The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 got to a pretty good start for Samsung, with millions of units having already been shipped around the world. However, all of that changed when reports from all over the world started to emerge about units exploding while being charged. This prompted the South Korean electronics manufacturer to issue a massive recall of all affected units. Samsung recently launched an IMEI check process in Hong Kong and China, so that customers could check whether their Galaxy Note 7 was a faulty unit. The company has now launched a similar website globally, so that owners all over the world may check whether they will need to get a replacement.
If you go to the website, you will need to key in the IMEI number of your Galaxy Note 7 and it will check whether your device is part of the recall process. This is done so that owners will be able to receive official confirmation from Samsung that their device should be replaced. At the moment, all Galaxy Note 7 units need to replaced, except those which have been sold in China. In order to check your IMEI number, proceed to ‘Apps’ and select ‘Settings’. Once in Settings, select ‘About Device’ and then ‘Status’. Selecting ‘IMEI information’ will show you your IMEI number which you can then key into the website. Another way of finding out the IMEI number of your Galaxy Note 7, is to flip your device over and there should be a sticker on the rear with the IMEI information, that is if you haven’t peeled it off. As well as these methods, users can also dial *#06# in the phone app to get the IMEI number right away. The link to the IMEI checking website by Samsung can be found in the source below.
If you own a Galaxy Note 7 and you are still unsure whether or not your device is a faulty one, then proceed to check your IMEI number on the website provided by Samsung, or contact your local Samsung store, carrier or retailer regarding the replacement process of your unit. The longer people keep their faulty Galaxy Note 7’s with them, the higher the chance of it exploding and causing damage or bodily injuries. So far, 70 cases of exploding Galaxy Note 7’s have been reported.