Earlier this month, Amazon promised a forthcoming Kindle Fire update to fix some bugs amidst a plethora of complaints surrounding the user experience of the device. That update has now come.
“We have a new, free over-the-air software update available for Kindle Fire,” the company says. “This update enhances fluidity and performance, improves touch navigation responsiveness, gives you the option to choose which items display on the carousel, and adds the ability to add a password lock on Wi-Fi access. The update will be automatically delivered to your Kindle Fire.”
“If you are not sure what software version you're running, tap the Quick Settings icon, tap ‘More,’ then tap ‘Device,” Amazon says. “If your System Version is ‘Current version: 6.2.1,’ you are running the latest software. If your System Version is ‘Current version: 6.0, 6.1, or 6.2’ follow the instructions below to take advantage of all of the features available for Kindle Fire.”
Users must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to update their device, and it’s a good idea to make sure the battery is charge.
Amazon instructs users to tap the Quick Settings icon in the upper right corner, then tap “Sync”. The update will automatically download in the background, and will be applied once it’s complete and the device goes to sleep.
The update can also be manually downloaded from here.