UK residents who own a Note 7 won't be able to charge the phone past 30%

UK residents who own a Note 7 won't be able to charge the phone past 30%
The Galaxy Note 7 is, without a doubt, the most infamous phone of 2016. What could have been the best phone of the year turned out to be the most hazardous, resulting in not one, but two recalls. At the time of this writing, it's been around two months since Samsung officially pulled the plug on the Note 7, but despite those 60+ days, there are still Note 7 devices out in the wild that have yet to be handed over to the company. According to Samsung, around 10% of Note 7 handsets that were sold in Europe are still in the hands of consumers. This poses a safety hazard, and in an attempt to get remaining owners of the phone to finally exchange their handset for a different one, Samsung has announced that they'll be rolling out a software update to Note 7's in the United Kingdom that will limit them to charging to only 30% of the internal battery capacity.

If you've been following the news recently, then you're aware that this isn't the first move Samsung has made over the past few days to try and kill off any and all remaining Note 7 units. Note 7 smartphones in the United States will receive a software update on December 19th that will prevent them from charging entirely, and December 15th will see Note 7 handsets in Canada no longer being able to connect to cellular networks in the country. With these two main countries taking similar steps, it's no surprise that the UK is receiving similar treatment.

As per Samsung -

These recent moves by Samsung make it quite evident that the manufacturer will do anything in its power to stop Note 7 units from being used, and while some may see these actions as a bit too harsh, it's a simple issue of safety on Samsung's end. The company has faced enough trouble throughout 2016 as is. The last thing that ole Sammy needs is to have someone get injured by a smartphone of their's that is recalled.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

lol just give up this phone already.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But ... I reckon those who still use tjeir Note7 must have already disabled the OTA, no? Heck, stuff like Package Disabler does that just fine... Flashing a modded firmware or custom ROM (which. changes the Note7's model number) also makes them evade all these restrictions against the Note7. I can see Sammy is doing all in their power to stop the Note7 from being used, but... but, the end user who owns the Note7 has the final say.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes we do! It's my phone. I paid cash fo it. It doesn't belong to Samsung ot T-Mobile. I don't want an S7 (even the Edge), I definitely not buying an iPhone and everything else is just boring. The Note 7 is simply that good. Unless my explodes, I'm keeping it. There is nothing wrong with my phone...per se. I am sure whatever defect that caused the others to catch fire, is simply not in my phone or, because I'm not purposely sitting around trying to destroy it is why it hasn't had any issues. Its gotten hot a couple times under heavy load, but that's it.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dude, please, just give it up. If your sentences ever have to start with "Unless my explodes" it's time to reassess your life choices.

19. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

consider the's techie,,he bought 3 of the Note 7's

2. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao that's horrible

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014


13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What's really funny is that, this isn't their flagship device! So that makes you look stupid to even find it funny!

6. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

What a beauty!! WOW

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1284; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Why upto 30%? Why NOT limit it to 5%?

9. monoke

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

End of the line foR closet note 7 owners?

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

At his rate, I will be the only one in the world with a Note 7. I will be NOTE-toriously Infamous! Too bad most of the owners are not knowledgeable enough to install Package Installer Pro (older version) to block any installs or to install Custom ROM which also block OTA updates.

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Gotta respect what Samsung is doing. If you really respect Samsung you would follow their demands, however some people are just plain irresponsible. This is where you can step up PA. Maybe you should delete some comments or do a temporary ban on some accounts. Don't let your viewers post negative comments about keeping unsafe devices.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or maybe since you don't even own a note 7 or even a Samsung to begin with, you could just remove your ugly self from even coming to these articles to begin with. How about that? In fact, you don't even have to come top this site. So maybe they should delete YORU account, and delete all your negative posts on the subject to begin with. How about that?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Read post #15...

20. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie , you and others keep calling iPhone users sheep and brainwashed and loyalists - but look at your self? To be honest note 7 isn't even the best mobile device. It's just the one with most of the features whether they're bad or good and even before the fire issues it had issues with aggressive ram management. Why are you holding on to that. It's just an s7 edge with a pen. Gain some dignity - let it go.

17. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

nice feature OF 30% maximum charge rate with a cost of over a grand in the UK.

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

TECHIE, it'll be bricked in coming weeks while you act clueless!

21. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 2016

I'm working from home, it's not a big problem, I have a powerbank too

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