Samsung’s latest mobile device, the Galaxy Note 7, has been in the headlines for an apparent manufacturing defect. There are multiple reports of the smartphone’s battery overheating and exploding, these explosions have resulted in the recall of more than 2 million devices.
Samsung and U.S. authorities alike have recommended customers return their potentially defective devices for a replacement, but many retailers do not carry enough replacement units. For this reason, Samsung is issuing an update to prevent further device damages.
The new update, estimated to be released September 20, will cap devices charging to no more 60 percent. While the update affects the device’s ability to charge past a certain point, the phone should function normally in all other aspects.