In modern premium smartphones, you’ll often bump into wireless reverse charging in the spec sheets. But what is wireless reverse charging, and why is it a big deal? This article will get you up to speed on what wireless reverse charging is and why you should consider it when buying your next big smartphone.
Wireless reverse charging Explained
Wireless reverse charging is a feature that lets you use your smartphone to charge any other supported accessories or devices that you might have. Supported because if your accessory, for instance, true wireless earbuds, doesn’t support wireless charging, it won’t be possible.
But wireless reverse charging can be handy in juicing up different devices like smartphones, smartwatches, and smart bands as long as they support wireless charging. Luckily most high-end gadgets do, so if you have, for instance, Samsung’s latest Galaxy Buds Pro, you can use your smartphone with wireless reverse charging to juice them up.
Smartphones that Support Wireless Reverse Charging
Once upon a time, wireless reverse charging wasn’t commonplace as it is today.
Some phones with reverse wireless charging support include;
Huawei: HUAWEI P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, Mate 30 RS, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30, P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, and Mate RS; HONOR 30 Pro+, HONOR V30 Pro; HUAWEI MatePad Pro and more
Samsung: Galaxy S20, S10 series, Note 10, Note 20 series and more
Apple: iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
And some phones from other Chinese manufactures like OPPO, and Xiaomi.
How do I use wireless reverse charging?
If you have a high-end smartphone like one from Huawei, Samsung, or Apple, there’s high chance it has wireless reverse charging support.
First, you need to toggle the Wireless reverse charging switch. On Huawei smartphones, go to Settings > Battery and toggle the Wireless reverse charging feature on.
Secondly, make sure the device you’re trying to charge has wireless reverse charging turned off.
With the feature turned off on the device you want to charge, it will treat the connected device as a wireless charging brick. To be sure the device that you want to charge is juiced up, its feature has to be switched off. Otherwise, the device you want to charge may start charging your phone instead.
Thirdly, the device that you want to charge must be powered on. Finally, remember to place the device to be charged on the center of the back of your phone.
Wireless Reverse Charging Tips
- Don’t place your phone on a metal object once wireless reverse charging is turned off – it will drain your battery.
- Don’t place metal objects between the two devices.
- Wireless reverse charging is slow, so you might have to buy some more patience. In fact, it’s more suitable to use wireless reverse charging only in emergencies and not as your main method of charging your device. Looking for a wireless charger? Check out some of the best wireless chargers on Amazon.
- The feature won’t work when the main device has low power.
- Since wireless charging has different standards, phones with reverse wireless charging support from different manufacturers may not be compatible.