KindleOS 5.9.5.1 for Paperwhite (6th Generation) and above

Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation) Software Updates

We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

Here’s what’s new: 

  • You can now make multiple highlights with fewer clicks by turning off the highlight menu from Reading Settings.
  • Performance improvements and other general enhancements.

Download Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation) Software Updates

Your Kindle should download and install the latest software version while connected to Wi-Fi and charging.

You can also manually download and install a software update. Before manually downloading the software update, determine the current software version on your Kindle.

To determine the current software version on your Kindle: 

  1. From Home, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
  2. From Settings, tap the Menu icon again, and then tap Device Info.

If you have the latest update, it should look like this: Kindle 5.9.5.1

If you do not have this software version, click the link below to download the software update to your computer:

Software Update 5.9.5.1

After you've downloaded the file to your computer, see Transfer & Install a Kindle E-Reader Software Update for instructions on installing the update.