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Samsung users can disable fast charging again

Samsung brings back fast charge disable option to Android Marshmallow
Samsung brings back fast charge disable option
Samsung removed the ability to disable fast charging from TouchWiz last year, but now they bring it back with the Marshmallow-based firmware updates.

Fast charging is a very useful feature that many consumers consider "a must have" when deciding which handset to buy. On the other hand, even if using this with today's batteries should not lead to a shorter life span for them, disabling fast charging should be available for those who might need it. 

Last year, Samsung decided that removing the ability to disable fast charging from TouchWiz is a good idea. Now they bring it back with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based updates. To turn off fast charging, one simply needs to go to the Settings>Battery menu and find the Fast charger section with the Fast cable charging toggle inside.

One of the main reasons for disabling this option is that most handsets get pretty hot when being charged with it enabled and some users want to use their phones while charging them. Even more, since many smartphone users charge their handsets overnight, it does not matter how fast is the process, since any smartphone battery used by Samsung handsets at this time can easily get a full charge in a few hours.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-17 (Update: 2016-03-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.