We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (7th 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.
Here’s what’s new:
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:
If you have the latest update, it should look like this: Kindle 5.9.7
If you do not have this software version, click the link below to download the software update to your computer:
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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