Are you looking for a simple and easy way on how to update Kindle Paperwhite? In this article, I’ve provided a simple procedure on it. If you want to use the latest feature of Kindle, it is advised to update your Kindle Paperwhite.

Usually your Kindle automatically update when there is an update but sometime you have to do it manually and the ‘Update Kindle Paperwhite’ option in the settings is grayed out, this is because the update hasn’t yet downloaded to your device. So, you can be able to update it through your computer or Laptop by connecting the USB cable to your Kindle with your PC or laptop.

How to Update Kindle Paperwhite [Guide]

To update your Kindle Paperwhite, all  you’ll need is a laptop or computer, your Kindle paperwhite, and a USB cable to manually update the Kindle Paperwhite. Follow the steps mentioned below on how to update Kindle Paperwhite:

  1. Make sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi or any other internet connection      `.
  2. Go to Amazon.com on your PC and search for Amazon device software Updates.
  3. Click on Kindle E-Reader software updates.
  4. Check the Kindle version your using and select right link. (Make sure your battery is above 30%).
  5. Click Download.
  6. After downloading, extract the downloaded file from your device and drop it in the ‘Kindle file’.  
  7. Now, eject your Kindle from USB option to safely disconnect your device from the computer and check again for update in your Kindle Paperwhite.
  8. Go to Kindle Home screen -> Settings -> Update your Kindle.
  9. You’ll see that your Kindle Paperwhite is updated and it is no longer grayed out.
  10. Click on Update and press OK to confirm the update.

This process takes about 10-15 minutes and after the update, your Kindle will restarts automatically. If you want to check whether your Kindle has updated or not you can check the version information from your settings. Follow the steps;

  1. Click on the power button and go to Home Screen
  2. Click on the three dots in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Click on Device option and then on device info.

This will show you the information of the firmware you are currently using.

Conclusion: I hope you are able to use the latest features by updating your Kindle Paperwhite and the above article on how to update Kindle Paperwhite might helped you.

How do I update my Kindle Paperwhite?

You can be able to update it through your computer or Laptop by connecting the USB cable to your Kindle with your PC or laptop.

Go to Amazon.com on your PC  -> Kindle E-Reader software updates -> select right link -> Click Download -> extract the downloaded file and drop it in the ‘Kindle file’ ->Now, eject your Kindle from USB option -> Go to Kindle Home screen -> Settings -> Update your Kindle -> Click on Update and press OK to confirm the update.

Why can’t I update my Kindle Paperwhite?

Kindle automatically update when there is an update but sometime you have to do it manually and the ‘Update Kindle Paperwhite’ option in the settings is grayed out, because the update hasn’t yet downloaded to your device.

Do I need to update my Kindle Paperwhite?

Kindle automatically update when there is an update if you are connected to a wireless connection, so, there is no need to manually update your Kindle Paperwhite. Make sure that if your screen looks different or if you see new features, then your device might’ve went through an automatic update.

How do I know what generation my Kindle Paperwhite?

Home Screen -> Settings -> device info. The model number should appear now.

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