Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Software Update Released

Amazon released the software update for its newest device — the Kindle Fire. After complaints from customers about the performance and features of the first version, Amazon is quick to address the issues in this first software update.

We have a new, free software update available for Kindle Fire. This software upgrade provides improvements to the operation of your Kindle Fire.

If you are not sure what software version you’re running, tap the Quick Settings icon, tap “More,” then tap “Device.” If your System Version begins with “Current version: 6.2,” you are running the latest software. If your System Version begins with “Current version: 6.0 or 6.1,” follow the instructions below to take advantage of all of the features available for Kindle Fire.

To update your Kindle, ensure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and that your battery is fully charged. Tap the Quick Settings icon in the upper right corner of your device, then tap “Sync.” The software update will automatically download in the background and will be applied once download is complete and the device is asleep.

If you’d like to manually download and install the software update on your Kindle Fire, follow the instructions below. Please note that you’ll need a USB cable (sold separately) to transfer the update to your Kindle Fire.

Download the software here.