Samsung announced that it will be issuing a software update to US Note 7s that will prevent the phone from charging or working as mobile devices.
The move comes a little over a month after Samsung capped charging on US Note 7s at 60 percent, and two months after Samsung fully recalled the phone because of explosions.
Samsung has done its best to get the phones back and offered customers financial incentives to exchange their phones and has issued updates in various countries that have made the phones less useful.
But there are still people that have decided to keep their melting phones.
Samsung said the software update will be released starting on 19 December and will be distributed within 30 days.
This software update will prevent US Galaxy Note7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices. “Together with our carrier partners, we will be notifying consumers through multiple touchpoints to encourage any remaining Galaxy Note7 owners to participate in the programme and to take advantage of the financial incentives available.”