Kobo is pushing out a new firmware update that will give users the ability to set a four digit PIN number. This will protect your device from making unauthorized purchases from the digital bookstore and the internet browser.
Release Notes for version 4.15.12920
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.
Bug Fix – Previously, when reading .MOBI books, your progress was not remembered.
This firmware update is available for all models after the Kobo Touch. It should be available to download within the next few days. You can simply hit the sync button to download it.
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