Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Drain Fix OTA Update, How to Force Update

Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Drain Fix OTA Update, How to Force Update Samsung Galaxy S3 pebble blue 300x142Samsung Galaxy S3 has quickly become the smartphone of the year, and has been selling like hotcakes. But unfortunately, some people are experiencing battery issues on their Galaxy S3. Fear not, as Samsung has released an OTA update for the international Galaxy S3 users which fixes the issue.


The OTA update is labeled as a “stability” update by Samsung and can help fix cell standby battery drain issues on your Samsung Galaxy S3 if you’re experiencing them. The update is 1MB in size and can be downloaded when connected to data network or WiFi. This update bumps the radio firmware to XXLH1.

If you receive the following notice then it’s best to wait for a while as OTA updates can take some time to reach users.

“Access to the software update service is provided to users in the order in which they request it. Try later”

If you wish to force update on your device, look below.

Here’s how to force update on Samsung Galaxy S3:

Step 1. Go to settings.
Step 2. Go to About device.
Step 3. Go to software updates.

Alternatively you can use Samsung’s Kies desktop software to download the latest OTA update for international Samsung Galaxy S3. The OTA update is not out for carrier devices such as AT&T and Sprint yet and users may have to wait for some more time to get the update.

Some users have reported that the update has made the battery drain worse, so it’s best to practice caution. If you’ve been looking for a fix to battery drain on your Samsung Galaxy S3 and don’t wish to wait further then custom ROMs are the way to go.

Fun47 will be covering tips and tutorials for Samsung Galaxy S3 users, so stay tuned. Do let us know in the comments if the update helped fix your issues or not.

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