Samsung Remotely Limits Battery Level to 60% in All Galaxy Note 7 Models

As Samsung begins the global recall of its Note 7 flagship, the company is realizing its troubles are far from over. In the meantime, it is rolling out a fix for all the existing phones out there which pose a potential threat to users.

A new software update from the Korean giant caps the charging limit of the faulty Note 7 battery at just 60-percent of overall capacity. The update will soon be rolled out to all Note 7 units bar those sent to China, as those are the only without the Samsung SDI’s faulty battery.

The solution is temporary at best and in achieving safety compromises the experience, though, to most users the cost will be more than welcome. The preferred solution remains the replacement of the Note 7’s battery with a safer replacement, or an exchange with the existing Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.

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In the meantime, Samsung is also making sure you know your new Note 7 is safe. The replacement units come with a small black box on the bar code label next to which is a white sticker with an “S” logo, on their respective boxes.

The update will begin rolling out starting September 20th, with South Korea its first market. When it reaches the rest of the markets depends on many factors. Until then, it is recommended that you turn off your phone and don’t use or charge it.


  • Bravo Samsung this is called professionalism.Samsung is even going to launch s8 earlier then expected.Competitor companies propaganda against Samsung failed miserably.

    • well this is real professionalism to limit the battery and cost people to have some mobile in such a hefty price tag :P

      • This is temporary solution for customer safety until replacement are made.Also it is good Pakistan consumers who purchased from black market before official release.So yes at-least it is better then whole battery explosion.

  • What a terribly written article.

    The story starts:

    “As Samsung begins the global recall of its Note 7 flagship, as delay show it must be realizing that the path there will be far from straightforward.”

    Is this supposed to be English?

    “The solution is temporary at best and in achieving safety compromises the experience, though, to most users the cost will be more than welcome.”

    Uh…
    But wait, there’s more.

    “The preferred solution remains the replacement of the Note 7’s battery with a safer replacement…”

    Apparently, repetition is a thing now.

    The author doesn’t even know how to structure sentences properly. He clearly shouldn’t be writing for an online publication.

    Keep churning out low quality posts, propakistani. So called “pioneers in the industry” LMAO.

  • Samsung is only doing that with devices on South Korea, it would be doing that, but they have started sending messages to Samsung Note7 users to turn off the device and contact customer support center. Customer support team is taking all the contact details of the customers and informing them that they would be informing the customers once Note7 is officially launched in Pakistan, they don’t have any exact date though as the devices are awaited from Korea! Management hasn’t given them any definitive date for new shipment. Snapshot attached of the message received from Samsung.


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