Mate 20 Pro reverse wireless charging

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a giant 4,200mAh battery, and chances are you're not going to run it down in just a single day of use. You know who doesn't have great battery life? That friend with an ancient Galaxy S6 or iPhone 8 and thanks to the Qi wireless charging standard, you can give other phones a jolt of power using the Mate 20 Pro's extra-large cell.

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Juice to spare

How to activate reverse wireless charging

  1. Go to the Settings app and tap Battery
  2. Near the bottom of the page, tap "wireless reverse charging"
  3. Following the instructions that appear, flip your Mate 20 Pro over and place the phone you want to charge on top of it.

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Note: The phone you want to charge will obviously need to be compatible with the Qi wireless charging standard as well. Charging speeds won't be particularly fast, so don't expect miracles. Nevertheless, it should be enough to give a flagging handset a bit more life until its owner can make it to a wall outlet.

Reverse wireless charging

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Epic battery life

Battery life is one of the few areas where most smartphones, even at the high end, still disappoint. Not so with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which in addition to offering excellent longevity has a fantastic camera and the latest version of Android.

Nobody likes running out of juice. Fortunately, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro offers great battery life for not just its owner, but their friends as well.

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