Those Who Have Older Kindles Should Update Now or Lose Internet Access


Those with older Amazon Kindle devices should update their e-reader immediately, or lose access to the Internet.

Eight of the company’s 12 models require an update by March 22. That includes the Kindle 1st Generation (2007), 2nd Generation (2009), DX 2nd Generation (2009), Keyboard 3rd Generation (2010), Kindle 4th Generation (2011), 5th Generation (2012), Touch 4th Generation (2011), and Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012).

Pre-2010 devices require a wireless (2G/3G) connection to update, activated on the first-gen Kindle by flipping the rear switch, and via the Menu on a second-generation Kindle or Kindle DX. Later models can be synced via Wi-Fi; just visit the Menu and choose Sync and Check for Items.

Neglect to make the over-the-top change by tomorrow, and you’ll lose access to the Kindle Store, books saved in the Cloud, and other features that depend on Kindle services. Plus, you’ll be scolded by a stern message on your device, and have to manually install the latest software update with a USB cable and computer.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, Stephanie Mlot