How to verify that your new Galaxy Note 7 is safe

As we’ve all heard and known in the past month, the highly sought after Galaxy Note 7 was made available from Samsung. Unfortunately the phone has come under some fire… literally. Shortly after release, it was discovered that the many Note 7 units were defective, having issues with the battery which was causing units to explode at random. Samsung has officially started the recall and stated that new Note 7’s are shipping out soon/now.

To be sure that you have a new Galaxy Note 7, there are a few tips that Samsung has provided. First off, through a software update, the battery icons in the status bar, always-on display, and the power menu from white to green. If you don’t have the phone on, then you can check the barcodes sticker on the box for a small square at the upper right.

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Samsung still urges those of you that have yet to send your old Note 7’s back to do so, for safety reasons. If you haven’t, there’s no reason not to at this point.

Once you have gotten a Galaxy Note 7, you’ll be able to ensure that it is safe by either of these two methods:

  • New green battery symbol on the Status Bar, the Always On Display screen and, the Power Off prompt screen (pictured above)
  • Square symbol on box (pictured below)

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Source: Samsung