How to Transfer and Send Files to Your Amazon Fire Tablet Device

Key Takeaways

  • Connect your Fire tablet to a computer using the provided USB cable
  • Change the USB settings on your tablet to enable file transfer mode
  • Use your computer’s file explorer to access the tablet’s internal storage and transfer files

As an experienced tech writer, I have extensive knowledge in guiding users through transferring data between devices. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of sending files from your computer to an Amazon Fire tablet.

Connecting via USB Cable

The simplest way to transfer files is by connecting your Fire tablet directly to a computer using the supplied USB cable.

  1. Plug the USB cable into an available USB port on your computer.
  2. Connect the other end (micro USB or USB-C) to your Fire tablet.
  3. On your tablet, pull down the notification shade from the top of the screen.
  4. Tap on the “USB for file transfer” notification. [2][3]

Enabling File Transfer Mode

By default, the Fire tablet is set to charge only when connected via USB. To access the internal storage, you need to change the USB settings.

  1. From the “USB for file transfer” notification, select “File Transfer” mode. [2][3]


  1. Go to your tablet’s Settings app.
  2. Search for and select “USB Preferences”.
  3. Change the setting from “No data transfer” to “File Transfer”. [3]

Accessing Tablet Storage on Computer

Once file transfer mode is enabled, your computer will detect the Fire tablet as a new drive or external storage device.

On Windows:

  1. Open File Explorer and look under “This PC” or “Computer” for your Fire tablet. [1][3]

On Mac:

  1. Install the Android File Transfer utility from[2]
  2. The utility will automatically detect your Fire tablet.

With your tablet’s internal storage accessible, you can now transfer files back and forth like a normal external drive.

  1. Create a new folder or navigate to the appropriate directory (e.g. Books, Movies, Downloads) [2][4]
  2. Copy files from your computer and paste them into this folder.
  3. Eject/unmount your Fire tablet safely before disconnecting the USB cable.

The transferred files will be available through the respective apps on your tablet (e.g. Books, Photos, Videos). [2][4]

Additional Tips

  • For large file transfers, using a fast USB 3.0 cable can significantly increase speeds.
  • You can also transfer files wirelessly using third-party apps like ES File Explorer. [1][5]
  • Always eject/unmount your Fire tablet properly before disconnecting to avoid data corruption. [2]

By following this guide, you’ll be able to easily manage and transfer content between your computer and Amazon Fire tablet over a wired USB connection. [1][2][3][4]