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How to charge other phones with your Samsung Galaxy S10

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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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Samsung Galaxy S10 specs
  • 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 11 Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy S10+ specs
  • 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 11 Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy S10e specs
  • 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 11 Samsung One UI

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