Samsung is going to nag the 15 percent of U.S. Galaxy Note 7 owners who still haven’t turned in their phones


The holdouts will start seeing their battery limited and get a warning every time they turn on or charge their phone.

Samsung said Friday that nearly 85 percent of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices in the U.S. have been returned or exchanged for another device, with most opting for a different Samsung phone.

Now, it is planning new ways to encourage the holdouts to stop using the devices.

Samsung plans a software update in the next 60 days that will limit the battery charge of these phones to 60 percent of capacity and also warn users every time they charge, reboot or turn on their Note 7 device.

“We remain focused on collecting the outstanding Galaxy Note 7 phones in the market,” Samsung said.

Samsung has taken similar steps elsewhere, including in Europe, to encourage people to stop using the devices, which pose a risk of overheating and catching fire.

As it continues to deal with the Note 7 crisis, Samsung is also looking forward, aiming to figure out how to rebuild its reputation ahead of next year’s flagship smartphone debut.

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