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Samsung will repeatedly push notifications to your Galaxy Note 7 if it’s unsafe

Samsung has announced that it will be issuing a software update to all models of the Galaxy Note 7 in the United States this week that will repeatedly warn customers that their handset is unsafe and should be exchanged if it sports the faulty battery that has resulted in over seventy devices catching fire while on charge.

Verizon-branded models of the units have already received the upgrade, and it’s expected to arrive on other carrier-exclusive models later today or sometime tomorrow. Unlocked models will receive the OTA towards the latter part of the week with some reports suggesting that it will start rolling out on Saturday.

The update will also display a green battery icon at the top of the Galaxy Note 7’s screen if it packs a stable cell. This will bring it in line with the 500,000 replacement models that Samsung has already shipped to the United States for distribution to customers with a dangerous device.

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A copy of the notification that’s popping up on Verizon’s Galaxy Note 7.

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friss
friss

My newly exchanged note7 N930FD thay was exchanged on 16 Sept, now with new green battery software update installed, it’s also come with 1 September security patch: N930FXXU2BPI9

jhtp
jhtp

Hi Friss I also has N930FD I bought on eBay and any body can helpme
I receive a update today and only charge 60% and appears a mesaage that I need Exchange. Call samsung and sendme eBay and any resolve.

raytherv
raytherv

i live in Malta and i have a defected note 7 and i still have nt hear nothing about the exchange and how its going to work

RaSeven
RaSeven

Received update this morning too. In Lithuania, for unlocked (not carrier branded) Note 7.
Got recall notice and 60% battery charging limit.

Darkstar43
Darkstar43

received the update this morning in the uk, mine now has the green battery icon..

Tokher
Tokher

Well that Was a horrible problem with batteries but it’s very good how Samsung is handling that. But people should replace their Note 7 devices and Stop using Old Note 7 and Get Replacement.

manojmcn
manojmcn

Majority are waiting for 1 to 1 exchange with new Note7. Since it’s available from today the ecchange process will be accelerated in the US. In Singapore around 80% have so far registered for exchange. A good amount among them including me have already got the new phones as replacement. Pretty happy with the dealings. Plus so satisfied with battery life with fulltime use…yesyerday got 7.15 hours screen on time.

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