trace typing
        4. Speech to text
        5. Advanced keyboard
      2. Selecting Text
        1. Inserting the cursor
    9. Chapter 4. Email
      1. Setting Up an Email Account
      2. Deleting Accounts
      3. Account Settings
        1. Display
        2. Sync and data settings
      4. Checking and Reading Your Email
      5. Composing Email
      6. Managing Email
      7. Customizing Your Mail
    10. Chapter 5. Contacts
      1. Getting Started
      2. Transferring Contacts from Your Old Phone to the Fire
      3. Setting Up a Profile and Contacts
        1. Navigating contacts
        2. VIPs
      4. Settings
    11. Chapter 6. Messaging
      1. Sending a Text
      2. Reading Texts
        1. Find a message
        2. Notifications
    12. Chapter 7. Phone
      1. Making a Call
        1. Conference call
        2. Answering a call
      2. Settings
        1. Volume
        2. Additional settings
    13. Chapter 8. Calendar
      1. Setting Up Your Calendar
        1. Facebook
      2. Viewing Your Calendar
      3. Events
        1. The right panel
        2. Creating an event
        3. Responding to an event invitation
      4. Settings and notifications
    14. Chapter 9. Silk
      1. Visiting a Webpage
        1. Reader mode
        2. Tabs
      2. Navigation
        1. Bookmarks
        2. Saved Pages
        3. Trending Now
        4. Downloads
        5. History
        6. Settings
    15. Chapter 10. Apps
      1. Amazon Appstore
        1. The apps
        2. Buying and installing
        3. Test Drive before you buy
        4. In-app purchases
        5. Buying Amazon Coins
        6. Navigating the Appstore
        7. Left panel
        8. Sideloading
        9. Appstore settings
      2. Stock Apps
        1. Games
        2. Maps
        3. Clock
        4. Calculator
    16. Chapter 11. Camera and Firefly
      1. Taking a Picture
        1. Taking a panorama
        2. Lenticular photography
        3. HDR
      2. Shooting a Video
      3. Pictures
      4. Firefly
    17. Chapter 12. Kindle
      1. Kindle Basics
        1. Reading
      2. Kindle Store
      3. Newsstand
      4. Docs
    18. Chapter 13. Music
      1. Playing Music
      2. Playlists
        1. Managing Music
      3. Purchasing Music
    19. Chapter 14. Instant Video
      1. Renting/Purchasing/Downloading
      2. Watching
        1. Second screen
        2. Watchlist
      3. Your Own Videos
      4. Video Settings
    20. Chapter 15. Voice Control
      1. Make Your Fire Listen
      2. Phone Calls
      3. Messaging
      4. Searching
    21. Chapter 16. Amazon Prime
      1. Shipping
        1. Share the shipping
      2. Prime Instant Video
      3. Prime Music
      4. Kindle Lending Library
      5. Kindle First
    22. Chapter 17. Security
      1. On Your Fire
        1. Encryption
        2. Updates
      2. Amazon.com
        1. Deregister
        2. Locate on map
        3. Remote Lock, Factory Reset, Remote Alarm
    23. Chapter 18. Help
      1. Mayday
      2. Self Service
      3. Amazon.com help
    24. Index