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Fast charging broken for some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus owners
Samsung owners have taken to the internet to voice their displeasure with a recent update. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are having issues charging their phones. The problem seems to stem from a bug in the October security patch that Samsung pushed last month. Once installed, it is preventing the devices from using fast charging. Normal charging is still working as expected, but the lack of fast charging is frustrating owners.
@SamsungSupport @sprintcare Latest S8 update (SM-G955U, build number ending QJH) has broken fast charging (1). (2) when 100% wireless charging, screen keeps turning on and off ALL NIGHT LONG. Extremely annoying. Major, major issue. Help us!— mmark27 (@mmark27) November 30, 2017
This incident is obviously a black eye for Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S8 gets pretty pedestrian battery life as it is and some are now complaining it is taking up to six hours to recharge their phone. We’ll stay on top of this story and update you when we have more details to share.
Galaxy S8 owners, are you seeing this issue? Let us know down in the comments if you’re being affected.