Have you ever paid your attention to the newly released iPhone 12 in the past months? One of the most attractive features for iPhone 12 would be its ecosystem of accessories. MagSafe charger would be the biggest shining point that you should not miss. Without any doubts, MagSafe could do many things, whose main function is to allow iPhone to be charged in the magnetically-attached wireless way. If this is your first time to hear about iPhone MagSafe, then you would be quite curious about this accessory. Moreover, what iPhone MagSafe is, how MagSafe works and how to use it correctly will be introduced in this post. Today, this post would include the detailed information about iPhone MagSafe.

Part 1: About iPhone MagSafe?

If you have never heard about MagSafe, you would be interested in what it is, how it works and how it charges your iPhone. Here, several parts related to the key points would be elaborated below.

1.1 What is iPhone MagSafe?

Simply speaking, MagSafe is a wireless charging system for iPhone 12 which has been embedded as the totally new function on iOS 14 system. Actually, early from 2006, MagSafe has been the name for MacBook chargers, but now it has been designed as the third-party accessories for iOS systems. This innovation brings a lot of amazing and wonderful using experiences to iPhone fans. As an ecosystem, MagSafe includes built-in magnets on the iPhone, as well as the cases and charging accessories from Apple. With a small charging pad, MagSafe charger has been adopted by Apple to announce “Hi-Speed” concept for the whole process of charging. Therefore, it is quite advanced and high-end on the high speed and conveniences on charging.


1.2 How iPhone MagSafe Works?

How does a circular series of magnets snap onto accessories in perfect alignment? What the MagSafe charger would bring is a new type of wireless charger which could be attached to the back of iPhone 12. Unlike traditional wireless chargers, this charger allows you to use the iPhone while it is charging without leaving it on the mat or base.

The structure of MagSafe magnetic charging system components can capture magnetic flux through the nano-crystalline panel, and adopt an improved shielding layer which could be used to enable the wireless fast charging in the safer way. At the same time, a dense array of magnets can realize automatic alignment and adsorption with other magnetic accessories so as to improve the wireless charging efficiency. Equipped with a high-sensitivity magnetometer, it allows the iPhone 12 to quickly identify magnetic accessories and prepare for wireless charging. When wireless chargers can be magnetically connected to the iPhone, you can put them almost anywhere. No matter where you go, you can get your iPhone charged regardless of the space limits.


1.3 What is Charging Power of iPhone Magsafe?

Concerning one of the most important factor for a charger, you have to mention about the charging power. What is charging power of iPhone MagSafe? Based on the official statistics, iPhone MagSafe can perfectly recognize wireless charging devices and can provide up to 15W of wireless charging power. At the same time, Apple will have its own charger, including a separate MagSafe iPhone charger and Apple Watch-iPhone combination charger, called MagSafe Duo Charger. Both of them would support 15W power. However, it should be noted that Apple does not equip the MagSafe charger with a USB-C power adapter. Users must either purchase Apple’s official 20W power adapter or purchase additional third-party accessories.


Part 2: What Accessories Are Compatible with iPhone MagSafe?

All of iPhone 12 models have a ring of magnets built into the back, therefore, many accessories could be compatible with iPhone MagSafe easily. Initially, Apple has released its own cases and charges, but a lot of third-party accessories are becoming available. Here are the brief introduction to the related accessories.

Apple MagSafe Charger

Apple MagSafe charger is a wireless charging technology introduced by Apple. iPhone MagSafe has increased the charging efficiency to 15W while maintaining Qi charging compatibility. At the same time, it also interacts with many magnetic accessories of the iPhone. But some users reflected that this official MagSafe charger is not completely compatible with common power adapter. It would only charge at 15W if you use Apple’s own 20W power adapter.

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Apple iPhone 12 Silicone Case

In order to be charged with iPhone MagSafe, Apple has introduced the silicone cases for iPhone which comes with the built-in magnets for iPhone MagSafe. Now it is priced at $49 and its soft-touch finish and volume buttons could provide excellent using experience for iPhone fans. But different from the Apple iPhone 12 clear case, the silicone case doesn’t come with a scratch-resistant coating.

