Kindle Firmware Update 5.9.5 Improves Highlighting Functionality

Amazon rolled out an update today for late-model Kindles.

One could look at the version number and conclude this is a major update, but according to Amazon they only added one new feature:

  • You can now make multiple highlights with fewer clicks by turning off the highlight menu from Reading Settings.
  • Performance improvements and other general enhancements.

The update can be installed on the Oasis, Voyage, the second and third Paperwhites, and the latest generation basic Kindle.

You could wait for Amazon to send it to your device, but you can also download and install it yourself by visiting the Amazon website.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. James Vansickle12 April, 2018

    I have installed the update…but don’t have a Highlight Menu Anywhere.

  2. Carmen Webster Buxton13 April, 2018

    Highlighting is my one complaint I have with my Kindle Voyage. When I try to highlight the first word on the screen, with the intention of scrolling forward to highlight the rest f the sentence or paragraph, it jumps BACKWARD and highlight the previous text! I’ts VERY annoying! I hope this fixes that.

  3. Frank13 April, 2018

    The update also works with the previous basic Kindle, also known as 7th and 8th generation Kindle.
    The update seems worth going from 5.9.4 to 5.9.5.

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