Note7 owners: Samsung is forcing a software update to limit your battery

Note7 owners: Samsung is forcing a software update to limit your battery

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If you're still holding onto your original Samsung Galaxy Note7, otherwise known as a potential fire hazard, that smartphone is about to become semi-useless.

On Sept. 5, Samsung Electronics Australia announced it was recalling the country's 51,060 Galaxy Note7 smartphones after faulty batteries were blamed for a number of fires and injuries globally.

Now, in an attempt to keep people safe, the company is going to the extraordinary step of pushing a new mandatory software update on local customers, which will limit battery charge to 60 percent to prevent the phones from overheating.

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