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Update Your Amazon Kindle Today or Risk Losing Access to Internet

Update Your Amazon Kindle Today
Amazon has notified Kindle users to install a 'critical update' by 22nd March. Failing to update old Kindle models will force them off the Internet.

If you have an old Amazon Kindle you’re no longer using regularly or not connecting it to Internet, you are advised to connect it to Internet and download a ‘critical update’. Today is the last day to download this update on your Amazon Kindle, or else it risks permanently losing access to Internet.

The Amazon Kindle update is required in order to continue to download Kindle books from the Cloud, access the Kindle Store, and to use other Kindle services. This update is required on Kindle Paperwhite (2012) and every Kindle released before it. Users will see the following message if they fail to update their E-reader.

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.

How to update Amazon Kindle?

Amazon Kindle automatically updates when in sleep mode and connected to Wi-Fi. In case you have a Kindle which you’re no longer using for any reason, it’s time to pull that Kindle out and give it some dose of update.

To install the latest update, select Menu or tap the Menu icon on Kindle Home screen, and then choose Sync and Check for Items. Plug-in your Kindle and leave it connected to a Wi-Fi network overnight.

In case you don’t update Kindle today, you’ll have to go through manual process of updating. This involves multiple steps of downloading the update from Amazon and connecting it via USB cable to upgrade.

Which Amazon Kindle models are required be updated?

  • Kindle 1st Generation (2007)
  • Kindle 2nd Generation (2009)
  • Kindle DX 2nd Generation (2009)
  • Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation (2010)
  • Kindle 4th Generation (2011)
  • Kindle 5th Generation (2012)
  • Kindle Touch 4th Generation (2011)
  • Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012)

See this update on Amazon for more information.

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Source: Amazon