Following the release of version 6.3 software update for the Kindle Fire last month that included moving rental timing tweaks, increased sharing options, and Wi-Fi reconnect, Amazon will be launching a second update to the device line-up with version 6.3.1 coming to the road in the next coming days. The latest Kindle Fire update brings in more parental control options for its users. Amazon is giving more options to its users as well as several methods to restrict content, especially to children. For example, with version 6.3.1, you can now block the native Silk web browser and disable access to content libraries.
Along with that feature is the capability to password-protect your purchases as well. Kindle Fire users will receive the software update automatically via over-the-air in the next coming days. So let’s wait for that. To ensure that you got the latest version, you can check the “Quick Settings” icon and access “More”, then “Device”. There you will find if you have received version 6.3.1. Otherwise, you can always tap “Sync” to get the OTA update. According to the IDC, Amazon’s Kindle Fire shipments have fallen from 4.8 million in Q4 last year to 750,000 this year in Q1. For more information and detailed instructions in downloading the file via USB, you can visit Amazon.