When Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 series last month, the company also presented a new feature called Wireless PowerShare. The feature essentially makes your phone a wireless charging plate that can charge another phone, smartwatch or set of earbuds.
It is a cool feature that may not be used so often but has the potential to save the day before a long flight when the headphones should only die.
Wireless PowerShare is currently available on the following Samsung phones:
- Galaxy S10E
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10 Plus
We also know that Samsung's Galaxy Fold also supports the feature when It starts in late April.
Things to keep in mind
The Galaxy S10 must have a 30% or higher charge for Wireless PowerShare to work. The function is automatically deactivated if you fall under it.
Wireless PowerShare is charged at 4.5 W all the time . Yes, it's pretty slow. But remember that Samsung has to handle the heat generated by wireless charging and the battery is just below the charging coil.
S10 uploads some Qi-compatible accessory or phone . All iPhone ($ 1000 on Amazon) models, the latest Pixel ($ 313 on Amazon) models and earlier Samsung Galaxy phones are all Qi compatible.
Wireless PowerShare can be used when S10 charges or completely wireless. So if you often travel and need to charge your smartwatch or headphones, you can connect S10 to charging, turn on Wireless PowerShare and upload your watch while you sleep.
How to use
Wireless PowerShare does not have its own dedicated app. Heck, it doesn't even have its own setting window in the setup app.
It's easy to use: Pull down from the top of the screen to display the quick setting box and press the Wireless PowerShare button. A popup will pop up on your screen and give you advice on how to best set up S10 with whatever it charges.
Turn your S10 over, the screen down, onto a flat surface, and then place a phone or accessory on the back of the unit. I have found that the center of S10 + is the best place. Wireless PowerShare disables itself after 30 seconds unless it detects a device charge.