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How To Set Up Adult and Child Profiles on Your NOOK HD

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Posted Mar 01 2013 01:56 PM

NOOK HD: The Missing Manual author Preston Gralla tells you how to get started with your profile.

Set Up Profiles
First, you’ll need to be connected to a WiFi network, because without a WiFi connection, you can’t create or edit a profile.

To set up an adult Profile
Here’s how to set up an adult profile:

1. On the Home screen tap the icon in the upper left-corner. That icon represents the current profile. When you tap it a screen opens, showing all of your existing profiles.

2. Tap the icon for creating an adult profile. Tap the icon at the top of the screen to give the new profile its own unique icon. Below that, type in the person’s first name and choose a gender if you want. If you’d like all the existing content on the NOOK to be available in the new profile’s Library, check the box next to “Add all content in this account to this new Profile’s Library.” If you don’t check the box, the content won’t be available to the person. Tap Next.

Note: When you tap to select an icon for the Profile, you’ll be sent to the Gallery. In the Gallery, tap the Avatar folder, and browse through it to choose an icon for the new Profile.

3. On the screen that appears, choose content that would interest the owner of the new Profile. Tap Next.

4. On the screen that appears, select sample content that might interest the owner of the profile. Then tap Next. That’s all it takes. After a moment, the NOOK returns to the Home screen, with the new Profile logged in. The Profile will include any sample content you just selected.

To set up a child Profile:
Setting up a child Profile is quite similar to setting up an Adult Profile, with only a few changes:

1. On the Home screen tap the icon in the upper left-corner. That icon represents the current profile. When you tap it a screen opens, showing all of your existing profiles.

2. Tap the icon for creating a child profile. Tap the icon at the top of the screen to give the new profile its own unique icon. Below that, choose whether the profile is for a boy or for a girl, and fill in the child’s name and age. Check the box saying that you accept the terms and conditions. Then tap Next.

If you don’t want to select whether the profile is for a boy or girl, select “a child” from the drop-down list that appears when you tap “a boy/girl.”

3. On the screen that appears, you set parental controls for the profile. You can choose a variety of settings, such as whether to allow the child to browse the NOOK Shop, use video for kids, apps for kids, games for kids, and so on. In some instances there are subchoices—for example, if you check “Browse Shop,” you’ll have subchoices for whether to allow the child to shop only for kids content. Make sure that you scroll to the bottom of the screen and make all the choices. Especially important is the section that lets you choose what kinds of ratings to apply when filtering viewing movies and TV shows. When you’re done, tap Next.

4. On the screen that appears, select sample content that might interest the child. Then tap Next. After a moment, the NOOK returns to the Home screen. You’re asked whether you want to create a password for your other profiles. That way, the child will not be able to use the other profiles. Without the password, he or she can simply log into the Profile. Create the password if you want.

5. When you’re done creating the password (or if you decided to bypass it,) the NOOK shows a Home screen with the child Profile logged in. The Profile will include any sample content you just selected.

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