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What Is MagSafe & What Does It Mean?

If you've ever struggled with getting your iPhone to stick to a car mount, MagSafe technology was meant for you.

MagSafe is an exclusive technology developed by Apple that facilitates wireless power transfer and accessory attachment. It was first introduced in 2006 on Apple's MacBook Pro lineup as a way to magnetically attach the power cable to the laptop, preventing accidental disconnections and weak connections.

Since then, Apple has brought MagSafe technology to its iPhone lineup, starting with the iPhone 12 in 2020. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max all feature a circular magnetic array on the back of the device that allows users to snap on MagSafe-compatible accessories. MobileSnap now has MagSafe cases for the iPhone 13 as well as iPhone 14 Series  This feature enables users to customize and enhance their iPhone experience in new and exciting ways.

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MagSafe accessories range from protective cases and wallets to charging docks and car mounts. These accessories magnetically attach to the back of the iPhone, ensuring a secure fit and easy installation and removal. Plus, MagSafe accessories offer additional functionality such as faster wireless charging speeds, improved alignment, and more.

Do MagSafe phones charge with normal wireless chargers?

Are you a fan of wireless phone charging? If so, you may have invested in several Qi wireless chargers over the years. Apple made Qi chargers compatible with the iPhone 8, so this technology isn't new to longtime Apple users. But now that MagSafe is integrated into newer iPhones, you might be wondering if you need to replace all your Qi wireless charging stations and docks. The good news is that you don't have to!

Newer iPhones, including the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 still support Qi charging technology. However, there's a catch: if you use a typical Qi charger, you won't be able to achieve the fastest 15-watt charging speeds, even if your phone is MagSafe-enabled. To take full advantage of the secure and efficient magnetic connection design, and get the fastest charging speeds possible, you need to use a MagSafe charger. So, if you want the best charging experience, it's worth switching to all MagSafe chargers so you can get the most out of your devices 15W charging capacity.

Is a MagSafe case necessary?

Are you wondering if you need a MagSafe case for your iPhone? The answer depends on your preferences. A MagSafe case offers the convenience of magnetic attachment and supports accessories such as wallets and stands. However, if you prefer a different style of case or don't need the added functionality, a regular case will work just fine. However for most customers, they want the option of using MagSafe accessories, so they go with a supported case.

Is MagSafe charging faster than Lightning?

The answer is that it depends on the wattage. If you use a 20-watt power adapter with MagSafe, you can achieve faster charging speeds than with a Lightning cable. However, if you use a lower wattage adapter, you may experience similar or slower charging speeds than with Lightning.

Does MagSafe reduce battery life?

Are you concerned that using MagSafe may reduce your iPhone's battery life? The answer is no, using MagSafe does not affect your phone's battery life. MagSafe charging technology is designed to be safe and efficient, and it won't harm your battery. In fact, MagSafe can help extend your battery life by reducing wear and tear on the charging port, which can become damaged over time with regular cable charging. Ideally we would recommend customers use a high quality HyperGear charger for their normal daily charging needs. 

Best Types of MagSafe Accessories

If you've used an iPhone for a while, you'll definitely appreciate the vast selection of accessories available for MagSafe enabled devices. 

Car Mounts

One of the most useful accessories is a car mount which firmly holds your MagSafe enabled iPhone in place using the magnets instead of a clasp or adhesive which was the case for anyone using a previous device like the iPhone XR or iPhone 8 Plus. If you're sick of your phone falling off it's mount, MagSafe just made that a painful memory of the past for you. Of course, we'd always recommend using a Spectrum MagSafe case to enable the most firm grip possible - off-brand cheaper MagSafe cases are always much weaker and won't hold onto your phone.


If your into minimalist wallets, a MagSafe wallet allows you to carry anywhere from 1-3 cards and attaches firmly to the back of your iPhone 12, 13 or 14 series device. Customers love this tech since not only does it reduce the amount of items in your pocket, but it works perfectly with Apple Pay, allowing you to tap to pay and keep your ID's or other essential cards close by. 

MagSafe 15W Chargers 

A MagSafe magnetic charger takes advantage of the secure connection to deliver 15W of charging power, much more than you can expect from a normal lightning connection. This pales in comparison to the speed and effectiveness of normal Qi wireless charging, prevents overheating or unsafe charging.

MagSafe Cases

A major key with MagSafe technology is that it works despite the use of an classic iPhone case - however, these cases do need to be MagSafe enabled. What this means is that a MagSafe case would be needed with additional magnets embedded in the back circle, making sure the phone is both protected with a case and able to use MagSafe technology.  MobileSnap has the best selection of Spectrum MagSafe iPhone cases that work perfectly with whatever accessory you're looking to use. 



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