If you’re have a new iPhone 12 or 12 Pro, its big-ticket feature is MagSafe, something you’ll definitely want to explore. Apple used the MagSafe name for its magnetic charging connectors on older MacBook models until USB-C replaced it. Apple’s reenvisioning of MagSafe for iPhone is completely different and much more useful.
The MagSafe technology capable pulling up to 15 watts of power – giving you a wireless charge twice as powerful than with Qi-based chargers and also holds your iPhone and accessory together stronger than with previous technology. MagSafe on the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro got colorful cases, clear ones, docking stations, car mounts, and chargers. Check them all out below, and if you find one that’s not on the list, let us know so we can check it out.
1. Apple MagSafe Charger
If you’re into wireless charging, as in not having to plug a cable into your iPhone’s Lightning port every time you need some power, Apple’s MagSafe Charger is a must-have. It has “perfectly aligned” magnets that attach to the magnetic array on the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro, so you never have to worry about positioning the iPhone in just the right spot on the wireless charging pad — it just snaps into place now.
And while all other Qi-based wireless charging pads will max out at 7.5 watts for iPhones, the MagSafe Charger doubles that, so you get 15 watts of power for a twice-as-fast charge. The MagSafe Charger does not come with a USB-C power adapter, so you have to pay for that separately, and Apple recommends the Apple’s 20-watt USB-C power adapter. However, if you have an iPhone 11 Pro model before, the 18-watt adapter should work just fine.
And if you want to charge the rest of your Apple products, you can use the MagSafe Charger to juice up your iPhone 8 or higher, AirPods, and more. The faster 15 watts of power only applies to the new iPhone models, so you’ll get the standard 7.5 watts for older iPhones.