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How to use Wireless PowerShare on the Galaxy S10

Galaxy Buds charging on an S10+
Galaxy Buds charging on an S10+ (Image credit: Android Central)

Samsung has a cool new feature called Wireless PowerShare where the Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other devices. While it is possible to charge another phone wirelessly, the feature is designed primarily to allow the S10 to charge accessories like the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch Active.

How to use Wireless PowerShare on the Galaxy S10

  1. Pull down the notification panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.
  2. Swipe down once again to reveal the full set of quick toggles.
  3. Select Wireless PowerShare.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to start charging another device with Wireless PowerShare.

If you're using Wireless PowerShare to charge another phone, make sure that both devices are placed with their backs to each other. For the Galaxy Buds, just leave the case on the back of the device and it should start charging — you'll hear a notification tone once a connection is established.

As you're essentially using the Galaxy S10 to charge another device, make sure it is adequately charged first before you get started. Once the battery level falls below 30%, you won't be able to use the feature. That said, you'll also be able to charge other devices when the phone is plugged in, essentially turning the S10 into a wireless charging mat. Albeit a very costly one.

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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.