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How to charge other phones with your Samsung Galaxy S10

How to charge other phones with your Samsung Galaxy S10
You might've heard by now that Samsung's latest flagship phones are a bit of sorcerers — they can charge other handsets! And not via cable or anything cumbersome like that, but entirely wirelessly.

What?

Yeah, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ all support reverse wireless charging or — as Samsung calls it — PowerShare.

Before we get into the guide of how to activate and use this feature, we'd like to point out that using wireless PowerShare is hardly a good option — inductuve charging is extremely inefficient and you will end up losing a lot more charge from the Galaxy S10 than the receiving phone will get. That said, if you happen to be full and need to revive a buddy's phone for a bit, it can work.

Wireless PowerShare works best if you are charging smaller things — like a smartwatch or the Galaxy Buds case. But sure, it can work for a phone. Here's how to do it:

I. Activate Wireless PowerShare



You can find the toggle to do this in the notifications shade. If it's not there, tap the triple-dot menu and open Button order to find the Wireless PowerShare tile and put it where you want it to be.



II. Turn phone around and use it as a charging pad



The next step is simple — turn the Galaxy S10 face-down and put the receiving device on top of it. The S10 will give off a slight vibration when it detects another device and the charging begins.

That's pretty much all there is to it. Have fun!

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S10e
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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