New Kobo Software Update Adds Parental Controls


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Kobo has started rolling out a new software update for their line of ebook readers that adds a couple of new features and fixes some bugs.

Kobo has mostly been doing minor updates lately that aren’t worth talking about, but this update at least adds a couple of new features, including a new parental controls option that lets you set a 4-digit code to access the Kobo store and web browser.

They also improved searches and made it so a book’s table of contents is indented for multiple levels.

The update is available for pretty much all Kobo models except the Kobo Mini and the first non-touchscreen models.

Like usual you can wait for the update to download and install automatically, but Kobo rolls out updates in stages so it could take a few weeks to get it. If you want the update now you can download it from this Kobo Firmware Downloads page.

Here’s the list of changes with the 4.15.12920 update:

Parental controls:
You can set a 4-digit PIN that must be entered to access the store and web browser on your eReader. To turn it on, go to Settings and select Accounts.

Indented table of contents:
If your book’s table of contents contains multiple levels, it will be indented for better readability.

Search improvements:
Typing is now more responsive when searching.

Wi Fi now reconnects more quickly before you search the store, allowing search suggestions to appear as you type.

Fixed:
Previously, when reading .MOBI books, your progress was not remembered.

via: MobileRead

One Response to “New Kobo Software Update Adds Parental Controls”

  1. Marian van Lammeren Reply June 3, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Since this new update, the Kobe e reader doesn’t remember the progress anymore of my books of the format .pub.

    Can this be fixed? Or is there a possibility to go quickly multiple pages ahead in a book? Now I have to tap the screen 400 times, when I want to go 400 pages further.

    Regards, Marian