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Galaxy Note 7: Samsung rolls out new battery limiting software

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Samsung has issued new software which limits the battery charge on its Galaxy Note 7 handset to just 60%.

The move is designed to convince any owners who have not returned their potentially faulty handsets to do so quickly. A third of Galaxy Note 7 owners in Europe have yet to exchange or return their phones, according to Samsung’s own figures.

Samsung rolled out similar software last month and will be hoping that this latest update can help it further limit the fallout from the biggest disaster it’s ever faced.

Production of the Galaxy Note 7 was halted earlier this month after Samsung’s initial recall of the device did not bring an end to batteries exploding while the phone was in use.

Since then, airlines and aviation regulators have imposed a blanket ban on the smartphone. Samsung has even gone as far as to set up special stalls within airports where Galaxy Note 7 owners can exchange their phones for a full refund or a different Samsung handset.

If you still have a Galaxy Note 7, make sure you turn it off immediately and return it to the point of purchase as soon as possible.

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