MagSafe chargers and battery packs for iPhone

MagSafe chargers and battery packs for iPhone

On iPhone 12 models, MagSafe chargers and battery packs snap to the back of iPhone or its MagSafe case or sleeve. The magnets ensure proper alignment for fast wireless charging, allowing you to hold and use iPhone during charging.

MagSafe chargers can also charge AirPods and other iPhone models that support wireless charging. (MagSafe chargers, battery packs, cases, and sleeves are sold separately.)

Charge iPhone or AirPods with MagSafe Charger

  1. Connect MagSafe Charger to power using the Apple 20W USB-C power adapter or another compatible power adapter (sold separately).

    An illustration showing one end of MagSafe Charger attached to the back of iPhone and the other end connecting to a power adapter.
  2. Do one of the following:

    • iPhone 12 models: Place MagSafe Charger on the back of iPhone or its MagSafe case or sleeve. The charging symbol appears when iPhone starts charging.

      Note: If iPhone Leather Wallet is attached, remove it before placing MagSafe Charger on the back of iPhone.

    • Other iPhone models: Place iPhone (supported models) face up on the center of MagSafe Charger. When iPhone is aligned properly with the charger, the Battery Charging icon appears in the status bar.

    • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or AirPods Pro: Place your AirPods in the charging case, close the lid, then place the case with the status light facing up on the center of MagSafe Charger. When the case is aligned properly with the charger, the status light turns on for several seconds, then turns off while continuing to charge.

See the Apple Support article How to use your MagSafe Charger with iPhone 12 models.

Charge iPhone or AirPods and Apple Watch with MagSafe Duo Charger

With MagSafe Duo Charger, you can charge your iPhone (supported models) or AirPods at the same time you charge your Apple Watch. (MagSafe Duo Charger, Apple Watch, and AirPods are sold separately.)

An illustration on the left shows iPhone and Apple Watch placed flat on the charging surfaces of MagSafe Duo Charger. An illustration at the top right shows the Apple Watch charging surface is raised. An illustration below it shows Apple Watch placed on the raised charging surface.
  1. Connect MagSafe Duo Charger to power using the Apple 20W USB-C power adapter or another compatible power adapter (sold separately).

    An illustration showing one end of a cable connecting to a power adapter and the other end connecting to MagSafe Duo Charger.
  2. To charge iPhone or AirPods, do one of the following:

    • iPhone: Place iPhone face up on the center of the iPhone charging surface. Magnets on iPhone 12 models help you align iPhone with the charger, and the charging symbol appears when iPhone starts charging. On other models, the battery charging indicator appears when you properly align iPhone with the charging surface. Unless your iPhone is in silent mode, you hear a chime when charging begins.

      Note: If iPhone Leather Wallet is attached, remove it before placing iPhone on MagSafe Duo Charger.

    • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or AirPods Pro: Place your AirPods in the charging case, close the lid, then place the case with the status light facing up on the center of the iPhone charging surface. When the case is aligned properly with the charger, the status light turns on for several seconds, then turns off while continuing to charge.

  3. To charge Apple Watch, do one of the following:

    • With the Apple Watch charging surface lying flat and the Apple Watch band open, place Apple Watch face up on the charging surface.

    • With the Apple Watch charging surface raised, place Apple Watch on its side with its back against the charging surface. Apple Watch automatically goes into Nightstand mode, so you can also use it as an alarm clock.

    The concave charging surface magnetically snaps to the back of your Apple Watch and aligns it properly. When charging begins, a charging symbol appears on the watch face.

Charge iPhone 12 with MagSafe Battery Pack

MagSafe Battery Pack magnetically attaches to iPhone 12 models and extends the battery life.

Note: If iPhone Leather Wallet is attached, remove it before placing MagSafe Battery Pack.

  • Charge your iPhone on the go: Place MagSafe Battery Pack on the back of iPhone or its MagSafe case or sleeve. The charging symbol appears when iPhone starts charging.

  • See the battery status of MagSafe Battery Pack and iPhone: Check the Batteries widget in Today View or on the Home Screen.

  • Charge MagSafe Battery Pack and iPhone: With MagSafe Battery Pack on iPhone, connect either device to power using the USB-C to Lightning Cable and Apple 20W USB-C power adapter or another compatible power adapter (minimum power output of 20 watts; sold separately). The status indicator on MagSafe Battery Pack is amber while charging, then turns green when charging is complete.

    Note: By default, charging is limited to 90 percent to optimize the lifespan of MagSafe Battery Pack. To remove the charging limit, open Control Center, tap Low Power Mode, then tap Charge past 90%.

    You can also charge MagSafe Battery Pack without iPhone.

See the Apple Support article How to use your MagSafe Battery Pack.

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