MagSafe is a magnetic technology which is built into the back of iPhones. It was first introduced in the iPhone 12 series, and has now also been integrated into iPhone 13. All future iPhones will most likely possess MagSafe. Magnets are placed around a Qi wireless charging coil inside the handsets – supporting chargers, cases, and wallets, which all perfectly align and improve the efficiency of charging capabilities. While wireless charging is not new, it is Apple’s use of magnets that sets MagSafe apart.
The term MagSafe specifically refers to the 18 small magnets that are attached to the iPhone charging coil – based on the Qi wireless charging standard. The use of magnets means that chargers will snap into place and align with the coil inside the iPhone. With a typical Qi wireless charger, if the smartphone is not aligned perfectly, it may not be as efficient and may charge slower.
iPhone 12 and 13 are fully compatible with other Qi wireless chargers to get up to 7.5W of power, but using an official MagSafe Charger gives faster wireless charging speeds. Older iPhones (as far back as the iPhone 8) support wireless charging, but only the newer iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 handsets come with magnetic technology.
There are a range of accessories that will support your iPhone 12 or 13's MagSafe technology - from cases, to chargers, and even wallets. Check out our top picks:
We all want a protective case to prevent potential scratches and cracks caused by accidental drops. Any case that has MagSafe in its name will ensure you enjoy that protection, whilst also allowing you to charge your device efficiently.
For iPhone 12 users, we recommend Nomad's Rugged Case. It is a sleek and refined leather case that offers rugged protection for your iPhone, and works great with MagSafe. Built with a high-grade polycarbonate body, an all new internal shock absorption bumper, and a raised TPE bumper along the perimeter of the screen, Rugged Case provides maximum protection for your iPhone while remaining MagSafe compatible.
Sport Case is Nomad’s latest case, and is available only for iPhone 13. The case is designed to be the minimalist’s everyday case - it has a thoughtfully designed grip bumper, high-end metal buttons and a striking high gloss backing. Sport Case is also packed with features like MagSafe and a built-in Digital Business Card.
Nomad's Folio case allows for storage of up to six cards plus cash. Combining high quality Horween leather with rugged protection, the Folio Case works great with MagSafe accessories due to the seamless addition of an integrated neodymium magnet array.
Want something slightly less heavy than a case to protect your iPhone? Then Nomad's Leather Skin is for you. Built for the minimalist who refuses to sacrifice style and utility, Leather Skin provides a layer of personalisation but also gives you the unencumbered feel of life without a case. Leather Skin gives your iPhone a whole new look without needing a bulky case, and of course, it’s MagSafe compatible.
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