You can wirelessly charge Qi-compliant accessories or phones, like Pixel Buds or the Pixel 4, through Battery Share on your Pixel 5 phone. Set your accessory or other phone on the back of your Pixel 5.
How Battery Share works with your Pixel 5
Important: To charge a device through Battery Share, the device must work with Qi-compliant wireless charging and sit on the right spot on your Pixel 5. As you line up the device on your phone's back, watch the placement diagram on your phone's screen.
- When your Pixel phone is plugged in and charging, Battery Share turns on automatically for a short period.
- If your phone doesn’t sense another device using its power during that time, Battery Share turns off.
- When your phone isn’t plugged in, you can manually turn on Battery Share.
Turn on Battery Share
Your phone shows that it’s sharing its battery and its current battery level.
You can set your phone’s battery level for when Battery Share turns off, from 10% to 50%. When your phone's battery is below that level, you can't Battery Share.
To turn on Battery Share:
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Tap Battery Battery Share.
Tip: You can also add Battery Share to your Quick Settings. Learn about Quick Settings.
Battery Share turns off when your phone:
- Starts wireless charging, like when on a Pixel Stand.
- Doesn’t notice that it’s charging another device after 30 seconds.
- Knows the receiving device is fully charged.
- Reaches a high temperature.
- Senses power transmission isn’t going well due to poor placement, a thick case, or other issues.
- Turns on Battery Saver.