When connecting two Android phones via a cable, how can I choose which phone is charging which phone?



  • When connecting two Android phones via a cable, how can I choose which phone is charging which phone? E.g. when I connected a Samsung Galaxy S9 (Android 10) with a Google Pixel 6 (Android 12) via a male-to-male USB-C cable, the Google Pixel 6 got charged.



  • Under USB preferences, whichever device has Charge connected device as enabled is charging the other device.

    Snapshot from Pixel 4a (Android 12) connected to and charging One Plus 7 (Android 10)

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    And the reverse (One Plus charging Pixel)

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    If you want to switch charging when connected, toggle the switch on any device and the selection on the other device gets reversed.

    Edit: To address the comments, charging cannot be switched off on both devices. I couldn't find any documentation around this.




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