Ever thought of charging your iPhone without a wire connected to it? Wireless charging is the exact answer. your iPhone starts charging as soon as you place it on the wireless charger. There are, however, some disadvantages associated with wireless charging. Apple introduced a MagSafe port in their iPhones to address these issues and open up a world of new accessories. Here’s a detailed guide about the MagSafe technology and how it differs from standard wireless charging.
What is MagSafe on iPhone?
Wireless charging standard MagSafe was introduced with the iPhone 12 series. In order to improve the alignment of the Qi wireless charging coil, Apple added magnetic rings around it. Apart from charging, the technology opened up a new range of MagSafe accessories to go with the iPhone.
MagSafe currently supports the following devices:
- 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
Apple first introduced the MagSafe magnetic charger for Mac, which was so strong that plucking it right away was difficult. Later, Apple dismissed it to replace it with a USB-C port but brought it back in the MacBook Pro lineup in 2021.
How does MagSafe work on iPhone?
It has been previously mentioned that the wireless charging coil of the iPhone is equipped with 18 rectangular magnets. These magnets sense MagSafe accessories and snap them into place. Due to the fact that MagSafe accessories are the only magnetic items compatible with it, you don’t have to worry about it getting interfered with (or attached to) other magnetic objects.
Newly redesigned coils with magnets and Qi wireless charging technology are used here. Additionally, other members– securities and detectors– contribute to the functioning of MagSafe. In order to support faster-charging speeds for iPhones, Apple made copper-graphite and nanocrystalline shields.
In addition, MagSafe sensors sense changes in magnetic field strength and charge immediately and efficiently. And finally, the magnets under the wireless charging coil ensure that the MagSafe accessory fits perfectly with your iPhone.
When you relate the MagSafe charger to the iPhone, depending on your charging adapter, the charging speed can increase up to 15W. However, connecting a Lightning accessory like EarPods to an iPhone and placing it on a MagSafe charger drops the charging speed to 7.5W.
MagSafe on older iPhones
Older iPhones that support wireless charging also support MagSafe charging, even if they don’t have MagSafe components. However, there are a few catches here.
- The charging speed gets capped to 5W instead of 15W.
- No support for MagSafe accessories other than the MagSafe charger.
So it’s best to use a traditional Qi wireless charger or a wired charger with an older iPhone, as older iPhones can’t use the full potential of MagSafe.
Benefits of using MagSafe with iPhone
Wireless charging makes it easy to charge your iPhone in advance. On the other hand, MagSafe makes wireless charging even easier, and here are some of the benefits you can get with MagSafe.
- The MagSafe charger fits better with your iPhone
- You get faster transfer speeds than regular Qi wireless charging.
- MagSafe keeps the iPhone battery and internal components safe by optimizing charging.
- MagSafe let you use your iPhone when it’s in charge.
- It Introduces you to a wide range of accessories (including docks and car mounts) for your iPhone.
- MagSafe keeps the temperature of your iPhone while charging.
How is MagSafe better than regular wireless charging?
The iPhone does not receive the full 7.5W output of regular wireless charging. Since wireless chargers don’t align with your iPhone or any other device, your devices lose power when charging.
As a matter of fact, MagSafe offers a maximum output of 15W and aligns perfectly with your device. MagSafe also contains support for Qi wireless charging, which is a counted benefit. Established on the benefit mentioned above, it is secure to say that MagSafe is better than normal wireless charging.
Difference between MagSafe and wired charging
Wired charging can charge your iPhone faster than MagSafe because it charges at 20W. When you switch to Optimized Battery Charging from wired charging, you will notice that your iPhone heats up and the charging stops at 80 percent.
Though MagSafe charges at a max speed of 15W. but MagSafe monitors the temperature of your iPhone, Your iPhone battery drains slowly compared to wired charging.
Should you use MagSafe with your iPhone?
While MagSafe is a relatively new technology that works well, wired charging is not likely to be replaced anytime soon. You shouldn’t upgrade your iPhone just to get the MagSafe facility if you already have an old iPhone.
However, if you have an iPhone with MagSafe qualifications, you should look for additions that say “Made for MagSafe” or “MagSafe-compatible.” If you want to know the difference between these, check out our article that outlines the difference between “MagSafe compatible” and “Made for MagSafe.”
Don’t do this with your MagSafe
- Do not connect cards that rely on magnetic strips to MagSafe.
- Don’t place coins, bank cards, passports, or anything with magnets or RFID chips in MagSafe cases since they can get harmed.
- Don’t keep your MagSafe wallet on or other attachments when charging with MagSafe.
- Avoid using or taking MagSafe technology near medical pieces of equipment like pacemakers and defibrillators. A safe distance of 6 feet is best.
Hope you guys enjoy and learn something new from our article. still, if you have any kind of problems and want more information just let us know so that we could help you.
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