New Update Will Hamper Note 7 Battery Life (So You’ll Bring It In) Dylan Duarte November 6, 2016 News Samsung doesn’t like that you’re holding onto your Galaxy Note 7, but they can’t come and forcibly take it from you. What they can do, however, is frustrate you to the point where you return the phone voluntarily. They’re hoping that a new update will do just that by limiting the phone to a 60% charge. According to a Samsung spokesperson, nearly 85-percent of all recalled Note 7 handsets have been through the Refund and Exchange Program, and most participants simply swapped it for another Samsung smartphone. The company is hoping to lure in the remaining Note 7 users with this latest update, which will drop in a few days. Not only will the update limit the battery life, but affected phones will also get reminders – every time the phone is powered up, charged, or the screen is turned on – to return the phone. Meanwhile, over in New Zealand, that particular Samsung branch is handling the issue by cutting off cell service entirely for Galaxy Note 7 devices. Not that your battery topping out at 60-percent isn’t a deal breaker (because it definitely is), but it could be worse! Share This With The World!