You Must Update Your Old Kindle to Stay Online

Amazon has an announcement that you don’t want to ignore, especially when you have an old Kindle made before 2012. The largest online retailer is warning that you must update your old Kindle by Tuesday, March 22; otherwise, it’s going to lose the connectivity.

Well, that’s actually a bad news, because you will no longer be able to access the Kindle Store or sync your device with the cloud without the connectivity. The company says, this update is necessary to assure that the Kindle remains consequential with continuously evolving industry web standards. In case, you don’t update before that date, you’ll end up receiving the following message:

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.

You won’t be entirely out of luck if you miss the date. You’ll just have to do the arduous task of connecting your Kindle to a computer using a USB cable to download the update manually.

If you own a newer Kindle, this warning is not for you. Amazon says the following devices of Kindle are exempt from this update:

  • Kindle Paperwhite (6th and 7th generation)
  • Kindle 7th Generation
  • Kindle Voyage 7th Generation

However, if you own any one of the following, you do need to update your device:

  • 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)

Amazon also mentioned that Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation, the Kindle Touch 4th Generation and the Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation will only update via Wi-Fi, even if the 3G connection is active.

So, what are you waiting for? Update your Kindle now as time is running out.

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