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Kindle Paperwhite Update 5.4.3 Adds Better PDF Support

If you Kindle_Paperwhite_35438287_35437744_35438313_35438312_02_620x433[1]bought a Kindle Paperwhite in yesterday’s sale then I have some good news for you. Amazon rolled out a new update today for the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s only good for the 2013 model, and it adds a number of useful features.

The update add faster and smoother PDF handling, better support for accessing your notes, and a new option to cancel your ebook purchase when buying from the sample.

Amazon says that this update will automatically download and install on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly, but if you like you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB. You can find the update, as well as information on how to install it, at the following link.

Kindle Paperwhite 2 Software Update

Here’s a full list of the updates.

  • Access Notes from the Reading MenuWhile reading, you can view all of your notes by tapping the Menu icon and then selecting Notes. You can also continue to access the Notes tab from the Go To menu in the reading toolbar. To learn more, go to Add, View, Edit or Remove Notes
  • Manage Cloud CollectionsSee all of your collections in a Collections view, and customize where your collections show on your device. To learn more, go to View and Manage Your Cloud Collections.
  • PDF ImprovementsPan and zoom within PDF documents more quickly and easily, and adjust the margins for an optimized reading experience.
  • Cancel Full Book Purchase from within a SampleWhile reading a book sample, you can view the price of the full book and purchase with one tap. You can also cancel the purchase before the download is complete by tapping cancel purchase.


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Ray March 6, 2014 um 3:56 am

Although the things they just added are useless to me, it seems that Paperwhite 1 users don’t have an update for a long time. Still don’t have the vocab builder which I would like to use.

burger flipper March 6, 2014 um 8:19 am

Quite disappointed about this too. I’d also like the newer style of pop-up footnotes.

mieiri March 6, 2014 um 6:41 am

Any chance this comes to KT?

Nate Hoffelder March 6, 2014 um 7:19 am

I’d say there’s a good chance. But it might take a while.

mieiri March 6, 2014 um 7:51 am

Good to now. Here in Brazil we have to play close to U$400 for the paperwhite and I get my KT when I was abroad. Love it, great hardware and all.

As I am here now, would like to say "great work with the blog, Nate!" Keep it up.

Piotr March 6, 2014 um 2:31 pm

I wonder if this update will solve "Low Memory" error on KP2 while reading pdfs, it’s so annoying…

Mohammad Kanso April 8, 2014 um 3:43 am

Hey Piotr,
The update should fix the "Low Memory" error you’re been encountering. It is indeed quite annoying.

Ray March 7, 2014 um 12:22 am

Just read that Paperwhite 1 also has an update now. Great!

Bruno Candeias May 14, 2014 um 3:47 pm

Awesome update! But I can’t find the option to adjust the PDF margin, how do I do that?

Thank you

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