Amazon Kindle is undoubtedly the most renowned e-book reader in today’s market. You might use your Kindle because of its comfortable experience. But for many novices, it’s just the best as it doesn’t require any efforts to update. Amazon automatically delivers the required software updates. However, there are some instances where you need to install the latest Kindle update to upgrade your experience. So here, we are providing you the steps to let you easily get the newest software version on your Kindle.
First things first. You need to know the current software version for your Kindle by visiting ‘Device Info’ option from the ‘Settings’ menu. This helps in determining whether your device is already running the latest software or an dated version.
Now if you’re not using the newest software version, you just need to follow the simple steps below to download the latest update. The steps are same for all Kindle models, including the original Kindle e-reader as well as Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.
Steps to manually install the latest Kindle update:
Step 1: Visit the official Amazon’s support page on your computer and the then select your device from the available list to check its latest available software update. After that, a new page will come in front of your screen that has a link to download the latest software update file.
Step 2: Download the software update file on your computer and then connect your Kindle using the USB cable.
Step 3: Once connected, you just need to drag and drop the update file onto the Kindle drive. Make sure that it should be dragged to the root directory of your device.
Step 4: After the file stored on the drive, disconnect your Kindle.
Step 5: Tap ‘Update your Kindle’ option from the ‘Settings’ menu. It’s worth noting here that the option will be greyed out if your device is already running the latest software version.
Step 6: Now tap ‘OK’ button from the pop-up message to install the latest update. Your Kindle will be automatically restart after the completion of the installation.
You can check the software version on your Kindle after installing the update by visiting again the ‘Device Info’ option from the ‘Settings’ menu.