Amazon’s 3.6.1 buggy update to its Kindle app for the iOS has been resolved and is now available in the iTunes Store.
Users of the Kindle app for iOS devices beware. The newest Amazon Kindle update, version 3.6.1, for the iOS has a very serious bug that will delete the app’s entire library collection. The update was meant to fix a couple bugs and the registration process. Instead, the update de-registered iOS Kindles, deleted libraries, bookmarks and settings. One unhappy user writes “Thank you new update for erasing all of my saved settings. Now I have to go through my hundreds of books to find the ones I haven’t read and change all of my screen settings.” Fortunately, users do not have to worry about re-purchasing previous downloads as all Kindle purchases are backed up in the cloud. Users can retrieve their books after re-registering, of course.
Amazon was quick to admit the issues with the new update and even warned users from updating the app with a warning message. As of now, Amazon has identified the issue that de-registers the Kindle and have submitted the fix to Apple. For those that have updated to 3.6.1 Amazon suggests that they register again to access the information for the cloud. For Kindle iOS users who have not yet updated, Amazon has released a fix to Apple that now resolves the issue. The new updated, 3.6.2 is now available for download in the iTunes store. In the ‘What’s New’ section, the update states that it now fixes the registration issue along with other bug and security fixes. As of now, there has been no incidents with this new update.
The Kindle App for iOS devices is available for iPhone 5 and above and is free to download.
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