What is MagSafe? (And How to Use MagSafe Chargers with the Apple Watch and iPhone 12 Models)

Before we get into it, let me ask you a few questions.

Do you get annoyed (and, I guess, scared) having to take your eyes off the road to ensure your phone is securely mounted in your car?

Do you get annoyed having to claw around for a wire to charge your phone when you just want to relax, or maybe even go to sleep after a long day?

Does removing your phone case and other phone accessories feel like pulling teeth?

If you answered yes to any of the above, bear with us. We’ll get back to that shortly.

These days, the biggest innovations are in the details. Neighboring the devil, I suppose. Because, truthfully, it can sometimes feel like there’s nothing new worth inventing.

And, if you’ve ever found yourself agitated in the aforementioned scenarios, we suggest you listen up. Because these are answers to prayers you didn’t realize you were making!

By now, you’ve probably heard all about Apple’s latest releases:

The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

And, if you’ve done research on all the newest features, you probably have one question:

What is MagSafe? 

And, more importantly, how does it work?

Because long gone are the days of ignorant usage and consumption.

We’re modern shoppers and modern users. We’re modern people. We like to have all the facts and we like to make informed decisions. Which is exactly how it should be.

We understand these things can get a little, er, complicated. And we also understand that sometimes it takes an outside voice to clear up the confusion.

But, most importantly, we understand that’s where we come in. We treat confusion as our cue to clear things up.

Because we’re not like other publications—we’re authorities who use the same products and only want the best for our readers.

Plus, we’ve read all the other so-called authorities. And frankly?

You deserve better.

So, if you were wondering what is MagSafe and how it’s used with the Apple Watch and iPhone 12 models, you came to the right place.

So, first, the question you’ve been dying to know

What is MagSafe?

To answer this question, it’s important to clear a few things up.

First of all, this is MagSafe 2. Which means it’s the second, more refined iteration of Apple’s patented technology. So, in a way, that must mean it’s more evolved, right?

In truth, MagSafe technology isn’t new. It’s a patented technology that allows devices to attach accessories magnetically, reducing the amount of work on the user’s end.

The first iteration of MagSafe was implemented with the Macbook, Macbook pro, and Macbook Air. Maybe this will ring a bell:

Remember the chargers?

How they just, like, magically inserted themselves into Macbooks with magnetic force?

That’s what we’re talking about here.

Essentially, every new iPhone (and Apple Watch) now has this capability. This is achieved with magnetic rings built into devices.

These rings and parts enable MagSafe and wireless charging.

And that’s all you need to know for now.

How Does MagSafe Work?

Now, for the next logical question you’re probably asking yourself:

How does MagSafe work?

MagSafe works through the use of the magnetic rings and parts built into the devices.

What’s even better is that this enables certain accessories to be MagSafe duo chargers with no extra clutter. This means stands and mounts can now easily double as chargers.

The chargers themselves can adapt to conditions and provide an optimal 15W of power delivery when charging.

So, basically, this means:

You don’t have to make any sacrifices or concessions to put yourself ahead.

And, what’s even better, is that there are plenty of MagSafe 2 accessories that are capable of magnetizing through cases and etcetera.

So it’s really as easy as blinking your eyes.

And, now that we’ve gotten into how MagSafe works, it’s time to discuss…

How to Use MagSafe

So now you’re wondering how to use MagSafe technology. Well, truthfully, there are a few pre-requisites we have to go over first.

First of all, since this is brand-spakin’-new technology, iPhone 11 and lower models are not compatible with MagSafe 2.

Like we said, the first iteration was only applicable to the Macbook, Macbook Pro, and Macbook Air.

So, to use this technology, us have to have an Apple Watch, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max.

So, if you have the appropriate model, you’ll find that MagSafe is effortless to use.

Basically, you just have to put any MagSafe capable accessory on your device.

Or your device on the accessory.

Whatever floats your boat. No judgment here.

This means that you can attach cases by just bringing the two parts together. The magnetism will do the rest.

You can now charge your device by just putting it on the charger. Wallets and PopSockets need only be placed against your device. And voila.

And, what’s even better, is that the magnets will adjust your phone so that it’s in the optimal position to receive a charge.

If this sounds like magic, that’s because it practically is. It’ll feel like working miracles that could make Jesus himself sick with envy.

Also, it’s important to know that despite the wireless charging capabilities, you still need to plug MagSafe chargers into a power source.

Do I need MagSafe Accessories?

This is a question only you can answer.

Are you sick of clawing and reaching around and disturbing your sleep or rest to find a cable?

Are you sick of messing with your mount to securely attach your device to the contraption that holds it?

Are you sick of having to peel off accessories and feel a surge of pain like aches shooting through phantom limbs? (Maybe this is a tad dramatic…)

Trust me—the list could go on and on (and on and on).

But, if you answered yes to any of the questions, then you probably know the answer.

And we do, too.


Do you need MagSafe accessories?

Well, I guess you don’t.

Did monkeys need to adapt to walking upright?

No—they didn’t need to.

But we all know what happened if they didn’t.

And this is the exact same kind of thing.

It’s important to note that MagSafe accessories vary wildly—from cases to PopSockets to wallets to stands to chargers—this technology has boundless potential.

So MagSafe isn’t just technology—it’s more like an idea. And, as we all know, it’s ideas that catalyze revolutions.

So hopefully we provided you with everything you need to know about MagSafe. But if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

This is more than just a new toy. This is life enhancement.

And we know that you deserve it. So treat yourself!

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