New Samsung Gear S3 update addresses battery life issue


One month has passed since Samsung's Gear S3 received the Tizen 3.0 update. The major software upgrade introduced a number of new features, but its rollout wasn't exactly problem-free. Many owners of the wearable have encountered various problems after updating, the most severe of them being related to poor battery life. 

If you have experienced a similar issue, we have good news for you. Samsung has released a new patch that promises to increase the time between charges. The only thing mentioned in the changelog of this 21MB patch is "improved battery usage time". Currently, the update is only available to Canadian users, but we suspect that a global rollout will occur in the following days.

If you want to download the update, head to the Samsung Gear phone app. Once inside, go to the About Gear menu under Settings. Also, feel free to let us know if you notice any differences after installing the patch.

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7 Comments

1. Nicoglx

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

You can download it in Argenitna too

2. Xavier1415

Posts: 199; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Thank God!

3. aluyanda82789

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

Loving the update so far. At this point i'd be in the low 80%. At 91% still. :)

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2599; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Hurray, I'm in Canada! Boo, I bought an imported international Gear S3, so no update yet. 5 hours off the charger and I'm down to 60%. Ugh.

5. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

This is live in the US. Go into the Gear App and manually download. At least the WiFi version (which I'm installing now) R760XXU2CQL1/R760OXA2CQL1

6. gamehead unregistered

i want it

7. mentalerror

Posts: 15; Member since: May 19, 2016

still no tizen 3 update here in the Philippines.... :(

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