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MagSafe Charger: Is It The Best Way To Charge Your iPhone?

Charging the iPhone has been a hot topic for discussion since the release of the new iPhone 12 series which doesn’t include a charging brick. 

To help remedy this, Apple brought back the ‘MagSafe’ charger that was previously used to charge the MacBook.  

It’s priced at 4500 INR which is a little more pricey than most of the third-party options that can be used to charge the iPhone.

However, if wireless charging tickles your fancy, then it probably wouldn’t hurt your pockets too much. 

MagSafe for iPhone has added a magnetometer and a single-coil NFC reader which basically uses magnets to help properly align your iPhone onto the wireless charger. 

This also helps the phone to recognize and react to accessories.

Apple's MagSafe charger is a 15W charger. That’s twice as fast as Qi charging which has a maximum of 7.5 watts with Apple devices, but relatively less than the 18 watts of power in the iPhone 11 Pro’s included power adapter. Moreover, if you factor in the inefficiency of wireless charging, you’re also looking at dramatically slower charging speeds.

According to Apple, you will also need a power adapter of 20W that’s compatible with USB-C Power Delivery for MagSafe to be able to charge at the full 15W.

Also, MagSafe charges the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max at a maximum of 15W but the iPhone 12 mini only at 12W.

The MagSafe charger firmly sticks to the phone while it’s charging and hence can be used easily even while it charges.

However, Apple has also warned that charging through MagSafe could damage credit cards, passports etc. if you leave them between the phone and the charger. To help prevent this, the wallet accessory is specially shielded to prevent damage to credit cards, debit cards and the like.

All of this goes on to say that even though MagSafe might be the way to go to charge the iPhone for a lot of people, exploring other options never hurt anybody. 

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