Gear S3 receives Software update in the USA to fix sudden battery drain problem

Nov 14, 2018

Today, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier users in the USA started to receive a software update that promises to fix an Issue with sudden battery drain. Update: Fix has been spotted in Germany and Russia. This problem seems to happen when the wearable device was paired to certain mobile models. Samsung have not elaborated to exactly what models are currently affected by this issue, they just want you to know that the resolution/fix is at hand 🙂


The firmware version is R760XXU2CRK2/R760OXA2CRK2 and it is only a 10.17MB download. The platform version is still Tizen We presume the update for the Gear S3 Classic, a model that is technically the same as the Frontier, will also be rolling out shortly.

According to the changelog, the only other thing that is supposed to be improved in this update is the reliability of downloading apps from the Galaxy App Store. We presume this fix will be making its way to other markets from Samsung's Global Servers. Usually, Europe and Australia seem to be second in line followed by Asia and other markets.


Gear S3 firmware update Changelog

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


Manually update your Gear S3

You should get a notification asking you to update the Smartwatch, but just in case you don’t, below are the Instructions to manually check for an update:

  • Launch Samsung Galaxy Wearable
  • Select About Gear
  • Select Update Gear Software
  • Select Download updates manually
  • Click Ok to begin the download process and follow any on-screen instructions.

If you haven't received the software update, then please be patient whilst Samsung does their global rollout. Have you updated your smartwatch? Let us know where in the world you are in the comments section below.

Read also: Strava RUN, WALK or RIDE Fitness App released for Samsung Wearables

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