The Pixel 5 is considered one of a number of flagship telephones to supply a reverse wireless charging characteristic, however Google’s achieved one thing significantly intelligent with its implementation of the characteristic right here: every time you plug in a USB-C cable, your Pixel 5 will automatically activate its reverse wireless charging characteristic, successfully turning it into a Qi charging pad, as noticed by 9to5Google.
Google is fairly good about the way it handles the automated characteristic: in line with a assist doc, Battery Share will solely activate for “a short period.” If the cellphone detects one other Qi-compatible gadget has been positioned on prime to cost, it’ll work as standard, in any other case it’ll automatically flip Battery Share off.
(*5*)This doesn’t imply that you can’t use reverse wireless charging to share energy when your cellphone isn’t plugged in — you’ll nonetheless be capable to activate Battery Share manually, even when you’re away from a charger. (To do this, both head to Settings -> Battery -> Battery Share or add the Battery Share toggle to your fast settings dropdown menu.)
The automated reverse wireless charging is a significantly good addition, although, successfully turning all the Pixel 5 into a full-fledged Qi charger that may be simply taken wherever.