Pixel 5 may be suffering from a number of weird bugs, but apparently, it also comes with some cool features that are only now being discovered. According to the official Google support pages for the smartphone, Pixel 5 can automatically turn into a Qi wireless charging pad when connected to a power source.
It is believed that it was first detected by 9to5Google, the “Battery sharing” function will automatically activate for 30 seconds each time the device is connected to a power outlet. If the phone detects another Qi-compatible device placed on its back, it will start charging as expected, but will automatically turn off after 30 seconds if no other device is detected.
According to Google, “When your Pixel phone is plugged in and charging, Battery Share turns on automatically for a short period. If your phone does not detect that another device is using its power during that time, Battery Share turns off. When your phone is not plugged in, you can activate Battery Share manually. “
Of course, as Google mentioned in their post, Battery Share can also be activated manually. To do so, you can go to the Settings menu on your Pixel 5, tap on the “Battery” option, and choose Battery Share. The feature can also be added to Quick Settings.
While Google has widely touted the Pixel 5’s reverse wireless charging feature, the latest discovery is new. While it’s not a critical feature, it’s a cool feature, so kudos to the engineers who thought of it in the first place. So are you using the reverse wireless charging feature of the Pixel 5? Let us know in the comments below.
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