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Samsung fixed Gear S3 battery drain problem with latest update
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:10:50 AM »

Smartwatches arenít exactly known for their long battery life, but things get even worse when thereís an issue that causes the battery of your wearable to die prematurely. Such was the case with some Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches. About a month ago Gear S3 users started reporting unusually short battery life on their devices (again) and although the proposed fixes helped some of them, many continued to experience the unwanted behavior. But no more!

The latest software update for the Gear S3 frontier edition, carrying the beautiful name R760XXU2CRK2, is meant to put an end to the problem once and for all, SamMobile tells us.

At only 10.17 MB, the update is quite small and so is the list of fixes:

Fixed an issue of sudden battery drain when connected to certain smartphone models
Improved reliability of downloading app from Galaxy App Store

Itís hard to make it clearer what the purpose of this version of the software is. If the watch hasnít updated automatically, you can start the update from the app youíre using on your phone (Galaxy Wearable for Android or Samsung Galaxy Watch for iOS) and go to:

Settings > About Gear >Update Gear software.

And thatís it, your battery drain headaches should be in the past! Unless youíre using the Gear Sport, in which case youíll have to wait a bit more until an update is released for it as well.

The fix wasnít the fastest one weíve seen, but still, Samsung deserves credit for taking the issue seriously and providing people a proper solution.