Kindle Users Must Update To Keep Using Online Services



/ 2 years ago

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When people think of e-books most will associate the word with the Kindle, Amazons e-reader. The reason being is that the kindle has become the symbol of e-readers, with the electronic ink making the original device easier to read than a traditional screen and the latest version including everything from Netflix to Angry birds. If you own a kindle though you may want to update otherwise you won’t be able to use their online services.

Revealed by Amazon, anyone using an outdated version of kindles software will need to update by March 22nd, 2016 or they will lose the ability to download books from the cloud, access the kindle store or even use other services provided by the device.

Failure to install the update by this date will provide users with the following message:

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 find this message on your kindle after March 22nd you will have to do a manual update to regain access to kindles services. Below you have a list of the version that each type of kindle will need to be at in order to keep using the services.

Kindle 1st Generation (2007)1.2.1Use Wireless
Kindle 2nd Generation (2009) *2.5.8Use Wireless
Kindle DX 2nd Generation (2009) *2.5.8Use Wireless
Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation (2010) **3.4.2 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle 4th Generation (2011)4.1.3 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle 5th Generation (2012)4.1.3 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle Touch 4th Generation (2011) **5.3.7.3 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012) **5.6.1.1 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite 6th Generation (2013)No Update NeededNo Update Needed
Kindle 7th Generation (2014)No Update NeededNo Update Needed
Kindle Voyage 7th Generation (2014)No Update NeededNo Update Needed
Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation (2015)No Update NeededNo Update Needed

For more information regarding how to update or how to find out your software’s current version, please check out Amazon’s post here.


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