Use This Temporary Fix for Galaxy Note 8 Battery Error

In late December, Galaxy Note 8 owners began reporting a strange phone battery issue. If the power dropped too low, it could not be recharged, making it impossible to use the device at all after the battery was depleted.

A few days later, Samsung confirmed the bug , stating that it only affects a small number of devices. However, the company has already sold millions of Note 8s since its August 2017 launch, and the issue seems to be troubling some Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices as well. So even a small percentage can mean thousands of people are at risk.

Samsung hasn’t released an official fix yet, but for now there is a third-party solution to prevent your phone’s battery from draining too low. The deep discharge protection tool promises to do just that, alerting you when your battery starts to drop and completely shutting down your phone when it reaches 12% before you cross the point of no return.

One small caveat: your phone must be rooted for the auto power off feature to work. You will still receive a series of two noisy alerts when the battery starts to run low, and the developer says they should be loud enough to wake you up while you sleep. They also want the entire program to work on Samsung phones without rooting.

You can download and install the app from the XDA Developer Forums right now. Hopefully Samsung will release an official fix soon (possibly in the Android 8.0 update ), but until then, this is your best bet.

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