MagSafe, which allows for accessories of all kinds to attach to the back of supported iPhone models, is a great feature. But as is the case for all accessory-focused features, it needs support beyond Apple’s. Which is good news for external battery packs.
So, if you’ve been looking for a way to keep your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and/or iPhone 12 Pro Max juiced up when you need it, we’ve got a nice roundup of battery packs for your consideration. As is par for the course, these accessories will attach to the back of your supported iPhone, secure in place, and offer up wireless charging.
So let’s get into it.
The best MagSafe battery packs for your iPhone
Apple launched its own option for a MagSafe external battery not too long ago. It’s made from a hard plastic, so it’s smooth to the touch. It’s lightweight and compact as well, so it will be comfortable to use on a daily basis.
With a battery cell of only 1,460 mAh, this is by far the smaller capacity we have listed here. But what it lacks in capacity, it makes up for in smarts.
There isn’t an on or off switch, with the battery pack handling charging automatically. It features full wireless charging speeds, up to 15W. And if you plug the MagSafe Battery Pack into a 20W power adapter via a USB-C cable, it can charge both the battery pack and the iPhone 12 at the same time.
The MagSafe Battery Pack can also charge an AirPods or AirPods Pro wireless case if you rest it upside down and place the case on the charging area. The case also unlocks reverse wireless charging as well in the iPhone 12 lineup.
The MagSafe Battery Pack is available now from Amazon. It only comes in the white color.
Anker was one of the first companies to launch a MagSafe battery pack, and it’s still one of the best options to choose from. This is the PowerCore Magnetic Wireless 5K, which, as the name suggests, features a 5,000 mAh battery in its small frame.
Once attached to the back of the phone, this battery pack will charge your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max at 5W with wireless charging. And thanks to the magnetic design, it will work along with MagSafe-compatible cases as well.
The battery pack supports various protective elements, too, including temperature control, short circuit protection, foreign object detection, and more. There’s a USB-C cable to charge the battery pack included in the box, too.
Anker’s PowerCore Magnetic Wireless 5K battery pack is available now from Amazon.
This MagSafe battery pack is made by OISLE. It measures in at just 10mm in thickness, so about half the size of the iPhone itself. There’s a built-in LED indicator, too: the logo itself. It lights up to show at a glance how much power is remaining in the battery pack. Blue: 100%-70%; purple: 69%-30%; and red shows 29%-0%.
The battery pack works with MagSafe cases, offers up to 5W wireless charging, and the battery measures in at 4,225 mAh.
It’s available now from Amazon in blue, black, red, white, and pink.
This battery pack from JIGA offers a bit more for your buck. It still features the battery pack that attaches magnetically to the back of your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But it also offers a couple of different ports on the battery pack itself as well. This means you can charge up to three devices at the same time: your iPhone 12 wirelessly, another with a USB-C cable, and another with a USB-A cable.
With that capability, this is one of the biggest battery packs out there at 10,000 mAh. This means you can charge the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 12 Pro to full charge two different times, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max to full charge one and a half times. It offers built-in heating protection and circuit protection as well.
It supports up to 15W wireless charging, and up to 20W charging via USB-C. It can also charge other Qi-enabled wireless charging devices, including Apple’s wireless charging cases for the AirPods and AirPods Pro. There’s an LED battery indicator on the battery pack for good measure.
The JIGA magnetic battery pack is available now from Amazon.
The MAG-VOLT external battery pack utilizes MagSafe to attach to the back of the iPhone 12 lineup just like the others. It’s lightweight and compact, and it has a 5,000 mAh battery. It is a Qi-enabled wireless charger, so it can wirelessly charge other devices, too. It will charge your iPhone wirelessly up to 5W.
It can also charge devices with a USB-C cable (and that’s how you charge the battery pack, too). It works with MagSafe cases, too. It features a dedicated on/off button and a power indicator as well.
The MAG-VOLT wireless portable charger is available now from Amazon.
Did we miss anything? Are there other MagSafe-compatible battery packs that we should add to this list? Feel free to chime in in the comments section.