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What is MagSafe?

What is MagSafe?

MagSafe – what exactly is that? We show what MagSafe means, what advantages MagSafe offers you and what accessories are suitable for it.

8 min read | 2 May 2022

At a glance: What is MagSafe?

  • MagSafe is a magnetic technology from Apple
  • Special magnets ensure the optimum positioning of iPhones and the like during wireless charging
  • “MagSafe” is derived from “magnet” and “safe”
  • With MagSafe, iPhones, AirPods and other devices charge wirelessly with up to 15 watts
  • The MagSafe magnetic ring also holds iPhones securely in the car
  • MagSafe-compatible accessories adapt optimally to the needs of Apple users
  • How does MagSafe work?

    MagSafe works with magnetic rings. The technology ensures that iPhones, among other things, are positioned optimally on a MagSafe-compatible charging station. You can thus conveniently and easily charge your iPhone wirelessly.

  • What are the advantages of MagSafe?

    The advantages of MagSafe are easy to see. The magnets ensure ideal positioning during inductive charging. The connection is also so stable that MagSafe has also proven useful for car holders.

  • What is a MagSafe phone case?

    A MagSafe phone case is a case for iPhones that allows charging to take place using the MagSafe technology. While conventional phone cases increase the distance between the magnets in the iPhone and the induction coil in an induction charger, MagSafe phone cases contain integrated magnetic rings. This means you can also enjoy the advantages of the MagSafe technology with a phone case.

  • MagSafe: Which iPhones are supported?

    The following iPhones support MagSafe: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Mobile phone is charging in a MagSafe vehicle holder, attached to the air vents.

What does MagSafe mean?

The meaning of the term MagSafe can be explained quickly. MagSafe is made up of two words: “magnet” and “safe”. This applies in two ways when it comes to the Apple technology. The MagSafe magnets hold the iPhone securely on compatible charging stations and iPhone holders, as well as ensuring the ideal positioning of the device for inductive charging. You can thus be safe in the knowledge that iPhones are always optimally charged wirelessly with MagSafe.

How does MagSafe work?

But what exactly is MagSafe from Apple and how does it work? One key MagSafe function is the perfect positioning of the iPhone 15, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and the like on a MagSafe-compatible charging station. This is important because the induction coils in an iPhone charging station only create a small magnetic field, within which electricity can flow into the iPhone battery.

The better the iPhone is positioned within this magnetic field, the more efficiently it charges wirelessly. MagSafe thus works with specially arranged magnets that automatically position the iPhone accurately. You simply need to place your iPhone 12 or a newer model on a MagSafe-compatible charging station. Due to the magnetic pull, your smartphone always lies in the ideal position for charging.

A young man stands in front of a shelf on which a mobile phone lies while being charged with a MagSafe charger.

What does MagSafe offer?

Alongside ideal positioning on charging stations, MagSafe offers other advantages. For instance, you can also use the power of magnets in the car. If you are using a MagSafe-compatible car phone holder, you simply need to dock your iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14 or iPhone 15 to it. The magnets keep it in place – even on twisty journeys.

You also benefit from a fast wireless charging speed. For clarification: Older iPhones can only be charged with a maximum of 7.5 watts via the Qi standard. MagSafe-compatible chargers also ensure this speed. There are also products with the label Made for MagSafe. These are fitted with a chip set certified by Apple and offer wireless charging speeds of up to 15 watts.

MagSafe charger is connected to a multiple-socket power strip and lies on a sideboard.

Hama MagLine: Suitable accessories

Do you want to benefit from the advantages of MagSafe? Then the MagLine products from Hama are perfect for you. All covers, phone cases, booklets, car phone holders and charging stations from the are MagSafe-compatible. How to use MagSafe:

A secure grip in the car

Do you just want to safely and conveniently attach your iPhone 15, iPhone 14, iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 to the air vents or the windscreen of your car? This is possible in no time with MagLock and MagLock Vent.

Fast wireless charging

You can charge without a tangle of wires with the inductive charging station MagCharge FC15. Simply place your iPhone on it. The magnetic ring ensures the ideal positioning and the charging process will begin. The MagCharge FC15 is ideal for dressers, desks or bedside tables.

Charge an iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch at the same time

What if one MagSafe station is not enough to charge all of your devices? That’s when the MagCharge multi-charging station comes in. The practical 3-in-1 charging station can charge an iPhone via MagSafe as well as wirelessly charging AirPods and an Apple Watch at the same time. You simply need to place your devices on it – and the MagSafe-compatible multi-charging station takes care of the rest.

MagSafe-compatible phone cases

Are you worried that you can’t use MagSafe due to a cover or a phone case? Then we can put your mind at rest, as there are special magnetic models for exactly this purpose, which you can use to reliably protect your iPhone and also charge it wirelessly via MagSafe.