Kindle (7th Generation) Software Updates

We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle (7th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Swipe-able Home: Swipe up on your home screen to see additional tips, recommendations, and more based on your reading habits.
  • Easily personalize your reading: Now save multiple reading settings, selecting the font, boldness level, and orientation settings you prefer all from the main menu and quickly switch between those settings.
  • Return borrowed books: You can return Kindle Owners’ Lending Library books from within your library by long pressing on a borrowed book and selecting return.
  • Battery percentage: The percent of battery remaining is shown.
  • Labels for the standard toolbar: Labels are added under each icon on the standard toolbar for improved navigation.
  • Performance improvements and other general enhancements.

Download Kindle (7th Generation) Software Updates

Your Kindle should download and install the latest software version while connected to Wi-Fi and charging.

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

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 have the latest update, it should look like this: Kindle 5.10.2

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

Software Update 5.10.2

After you've downloaded the file to your computer, see Transfer & Install a Kindle E-Reader Software Update for instructions on installing the update.

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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