Last month, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro smartwatches with the most latest features. For starters, Samsung uses a WPC-based charging technology to power up the Galaxy Watch 5 series devices.
However, besides this common technology to charge your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 wearable, you can also use wireless charging method to power it up. This is really useful in conditions when you don’t have the charger and your wearable is running out of battery.
Wireless Power Share has become a common feature in premium Samsung smartphones. It’s also known as Reverse wireless charging that lets you charge your wearables such as smartwatches and earbuds wirelessly.
Charge Galaxy Watch 5 wirelessly:
Wireless power-sharing works with most Qi-Certified devices. It requires minimum 30% battery on your smartphone to share power. However, speed and power efficiency of charge vary by device. Also, it might not work with some accessories or covers. Here’s how to use:
- Swipe down from the top of your phone to open quick settings.
- Find and tap the Wireless PowerShare tile to turn it on.
- Place your Samsung phone on a table face down.
- Put your Galaxy Watch 5 in the center of the phone to start charging it.
Do note that the watch will start charging only when the charging coils are aligned correctly. If you don’t see the watch charging after you place it, try readjusting its position.
Is reverse wireless charge good?
No, it’s not. The fastest wat to charge you Galaxy smartwatch wirelessly is through the official wireless charger. Reverse charging can be slow, inefficient, and produces heat.
On the other side, using this method regularly can harm your phone’s battery life in the long run. Therefore, the Reverse wireless charging or Wireless PowerShare is only recommended in a case of emergency.