The Pixel 5 is one in all a number of flagship telephones to supply a reverse wi-fi charging function, however Google’s performed one thing significantly intelligent with its implementation of the function right here: everytime you plug in a USB-C cable, your Pixel 5 will mechanically activate its reverse wi-fi charging function, successfully turning it right into a Qi charging pad, as noticed by 9to5Google.
Google is fairly sensible about the way it handles the automated function: in response to a help doc, Battery Share will solely activate for “a brief interval.” If the telephone detects one other Qi-compatible gadget has been positioned on prime to cost, it’ll work as standard, in any other case it’ll mechanically flip Battery Share off.
This doesn’t imply which you could’t use reverse wi-fi charging to share energy when your telephone isn’t plugged in — you’ll nonetheless be capable to activate Battery Share manually, even whenever you’re away from a charger. (To try this, both head to Settings -> Battery -> Battery Share or add the Battery Share toggle to your fast settings dropdown menu.)
The automated reverse wi-fi charging is a very sensible addition, although, successfully turning all the Pixel 5 right into a full-fledged Qi charger that may be simply taken anyplace.