Apple recently launched MagSafe Battery Pack, for an external wireless battery compatible with all models iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro yes iPhone 12 Pro Max. It will of course be compatible with future models of iPhone 13 that will come with MagSafe technology.
What is and how does the external battery work MagSafe Battery Pack
MagSafe Battery Pack is a battery that attaches magnetically to the back iPhone 12, thus increasing the period of use of iPhone. It's something somewhat similar to old covers Apple with battery, the difference being that this new battery does not physically connect to the Lightning port of the iPhone, but attaches magnetically. It's basically a wireless mobile charger for iPhone 12.
MagSafe Battery Pack can also be used as wireless charger for models of iPhone with MagSafe. When we first use the external battery MagSafe Battery Pack, it is not recommended to attach it to iPhone until we charge the battery 100% separately.
How to charge the external battery MagSafe Battery Pack?
The battery is equipped with a Lightning charging port and an indicator light that shows the energy status. When we use MagSafe Battery Pack for the first time, this one must be charged separately with the help of a cable The lightning USB and a socket adapter with power of at least 20W. You can also use an adapter with power below 20W but charging will be slower. During battery charging, the indicator LED will light up amber (amber / orange yellow). When the indicator light turns green, we can turn it off MagSafe Battery Pack from the power supply and we can attach it on the back iPhone. The MagSafe sign will appear on the screen for a few seconds, the same one that appears when we attach a MagSafe cover to iPhone 12.
Next upload of MagSafe Battery Pack it can be done with the loading iPhone, but be careful. Only the external battery should be connected to the outlet, not iPhone. Wireless charging between iPhone and the battery can only be made in one direction.
How do we load iPhone cu MagSafe Battery Pack and how much does autonomy increase?
MagSafe Battery Pack will load the models iPhone 12 cu power up to 5W, and if connected to the power adapter, the power will be up to 15W. The condition is to use an adapter over 20W.
It must be said that it is not necessary to take it out iPhone from the cover / case if provided with MagSafe. The battery is perfectly compatible with all original MagSafe cases.
Regarding the autonomy offered by MagSafe Battery Pack, this differs depending on the model iPhone to which it is attached. The battery capacity is approximately 2920 mAh (two 1460 mAh cells).
- iPhone 12 mini - will receive enough energy for another charging cycle full battery.
- iPhone 12 / 12 Pro - with up to 75% extra battery.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max - will receive extra maximum 50% from the battery capacity.
It is clear that this external battery is a good choice especially for owners of iPhone 12 mini, which doubles the battery life.
Unfortunately, as we expect, the price is at "standards Apple”. It starts at $ 99 without taxes, and in stores in Europe it will reach somewhere between almost 140 - 150 EUR.
It is good to know that at much lower prices find wireless external batteries of Anchor si Mophie. They offer a much higher autonomy than the MagSafe Battery Pack, but they don't look so good on the design side.MagSafe Battery Pack / External Wireless Battery for iPhone 12 / Pro