Kindle Fire Version 6.2.1 brings performance boosts, more options

Amazon has just posted release notes for the Amazon Kindle Fire Version 6.2.1 software update (Version 6.2 dropped just a few weeks ago), which has promised to address a number of nagging issues. Included in the update are:

  • Enhancement for fluidity and performance
  • Improved touch navigation response
  • Adds the option to choose which items display on carousel
  • Adds ability to add password lock on Wifi access

In a few quick minutes of testing, the touchscreen definitely is more responsive, and the UI does seem to be more fluid. 

You can sit back and wait on the update to push out to your Kindle Fire if you want. Or you can update manually. We've got instructions for that after the break.

Source: Amazon

How to manually update your Kindle Fire to Version 6.2.1

  1. Download the update from Amazon.
  2. Plug your Kindle Fire into your computer.
  3. Open a file explorer. Open the Kindle Fire. Copy the update you downloaded to the /kindleupdates folder.
  4. Disconnect your Kindle Fire.
  5. Tap the Kindle Fire's navigation bar. Then "More" and then "Device."
  6. Tap the "Update your Kindle" button. Sit back and relax. It'll reboot a couple times while uploading.

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