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It turns out that the cutting edge Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung has a serious design flaw that makes one of its best features useless. According to multiple reports from users across the US, the auto-rotate feature of the display for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge sometimes just stops working. We reported on this issue previously here: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Owners Experiencing Some Screen Auto-rotate Problems Android Forum at DroidForums.net
The problem has now been tracked down, and it turns out it is caused by the Fast Charging feature of the device. This feature apparently heats up the phone more quickly and to a higher degree than regular charging, and this overheating is damaging a portion of the internal circuit board. The section of the circuit board is the accelerometer, which is why the Auto-Rotate feature suddenly stops working. Galaxy S6 Edge users are highly encouraged to avoid using the Fast Charging feature at all, until Samsung issues a fix.
So far this problem has only been reported for the Galaxy S6 Edge. The "vanilla" Galaxy S6 doesn't seem to have this design flaw. Although they haven't shared anything publicly yet, Samsung is likely working on a fix right now. Until they release a fix, it is best not to use the Fast Charging feature on the Galaxy S6 Edge. If you do end up having this problem before you had a chance to read this article, you should be able to exchange the device at the store where you purchased it (or through Samsung's support system).
For a few more details, hit up the source link below, and be sure to check out our dedicated Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge section in the forums: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge General Discussions Android Forum at DroidForums.net
Source: If You Have a Galaxy S6 Edge DO NOT USE This Feature Samsung Galaxy S6
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