• Plug the Kindle into its charging adaptor to ensure it has enough power to perform the update • Connect to Wi-Fi or use the built-in 2G/3G (see the table above for how you should connect) • From the home screen select Menu Check for Items • Leave your Kindle connected until the update is complete.It may restart several times, and you'll see a notification in your Kindle Library once the update has completed Read next: Best e-readers 2016. The software update will be delivered wirelessly and includes optimizations for your Kindle's performance Download Software Update 4.1.1 Here's how to download Kindle Software Updates and transfer it to your Kindle via USB: 1.Determine your software version: From Home, select Menu, then Settings.Drag and drop the new update file from your computer onto the Kindle drive.
Here's how to update Kindle, which will stop working as intended if you don't update before 22 March 2016. In order to continue being able to download e-books and using other Kindle services, a critical update has been issued by Amazon for Kindle e-readers sold before 2014.Here's what the notice says: Customers using an outdated software version on Kindle e-readers require an important software update by March 22, 2016 in order to continue to download Kindle books from the Cloud, access the Kindle Store, and use other Kindle services on their device. Any books you've actually downloaded to your Kindle will still be there in your "on device" library.But the rest of your books won't be, and you won't have access to them.The softare version will be displayed at the bottom of the page Even if your device is already running the correct software version, users of the second-generation Kindle (2009) and second-generation Kindle DX (2009) will also need to connect to the internet using 2G/3G on the device if they haven't done so since 5 October 2015.And those using a third-gen If you are running older software, see below for instructions on how to update your Kindle.