Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation Software Updates

We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite 1st 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:

  • Kindle FreeTime

    FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids can keep track of their personal reading progress and earn achievement badges. To learn more, go to Kindle FreeTime

  • Goodreads on Kindle

    Connect with the world's largest community for readers from your Kindle Paperwhite. See what your friends are reading, share notes, and rate the books you read. To learn more, go to Find and Share Books with Goodreads on Kindle.

  • Cloud Collections

    Use Cloud Collections to organize your content in custom categories. See your collections in a Collections view, and customize where your collections show on your device. To learn more, go to Organize Your Content with Cloud Collections.

  • Page Flip

    While reading, you can skim the book page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place. To learn more, go to Go To Other Locations in a Book

  • Enhanced Bookmarks, Highlights & Notes

    Access and manage all of your bookmarks, highlights, and notes more quickly and easily. To learn more, go to Bookmarks, Highlights & Notes

  • Smart Lookup

    When you look up a word or character, Smart Lookup provides you with dictionary, X-Ray, and Wikipedia information. To learn more, go to Explore Your Book with X-Ray.

  • Vocabulary Builder

    Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder. View the definition and usage of the words, and quiz yourself with flashcards. To learn more, go to Expand Your Vocabulary.

  • Inline Footnotes

    Read the complete text of each footnote inline without changing the page or losing your place in the book. To learn more, go to Go To Other Locations in a Book.

Download Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation 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

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