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How to speed up your Amazon Fire Tablet with 7 essential tips

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Just get a shiny new Amazon Fire Tablet for Christmas or have one laying around that you want to speed up? We will walk your through the step-by-step guide on how to speed up your Fire Tablet below.

Don’t install Apps and Games to a microSD card

  • Only store photos, videos and files on the microSD card, if you are using one. The fastest microSD card is actually x2 slower that the internal storage of the Fire Tablet so to keep your tablet feeling snappy, keep your apps and games on the internal storage.

Clear cache partition

  1. First, shutdown your Fire tablet by holding down the power button still it shuts down
  2. While off press the power and volume up buttons at the same time until you see the recovery screen
  3. On the recovery screen navigate the menu items with the volume up and down buttons and select wipe cache partition
  4. Confirm your choice
  5. The tablet will now go dark then go back to the recovery screen after it clears the cache partition
  6. Navigate down to the power down menu item and select it
  7. Your tablet will shut down
  8. Hold the power button down till you see the Amazon boot up screen to power back on
  9. Done!

Uninstall unnecessary apps and games

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Select Storage
  3. Select Apps to see the amount of storage each app and game utilizes
  4. Select each app and game you want to uninstall
  5. Under each app and game will be either an uninstall or disable button
  6. Uninstall each app or game you no longer want
  7. The disable feature is primarily for Apps that are preinstalled by Amazon

Turn off telemetry reporting

Disable Marketing analytics

  • If your device runs Fire OS 5 and 6 then disable telemetry by navigating to the Settings app > Security & Privacy > Marketing > Select Disable
  • if your device runs Fire OS 7 or later then disable telemetry by navigating to the Settings app > Security & Privacy > Device Usage Data > Select Disable

Disable App usage data

  • If your device runs Fire OS 5 then open the Settings app > Security & Privacy > Collect App Usage Data > Select Disable
  • If your device runs Fire OS 6 then open the Settings app > Apps & Notifications > Collect App Usage Data > Select Disable
  • If your device runs Fire OS 7 then open the Settings app > Security & Privacy > Collect App Usage Data > Select Disable

Disable Alexa

Many Fire Tablet users have reported that disabling Alexa (Amazon’s voice assistant) can improve performance and reduce battery usage. This actually makes sense, Alexa is an always listening system and once you disable it, that resource load gets reduced.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select the Alexa menu item
  3. Disable Alexa

Use the secret Background Process Limit feature

  1. First Open the Settings app
  2. Select Device Options
  3. Tap the serial number until the You are now a developer message pops up
  4. Now a new Developer options menu will appear in the device options section
  5. Under Developer options, select Background process limit
  6. Set it to just 2 processes
  7. Now your Fire tablet will only keep 2 apps or games running in the background
  8. If you want to set the default setting later, just select Standard limit

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