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Amazon Warns iOS Users to Avoid Kindle Update

February 27, 2013  |  12:50pm
Amazon Warns iOS Users to Avoid Kindle Update

Update: Amazon and Apple have just released a new bug-free Kindle app update on iTunes. The previously posted warning telling iOS users not to download the update has been removed and iOS users are now free to download the update. If you downloaded the buggy update released on Tuesday, please see the article below to find out how to get your ebooks back if they were deleted.

Original Text: Here’s another reason to pay attention to those app descriptions on iTunes.

Amazon has posted a warning
telling iOS users not to download the newest update for Amazon’s iOS Kindle app on its iTunes app page.

As The Verge points out, the update contains a bug that can delete a user’s entire ebook library if they download the update and the app is used on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The buggy app update was released Tuesday. Though the bug can delete your ebook collection from your iOS-run mobile devices, fortunately it is possible to get your books back via the cloud. The issue with that is, you’ll need to register and start the upload process all over again as the bug de-registers your copy of the Kindle app, reports Mashable.

In the meantime, Amazon has submitted a new update and a spokesperson from the company said the following to Mashable:

“We have identified an issue with the app update that may cause your app to become deregistered. To register, enter your Amazon account e-mail address and password and all your Amazon content will be available in the cloud. We have submitted an update fix for this issue and are working with Apple to release.”

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