The update will be a similar one that Samsung has issued in the past in which the battery of the phone will be limited to a maximum of 60% charge. This is done to ensure that the battery does not reach full capacity and thus reduce the potential for it to explode. We suppose there is also the hope that by making the phone barely last through the day that customers will get frustrate and return it.
According to Conor Pierce, Vice President of IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland, “Our absolute priority continues to be customer safety. This new battery software update is specifically designed to remind all Galaxy Note7 customers to replace their device at their earliest possible convenience through their local Galaxy Note7 Replacement Programme.”
So far many airline companies and governments around the world have banned the phone from being brought onboard flights. Samsung has also setup booths at various airports to help facilitate the exchange of the phones, so if you haven’t done so already, perhaps it’s time to take your phone in.