Kindle update deadline is today for 2012 Paper White and older versions

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Older Kindle e-readers will require a crucial update by March 22 if users want their devices to be continued to the internet.

If the update isn’t made by today, owners of older Kindle e-readers will no longer be able connect to the internet, meaning no access to new books from the Kindle Store or Sync with the Cloud.

The update must be manually downloaded and installed via USB from a computer.

Amazon states on its website:

It said: “If you do not update your device by March 22, 2016, you will receive the following message on your device: Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time.

“Please make sure you are within wireless range and try again. If the problem persists, please restart your Kindle from the Menu in Settings and try again.”

Follow the instructions below to download the update:

1. Users should go to the Kindle home screen, choose Menu and select “Sync and Check for Items”.

Kindles that require the update are as follows:

  • Kindle 1st Generation (2007)
  • Kindle 2nd Generation (2009)
  • Kindle DX 2nd Generation (2009)
  • Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation (2010)
  • Kindle 4th Generation (2011)
  • Kindle 5th Generation (2012)
  • Kindle Touch 4th Generation (2011)
  • Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012)