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.
Mophie has been around for quite some time, making some of the best accessories for Apple’s mobile products. And the snap+ juice pack mini is certainly no different. It has a single USB-C connector on the bottom of the battery pack for when you need to charge it back up, and it measures in at 5,000mAh in size.
The snap+ juice pack supports MagSafe for magnetic attachment to the back of compatible iPhone models. It also has adapters for attaching to Qi-enabled Android-based smartphones as well. Or, if you just want to plug the phone into the juice pack mini, you can do that, too.
The Mophie snap+ juice pack mini is available now in black 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.