Kindle Update - do it tomorrow

21 March 2016

kindle-fire-hd You remember Amazon stopping the encryption of Kindles with an update? Well, tomorrow is the day to stick or twist. If you have a Kindle e-reader from 2012 (or earlier), then you have to update your software by tomorrow (March 22nd) or it will lose connectivity to the internet.

The devices in question are the Kindle Paperwhite 5th generation from 2012, Kindle DX 2nd generation from 2009, Kindle Keyboard 3rd generation from 2010, and Kindles, generations 1, 2, 3 and 4, from 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Of course, most people use their Kindles offline, or when it is connected to WiFi. If your Kindle has been switched on, it'll probably install any updates without your help, automatically. However, that all said, if your device has been switched off, or offline, you’ll need to sort the update now.

Now, if you want to hurry things along, switch your Kindle on, go to the menu, and hit 'Sync and Check for Items' and you should be given some self explanatory options, and you'll be on your way.

Amazon are saying that, should you fail to do the update by March 22nd, you’ll get a message on your device which says: '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.'

Don't worry if you see this message. The old classic of 'turning it off and on again' should do the trick.

If you're worried about the encryption on your device, Amazon are all set to issue a patch about it all. You should be fine, just don't go doing anything dodgy on it.

TOPICS:   Technology   Gadgets

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