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:
- From Home, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
- From Settings, tap the Menu icon again, and then tap Device Info.
If you have the latest update, it should look like this: Kindle 188.8.131.52
If you do not have this software version, click the link below to download the software update to your computer:
After you've downloaded the file to your computer, see Transfer & Install a Kindle E-Reader Software Update for instructions on installing the update.