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Kindle (2nd Generation) Software Updates
The most recent software update for some Kindle e-readers provides updates needed to continue using some services on your device. This update should automatically download and install when your Kindle is charging and connected to a Wi-Fi network. If it doesn't, you may need to manually install the update to regain access to these features. If your Kindle e-reader model requires an update, you may be unable to download Kindle content from the Cloud, access the Kindle Store, register or deregister your device, import collections, share content via social networks, or use Whispersync services, annotations backup, Goodreads, and Kindle FreeTime. The Kindle e-readers in the table below require the latest software version. Important: If your software version is higher than the version listed in the table, your device does not require an update. Additionally, the following device models are not impacted and do not require this update.
Amazon launched the second generation Kindle Paperwhite back in September but the device continues to receive software updates to add new features, tweaks and various minor improvements. Firmware version 5. Next to the usual "general improvements," Kindle Paperwhite software update 5. Unconfirmed rumors claim that a third-gen Kindle Paperwhite will launch with a flexible display that uses the same Mobius technology as Sony's Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Indian citizens welcome!
Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. If you want the latest Kindle features right this second or you missed a past update , the best way to get an immediate update for your Kindle is to do it manually. Read on as we show you how to easily update your Kindle. Select the Kindle you want to update and read the notation beside it, like so:. Once you have the first four characters, you can reference the following list to determine exactly which model you have.
If you're the owner of a Kindle device made in or earlier and you missed the deadline to update your device before it lost connectivity, here's how to get it working again. If your Kindle was made in or earlier, Amazon wants your device to be on the latest version of its software. If you missed the March 22 deadline to get an over-the-air update, you'll have to update your device manually. Here's how. For users who stay connected to Wi-Fi, the update may have already installed.
The latest software version for Kindle 2nd Generation is 2. This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle 2nd Generation when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable. The software update includes general improvements and the following new features: Collections : Organize your books, audiobooks, and personal documents into one or more collections. Password Protection : Protect your Kindle with a password when you're not using it. Share what you're reading to Facebook and Twitter : Share meaningful book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle. Popular Highlights : See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you're reading.