What Makes a Case MagSafe® Compatible?

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When Apple announced iPhone 12, they announced MagSafe. Accessories could connect magnetically and wireless charging would be optimised through magnetic alignment. It was a game-changer. Over the year since the announcement, we’ve got to grips with the new technology and the new jargon, like MagSafe cases and MagSafe compatible. Cases we make include two ranges of iPhone 12 cases which are MagSafe compatible and two ranges of iPhone 13 cases which are too. Since we make iPhone 13 MagSafe compatible cases, we’re in a good position to explain what it means.

What is a MagSafe case?

MagSafe is a magnetic array which is built into iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series which allows them to connect to a wide array of MagSafe accessories which have a compatible magnetic array. For more detail on how it works, take a look at this blog post.

Group shot of iPhone 12 MagSafe compatible cases and MagSafe compatible accessories

When you purchase an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 13, cases are likely to be one of the first accessories you consider. Using a case adds a little more space between your phone’s magnetic array and any MagSafe accessories. If you don’t have an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 MagSafe case, this makes the attraction between the magnets weaker, so the technology won’t work as well. To combat this, you can buy a MagSafe case. This will have the same magnetic array as in your phone and the accessory to keep the two connected.

What does MagSafe compatible mean?

Just because a phone case has a magnetic array doesn’t mean it’s a MagSafe compatible case. For example, Limitless 3.0 connects to a wide range of magnetic modular add-ons using our bespoke magnetic array, AutoAlign+™. An iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 MagSafe compatible case needs to contain an array of magnets which connects strongly to the MagSafe array in the phone and doesn’t interfere with functions like wireless charging. A MagSafe compatible case is the same as a MagSafe case in this respect.

Mous iPhone 12 MagSafe compatible cases and MagSafe compatible wireless chargers

Where a MagSafe compatible case is different to a MagSafe case is that a MagSafe case will have exactly the same magnetic array as Apple’s. A MagSafe compatible case can have one which is slightly different. Remember, it’s still MagSafe compatible, so this doesn’t necessarily mean the connection is better or worse.

Can I use MagSafe accessories with a MagSafe compatible case?

You can use MagSafe accessories with an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 MagSafe compatible case. Because the case contains a compatible magnetic array, your MagSafe accessories will connect seamlessly to our iPhone 13 cases which are MagSafe compatible cases.

Two iPhone 12 MagSafe compatible phone cases from Mous

We make two ranges of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 cases which are MagSafe compatible, Limitless 4.0 and Infinity. Limitless 4.0 combines ultimate protection, serious style and seamless compatibility with MagSafe. It’s available in a number of stylish backplates including rugged aramid fibre and distinct speckled fabric. Case number two, Infinity, is our first ever magnetic clear case, available as an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 case. It’s constructed from crystal-clear polycarbonate so it’s extremely protective and shows off the native aesthetic of your phone. 

You can shop our full range of iPhone 13 cases and our entire ecosystem of MagSafe compatible cases and accessories now.

This is Mous

Mous was founded with the vision that we could create tech accessories which could offer an ambitious, versatile range of experiences. Tech has the power to be transformative, so our tech accessories are engineered to elevate the everyday and enhance the extreme. Our product range includes MacBook Pro Sleeves, Apple Watch straps, magnetic phone mounts and more. 

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A variety of Mous products including iPhone 13 cases, iPad case, MacBook Pro sleeve and MagSafe compatible accessories

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