Frequently Asked Questions Can I pause my Sonicare PowerUp toothbrush mid-use? You can use your Philips Sonicare PowerUp anywhere you like without charging the batteries, as you can easily replace them. This leads to some limitations. The Philips Sonicare PowerUp cannot be paused The Philips Sonicare PowerUp cannot be paused in mid-use. Whenever the power button is pressed, the two minute timer is reset and the two minute Smartimer cycle starts again.