Samsung Will Cap the Galaxy Note 7's Maximum Battery Life!!

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  1. droidprincess

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    I took the update.... right now it just has a pop up warning to power phone off and exchange when charging starts. I will update later if it charges to 100%.

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    I got the update today, too. Battery was at 80% after, and I put it on the charger. It charged to 100%. Not sure if it'll do that once I take it below 60% though. Will have to see.
     
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    Wondering if it just says 100% for 60%. So 50%will only really be 30%. Let us know if the battery seems to drain faster.
     
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    Yes, but why would you? If the battery is unsafe, get it replaced.
     
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    So if I get a new note 7, there won't be an update that max's the battery out at 60%?
     
  6. Preach2k

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    No!! Why would it be on the new phones. That update is for those who do not return the recalled Note 7!

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    Thank you for clarifying that for me. That was my worry. I went back and saw where I misread. Thanks!
     
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    I charged mine at 50% and it went to 96%...got a little warm so I unplugged it.

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    Does the Note 7 allow fast charging? Didn't know if they would disable a feature like that considering the circumstances.

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    The reduction to 60% capacity will likely not reflect in the battery meter. They will just limit the maximum battery voltage to what it would be at 60% and adjust the meter so it reads 100% at 60% of the maximum battery capacity. You'll only notice that it both charges to 100%, and discharges to where it requires charging much faster. You'll only get about 60% of the specified runtime with each charge.

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    Charge mine to 100% even tho it gets warm and hot while using it plugged in for games or wat not never no issues.As soon as i take it off charge it cools right down

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    Yes it does, and if I were Samsung given the situation with batteries burning and exploding, I would demand that fast charging were suspended going forward and until this situation is fully investigated and conclusively resolved.

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