If you have a Galaxy Note 7, right now is the time to turn it off and bring it back to the store. Why? Here’s an excerpt from an October 9th story in CNET:
“Samsung’s exploding phone woes continue with more reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7s exploding.
A Minnesota teenager told a Minneapolis-St. Paul TV station that she felt a “weird, burning sensation” in her thumb while holding her Galaxy Note 7 Friday afternoon. That report was followed Saturday by news that a Kentucky man had to go to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after another replacement Galaxy Note 7 caught fire earlier this week.”
I think the best advice is just to bring it back and pick out a new phone. Since it has only been available in the US since August 19th, and most of our readers are not early-adopters, you may still be under a 30 day exchange policy offered by your place of purchase anyway.
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