The truth is that Samsung has not been one of the first smartphone companies to embark on the adventure of including this system in their terminals. Although, what is true is that all Samsung high-end phones in recent years have already been counting on reverse wireless charging. Specifically, the first to have this technology were the South Korean manufacturer’s Galaxy S10 series mobiles.
And since then, its higher-end smartphones have continued to include this system among its components. Although, one of its strengths is that we can use reverse wireless charging at any time and when we decide. Basically, because the smartphones of the Asian firm have the option of being able to activate or deactivate it when you decide. Therefore, we will explain what exactly it consists of and how you have to enable it on your phone.
How Wireless Reverse Charging Works
In recent times we have seen how within the charging technologies, which are integrated into our smartphones, the reverse has been one of the most interesting that have been implemented. However, today it still remains one of the most unknown by many users. There are even people who have it available in their terminals, but have not discovered it yet.
With this function, which we should not confuse with the classic wireless option which came to our smartphones a long time ago, our phone is capable of serving as a power station for other mobile devices or even gadgets of all kinds such as wireless headphones or Bluetooth speakers.
It is neither more nor less than the simple fact that we allow a smartphone to become a wireless charger. In this way, it will only be enough to place another terminal or device compatible with wireless technology on it so that its battery begins to fill up.
However, its integration is still something that we usually find in high-end terminals. Although, this reverse and wireless system is a technology that is beginning to be included in more and more smartphones that have among their characteristics with the wireless system. So, there will come a point where we can also enjoy this technology on phones that do not belong to Samsung’s top range.
Activate it on your Samsung mobile
The reality is that the use of reverse wireless charging is a feature that can be very useful for those users with a Samsung smartphone. Basically, because it will allow you to share some battery with another device, whether it is also yours or someone else’s. Of course, it must be compatible with the type of wireless charging for it to work and prevent the other person from running out of battery.
However, in order to use this method on our phone from the Korean firm, we will have to first enable said technology on Samsung itself. Although it will be somewhat hidden, so we will explain step by step how to get to its section. Therefore, if you want to activate this functionality in your terminal, you must follow the following steps:
- Access the phone settings.
- Enter the Maintenance and battery section of your Samsung.
- Click on Battery.
- Tap Wireless Charge Sharing.
- Flip the switch that appears at the top.
- Enable the function by clicking on the switch that will appear with which we can share the battery with another device.
- Once you have completed the previous steps, you can use your mobile to transmit energy to another. In addition, in this same section in which we have managed to activate this technology of our mobile device, it tells us how we should place said terminals or any other gadget so that we can use this method of the best form.
- One of the great advantages that we can find in this same menu is that it will allow us to establish what is the limit percentage of the battery of our smartphone that we are going to want to share. In addition, there is usually a limit established by default, but we can always change it depending on our needs. To do this, you only have to click on that percentage and select the one you want to give to the other device.
9. What smartphones can be charged with this system?
- The operation of this technology is limited to those devices of the South Korean company that are compatible with Qi WPC wireless charging. So, we can find that the models of the Galaxy S series from the S6, as well as the Note models from the Note 5, are compatible.
- So, beyond these terminals, the Asian firm itself cannot ensure the compatibility of this technology with devices from other manufacturers. However, there shouldn’t be any kind of problem in principle as long as it has Qi technology among its components.
12. Important points when using reverse charging
- In addition, there are a series of points that we must take into account when using this system with our mobile device. And although it is true that this technology is effective, it is somewhat more sensitive to the wired method. So before proceeding to use it, you should know that the phone you want to charge must also be compatible with the Qi wireless standard.
- Another factor is that, although the brand has advanced a lot in this section, the speeds are not particularly fast, so you cannot expect miracles when using this functionality either. In addition, we can only put one device at a time and the use of this technology can affect both the reception of calls and the mobile data service.
- It is also important to bear in mind that if you have problems connecting both devices or the process is too slow, it will be necessary to remove the covers if they have one. And, of course, to be able to use this wireless and reverse technology, both devices must be turned on.
- Likewise, the device to which we want to transmit energy must necessarily be placed in the central part of the back of the Samsung smartphone. In the event that a few seconds pass and the process does not start automatically, we will have to recognize these devices again.