The Kindle Fire can be connected to a computer to download and exchange data between devices, such as transferring e-books, videos, photos, and other types of media files. Follow the steps in this article to learn how to connect your Kindle Fire to your computer.
Method 1 of 2: Method One: Attaching the Kindle Fire to a Windows Computer
Step 1. Connect the Kindle Fire to your computer using a micro-USB cable
Micro-USB cables are sold separately and are not included with your Kindle Fire.
Step 2. Unlock your Kindle Fire by swiping your finger along the arrow on the screen from right to left
Step 3. Wait for your Windows computer to recognize the Kindle Fire
A window will appear that provides details on how to manage your Kindle device.
Step 4. Click on "Open folder to view files." A new Windows Explorer folder will open to display the data on your Kindle Fire.
Step 5. Take and transfer the files wherever you want
This is done using Windows Explorer.
Step 6. Click on the button labeled “Disconnect” at the bottom of your Kindle's screen when you're done transferring files to your Kindle Fire
Step 7. Remove the micro-USB cable from your Kindle Fire
After exiting USB mode, you will see the Kindle Fire home page and it will be ready to use.
Method 2 of 2: Method Two: Attaching the Kindle Fire to Mac OS X
Step 1. Connect your Kindle Fire to your Mac using a micro-USB cable
The micro-USB cable is a device that you need to purchase separately and is not included with your Kindle Fire.
Step 2. Swipe the arrow on the Kindle Fire screen from right to left
The device will unlock. Step 3. Wait for your Mac to recognize the Kindle Fire as an external device.
An icon titled “Kindle” appears on the Mac desktop. Step 4. Click on the “Kindle” icon to display its folders and files in the Finder. 5 Move files as you like using Finder. 6 Close Finder when you are finished moving files. 7 Press and hold the “Control” button on your Mac keyboard, then click on the Kindle icon on the desktop. 8 Click “Eject” on the displayed floating options menu.
Step 9. Disconnect your Kindle Fire from the micro-USB cable
Your Kindle Fire is ready to use when the home page is displayed.