How to turn off reading aloud on your Kindle Fire HD: 11 steps

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How to turn off reading aloud on your Kindle Fire HD: 11 steps
How to turn off reading aloud on your Kindle Fire HD: 11 steps
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In this article, we'll show you how to turn off the Screen Reader feature on your Kindle Fire HD tablet.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Via the Settings app

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 1
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 1

Step 1. Launch the Settings app

Click on the gray gear icon on the home screen.

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 2
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 2

Step 2. Scroll down to the Accessibility option

Use two fingers to scroll through the page because using one finger activates the ability to read aloud the text you touch. Moreover, any option must be pressed twice.

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 3
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 3

Step 3. Double click on Accessibility

It's near the bottom of the settings page.

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 4
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 4

Step 4. Double click VoiceView Screen Reader

It's at the top of the page.

If you do not see this option, skip this step

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 5
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 5

Step 5. Click Off twice to the right of Screen Reader

This is the first option on the page. This will disable the Kindle Fire's Read Aloud feature, which means the tablet will no longer read aloud anything you touch.

On some Kindle models, this option is called “Voice Guide”

Method 2 of 2: Via the dropdown menu

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 6
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 6

Step 1. Place two fingers on the top of the Kindle screen

Do this decisively so that the tablet recognizes that there are two fingers on the screen.

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 7
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 7

Step 2. Swipe down on the screen

A shortcut menu will open.

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 8
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 8

Step 3. Tap More twice

It's in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 9
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 9

Step 4. Double click on Accessibility

It's near the bottom of the screen.

If you don't see this option, scroll with two fingers

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 10
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 10

Step 5. Double click VoiceView Screen Reader

It's at the top of the page.

If you do not see this option, skip this step

Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 11
Turn Off Voice on Kindle Fire HD Step 11

Step 6. Click Off twice to the right of Screen Reader

This is the first option on the page. This will disable the Kindle Fire's Read Aloud feature, which means the tablet will no longer read aloud anything you touch.

On some Kindle models, this option is called “Voice Guide”

Advice

Turning off Read Aloud will also turn off Explore by Touch

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