When Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 series last month, the company also unveiled a new feature called Wireless PowerShare. This feature essentially turns your phone into a wireless charger that allows you to charge another phone, smartwatch or earphones.
It's a cool feature that may not be used too often, but may save the day before a long flight when your headphones are just dying.
Wireless PowerShare is currently available on the following Samsung phones:
- Galaxy S10E
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10 Plus
We also know that Samsung Galaxy Fold also supports this feature When it starts at the end of April.
What to Remember
The Galaxy S10 must have a 30 percent or more charge for Wireless PowerShare to work. The function is automatically deactivated if you fall below this.
Wireless PowerShare always charges 4.5 W . Yes, it's pretty slow. Remember, however, that Samsung has to manage the heat generated by wireless charging and that there is a battery under the charging coil.
The S10 loads any Qi-compatible accessory or telephone . All iPhone ($ 1,000 at Amazon) The Latest Pixel ($ 313 at Amazon) and earlier Samsung Galaxy phones are all Qi-compatible.
Wireless PowerShare can be used when the S10 is charged or completely wireless. If you travel frequently and need to charge your watch or headset, you can connect the S10 to charge, turn on Wireless PowerShare, and then recharge the watch while you sleep.
Wireless PowerShare does not have its own dedicated app. There is not even a separate setting area in the settings app.
It's easy to use: Swipe down from the top of the screen to see the quick settings panel and tap the Wireless PowerShare button. A pop-up window will appear on the screen informing you how best to align the S10 with the charger.
Flip the S10 onto a flat surface and place a phone or accessory on the back of the device. I've found that the middle of the S10 + is the best spot. Wireless PowerShare will turn off after 30 seconds if no device is charging.