You need to charge Galaxy S10 battery properly to maximize the battery life without sacrificing your usage.
There are many so-called expert recommendations and rules on how to charge Galaxy S10 battery. Some of them are outdated (e.g., you need to drain Galaxy S10 battery completely every few weeks). Some are ridiculously wrong (e.g., you should not charge Galaxy S10 battery to full).
This Galaxy S10 how-to guide explains the proper way to charge Galaxy S10 battery with a wall charger (USB charging) or a wireless charger (wireless charging). Quick charge 2.0 and fast wireless charging 2.0 are also discussed.
How long should I charge Galaxy S10 battery the first time?
The old textbook may tell you that you should charge the new battery for at least 6-8 hours for the first time.
This is outdated. It does not apply to the Galaxy S10 battery.
When you charge Galaxy S10 battery the first time, you just need to charge it to “charged.” Then you can disconnect it from the charger (wall charger or wireless charger) and start to use it.
In fact, when Galaxy S10 left the factory, the battery was charged to about 60%. You can immediately use the phone when you get it. It is unnecessary to charge a new Galaxy S10 for 6 hours.
In some regions, Samsung does not offer a 1-to-1 exchange for hardware defects. You have to check the phone in the store.
Anyway, there are no special requirements when you charge the Galaxy S10 battery the first time.
Please note, there is no notification LED in Galaxy S10 (including S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G). As discussed on this page, you have to wake up the screen to check whether the battery is fully charged or not.
What are the two ways to charge the Galaxy S10 battery?
Galaxy S10 supports charging through the USB-C port and the wireless charging coil. You may refer to Galaxy S10 layout to check the location of the USB-C port and wireless charging coils.
So, you can charge Galaxy S10 battery in two ways:
- Through a USB cable (USB charging). Normally, you will use a wall charger. But you can also charge Galaxy S10 battery with a power bank, PC, or another mobile device with USB-C port.
- Wireless charging.
In Galaxy S10 box, a wall charger is included.
The wireless charging pad is not included in Galaxy S10 box. You may have to buy one.
What are fast charging and fast wireless charging for Galaxy S10, S10+, and s10e?
Galaxy S10, S10+, and 10e support quick charge 2.0 when charging through the USB-C port (USB charging). Of course, this requires a wall charger with quick charge support.
In the Galaxy S10 box, you can find the included 15W wall charger, which is a quick charge 2.0 compliant charger.
Samsung named the fast charge technology as adaptive fast charging. As mentioned in the top 10 disappointing and missing features of Galaxy S10… Read the rest