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Galaxy S10’s dual charging lets you forget about your smartwatch charger

Wireless PowerShare on the Galaxy S10 is one of those features that isn’t a must have, but is neat to have nonetheless. Being able to charge other devices wirelessly with the Galaxy S10 is especially useful if you own one of Samsung’s smartwatches. And here’s something that you may not think of doing when you get your Galaxy S10: charging the phone with a wire while your smartwatch sits on the back of the phone and gets charged through Wireless PowerShare.

Yes, Wireless PowerShare pretty much means you no longer have to keep that smartwatch charger handy, especially if you charge all your devices overnight. Just plug in your Galaxy S10 to a wall charger, put it face down on your bedside table (or wherever you keep your phone when you’re asleep), and drop your watch on the phone’s back. Do keep in mind that you have to enable Wireless PowerShare from its quick toggle in the status bar every time you want to reverse charge a device with the S10.

Have you received your Galaxy S10 pre-order yet? Tells us your opinion of the phone so far and what you think about Wireless PowerShare down in the comments! And don’t forget to check our Galaxy S10+ review (our Galaxy S10e review is coming in a few days).

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  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide

  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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LIORID
LIORID

I have a new s10 plus and a galaxy watch, i tried to charge the watch with my s10 plus but nothing.
The red light in the back side of the phone was on but nothing in the watch.
Can someone help me pls?

Biransahin
Biransahin

Definitely great for small devices like the watch and buds. I’ll be waiting for Note10 but praying that the screen cut out is hidden or we can’t use it with our own apps. Highly unlikely to happen so we will likely be waiting for Note11. It’s a beautiful phone. The hole is fine, it’s not an aesthetic problem for us, just a practical one.

thibaly
thibaly

My pre order will be sent tomorrow 😀 can’t wait

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

How much different is the reverse charged compared to the mate pro? Is it better than 1% increase after 10 mins?

Biransahin
Biransahin

I saw a comparison video on YouTube yesterday, the Samsung was substantially faster, but either way it’s really only practical for small devices. Still good though!

brendonx
brendonx

This only works if your watch has a certain type of strap. I have one those click metal straps so the back of the watch won’t sit on back of the phone.

This is the reason I have never bought the dual wireless charger

Biransahin
Biransahin

That’s a practical problem alright. I changed my metal strap back to leather a few months ago, but you’re right, it won’t work. You can actually find some excellent metal straps that can separate now, both magnetic and clip on types. Might be worth checking out. 👍

locarno
locarno

“Do keep in mind that you have to enable Wireless PowerShare from its quick toggle in the status bar every time you want to reverse charge a device with the S10.”

How to always have enabled it ?

gentux
gentux

That is really neat, especially when I go on holidays I don’t have to carry the charger for the Gear S3, a micro USB cable, a USB-C cable for the phone as well as a dual USB wall charger but just a USB-C cable and a single USB wall charger.

locarno
locarno

Yes. It is good function.

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