If you’re reading this, you’re probably a fan of Amazon’s nifty little device like I am. It’s portable, versatile, and perfect for keeping us entertained with movies, games, and, of course, our favorite YouTube videos.
But wait, what if you want to remove YouTube from your Fire Tablet? You may be looking for a change of pace, exploring alternative video platforms, or simply want to declutter your device.
I’ll be your virtual guide on the journey of removing YouTube from your beloved Amazon Fire Tablet. Don’t worry; it’s a painless process, and I’ll walk you through it step-by-step.
How To Remove YouTube From Amazon Fire Tablet? 3 Methods Explained!
1. Enter the Profile
On your Amazon Fire Tablet, tap on the profile picture or icon on the home screen and select the desired profile.
2. Turn on Flight Mode
Access the quick settings menu by swiping down from the top of the screen. Here, you’ll see an airplane icon. Tapping on this icon activates Flight Mode.
This action disconnects your tablet from all networks (Wifi, cellular data, etc.), which means that only apps downloaded on the device will be visible and accessible.
3. Remove Unwanted Apps
If the YouTube app is downloaded on the profile and you wish to remove it, locate the YouTube app on the device’s home screen or app list. Press and hold the YouTube app icon until a menu pops up, then select the ‘Remove from Device’ option. This action uninstalls the app from the device completely.
If you’re in the process of decluttering your device and have old tablets lying around, you might find our guide on What to Do with Old Tablets useful.
Note: There is also an alternative method for app removal via the device’s settings. To do this, navigate to ‘Settings’ from the home screen, then select ‘Manage Storage’. From there, choose ‘View Content’ to see a list of all downloaded apps and content. To remove a specific app, select it from the list and choose the remove or delete option.
4. Add Wanted Apps in Online Mode
If there are specific apps you wish to add to the profile, you will first need to turn off Flight Mode to reconnect your device to the internet.
Once your device is online, you can add apps to the profile. Apps can be added by navigating to the app store, searching for the desired app, and downloading it.
Alternative Way – Remove Unwanted Amazon Plus Items
This method involves accessing the device settings and is a way to remove specific content associated with the Amazon Plus service.
Navigate to ‘Settings’ from the home screen, and then select ‘Remove Content’. In the next menu, select ‘Remove Unwanted Amazon Plus Items’. Here, you can search for specific items or scroll through the list to select and remove them.
Alternative Way – Cancel Amazon Plus Subscription
If the volume of apps and content associated with an Amazon Plus subscription is too much or not needed, consider cancelling the subscription. By canceling the subscription, only the apps that you have specifically added will be available in the profile.
Method 2 – Removing Unwanted Applications “YouTube” by Using Amazon Free Time
1. Access Amazon Free Time
On your Amazon Fire tablet’s home screen, you will find a tab labeled “FreeTime”. Tap on this tab to access the FreeTime feature. This feature is designed to help parents control the content that their children can access on the device.
2. Add a Child Profile
After you’ve opened FreeTime, you’ll see an option to “Add a Child”. Tap on this and you’ll be prompted to enter details about your child, such as their name and date of birth. You can also choose a theme for the profile at this stage, which will customize the look and feel of the FreeTime interface for your child.
3. Choose Content
Once the profile is set up, you can decide what content you want to add for your child to use. This could include games, applications, books, and more. Remember, you can always add or remove content later if you wish.
4. Manage Web Access
During the setup process, you’ll be asked whether you want your child to have access to the web browser. If you allow it, you can use Amazon’s built-in filters to restrict your child’s access to only specific, approved sites. You can change these settings at any time.
5. Enable/Disable Web Browser
If you want to enable or disable the web browser at any time, you can do so by opening FreeTime, tapping on the cog icon next to your child’s name, and scrolling down to the “Web Settings” section.
6. Block-Specific Sites
By default, Amazon approves certain child-friendly sites like Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, and Science Bob. However, you can block all websites and then manually add any websites you want your child to access.
7. Switch Profiles
If you have multiple children using the device, you can easily switch between their profiles. Just access the list of children and tap on the name of the child whose profile you want to switch to.
Method 3 – Blocking Web Browsing Completely
1. Open Settings
Swipe down from the top of your Amazon Fire tablet’s screen to open the quick settings menu, then tap on the gear icon to open the full settings menu.
2. Access Parental Controls
In the settings menu, look for an option labeled “Parental Controls”. Tap on this to access the parental control settings.
3. Activate Parental Controls
There will be a switch labeled “Parental Controls” in the parental controls menu. Tap on this switch to turn it on.
4. Set a Password
After turning on parental controls, you’ll be asked to set a password. This password will be required to change parental control settings in the future, so make sure it’s something you can remember but that your child won’t guess.
5. Access Amazon Content and Apps
Once you’ve set a password, go back to the parental controls menu and select “Amazon Content and Apps”. This will allow you to control access to content and applications on the device.
6. Block Games & Apps
In the “Amazon Content and Apps” menu, you’ll see an option for “Games & Apps”. Tap on this and it will change from “Unblock” to “Blocked”, preventing access to games and apps.
7. Block Web Browser
Scroll down in the same menu until you find the “Web Browser” option. Tap on this to change it from “Unblock” to “Blocked”, which will disable the web browser entirely.
8. Set Password Protection
By tapping “Back”, you can return to the previous screen, then scroll down and select “Password Protection”. This will require the password you generated earlier to install Youtube or any other application.
9. Set a Curfew
In order to prevent access to the device during certain hours, select “Set a Curfew”. You can then specify the times when the password will be needed to use the device.
10. Close Settings
Once you’ve made all your changes, close the settings by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or pressing the home button. You’ll notice that the home screen has fewer preinstalled apps now.
11. Manage Restrictions
If you want to adjust the restrictions later, go back to “Parental Controls” > “Apps & Games”. Here you can remove restrictions or add more, such as restricting access to certain apps like Freevee, Amazon Music, and Wi-Fi.