How to use Galaxy S20 Wireless PowerShare

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 and its siblings do support wireless PowerShare. It’s a new wireless charging feature that comes in handy whenever you need to stretch a little of what’s left on your other smartphone or accessory’s battery. Read on to learn more about this new charging feature and how to make the most of it on your new Samsung device. Here’s a quick guide on how to activate and use the Galaxy S20 wireless powershare.

The latest Galaxy flagship devices can now be used as a wireless charging mat or portable charger to power up other smart accessories including the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds, and other Qi-enabled smartphones. This is made possible with the new feature called Wireless PowerShare.

As recommended, your Galaxy phone must have at least 30 percent of battery in order to use Wireless PowerShare. Otherwise, you will be prompted to charge your phone beforehand.

Easy steps to activate use the Galaxy S20 Wireless Powershare

Time Needed : 5 minutes

With Wireless PowerShare, you can turn your Galaxy S20 into a wireless charger and use it to extend the battery life of your other devices. Highlighted below are the standard steps to access and utilize wireless powershare on your Galaxy S20. Individual screenshots depicting each procedure are also provided for easier navigation. Before you proceed, get your Qi-enabled accessory ready and then continue with these steps.

  1. Start by launching the notification panel.

    Just slide your finger from the top of the Home screen.

    galaxy s20 wireless powershare - launch notification panel

  2. From the Notification panel, drag down the Quick settings panel.

    This panel is represented by a dash or short horizontal line in the bottom-center of the notification panel.
    The notification panel will expand and display more icons.

    galaxy s20 wireless powershare - notification quick panel

  3. Locate and tap the Wireless PowerShare icon.

    A separate menu that contains wireless powershare instructions will show up next.

    galaxy s20 wireless powershare - wireless powershare icon

  4. Position your Galaxy S20 face down on a flat surface. Then, get your wireless charging capable accessory and place it on the back of your phone.

    This is the recommended placement to get the device ready for wireless powershare.
    Be sure to place the accessory on the center back of your Galaxy S20.
    The charging process will then instigate.

    galaxy s20 wireless powershare - place accessory

You can remove the accessory from the back of your phone when it’s done charging.

Wireless PowerShare was first introduced during the Galaxy S10 series rollout. The technology works by turning the Galaxy device into a Qi charging pad, sharing its battery to charge other devices wirelessly.

Aside from smart accessories, other smartphones such as iPhone XS, LG G7 and Pixel 3 can also be charged using Wireless Powershare on your Galaxy S20. However, it would take a serious amount of time for the other phone to finish charging due to slow speeds. Having said that, the Wireless Powershare feature is only ideal for low-powered accessories like the Galaxy Buds.  

Hope this helps!

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