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Kindle App for iOS Update Deleting Libraries

by Sean P. Aune | February 27, 2013February 27, 2013 7:00 am PDT

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Users of the Kindle app on iOS devices be warned, you may want to skip downloading the 3.6.1 update.

When Amazon pushed out the Kindle 3.6.1 update yesterday to iOS users, it seems it carried an unexpected surprise with it: the deletion of your entire book library. Users were quick to note the issue in iTunes reviews, and Amazon has now added a warning to the listing.

Note: There is a known issue with this update. If you are an existing Kindle for iOS user, we recommend you do not install this update at this time.

No word as of yet when a new update will be forthcoming, but we suspect it is rather high up on the priority list for the company at the moment.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...