You can turn off 1-click purchasing just for the Fire
Update: hold off on doing this. It may not work as we expect. I may test it…*
A thousand thanks to Pineapple in the Kindle Community forum, who reported in this
that you can turn off 1-click purchasing just for your Kindle Fire!
That’s a huge and important change, and will ameliorate a lot of worries people have had.
What it means is that you can greatly reduce the ability of someone on your account to purchase items through the device. For example, Kindle books can only be bought with 1-click…turn that off, and you can’t buy those.
Naturally, you control this on the Amazon website, where you have to enter a password to make changes.
You can go to
in your top right corner.
Scroll down to
You’ll see that you now have two places to change your 1-click status. The new one is a “Mobile 1-click” setting. Mine specifically says “Kindle Fire” under that. I also have a Samsung Captivate on my account…I’m pretty sure I can use 1-click on that within the Kindle for Android app, and I’m not sure if that will be affected or not.
Anyway, this should make a lot of parents and other legal guardians breathe a bit easier. It reduces the chances that your kid can buy an inappropriate book, for example…most public domain books (not all, of course) are not as explicit as some contemporary books.
You are already required to enter a PIN (Personal Identification Number) when buying videos, and you can set parental controls for in-app purchasing for apps, but this should simplify things.
*Update: I’ve been informed that this only affects purchases of physical items on the Kindle Fire, not e-books. For more details, see this later post.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.