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.

You can also manually download and install a software update. Before manually downloading the software update, determine the current software version on your Kindle.

What's new?

  • Read Now: In the coming weeks, you will be able to read items that you own with a single click from the ‘Before You Go’ dialog.
  • Performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements

To determine the current software version on your Kindle:

  1. From Home, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
  2. From Settings, tap the Menu icon again, and then tap Device Info.

If you do not have this software version, click the link below to download the software update to your computer:

Software Update 5.12.1

In accordance with certain free and open source software licenses, Amazon is pleased to offer an archive file of source code for this software update:

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