You can use Battery Share to wirelessly charge Qi-certified phones or accessories, like Pixel Buds, on your Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, or Pixel 5. Set your accessory or other phone on the back of your phone to charge.
Over time, lithium-ion batteries like the one in your Pixel phone may decline in performance due to usage patterns, temperature, and age. To help preserve battery life, some Pixel phones may automatically adjust their charging to manage device and battery temperatures. In some cases, this could result in slower charging speed.
How Battery Share works
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 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, or Pixel 5. As you line up the device on your phone's back, watch the placement diagram on your phone's screen.
Important: Before wirelessly charging your phone, remove any metallic or magnetic attachments from the back of the phone, including Apple MagSafe, PopSockets, or ring holders.
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.