T-Mobile starts pushing software update for Galaxy Note 7 that limits battery charge to 60%

Samsung is taking into consideration all the option to try and prevent customers who purchased the Galaxy Note 7 from keeping them. Last month the South Korean company announced that a software update for the Galaxy Note 7 will be pushed across Europe in order to limit the phone's battery charge to 60%.

Today, T-Mobile announced that it will start rolling out a similar software update for the Galaxy Note 7. The update will be pushed to Samsung's phablets beginning November 5, and it looks like this is a mandatory update, so you won't be able to avoid it if you still own the Galaxy Note 7.

Aside from limiting the phone's battery charge to 60%, the update brings a few other changes. For example, the battery indicator color will be changed to grey. Also, recall pop-up notifications appears more frequently.

This might be one of the last steps that Samsung is taken towards forcing people who purchased the Galaxy Note 7 to go ahead and return it as soon as possible.

Recently, Samsung New Zealand announced that effective November 18, all Galaxy Note 7 owners in the country will be prevented from the connecting to any mobile network services to make calls, used data or send SMS messages.

While these drastic measures haven't been introduced in other countries yet, we wouldn't be surprised if Samsung will enforce them soon to ramp up the percentage of Galaxy Note 7 returned.

UPDATE: The software update that limits the battery charge to 60% is likely to be rolled out at all carriers across the country, so it's not just T-Mobile customers that are getting it.

source: T-Mobile

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  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

And they make fun of iPhone fans. Continuing to use an explosive device right next to their face is a trait "of a higher intellect" eh? I've been repeated to told how Apple users are brainless shells that can't even think of themselves... So how does this work?

3. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

There is a huge difference man. While the brainwashed ifans stay with Apple, it's only for the brand name no matter what crap it is, the Note7 users would go to any other brand, if make Note-like device. Note7 is gorgeous and with unique functions, that ppl couldn't find anywhere else. That's the key here.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Note7 is gorgeous and with unique functions, that ppl couldn't find anywhere else. That's the key here." And you have the balls to call Apple users brainwashed saying stuff like this.

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

brainwashed ifans != Apple users

11. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*brainwashed ifans != Apple users" This is why I hate children. What "brainwashing" is occurring with these I fans? Because they like a product more than the alternative they're brainwashed?

45. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Nope, because they say iphone is better for things which it actually isn't, like ot has beat processor, best ram, highest resolution screen, apple make all their own parts, It's just better. They don't try to understand or reason, even if you put facts infront of them they gonna say I don't believe you or gonna get mad. They are just stupid kids who happen to be ifans. It's not that I completely hate apple, I recommend product from many manufacturers including apple based on need and budget. I purchased ipad air 2 when it came out because it was best performing tablet and I got it with 5% discount and $140 worth gift card. I used that to read books, play games, run few apps. Ifans buys one because new one came out.

46. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

When I said brainwashed ifans != apple users What I menat was the guy said brainwashed ifans and you interpretated it as apple users.

48. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Because no matter what Apple does if it means delaying the release of features on a phone or removing features or charging for features that normally aren't charge for or limiting features so that you have to pay what normally isn't charged an iPhone customer will be brainwashed and buy regardless. Apple screws their customers royally.


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Broke Ghetto Loosers: Fandroids.......!!!!

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup! I have balls to say that. Because Note7 users would do for any other brand, if make device in the Note category. They don't care about Samsung. Unfortunately there is no other device in this category. Next question?

9. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sure. How am I supposed to get iOS without buying an iPhone? You said "unique features" are your reasoning, and I would call my preferred OS to be a unique aspect. So tell me wiseman........... how am I any different from your beloved Note 7 users? We share items that can't be duplicated. Yet in your deluded world, they aren't "brainwashed" but I am. I would buy other phones, if it offered iOS....... so, why? I can't wait to break this down......

21. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Using different OS for same device that do same things, is not like using different category device. Again- Note users don't care about the brand. They would buy even iOS Note-like device. Simply iPhone Plus is not.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Using different OS for same device that do same things, is not like using different category device." That's the very definition of a different category. Literally every major user based aspect lies within the software. If I can't have the software I want, no buy!

26. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

iBS I agree that you love your iOS and will never go to other OS. But it has nothing to do with the Note users. Many of them ifans that could not find such device in Apple Store. And many of them would buy such device if Apple could make it. I give up man. LOL

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It doesn't take balls to say crazy things on a tech site comment section dude. It just takes stupidity.

39. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

You said a mouth full Klinton 60% battery limit just hit me today in Australia. Well, guess it's back to Note 4 Anyone out there with a better screen, camera, storage and pen combo to tempt me, anyone, hello, is there anyone out there, hello. No

43. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I'm not a Note user but you don't have to be brainwashed to see that the device is unique. It's also fair to say that despite minor upgrades and in many people's opinion huge downgrades (see iPhone 7), Apple people still defend Apple to the death. I've used iOS and it would be the OS I would give to a grandparent because it's very plain and simple. For me? I like the customization that Android affords.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I use both, so now what?

