For all those of you who are using the older versions of Amazon Kindles, there is an important notification. If your Kindle was a 2012 model or older, then you will have to update your Kindle at the earliest or you will not be able to connect it to the internet.
This has spelt disaster for all those users who have held on to their older kindle devices. The update, or lack of it thereof, will affect the Kindle Paperwhite 5th generation that was launched in 2012, 2012, Kindle DX 2nd generation made in 2009, and Kindle Keyboard 3rd generation created in 2010. Generations 1, 2, 3 and 4, from 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 respectively, also come under the scope of the update.
Amazon has been very clear on the fact that if a user is not able to update his old Kindle then he would receive the following error message:
“ your Kindle is unable to connect at this time. Please make sure that you are within the Wireless Range and try again. If the problem persists, please restart your Kindle from the menu in settings and try again.“
Not many users will be keen on seeing this message because once the Kindle is disconnected from the Internet it is practically useless. Whenever kindles are turn on and connected to WiFi the automatically download and install updates. This is generally done when the Kindle is in an idle mode. However if you have not turned your Kindle on for quite some time then it is advisable that you turn it on now and you visit the sync and check for items menu and proceed to installing the new update. There is also a way out of this. In case you have forgotten to download the update then you can also do it manually. Once you visit amazon’s website you will be able to get the update file and you can transfer it to the Amazon Kindles by using the USB cable. The help page on Amazon will be able to give you an update of how to go about this. But before March 22nd 2016 if you are able to connect the Kindle to the Internet then you would be saved from a lot of hassle in future.