Following an increasing number of reports regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding batteries, the company issued a global Galaxy Note 7 recall, quickly setting up an exchange program. They strongly advised all Galaxy Note 7 owners to bring their devices in and wait for a replacement once the batter issue is fixed. Not all have done this in spite of the risk.
The company’s quick fix is to charge the device’s battery only up to 60 percent.
Samsung has taken this a step further and is making this mandatory through a software patch that limits the recharging.
“It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience,” Samsung said.
Global users should get the same treatment shortly after it is introduced in South Korea on September 20th.
Just to be clear, this does not mean that from now on, every Galaxy Note 7 unit will have a battery charging cap set at 60 percent max. The defective devices returned to Samsung will be replaced and will be able to fully charge, with no charging limit. The cap applies only to devices that are potentially defective and have not been exchanged.
If you have the Note 7 and haven’t done the exchange yet, what are you waiting for? Is it really worth the risk?
For more information on how to exchange your Galaxy Note 7, check out Samsung’s announcement from last week.
Oh, and if you’ve heard the rumor that Samsung will remotely deactivate your Galaxy Note 7 if you don’t exchange it – not true.
Adapted from an article by TechTimes | Photo from The Daily Mail