Need to know how to adjust the volume on your Amazon Kindle Fire tablet? You’re not alone. Here’s how it’s done.
5th Generation Fire
- With the screen unlocked, press the volume up or down buttons on the top of the device.
- You can also go to “Settings” > “Sound & Notification” and adjust the “Media Volume” or “Sound & Notification Volume” there.
Kindle Fire HDX
With the screen unlocked, press the “+” or “–” buttons on the back of the device to toggle the volume up or down.
Kindle Fire HD (2nd Generation)
Swipe the top bar down to access the volume control, then drag the slider.
Kindle Fire (Original)
You can find the option to adjust the volume by tapping the gear in the upper-right corner then tapping the Volume option. You can then increase or decrease the volume by sliding the ball on the bar right or left respectively.
j Mithell says
The volume on my Kindle Fire 2nd edition does not respond to having both the media sound and system and notification on full. Some times, if you”re lucky, restarting the whole procedure will increase the volume . Your “solution” doesn’t work.
I am also having a problem with my Fire 7. The volume is at its top control but I can barely hear it. I see a lot of people with the same problem but I don’t see any answers! Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
Like where is it🤔???
This does not even even work😤😤😤
Judith Carpenter says
I Installed a booster and now it’s twangie !! Someone recommended a bass booster And i found one but cant.find my way back to.it. so disheartened … Maybe Amazon should.take.these back or pay to have them fixed. I bought 6 of these last year for Christmas presents!!!!!!! ANGRY
Christopher Uhlman says
How do you increase the volume of the keyboard so you can hear it when you tap the keyboard ????
My boyfriend David had sound and it went to no sound on his fire hd 8 tablet.
My fire seems to have gotten quieter. I use the volume up and go to settings and also have just shut all the way down. Any ideas?
Help. I have had my new kindle fire hd 10 for a week or two. i am having trouble with volume. Ex: i will watch segment on cnn app and NO volume at all. I cant raise the volume at all. Ill go to another clip and have volume, return to the first clip – no volume. Today i turned on first clip, i had volume but when i returned to it, no volume. Originally i thought it was a fluke, but it has happened too often with a new device. Help! This is my 3rd kindle device.
Daniel Gibbs says
During the video chat press the up button on your device volume
James Hauert says
This is my 2 2nd Kindle Fire. I had a Kindle Fire 7″,, but it broke after a years use. I’m a natural curious person & my Kindle Fire will answer all my questions.
My media sound is suddenly dead. Just media sound. Please help.
fatima zehra says
I have a problem on my fire phone that the volume have suddenly done only the media volume I have also checked. In setting and have reset my phone but there is no change in the isse
Karen Silver says
I am trying to find a medium volume and am having trouble doing that consistentlt.
Connie Hodges says
I have the same problem, and I can’t hear what I want and I don’t know how to turn off “Systems and Notifications” when I touch the button at the top.
Have the same problem as Kate, can’t get the Media volume control when I want it. My phone has a handy arrow next to the volume meter which, when pressed, show both volume controls and can easily be changed. Really surprised the fire doesn’t have that.
I’ve got a Fire 5th gen. When I hit the volume buttons sometimes I get “Media” and sometimes I get “System and Notifications”. How do I control it to get one or the other without going through Settings. I want Notifications at a different level from Media. I never know which I’m going to get and sometimes can’t get the one I want. Or is it really only one volume control and doesn’t matter what it says it is? Right now it claims they are at totally different levels, but I don’t really have a way of testing Notifications, do I?
k Chu says
I have similar prob. – The volume is too low and I can NOT change it via my earphone control.
I found the “Settings” > “Sound & Notification”> “system & notification volume control” on amazon fire 5th generation does NOT show any control – No response.
After I turn “Do Not Disturb” setting off, reboot the Fire, it works o.k. now….
And I am trying to turn “Do Not Disturb” setting back ON. – Works now.. – I hope the prob. do not come back.
Pearl Krush says
The Sound in my old Kindle was great. This new One has low volume. HELP!
I am also having problem with my sound as of a week ago! I found it is mostly using the silk browser, that is the worst! The rest is a little better but not what it used to be. Was this because of the update?
My sound was great until about a week ago then all of a sudden, I could barely hear any radio streaming. Movies via netflix are still good. But all other media is very low – radio, youtube, etc. I reset the factory settings as I found on one site to do and that took care of it for about 24 hours, now back to barely able to hear. I use to be able to sit the Kindle on the table and be across the room washing dishes or cooking and be able to hear it – no longer. It has to be no more than a foot or 2 from me. Awful. There was an update about a week ago as well so not sure if that had something to do with it!
I have the same problem as Terri! How do I change it?????
Angie Dudgeon says
My media sounds keeps on switching off and then I have to switch the kindly off and o. To get the sounds back. Can anyone advise please. Its a kindly fire 5th gen.
Hi I have this problem with skype and messanger no in call volume. I downloaded the free app ES Task Manager use the optimise menu – optimise volume. I found I had my in call volume preset at zero , I adjusted it here. Works short term but does tend to slip back and have to be readjusted
My kindle has only volume when I use headphones but not when I don’t . how can I fix this ? Any ideas please ..
I fixed my device by turning the “DO NOT DISTURB” off.
Same thing for mine, but i have no media sound at all. Not even netflix. The bar does not adjust when i try. It just has an x next to it. And the buttons do nothing.
My 2015 5th generation volume button is controlling the Systems and Notifications volume, but not the media volume. It worked to asdjust mefia volume when I first got it, but now it doesn’t. Also, I can not get sound to work on the Pandora app, though it did at first. I have sound on Netflix. Please help.