Kindle Touch often gets software updates from Amazon, bringing performance enhancements and new features such as new language support and enhancements to its experimental browser. But unlike smartphones, e-readers take a long time to warn of these new versions.
If you have such a model on hand but you still don’t have the latest news, learn in this tutorial how to update your Kindle Touch.
Step 1: Make sure your Kindle Touch is the latest version available from Amazon. To do so, go to the Amazon update site and check the software number. Then compare with your e-reader version. You can check which version is installed by going to the menu and selecting the “Settings” option. Open the settings menu, click the Menu button again and choose “Device Info”.
Step 2: To start the update, go to the Kindle Touch update site and download the latest issue from the “Download Software Update XXX ” link (the three “x” correspond to the version). If it is version 5.1.0, used as a reference in this tutorial, you can download it directly from here.
Step 3: Drag the downloaded file into the Kindle Touch in the root folder (do not place it inside any e-reader internal folder.
Step 4: Once that is done, unplug your Kindle Touch and go to the Menu, select the “Settings” option, go to the menu again and click “Update your Kindle”. A message will appear asking for confirmation. Just accept and wait for the entire upgrade process, which only takes a few minutes.
Step 5: Once rebooted, when you return to the main menu listing your books, your device will be up to date.
You can purchase the installation of the latest version of Kindle Touch by going to the menu, selecting the “Settings” option, going to the Menu again and checking the version under “Device Info”. If the edition is the same as the one on the site, your Kindle Touch has been successfully updated.
With your Kindle Touch updated, you will be able to use a lot of new features, which was absent from your device. Moreover, the updates also bring more security features to your device, thus keeping it safe from all kinds of threats that lurk around the web. If you are experiencing the problem in receiving updates, then you can get in touch with Kindle support providers because they know how to add updates to Kindle Touch if someone is not able to receive the same automatically.