Samsung has made significant changes to its thick Galaxy Note series, especially in the line of battery capacity and charging areas. It has changed this year’s Galaxy Note series. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 now comes with a large 4,300mAh battery which supports 15W fast wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 usually comes with a fast wired charger in the packaging box however, if you prefer wireless charging, then you need to buy a wireless charger separately. The only issue with this is that all wireless chargers aren’t the same so finding the right one maybe some bit of a challenge. Even if you succeed and find the right charger, you may have trouble setting it up if it’s your first time. So, in this article, we’ve managed to shortlist the major dos and don’ts for the successful wireless charging of your Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
Dos and Don’ts of wireless charging
Wireless charging allows you to charge your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 battery without a cable and plug. The wireless chargers available on the tech market are designed in form of a charging pad/surface where you simply place your phone and leave it to charge. As you’re doing this though, you should ensure that it’s done correctly otherwise any mistakes could hinder proper charging of your Samsung Galaxy Note 20. Beginning with the dos:
- Ensure that your phone supports wireless charging
Our focus here is on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and luckily, it supports wireless charging. With a large battery of 4,300mAh, the smartphone supports up to 15W fast wireless charging. In case you aren’t sure if your phone supports wireless charging visit the manufacturer’s website for a detailed report of the phone’s specifications.
- Select the right wireless charger
If you plan on charging your Note 20 wirelessly, make sure to purchase a wireless charger that provides the right amount of power. The latest Q- standard allows up to 15W, which is the same for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. So for this specific smartphone, you’ll need to buy a 15W charger to successfully charge wirelessly and even be able to charge other phones that can absorb less than 7.5 watts. For Samsung wireless chargers, check out the 15W Samsung wireless charger. It supports wireless charging 2.0 standard and can charge your galaxy note 20. The charger comes fully supported with an AC and adapter plus USB-Type C cable. Besides, the charger comes with an inbuilt cooling fan to prevent your phone from overheating. Other chargers that are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 are the Samsung Wireless portable battery at 10,000mAh and supports 25W fast wired charging and 2.5watts wireless charging. Others are Aukey USB-C wireless charger, Samsung wireless charger Duo Pad, Spigen Steady Boost Flex, Ampere Unravel 3+1, Ratel wireless charger, and the ESR Mini Portable wireless charger.
- Always confirm that your phone is charging
After you’ve placed your phone onto the charging pad, keep your eyes open for a message pop up on your Galaxy Note 20 screen that says “charging” in case you’ve waited long and the message isn’t popping up, you may need to reposition your phone correctly. Also double-check to see if the wireless charger is plugged incorrectly.
- Consider removing the phone case or leaving it
Today Samsung manufactures light phone cases that don’t hinder wireless charging. However, if you have a phone case that is thicker or contains other metallic components may not allow wireless charging to take place especially the otter box cases. For such situations, it’s advisable to remove the case and put it back when your Note 20 has changed to 100%.
- Ensure that the charger is charged
How you do this is by plugging your receiver into your Galaxy Note 20. The wireless charger usually comes with a charger, a power cord, and an outlet plug. Make sure the cable fits very well and isn’t so loose or it could interrupt the charging process.
- Properly position your wireless charger.
You must position your wireless charger in areas that are free from any other metals or magnetic objects.
- Avoid purchasing cheap wireless chargers
The myth that wireless chargers can damage your phone is not entirely true. What’s true, however, is if you use a low-quality wireless charging pad. It can easily damage your note 20 while in use.
- Avoid using cases with credit cards inside them
Cases that have anything extra in them can hinder wireless charging, especially wallet cases. They shouldn’t be more than 7mm thick. Inductive charging (wireless charging) requires that there be nothing in between the charging pad and your smartphone. Other case types to avoid are battery cases. You can always remove them and put them back when your Note 20 has finished charging. If this seems like too much to ask then invest in Samsung Galaxy Note 20 cases that are designed with wireless charging in mind.
- Avoid leaving your phone to continue charging when at 100%
The thing with wireless chargers is that they don’t stop charging your device when it’s full. They are clueless about how much your device needs. Note 20 may stop charging when it reaches 100%, but for extra caution, you should remove it when it has charged to capacity otherwise you risk damaging your battery.
Wireless charging is certainly better than wired charging in so many ways like convenience, fast charging, and even the ability to charge more than one device at the same time. However, wireless charging still has many shortcomings, and therefore a long way to go. While you’re charging your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 there may be a few hindrances once in a while but it’s not so much to make you dread the wireless charging process. Just make sure you follow the dos and avoid the mentioned don’ts to have a better experience charging your Galaxy Note 20 wirelessly.