How to Update an Amazon Fire Tablet

Introduction

Amazon Fire tablets download and install software updates automatically when they're connected to the Internet. You can also check for and install software updates manually.
Before You Begin:
Your tablet must be connected to the internet
Amazon Fire Tablet.

About Software Updates

By updating the software on your Amazon Fire tablet you can benefit from new features, or improvements and bug fixes to existing features.

1 Update

Depending on which generation of Fire Tablet (Kindle Fire) you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. Below are the steps for the 4th generation devices and onward.

  1. Swipe downwards from the top side of the screen.
    Swipe method shown on tablet screen
  2. Look for Settings in the drop down menu and tap on it.
    Settings option highlighted in dropdown menu
  3. Go to Device Options.
    Device Options highlighted on Settings screen
  4. Then tap on System Updates.
    System Updates option highlighted on Device Options screen
  5. Tap on Check Now.
    Check Now option highlighted on System Updates screen
  6. The Fire tablet will automatically download any available update. After the updated files have been downloaded, tap on Update.
  7. The device will automatically restart and the Installing System Update message will appear on the screen.
  8. You may return to using your device once the update has finished installing.

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Amazon Fire tablets download and install software updates automatically when they're connected to the Internet. You can also check for and install software updates manually.
Before You Begin:
Your tablet must be connected to the internet
Amazon Fire Tablet.

About Software Updates

By updating the software on your Amazon Fire tablet you can benefit from new features, or improvements and bug fixes to existing features.

Depending on which generation of Fire Tablet (Kindle Fire) you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. Below are the steps for the 4th generation devices and onward.

  1. Swipe downwards from the top side of the screen.
    Swipe method shown on tablet screen
  2. Look for Settings in the drop down menu and tap on it.
    Settings option highlighted in dropdown menu
  3. Go to Device Options.
    Device Options highlighted on Settings screen
  4. Then tap on System Updates.
    System Updates option highlighted on Device Options screen
  5. Tap on Check Now.
    Check Now option highlighted on System Updates screen
  6. The Fire tablet will automatically download any available update. After the updated files have been downloaded, tap on Update.
  7. The device will automatically restart and the Installing System Update message will appear on the screen.
  8. You may return to using your device once the update has finished installing.
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