Recent Samsung Galaxy S8 update breaks fast charging for some owners

Recent Samsung Galaxy S8 update breaks fast charging for some owners

It appears that a recent update for the Galaxy S8/S8+ might have caused some units to malfunction. The problem seems to come from last month's software upgrade which contained the October Android Security patch. After installation, the update breaks fast charging on certain devices.

Unsurprisingly, affected users have voiced their concerns over the internet. There are multiple appeals for help on Twitter as well as a number of threads on the Samsung community forums:

Normal charging appears to be working, but we can understand if people are frustrated with their phone taking up to 6 hours to recharge. Fortunately, this may not be a widespread issue, but we certainly hope that Sammie will address the problem quickly. The Korean tech giant hasn't acknowledged the bug yet, but we'll make sure to keep you updated on any developments. 

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6 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1427; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

So it takes about the same time to charge as an iPhone now. I wonder if Apple will try to sue them for that?

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Lol, they will

3. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I see an incoming pop-up notification on the S8: "This has been a warning. This is what you will experience on a daily basis if you ever buy an iPhone."

5. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1163; Member since: May 01, 2017

Are you sure about that? My 6S will fully charge in a little over an hour granted it's a smaller battery...

6. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Facts and reality, not a necessity for an iPhone user.

4. Jrod99

Posts: 694; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Good grief. Ios 11 and now Android too. Get these updates right.

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