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Notifications and Options

The status bar appears at the top of the Kindle Fire screen. It displays the name of your Kindle Fire, a notification indicator (if notifications are present), the clock, the Wi-Fi signal indicator, and the battery meter. If you have the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G LTE, the status bar also displays your 4G signal strength.


Your Kindle Fire uses the notification indicator to inform you of the status of background tasks and let you know when you’ve received e-mail. When you see the notification indicator, you can tap it to get more information.

  1. Swipe the status bar downward to open the notifications.
  2. Tap a notification for more information or additional options.


The Options bar appears at the bottom of many screens. The buttons on the Options bar are called icons and include a Home icon, a Back icon, a Menu icon, a Search icon, and the Favorites icon on most screens. The Home icon always takes you to the home screen. The Back icon takes you back one screen, the Menu icon displays a menu for the current screen, the Search icon displays the Search screen, and the Favorites icon opens the Favorites shelf.

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