How to Update Kindle Software

It’s always a great idea to update any systems, tools, or applications you use. Updates improve the software by adding extra features, fixing bugs, or strengthening the security system. Whatever the case, it does help to update your kindle software whenever an update is available.

This article will run you through the processes to update your Kindle (manual and automatic) and show you how to tell when there is a new update. Keep reading!

How to Update Your Kindle Automatically

As long as your Kindle is connected to the internet, it should automatically receive the new update. There’s a quick way to locate your Kindle’s system update setting if it doesn’t work.

  • In the Kindle app’s top row, tap the Settings button.
  • Select All Settings, then Device Options from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Advanced Options from the menu.

If the Update Your Kindle is grayed out, use the manual method below.

How to Update Your Kindle Manually

Step 1: Determine the model of your Kindle

Go to your Kindle’s home page and tap the three small dots in the upper right to enter the menu to see what version of the Kindle software you’re running.

  • In your Kindle’s menu, select “Settings.”
  • On the Settings screen, tap “Device Options.”
  • To see information about your Kindle’s hardware and firmware, tap “Device Info.”
  • The release that your Kindle is running is listed under “Firmware Version.”

Now that you know your current software version, it’s time to compare your Kindle’s software to the official release list. Go to Amazon’s Kindle Software Updates website for further information. Compare the number on your Kindle version to the most recent version released.

Step 2: Get the Latest Version of the Software

After you’ve confirmed that your current Kindle software version isn’t the most recent, go to the same Amazon page and download the latest version. To install the software, download it and follow the steps below.

  • Use a USB cord to connect your Kindle to your computer.
  • Drag and drop the update to the Kindle’s drive in your file manager.
  • Eject the Kindle drive from your computer once the transfer is complete.
  • Disconnect your Kindle from your computer.
  • On your Kindle, tap the Settings button on the top row, then All Settings.
  • Tap Device Options and Select Advanced Options
  • To update your Kindle, press the Update Your Kindle button. (If you have the most recent version, it will be grayed out.)
  • Wait for your Kindle to restart and process the update after pressing OK.

Congratulations! You’ve got a fresh Kindle update on your hands.

What Kindles Aren’t Supported Any Longer?

The Internet will no longer be accessible on Kindle 1st and 2nd generation devices and Kindle DX 2nd generation devices. The devices will no longer be able to connect to the internet once the 2G and 3G networks are discontinued.

Why isn’t my Kindle Updating Itself?

If you’re not within wireless range, try again. If the problem persists, restart your Kindle from the Settings menu and try again. If it still doesn’t work, manually download the update using the instructions in this post.

Final Thoughts

Update your Kindle device as soon as new updates are available. This practice will keep your Kindle in tip-top shape and ensure you have a great experience with the device. Use the steps discussed in this post to update the software.

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