How Does MagSafe Work?

How Does MagSafe Work?

MagSafe wireless charging transforms how we power our devices in a fast-paced digital world. In this article, we'll dive into the world of MagSafe wireless charging, covering what it is, which smartphones support it, and how it works. 

Bonus: Hear our picks for the best MagSafe-compatible chargers!

What Is MagSafe Wireless Charging?

A revolutionary change to the world of wireless charging, MagSafe is known for its ability to deliver a reliable charge through magnetic connectors. The technology was created and trademarked by Apple when the technology was released during the iPhone 12 series launch. The idea was to make fast, reliable charging accessible to smartphone owners. The Wireless Power Consortium, a multinational technology consortium, describes both MagSafe and Qi as dependable forms of high-speed wireless charging. To start your wireless charging journey today, check out our Wireless Chargers and Power Stations!

How Does MagSafe Work? 

MagSafe charging isn’t quite as complicated as some may think. This technology uses electromagnetic induction to transfer energy from a coil within your MagSafe-compatible device to your phone’s battery. This coil connects to magnets, ensuring an ideal alignment for minimal energy loss. Energy loss in this process presents as heat, so you may notice your phone becomes slightly warmer while charging. If you experience this issue, check that you are using an MFI-certified wireless charger. A new MFI (Made for iPhone) wireless charger will ensure that you create a perfect alignment and reduce significant energy loss.

What Devices Use MagSafe?

MagSafe is a technology developed by Apple and was introduced during the launch of the iPhone 12 series. Since then, MagSafe has been updated and included in each new iPhone launch. Most recently was the iPhone 15, which announced the use of both MagSafe and Qi2 wireless charging, which is an updated version of Qi wireless charging. 

Current iPhones Featuring MagSafe Wireless Charging:

  • iPhone 12 Series
  • iPhone 13 Series
  • iPhone 14 Series
  • iPhone 15 Series

What Else Can MagSafe Do?

The answer: accessorize. We like to play up the use of magnets in MagSafe Phone Cases by creating new accessories that utilize them! Ring Stands and Loop Grips use strong built-in magnets to connect to the back of your MagSafe-compatible case to enhance your grip with text, calling, and taking pictures. Do you like to leave your wallet and purse behind? A MagSafe Wallet allows you to securely carry your cards, cash, and IDs on the back of your phone. Pair it with your favorite case for your new go-to going-out style!

MagSafe wireless charging is a smartphone game-changer, offering convenience, efficiency, and safety. While it is exclusive to the iPhone, plenty of other devices offer wireless charging that we hope you explore. If you’re team Apple and have an iPhone that features MagSafe, explore the world of wireless charging and MagSafe accessories today! We’re excited to see your favorite accessories, so show us how you style your phone by tagging us on Instagram @casemate!