There’s no doubt MagSafe Apples’ magnetic charging technology is cool it will charge your iPhone double as fast as competing wireless chargers.
In this article I will cover up any doubts you might have about Apple’s futuristic charging technology.
Can MagSafe be left plugged in?
It is safe to keep the MagSafe plugged in. The 1460 mAh li-ion battery inside the MagSafe is about half the size of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 battery like the iPhone lithium-ion battery the battery will not be charged if left plugged in.
Not only can the MagSafe be left plugged in, but you can also charge your iPhone with the MagSafe still attached to the cable, your iPhone and MagSafe will charge at the same time!
In Apple’s article, Apple explains how if ‘both your iPhone and MagSafe Battery Pack need to be charged, you can charge them at the same time if you use a 20W or higher power adapter your MagSafe battery back will charge your iPhone with up to 15W of charging power.
Does MagSafe weaken?
Over time MagSafe will weaken although you will not notice it during the lifetime of the device, the iPhone will likely stop working before the magnetics stop functioning. If you drop your iPhone or MagSafe Battery this can easily damage the magnetics making the connection weak.
Unfortunately, it is very easy to drop your iPhone I dropped my iPhone 7 within 10 minutes of waking up today! If you regularly drop your iPhone and notice the MagSafe weakening this likely is the reason.
To learn more about the tell-tale signs of damage caused by dropping your iPhone you can read my detailed post.
While secure enough for generally waving your phone around, the fact that MacRumors’ review had issues with the wallet falling off shows a key failing of MagSafe accessories. Magnets are fantastic if you need to connect two things temporarily, or if you’re not really moving them around, but beyond that they’re just not secure enough.
It’s bad enough to pay $60 for a wallet attachment that can come loose at random intervals during the day. But when it’s holding critically important contents — be they credit cards, drivers licences, or something else — it becomes a much more serious problem than overpaying for a leather pouch.
Apple could have made the magnetic grip stronger, sure, but that would lead to more problems than it would solve. Like the fact that you may need to remove the wallet to get your cards out, or that the iPhone 12 can’t MagSafe charge while it’s still in place. Not to mention that there have already been warnings from Apple about how the existing magnets might affect the magnetic strips and RFID chips you would find in things like credit cards, key fobs, and so on. Increase magnet strength, and those problems will increase along with it.
Let’s just be a bit more cautious about what accessories we decide to include MagSafe on. Chargers and compatible cases? Sure thing. Accessories that were never meant to be used for extended periods of time? Absolutely, if it makes things easier. Something that will cause serious problems if the magnets disconnect suddenly? Let’s give those a miss.
Whether it’s a wallet, a selfie stick, or something else entirely, magnets are not a fool-proof solution. So let’s use a bit of common sense. Because let’s be honest, the last thing you need is a dodgy magnet connection coming apart at the worst possible moment.Today’s best Apple iPhone 12 and Apple iPhone 12 Pro deals
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