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Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger

Belkin’s BOOST CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 wireless charger can provide up to 15W of wireless charging power and is compatible with MagSafe. This 3-in-1 wireless charger can also provide 5W wireless charging for AirPods Pro and AirPods equipped with a wireless charging box, as well as wireless charging for Apple Watch. It adopts a non-slip design and can support device charging in portrait or landscape mode. It is compatible with MagSafe cases below 3mm and supports charging with a case.

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Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe

Apple also introduced a totally new accessory for iPhone. That is the leather Wallet with built-in magnets for MagSafe which is priced at $59. Now its colors include Baltic Blue, California Poppy, Saddle Brown and Black. But the embarrassing thing is you have to remove it before getting charged for your iPhone.

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Apple MagSafe Duo

During the release of iPhone 12, another MagSafe accessory that has been announced is Apple MagSafe Duo. As an AirPower charging mat, MagSafe Duo can be able to charge for an iPhone 12 and Apple Watch while doesn’t have enough charging space for AirPods. Even though this is not the necessity for iPhone MagSafe, its convenience and function of being an affiliate partner for MagSafe, you can also take a try on this.

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Part 3: How to Back Up Previous iPhone before Updating to iPhone 12 for iPhone MagSafe?

iPhone MagSafe charging system is quite attractive to iPhone enthusiasts. Then, if you are ready to purchase a new iPhone 12, what else should you focus so as to preserve all the app data on your old iPhone? In such a case, an important step you should carry out is to back up all the data information on your iPhone. Then, how to back up or transfer the data on previous iPhone to your new iPhone 12 so that you can try the iPhone MagSafe charger? Among various programs, Leawo iTransfer can be regarded as the best one. This iPhone transfer software enables users to transfer various kinds of files, including apps, music, movies, TV shows, ebooks, ringtones, photos, Camera Roll, contacts, text messages, bookmarks, and notes among different iOS devices. With this iPhone data transfer software, you are able to fully handle your iPhone without messing up the data inside. The following guidance will show you use this iPhone data transfer software to transfer all the data files from your previous iPhone to iPhone 12, and you can free download the software to have a try.

Step 1. Download Leawo iTransfer

Download and install Leawo iTransfer on your computer.

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  • Leawo iTransfer

    - Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
    - 6x faster than iTunes
    - Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
    - Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, etc.
    - Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.
    - Support Windows & Mac OS

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer

Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. The software will recognize your iPhone. Once connected, open this program and all the files would appear on the left sidebar.

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Step 3. Target on source data

Click the name of your previous iPhone and choose each data icon in the left sidebar. Click the icon and you can find all the files under the tab.

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Step 4. Transfer target data from iPhone to computer

Check the square checkbox beside Name to select all data files, and click the transfer button at the right bottom. Or check the checkbox beside each file to select specific files, and right-click a selected file, then choose Transfer to > My Computer. Then, wait for the next step to transfer files.

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Step 5. Set output directory

After selecting files to transfer, you’ll see a pop-up dialog. Check Save to Folder and click Change to choose a folder on computer to save the files. Then click Transfer Now to start transferring files from your previous iPhone to computer. Just wait in patience, the data files would be transferred from iPhone to computer within several minutes.

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Step 6. Plug your iPhone 12 to computer

Unplug previous iPhone and plug new iPhone 12 to your computer with a proper USB cable.

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Step 7. Import data from computer to your new iPhone 12

Import all the data files on your computer to iPhone 12. Open Leawo iTransfer and click on the iPhone 12 icon, choose LIBRARY > Music > Add option to select Add File or Add Folder to load the exported previous iPhone data files on your computer. Finally, click Open button to start importing the data to iPhone 12. When the transferring process has been finished, you can view the data on your new iPhone 12.

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