Even more Note 7's being disabled this month

Even more Note 7's being disabled this month
Even more Note 7's being disabled this month
Samsung is issuing an over-the-air update in South Korea that will completely stop the Note 7 from charging.

Those in South Korea who are still clinging to a Note 7 will be completely out of luck by the end of the month. Samsung has decided to disable charging on the phones via a software update. Although they've collected an estimated 97% of the phones from South Korean customers, Samsung is determined to avoid any more fiery accidents. Given the recall progress they've made in other countries, this is really just Samsung playing catch up.

In the US and other countries, the Note 7 has been dead for quite a while. Starting with a 60% charge limitation, the final nail in the coffin was when carriers completely blocked the phones from connecting to cell service back in December. Similar to other updates Samsung has sent out, this one will likely be compulsory as well. Only users who have found a way to block updates will be able to continue using their Note 7. Samsung estimates that they've removed 96 percent of the devices from circulation worldwide. If you happen to be one of the four percent refusing to give up their Note 7, exchange the phone before it becomes a dangerous pocket warmer. 


static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 03 > Even more Note 7's being disabled this month
Nicholas Morbidelli, 2017-03-25 (Update: 2017-03-25)