Samsung will roll out an update in Australia to limit the Galaxy Note 7’s maximum charge
Samsung’s subsidiary in Australia has issued a press release confirming that it will distribute an update in the region later today to limit the maximum charge of recalled Galaxy Note 7 units to just 60 percent. The main objective of this restriction is to stop the battery from getting hot enough to spark a fire.
It should be noted, however, that this won’t put an end to the risk. If you own a device that packs the defunct cell, there’s nothing from stopping it bursting into flames — so we highly recommend that you take advantage of the recall program Samsung kicked off in the country yesterday.
We’ve already received some reports from Galaxy Note 7 owners in Australia claiming that they’ve already received the upgrade, which means that everyone should have received it by the end of the week. If you’d like to see if it’s available on your unit: Settings > About Device > Software Update