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New Gear S3 update should fix battery charging and overheating issues

Samsung is pushing out yet another update to the Gear S3 as we wait for the arrival of its true successor. And it’s an important one, too, if you were one of the unlucky people who were having problems charging their Gear S3 to 100 percent without the watch throwing up overheating warnings. The issue has been fixed with the new update, which mentions that it includes changes to the battery charging algorithms.

Gear S3 update fixes battery charging issue

For those unaware, some Gear S3 smartwatches weren’t charging to 100 percent in one go after the Tizen 3.0 update. The watch would overheat and stop charging at 90 percent, following which it had to be taken off the charger so it could cool down. It then needed to be put on the charger once again so the battery could reach 100 percent charge. An annoying issue, as many have pointed out in our forums and in various other groups, especially since Tizen 3.0 also reduced the overall battery endurance of the watch for many users. Samsung has released a few updates to fix battery life, but not everyone has reported positive changes following those updates.

The update also includes the usual stability improvements and is 16 MB in size. The build number is R760XXU2CRG3 and R770XXU2CRG3 for the Gear S3 frontier and the Gear S3 classic respectively. You should be able to download it from the About Gear » Update Gear software section in the Settings tab of the Samsung Gear app on your phone.

Do let us know if the update fixes your Gear S3’s battery issues.

New Gear S3 update should fix battery charging and overheating issues

  • Model: SM-R760
  • Dimensions: 49 x 46 x 12.9mm
  • Display: Circular 1.3" (32,9mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7270
  • Camera:

  • Model: SM-R770
  • Dimensions: 49 x 46 x 12.9mm
  • Display: Circular 1.3" (32,9mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7270
  • Camera:

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botacek
botacek

Charging works me always good. Battery drain is proximity same. I you always on and have a maximum brightness. I charging every day. At the end of the day I have about 25-30%.

Therefore, the update did not change much.

Santoss07
Santoss07

DON’T DO THIS UPDATE! Make yourself a favor and forgot about this update, the battery will last less after this update!

GS7edge
GS7edge

2 days after the update my gear no longer overheat when charging. Bug fixed.

vagelisfil
vagelisfil

Installed latest update 2 days ago. Not fixed for me. Charge stopped 2 times (first at 45% and second at 74%). Overheating error still occurs.

mzgunes
mzgunes

when the charge level reaches 80%, it was not charged with a warning such as “there is overheating”. the problem has been corrected with this update. it can now charge 100%.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Can you manually push an update to the Gear? because I always get these updates month(s) later and This particular update is essential!

Biransahin
Biransahin

I just got it yesterday and after having the same problem as described, my first charge after the update brought it to 100% and the light turned green. All ok. I haven’t been having any problems with battery life, so all ok there. One thing I haven’t checked yet though. Air conditioning was on when I charged it so the house was cool. I noticed that before the update that when the days were hot, (30°C+) was when the problem occurred. I will try next time without air conditioning switched on to see if the problem is truly resolved.

saints5354
saints5354

First charge after the update, it seem like solve the problem, managed to charge to 100% in one go, will test it tml and feedback again.

GS7edge
GS7edge

Received the update, hopefully it will fix my overheating issue when charging

SinvalPinheiro
SinvalPinheiro

Meu problema era com o consumo de bateria, estava tendo que fazer recargas em menos de 24h espero que isso corrija.

botacek
botacek

Now I update my Gear S3 Frontier after a Week I can told my opinion on update.

MohamedYousri
MohamedYousri

I had the same problem exactly as descried, downloading and installing the update hoping that it will fix this issue.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Count me as one of those unlucky people! This has been very annoying as I can’t even get through a full 24 hours now… Just eagerly awaiting the Galaxy Watch now so I can upgrade/trade in.