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On the Amazon Kindle Fire, how can I require that a pin number be entered for every purchase, whether it is in their appstore or in one of their games? If there isn't a global way to do this, is there a way to secure all methods of purchasing with a pin?

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I'm afraid general tablet questions are outside the scope of Super User, according to the faq. I don't think there's a SE site for which tablet questions fall within the scope of at all currently. :( You might try Super User Chat, or look at Area 51 to see if there's a site trying to get off the ground for which your question would help. –  Darth Android Jul 20 '12 at 16:07
    
How does one petition to update the scope of a site? Will Windows 8 fall under this scope too? –  Ross Rogers Jul 20 '12 at 23:08
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Actually as things are now, tablet questions are on topic, mainly cause of windows 8 RT. –  Journeyman Geek Jul 21 '12 at 0:14
    
@JourneymanGeek Ah, so that meta post seems to have settled on a conclusion. Cool to know :) My apologies for the misinformation, Ross! –  Darth Android Jul 21 '12 at 20:43
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No worries. It was a long-shot retort anyway :-P It just sucks when your question barely falls out of the scope of a stack-exchange site and there are no alternatives. –  Ross Rogers Jul 24 '12 at 3:15

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The current Kindle Fire firmware supports parental controls, which when enabled requires a password to make any purchase. It is accessed from the Settings menu (gear icon at the top of the screen) then select More then Parental Controls. This function was added to Kindle Fire in an update earlier this year.

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Very nice. I was going to begin the process of rooting and installing the google app store today or tomorrow due to the number of purchases my kids keep making. Thanks gordoco! –  Ross Rogers Sep 4 '12 at 17:40

There is a was to completely lock the entire app store to the point where they have to come get you to unlock the app store for them you just click the settings icon and select more. Then you want to click the button that says parental controls. You find what you want to lock up and create a password to lock it! Easy ap pie!!!

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