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Come on man. The issue isn't about what you use. It's about what they be saying and claiming. They are saying they don't understand why people don't want to give up their Note. He is saying it's because, they don't have an equal alternative to the Note. Yes you don't have an option for IOS. It's not the same. The reason it's not the same is simple. Even though you don't have an alternative iOS device, you do have alternative devices thatvarebewual or better than the iPhone, they just don't run IOS. We do have alternative Android devices, but we have no identical alternative to the Note. Yes other phones have a stylus. But the concept of the device is not centered around it like the Note. If Apple was to have a recall, there are lots if iPhone alternatives that would be good. HTC 10, S7, Xperia Z, Moto X and One Plus 3. But what alternative do I have? The fact is you have an alternative to iPhone, because you can use an IPad and still have 100% access to all your stuff. But on the Nite, there are things that won't be available, even if I buy another Samsung. The Njtebhas to equal. The iPhone has an equal. It's an IPad. The only differs t between an IPad and a iPhone is size and cellular capabilities. So you missed his point. Which he has a good one.

36. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Happy to see someone understand the point. Thank's man. Only one thing confused me in your comment: 'Yes other phones have a stylus. But the concept of the device is not centered around it ' Every ifan can buy such stylus-hotdog from Amazon or ebay. Even any Android phone user. And no matter how Apple or other OEM try to make concept centered around it, it will not help at all. There in Note is completely different hardware pen and display technology that makes the job possible.

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes, idiots/fanboys make fun of genuine users, it doesn't matter if you are iPhone or android or Samsung fanboy. There are iPhone fanboys who think iPhone/Apple is superior in every way and Samsung/Google/android is completely trash and vice versa. I think there's nothing wrong in making fun of those. But you can not categories someone one by just one preference to be idiot or smart (higher intellect).

10. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It's not same to mock at ifans, as to Note users Note users don't care much about the brand. Simply Note is different device than anything else on the market. Single device in different new category

12. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Note users don't care much about the brand." There are a million f**king idiots walking around with potential hand grenades, and you can honestly say that they don't care about the brand at all? Techie and his entire clan own one......you gonna tell me it's not because he's a Samsung fan? Give me a break......

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

B O O M goes the dynamite.

27. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

thought you'd never say that..

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yes! Note device's love is mostly about the category, not about the brand or OEM. iPhone Plus is not Note replacement- and is not about the OS.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have my Note 7, because I love this phone and I don't want to give it up. I bought it with my money. The fact is, Samsung released 2.5M of these an only 26 actually caught fire. And there were o my a very view instance with the new one. What I find is so funny is, you will find a person who wants to keep his phone, crazy for the potential danger, but you won't say the same for people who do stupid things that are dangerous. For example, it was reported that a chick climb over to the other side of a railing on a bridge to take a breathtaking picture with her iPhone. She slipped an fell to her death. If my phone catches fire, it's likely not going to kill me, because no one has been killed by their Nite 7. Yet you have ignored the fact that several people have been killed using the iPhone. A phone should not catch fire. But iPhones have an ma y have injured an killed people and it forced a plane to land. Something the Note has not done. I bought this phone with my money. It's not about. Eing a fan. It's about I want to keep my phone until the next model come out. You can think my choice us stupid and that's fine, you are entitled to your opinion just as i would be. I respect your opinion, but you don't control my choice. If there was a 100% it's ticsl alter stove to the Note, I would get it. A 12.2" Note isn't very portable compare to if it was an iPhone I could just buy a 7 inch joad that would work just fine.

32. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

In order: A) Never said liking it was a problem. B) The "I bought it with my money!" cliché is played out. Would that same excuse work for any other dangerous situation. Probably not. C) Ohhhhhhh.........I say a lot of people/things/traditions or stupid, including dangerous hobbies and activities. D) That's tragic. When did it happen? E) That's logically impossible. The risk far outweighs the gain of keeping a Note 7 after this. You're being a fan. F) Your choices and opinions are fine......until they put others in the line of fire (okay.....I admit that was bad). If you were a single dude living a macho, fast paced, bachelor lifestyle, I'd have just about no problem with it. However, you aren't, and that's hazardous to the individuals you care for.

40. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But some of them may be holding on to the note because there is no other phone like a note out there. And your right some may be holding on to it because they are just Samsung fans. I would go to one of the other android phone if they had a note type phone like my note 5. I am not stuck on Samsung, I am stuck on Android and the note series use the s-pen every day. Anyway not trying to battle with you just giving my opinion on how I feel.

34. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You're equally as stupid as them if you're only pointing fingers on one side, blind fanboys from BOTH sides are equally stupid and annoying, don't talk like only one side is at fault.

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