Reverse wi-fi charging is a neat trick, seen on a number of high-end telephones which have each Qi-powered wi-fi charging and a sufficiently big battery to often share. However Google’s newest Pixel goes one step additional: when you plug it into energy the old school manner, it routinely turns into a standard wi-fi charging pad.
The “Battery Share” characteristic on the Pixel 5 could be activated along with your telephone alone—it’s designed primarily for Google’s personal Pixel Buds—nevertheless it must be activated via the settings menu, to keep away from by chance draining the battery. However when you plug in a powered USB cable, flip the telephone over, and it detects one other Qi machine on prime of it, it’ll cost the secondary machine all by itself.
This could work with nearly any Qi-enabled machine, together with headphones and different smartphones. It’s a neat little trick, and may come in useful when you’ve got a number of telephones that want charging and just one cable, or your iPhone-owning buddy doesn’t have a Lightning plug round.