Kindle Software update

To do the Kindle software update, here are the general steps to be followed:

Kindle Software update

  • In the first step of doing the Kindle software update, first on your Kindle and then select the home option, after that select the Menu icon. When selecting the Menu icon click on the settings option.
  • Now following the second step of Kindle software update, and after When selecting the setting, go to the Menu icon again and after that select the option Device info.
  • When downloading the file to your device, please see Transfer & Install a Kindle E-Reader Software Update for instructions on installing the update. Kindle software update is now installing on your Kindle.

Note: Please keep your wifi or internet keep working while downloading and installing the Kindle software update.

Manually doing the Kindle software update

Usually, the Kindle users whose Kindle is always connected with wifi, the software update usually happen automatically. You can check if your Kindle is having the latest software update by going into the Menu in your Kindle and tap on settings.

At the bottom of your Kindle screen, you can see the number of software version. You can verify that the software version of your Kindle bottom screen showing with Amazon. Also when a message showing, ‘our 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.

To update the Kindle software update manually please follow below-mentioned instructions:

  • Open your internet on your Kindle device and then click the link in the neighboring column to download the update. Now go into the Menu in your Kindle and tap on settings. At the bottom of your Kindle screen, you can see the number of software version. If its been a long time in your Kindle is offline then you might need to download and install more than one update.
  • Now by using the USB cable, connect the Kindle device with your computer. Connect the one end of USB into the computers USB port and another port with KIndle. When your KIndle device appears as a drive, drag and drop the update file to your Kindle.
  • Now in the next step, remove the Kindle from a computer via disconnecting the USB cord from the computer. Now open your Kindle device and go to the menu option. After opening the menu, go to update your Kindle. Once the update is Kindle, Your Kindle will let you know.

Troubleshooting Kindle software update

There might be several issues appears when you do the Kindel Software update. here are the few ones and solution to fix them:

Not able to to do the content search after Kindle software update

When you dot the Kindle software update and after it is successfully done, you have some new features. In order to support the new features in this update, your Kindle Touch needs to re-index your content. Your Kindle device must be fully charged, As when indexing, your Kindle Touch will require increased battery so we advise you to connect it to a power source. As this requires more of the Kindle battery consumption, You may need to charge the battery more often than usual over the first day or two.

If in case you are having more than 15 ebooks in your Kindle it will take about 1 hour to create the index. Some content may be unsearchable until indexing is completed. To let it complete without interruption Plug your Kindle Touch into a power source. As your Kindle Touch performs post-update tasks, it may require more power for a day or two.

When updating your Kindle produces an error message

When you are doing the Kindle software update you will see that Update Your Kindle menu option in Settings is grayed out or you received an error message when selecting Update Your Kindle. This usually happens when your update file is in the incorrect directory or was not transferred successfully.

To fix this Now by using the USB cable, connect the Kindle device with your computer. Connect the one end of USB into the computers USB port and another port with KIndle. After connecting the Kindle with the computer then verify the update file is present in the root directory of your Kindle, not in a folder.

Update shows but Kindle is not updating the software

When you can see the software update in the menu, but cannot or unable to install the software update, the software update doesn’t appear to work. This error usually happens when the update file may have been renamed incorrectly or you have duplicate files. To fix this Delete the update files on your computer and Kindle and then repeat the software update process. Verify that your firewall is set up to allow the file transfer. Always follow the right process to do the Kindle software update as mentioned below:

  • In the first step of doing the Kindle software update, first on your Kindle and then select the home option, after that select the Menu icon. When selecting the Menu icon click on the settings option.
  • Now following the second step of Kindle software update, and after When selecting the setting, go to the Menu icon again and after that select the option Device info.
  • When downloading the file to your device, please see Transfer & Install a Kindle E-Reader Software Update for instructions on installing the update. Kindle software update is now installing on your Kindle.

Note: Please keep your wifi or internet keep working while downloading and installing the Kindle software update.

The previous version of software still showing after doing the Kindle software update

You will see that the after following the right process of doing the Kindle software update, you are still seeing the Kindle obsolete version. This shows that the update did not install correctly.

If in case you had done the software update via USB then repeat the process as follows:

  • Open your internet on your Kindle device and then click the link in the neighboring column to download the update. Now go into the Menu in your Kindle and tap on settings. At the bottom of your Kindle screen, you can see the number of software version. If its been a long time in your Kindle is offline then you might need to download and install more than one update.
  • Now by using the USB cable, connect the Kindle device with your computer. Connect the one end of USB into the computers USB port and another port with KIndle. When your Kindle device appears as a drive, drag and drops the update file to your Kindle.
  • Now in the next step, remove the Kindle from a computer via disconnecting the USB cord from the computer. Now open your Kindle device and go to the menu option. After opening the menu, go to update your Kindle. Once the update is Kindle, Your Kindle will let you know.

If the update was online and automatically on your Kindle device. Then, in that case, hen your Kindle device will go into sleep mode and After you turn it on again, the correct version number will display on the Settings screen.

And if in case you had done it by yourself then do the process again as follows:

  • In the first step of doing the Kindle software update, first on your Kindle and then select the home option, after that select the Menu icon. When selecting the Menu icon click on the settings option.
  • Now following the second step of Kindle software update, and after When selecting the setting, go to the Menu icon again and after that select the option Device info.
  • When downloading the file to your device, please see Transfer & Install a Kindle E-Reader Software Update for instructions on installing the update. Kindle software update is now installing on your Kindle.

Features of Kindle software update

  • Swipe-able Home: If you had done the Kindle software update then in that case when you Swipe up on your home screen to see additional tips, recommendations, and more based on your reading habits.
  • Easily personalize your reading: If you had done the Kindle software update then in that case when you save multiple reading settings, selecting the font, boldness level, and orientation settings you prefer all from the main menu and quickly switch between those settings.
  • Battery percentage: If you had done the Kindle software update then in that case when you see the battery status, The percent of battery remaining is shown.
  • Labels for the standard toolbar: If you had done the Kindle software update then in that case when you see the Labels, the Labels are added under each icon on the standard toolbar for improved navigation.
  • If you had done the Kindle software update then in that case when you see the Performance, the Performance improvements are there and other general enhancements.

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