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Samsung brings back option to disable fast charging on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Fast charging is one of the best features to make its way to smartphones in the last couple of years, especially with battery technology failing to progress in any notable way in terms of endurance. After Samsung introduced fast charging to its smartphone lineup, the company built in an option in the software that let users disable fast charging on their device. This option disappeared from TouchWiz last year, but Samsung has brought it back with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Now, there isn’t exactly any reason one would want their phone to charge slow, especially as fast charging in its current form isn’t supposed to harm batteries. But phones can get rather hot with fast charging, and heated batteries are bound to see their longevity reduce over a long period of time. Furthermore, it’s not always comfortable to use smartphones when they are hot to the touch, which is one reason you might want to turn off fast charge. Of course, you can also turn it off if you mostly charge your devices overnight.

In any case, you can disable fast charge from the Settings » Battery menu on your Samsung device if it’s running Marshmallow. Let us know what you think about turning off fast charging – is it a feature you don’t require, or do you think it’s good to at least have the option?

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dw01mq
dw01mq

I have retained my Note 7 SM-N930F (Telstra/Australia) and am taking safety precautions that include: 1. Settings|@ Device maintenance|Battery|^ AdvancedSettings|charging FastCableCharging ON==>OFF {where ^ represents the 3 dots top right hand corner} 2. switch OFF at night and place in steel safe on ceramic tile 3. charge whilst OFF (slow speed to avoid heat -see 1 above-) in steel safe during breakfast when can observe 4. use a ‘spigen’ case to minimise bump-damage 5. carry a ‘fire resistant document bag’ for use in public spaces/transport BUT abide by ‘no-fly’ regulations 6. no longer carry in trouser pocket. I was able… Read more »

warthog50
warthog50

Not available on my SM-N930FD Note 7 with Marshmallow 6.0.1

pars1992
pars1992

its not available on Galaxy A5 2016 marshmallow !

TomMiken
TomMiken

“…as fast charging in its current form isn’t supposed to harm batteries. But phones can get rather hot with fast charging, and heated batteries are bound to see their longevity reduce over a long period of time.” Could someone explain to me the logic in these two sentences existing so close to each other in the same article?

maverick5022
maverick5022

its dosent matter the kind of charging yo want, either fast or slow some may like the fast more better than the slow, depending on the area there at…. Some people dont get a enough light like some of us do in our country… Both fast charging and slow are great add to the smart phones…

bunyospityu
bunyospityu

Every time I use fast charging on my Note 4, my battery just drains much faster, even though the percentage reaches 100% and I keep the phone plugged in. On the other hand if I untick the box, my phone lasts two days easily. Maybe it’s just Note 4 thing, don’t know.

Shonk
Shonk

A fast charge doesnt last anywhere near as long as a trickle charge
I always charge via a usb port at 500ma on my pc if i can

The Samsung chargers charge at 5v 2A or so
on a slow charge, and 9v 1.67A on fast charge

sure if your in a rush for a charge use the wall charger
but if its just the nightly recharge you really should slow charge it

galaxy4kurf
galaxy4kurf

When Galaxy s4 came out, me and my cousin bought it together in the same time… i was always charging my phone overnight… and he thought that it’s bad for its battery, so he never charged his S4 overnight… and after 2 years… both of our Phones battery life went more less than before… all I’m saying is, charging overnight is not bad for your phones battery

Wilksie
Wilksie

“Now, there isn’t exactly any reason one would want their phone to charge slow”

Then proceed to give reasons in the next paragraph… haha!

MStuart
MStuart

Custom fonts can’t be installed since Marshmallow, failing with “unsuported font” errors. Do you guys know anything about this?

Wilksie
Wilksie

And Car Mode won’t show up in the store since the upgrade so can’t use it now.