What is MagSafe?

For a lot of people, MagSafe might as well be Greek — some hard-to-translate tech term with no grounding in reality. But the idea is basic. MagSafe is a ring of magnets built into the backs of iPhone models starting with iPhone 12. That’s it and that’s all.

But from that ring of magnets, all kinds of conveniences flow. For example, wireless charging is simplified. The ring of magnets surrounds the wireless charging coil inside the phone, creating a consistent way to dock with a MagSafe charger. When the phone and MagSafe charger approach, they snap together like magic and don’t stop charging until pulled apart.

Putting power aside, MagSafe creates a brilliant platform for connecting and swapping accessories. Consider MagSafe wallets. Snapped right to the back of a phone, it lets you leave home with just the essentials and travel lighter. MagSafe is all about tapping into your phone’s inner strengths to boost its outer capabilities.

This must be the case 

Yes, every iPhone since iPhone 12 has MagSafe built in. And yes, we make a lot of MagSafe cases with built-in magnets that snap securely to chargers and MagSafe accessories. But not every case is magnetised because not everyone uses MagSafe. How can you tell the difference? It’s all in the name. If a case’s name ends with “for MagSafe,” it’s outfitted with a ring of magnets. If not, it doesn’t. The choice is yours.

Why does it matter if the case does or doesn’t have magnets? The magnets in your phone are only so strong. And if there’s too much of a gap between the device and the MagSafe accessory, then there’s no connection. 

Step one is to find the case you like that works with MagSafe. The primary reason for an OtterBox case is protection. The addition of MagSafe functionality expands your options for accessories to ensure wireless charging functions seamlessly, for convenient placement and to make carrying your essentials a breeze. Step two, explore our MagSafe range to find your perfect companion, whether you want to snap on a wallet in a flash or declutter your workspace of unnecessary charging cables. 

Snap on. Power up. 

Yes, you can always lay your phone flat on a charging pad while you work, but then you’re always craning your head or lifting it up when an alert rolls in. MagSafe is strong enough to defy gravity when you connect your phone on a 3-in-1 Charging Station. Small enough to sit anywhere, stable enough to withstand even an iPhone 13 Pro Max, it holds your device at just the right angle to watch the screen as it powers. There’s even a charging pad for your Apple Watch and Apple AirPods, delivering juice three ways with one cord.  

On the go-go-go 

Sometimes life feels like a circus when we’re constantly trying to juggle tasks, but it is easy to focus on the road with the magic of MagSafe. Outfit your cockpit with either a Vent Mount or Dash & Windshield Mount to keep your phone hands free and in your desired position no matter what the vehicle.  

Only the essentials 

Nights out can be rare, but they’re the perfect opportunity to leave the unnecessaries behind — and not just the kids. Got just cards and cash to carry? Connect a Wallet for MagSafe to your iPhone and bring only the basics. Want added screen protection while keeping your info private? Go with a Folio for MagSafe. Whichever you choose, you will have lightened your load. 

Let’s stick together 

Seamless and convenient wireless charging is reason enough to adopt MagSafe. But it’s just one reason. This Apple ingenuity is all about giving you options and making your day effortless. It lets you strip away the stuff that litters your life. You’re just one MagSafe accessory away from easy, streamlined living. Hop aboard. 

Does my iPhone have Apple MagSafe?

As mentioned, Apple launched this new feature in 2020 with the iPhone 12 range and Apple has continued to cultivate this technology ever since. If you own one of the following Apple devices then the answer is YES, you do have MagSafe technology so let the fun begin! 


MagSafe device compatibility: 

iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max  

iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max 

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max

 iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max

Discover magnetically magical OtterBox for MagSafe accessories today and watch the possibilities unfold in a snap! Swap, attach and go with MagSafe accessories for all life's adventures – OtterBox it!