How to use PowerShare on your Galaxy phone

Last modified : Feb 28. 2020

The Galaxy S10e, S10/10+, S10 5G, Note10/10+, S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra allows device-to-device charging without the need for a charger. You can also charge your Galaxy phone and another device at the same time.

Wireless PowerSharing Note10 to Galaxy Watch

Device-to-device-charging

 

If the battery on your device is getting low, automatically transfer power from your compatible Galaxy phone. Simply activate "Wireless PowerShare" on your notification panel, then place the other device on the centre of your Galaxy phone with their backs facing. Separate the devices when enough power has been transferred, or wait until the other device is fully charged.

 

Supports WPC Qi certified smartphone products and Samsung wearable devices

  • Phones : Samsung or other brand smartphones that support wireless charging(WPC Qi-certified devices.). Different devices may charge at different speeds. ※ Other company devices can vary depending on the device setting or design, even for WPC Qi certified devices
  • In case of Wearable, limited to Samsung wearable devices (Gear S3/Sport, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Buds)

Note: The location of the charging coil may vary by device model. You may need to adjust the devices until they connect with each other properly.

Watch our video below showing how it works.

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Dual chargingClick to Expand

Whilst your Galaxy Phone is plugged in using wired charging, you can charge another device at the same time.

 

Follow the below steps to activate dual charging:

1 Pull down the notification panel on your Galaxy phone and tap on Wireless PowerShareicon to enable Wireless PowerShare
enable Wireless Powershare
2 Put the centre of the Galaxy phone back-to-back with the device you would like to wirelessly charge.
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3 If you pull down the notification panel again, a message will show that it is charging the connected device. The Wireless PowerShare icon will also appear on the status bar or on your Always On Display panel.
viewing notification panel, sharing your phone's power
Why is Wireless PowerShare not working properly?Click to Expand

The efficiency of wireless charging depends on the distance between the charging coils embedded in the devices. You may need to adjust the position of the devices until they connect with each other properly.

  

Depending on the type of accessories or cover being used on your device, the Wireless PowerShare feature may not work properly. It is recommended to remove any accessories and protective phone covers before using this feature.

 

Also check that the back of the devices are free from dust, dirt or moisture before using Wireless PowerShare. 

Note: Only devices that support wireless charging can be charged using this feature. Charging speed or efficiency may vary depending on the device’s condition or surrounding environment.

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