Updates For Kindles

Do you have an older Kindle version? It is important to read this updates for kindles so that you continue to download Kindle books from the Cloud, access the Kindle Store, and use other Kindle services on select Kindle e-readers.

As a kindle e-reader, you may need to manually download the latest software version. Thereafter you will need to transfer the update to your device via a USB cable.

Amazon put this message out about updates for kindles:

“If you did not update your device by March 22, 2016, you will receive the following message, or similar, on your device and will be unable to connect wirelessly: Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time. Please make sure you are within wireless range and try again. If the problem persists, please restart your Kindle from the Menu in Settings and try again. If you see this message on your device on or after March 22, 2016, you will need to manually install the latest software update for your device in order to resume normal functionality.”

Here’s some information about update for kindles:

Kindle E-Readers that Require Updates

If you have the devices below then they require the latest software version, which will need to be transferred via USB.

Unsure which Kindle e-reader you have, refer to Which Kindle E-reader do I have?

Kindle 1st Generation (2007)

Updates for Kindles

 

 

 

 

Software Version Your Device Needs: 1.2.1

 

Kindle 2nd Generation (2009)

Updates for Kindles

Software Version Your Device Needs: 2.5.8

 

Kindle DX 2nd Generation (2009) *

Updates for Kindles

Software Version Your Device Needs: 2.5.8

 

Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation (2010)

Updates for Kindles

Software Version Your Device Needs: 3.4.2 or higher

 

Kindle 4th Generation (2011)

Updates for Kindles

Software Version Your Device Needs: 4.1.3 or higher

 

Kindle 5th Generation (2012)

Updates for Kindles

Software Version Your Device Needs: 5.3.7.3 or higher

 

Kindle Touch 4th Generation (2011)

Updates for Kindles

Software Version Your Device Needs: 5.3.7.3 or higher

 

Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012)

Updates for Kindles

Software Version Your Device Needs: 5.6.1.1 or higher

*Amazon says, “For these devices, even if your device is running software version 2.5.8, if you have not connected to wireless (2G/3G) since October 5, 2015, you will need to manually install the latest software file from Amazon.”

Kindle that do not updates

I am sure you asking does my Kindle need updates. Well if you have the following devices they do not need updates:

Additional Information about updates for Kindles

For more information about updates for Kindles, click here

For more information on how to download updates manually, click here

Click here to purchase a Kindle ereader

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