- Google’s Pixel 5 features convenient reverse wireless charging – Auto battery sharing.
- Reverse wireless charging turns on automatically when phone is plugged in via USB-C.
- This means users do not need to manually turn on reverse wireless charging to recharge other peripherals or phones.
The Google Pixel 5 isn’t the most impressive 2020 flagship on paper or in the flesh, but it has a smart feature every other flagship should copy. As discovered by 9to5Google And as confirmed in Google’s support list, the Pixel 5 will automatically turn on Battery Sharing once the phone is connected to power via USB-C. This effectively turns it into a smart wireless charging dock.
Yes, it’s a small addition, but often these little details lead to a positive user experience. Google’s stance on reverse wireless charging differs from that of Huawei and Samsung. Both companies force users to manually turn on reverse wireless charging, even when plugged in. The Pixel 5 simplifies this process.
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Reverse wireless charging is also not turned on if it’s not needed. Pixel 5 will turn it off after a while if no charging device is detected. It will also cancel if the phone experiences “high temperature”. It also turns off when it detects that the charging device is fully charged. Of course, if you charge the Pixel 5 wirelessly, the feature won’t activate. When the phone is not plugged in, users will need to manually turn on Battery Sharing.
Still, it’s another clever little design addition on top of Google, even if buyers are concerned about its fit and perfection.