How to Change Time on a Kindle Fire

by Alan Sembera

Your Kindle Fire automatically keeps track of time though its Wi-Fi connection. However, when you travel, the tablet has no way of knowing when you enter a new time zone. The only way to change the time on a newer Kindle Fire is to change the time zone setting to match your current location. The first-generation Kindle Fire also allows you to adjust the time manually.

Newer Models

1

Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings menu on your Kindle Fire HD or second-generation Kindle Fire.

2

Tap "More" to view additional options, and then tap "Device."

3

Tap "Date & Time" to view the current settings.

4

Tap "Select Time Zone," and then select the correct time zone.

5

Tap the "On" button next to "Use 24-hour Format" if you want to use military time, or tap the "Off" button to use the regular AM/PM format.

First Generation

1

Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings menu on your first-generation Kindle Fire.

2

Tap "More" to view additional options, and then tap "Date & Time."

3

Tap "Select Time Zone," and then select the correct time zone.

4

Tap the "On" button next to "Automatic" if you want your tablet to set the date and time automatically through its Wi-Fi connection.

5

Tap the "Off" button if you prefer to set the date and time manually. Tap "Set Time" and then tap the "+" and "-" buttons to adjust the time displayed on the screen. Tap "Save" when done. Tap "Set Date" and repeat the process to change the date, if needed.

About the Author

Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas A&M University.

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