With these tips you will be able to charge your Samsung phone or any other manufacturer's phone. Very useful if you have a broken charging port or in an emergency.
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About a year ago, my Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus broke, and the USB Type-C port indicated moisture inside, preventing charging. This posed a significant inconvenience for me as I couldn’t charge my phone’s battery.
Fortunately, for me and other users, Samsung provides an option to wirelessly charge the phone using another compatible phone. In my case, I used my partner’s Samsung Galaxy S20 FE as the charging device. If you find yourself in a similar situation, keep reading as I explain how you can take advantage of this feature while waiting to charge your phone naturally or using an alternative method.
Samsung’s Wireless Power Share
This charging method is made possible through Wireless Powershare, known as Wireless Battery Sharing on Galaxy phones like those in the S series. This method enables the device to share its battery through a form of induction using Qi technology and is designed for very specific situations, such as the personal example detailed at the beginning of this tutorial.
Keep in mind that sharing the battery from one phone to another is an effective but extremely slow way to charge. Additionally, this feature is not exclusive to Samsung phones; it is also compatible with other devices like iPhones, Pixels, and other high-end mobile phones. For Samsung, some of the compatible models include S10, S20, S21, S22, S23, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy Note 20, respectively. To activate the function, simply follow the steps based on your goal.
If your phone acts as the charger for another
- Wireless Power Share.
If your phone receives the charge from another phone
- Charging settings.
- Enable wireless fast charging.
After that, simply bring both phones close and place them together on the back; you’ll see that one of them will start charging. However, if your phone is the one sharing the battery, it will drain quite quickly and stop sharing when it reaches 30%.
Another option: Sharing charge via USB
This method is less elegant but faster and more efficient. To use it, you need a USB Type-C cable with identical ends, such as the one [available on Amazon](https://amzn.to/3sZLT5q). Any cable meeting this requirement will work, but it’s recommended to choose a quality one as low-quality cables can pose long-term issues.
When you connect both phones, a notification about the USB connection will appear on both devices. On the phone supplying the charge, you’ll see the message “The connected device is charging via USB.” On the other phone, a “USB for file transfer” message will appear. By tapping the notification and selecting “Tap for more USB options,” you can access the setting to enable or disable charging for the connected device.
It’s essential to note that this method works best with phones that have a USB-C connection. While it’s possible to connect older models with microUSB using an adapter, it may not always be as efficient.
Note: This content has been translated with an artificial intelligence tool, so the translation may be slightly inaccurate. The original version written by our editor is the the Spanish version