One of our biggest gripes about the otherwise excellent Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is battery life – but there are a few nifty tricks to ensure it doesn’t die on you.
If you need to charge your Samsung Galaxy Watch, the supplied charging puck is the best way. This offers the fastest way to charge your watch.
It comes with a USB-C plug, but there’s no plug in the box, which means you’ll need to plug it into the laptop, or a USB-C adaptor.
You can also use any Qi wireless charger to power up your smartwatch. That means you don’t need the supplied charger, and these are often available publicly.
But what if your USB-C puck is sitting at home and you need to charge on the move?
Well, a nifty trick is Samsung’s own Wireless PowerShare. It’s a feature that turns your smartphone into a Qi wireless charger so that you can juice up your Samsung Galaxy Watch on the move.
How to charge Galaxy Watch anywhere with Wireless PowerShare
What you’ll need:
- Galaxy Watch 4/5/6
- Qi-enabled Galaxy smartphone
1. Go to your Samsung smartphone
Unlock your Samsung smartphone. You’ll need to make sure it has 30% charge or more.
2. Access Quick Settings
Swipe down from the top to reveal Quick Settings
3. Turn on Wireless PowerShare
There will be an icon for Wireless PowerShare. Toggle this on.
4. Or dive into the settings
If, for some reason, you can’t see Wireless PowerShare in the Quick Settings then head to the main settings menu and choose Battery and Device Care > Battery > Wireless Power Sharing and toggle it on.
5. Turn phone over and place the Watch on the case
Now you just need to turn the phone over and place the Galaxy Watch on the back. You need to line it up fairly centrally, but you will get a prompt to shift position if you find it’s narrowly missing the prime spot.
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