If you're one of the Kindle owners who didn't get the update in time, don't panic.
If you missed the deadline, there is still a way for you to install the update.
If you notice a screen that says Your Kindle Is Updating, this is what’s happening.
If you’re curious as to whether a more current update is available, you can check at Amazon: You don’t have to manually update your Kindle Paperwhite.
If the firmware number matches one of the numbers on this help page then you already have the update.
Also, if you can't find your Kindle on that second page then you don't need the update at all.
Like other tablets, the Kindle, Fire HD, and Fire HDX all receive occasional updates that add new features and improve security.
Depending on how long it's been since your Kindle connected to the internet, you may need to install one or more updates.
Each update will need to be installed one at a time, in the correct order.
For example, with firmware update 2.5, Amazon added the capability to sort e-books into collections, a feature that had been repeatedly requested by users.
To find out which version of the firmware your Kindle is running, follow these steps: If an update is available, your Kindle Paperwhite will download it when you turn on the wireless and connect to a network.