How to Find Out If Your Galaxy Note 7 Has a Safe Battery

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Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7 is in full gear, with fixed units expected in stores no later than Sept. 21. Now, Samsung has detailed what it’s doing to let owners know whether or not their new Note 7 is safe.

First, the company is putting a square symbol on the packaging for the phones themselves. If you see a black square near the bar code, your phone will probably not explode.

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Samsung is also making some software changes to the battery indicator on the fixed Note 7 devices. There is now a green battery icon in three places in the software.

Samsung’s press release reads:

The new green battery icon will be visible on: 1) the Status Bar; 2) the Always On Display screen; and 3) the Power Off prompt screen, which can be accessed by long-pressing the power key.


They look like this:

Image: Samsung

Sources close to Samsung tell Gizmodo that the company will continue to send out alerts to current Note 7 owners, encouraging them to replace or exchange for a different device.



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