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Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation) Software Updates

We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

The software update includes general improvements and the following new features:

  • A redesigned Smart Lookup makes it easier to get to the actions you want to take while reading - highlight, create a note, share a quote, and more, while keeping your favorite Smart Lookup features like Dictionary, Wikipedia, and X-Ray easily accessible. Just tap and hold on a word, phrase, or sentence to bring up Smart Lookup and swipe right to left to see the next card.
  • Bookerly, our new, exclusive font specifically designed for reading on digital screens to help customers read faster and with less eyestrain, is now available.
  • New typography and layout improvements with hyphenation, justification, ligatures, and kerning, as well as pop-up footnotes, endnotes and chapter notes. These improvements are supported in hundreds of thousands of Kindle books today, including many best sellers, with more being added every week, and are currently available for titles in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.
  • Goodreads now offers personalized recommendations and author profile pages.

Download Kindle Paperwhite Software Updates

Determine the current software version on your Kindle Paperwhite before downloading and installing a software update. For more information, go to Determine Your Software Version.

Click the link below to download the software update to your computer:

Download Software Update 5.6.5

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