Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 lineup in February. The company unveiled a new feature called Wireless PowerShare. The cool feature essentially lets you literally turn your S10 into a wireless charging mat so you can power up your Galaxy Watch, Buds, or just another Qi-enabled phone just by laying it on the back of the S10.
Wireless PowerShare works on all the three models:
- Galaxy S10E
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10 Plus
This feature will also be a part of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold to be launched in April.
STEPS TO USE WIRELESS POWERSHARE:
Wireless PowerShare is simple and straightforward to use and doesn’t have a settings pane in the Settings app.
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to view the Quick Settings pane
- Tap on the Wireless PowerShare button. A popup will appear on your screen which shows how to best line up the S10 with any device it’ll be charging.
- Lay the S10 on its face and place a second phone, Galaxy Watch, or Galaxy Buds case back-to-back against the S10. For best results, you’ll want to line up the phones the same way to prevent slipping and make sure the coils meet.
- If Wireless PowerShare doesn’t detect a device charging, it will disable after 30 seconds automatically.
ABOUT WIRELESS POWERSHARE:
- For Wireless PowerShare to work there must be at least a charge of 30 percent else it will be automatically be disabled.
- On average, you’ll lose about 25 percent of your battery per hour, but your mileage will vary.
- The S10 will charge any Qi-compatible accessory or phone. Qi-compatible phones include all iPhone models, the most recent Pixel models and previous Samsung Galaxy phones.
- It charges a bit slow at 4.5W at all times.
- It can be used when the S10 is charging or completely wireless.
It’s a cool feature may not be used often but has the potential to save your phone accessories when they are just about to die.