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Critical Update Required for Kindle by March 22-Truth!

Critical Update Required for Kindle by March 22-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:
Without a critical update, Amazon Kindles will no longer be able to connect to the Internet.
The Truth:
It’s true that a critical update is required for older Kindles by March 22 in order to connect to the Internet.
Amazon has sent emails and postcards to the users of Kindles affected by the critical update in recent months. Click here for information about what software version is required for different devices.
Kindles that don’t receive the update before March 22 won’t be able to connect to the Internet. In order to correct the problem, those Kindle users will have to manually download and install the critical update, according to a message from Amazon:

Important: If you do not update your device by March 22, 2016, you will receive the following message on your device: Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time. Please make sure you are within wireless range and try again. If the problem persists, please restart your Kindle from the Menu in Settings and try again. If you see this message on your device on or after March 22, you will need to manually install the latest software update for your device. Go to Fire & Kindle Software Updates for more details.

But even though warnings about a critical Kindle update are true, be on the lookout for scams that play off the critical update. Avoid any communications or links that don’t come directly from Amazon, and keep in mind that the update is free.