How to use your MagSafe Charger with iPhone 15, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, and iPhone 12 models

Learn how to charge your iPhone 15, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, or iPhone 12 model wirelessly with your MagSafe Charger.

Set up your MagSafe Charger

  1. Connect the USB-C connector on your MagSafe Charger to a recommended 20 watt (W) or greater Apple USB-C power adapter or compatible third-party USB-C adapter. You can also connect to a USB-C port on a Mac or PC.

  2. Place your MagSafe Charger face up — as shown — on a flat surface, clear of any metal objects or other foreign material.

  3. Place your iPhone on your MagSafe Charger.

MagSafe Charger

Get up to 15W faster wireless charging

The MagSafe Charger is designed to quickly and safely wirelessly charge your iPhone. The system intelligently adapts to conditions to optimize charging your iPhone at up to 15W of peak power delivery for faster wireless charging. The actual power delivered to the iPhone will vary depending on the wattage of the power adapter and system conditions. For iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 12 mini, the MagSafe Charger delivers up to 12W of peak power delivery.

It's important to plug into a power source before placing your iPhone on the MagSafe Charger. This allows MagSafe to verify it's safe to deliver maximum power. If you happen to place your iPhone on the MagSafe Charger before plugging into a power source, simply remove your iPhone from the MagSafe Charger, wait three seconds, and then put it back on to resume maximum power delivery.

The MagSafe Charger is designed to negotiate the max power up to 9 volt (V) and 3 amp (A) with a USB PD-compatible power adapter. MagSafe will dynamically optimize power delivered to the iPhone. The power delivered to your iPhone at any moment will vary depending on various factors, including temperature and system activity.

All power adapters have different ratings for amount and rate of power delivery. The MagSafe Charger requires the following ratings to deliver faster wireless charging.

Compatible power adapters for up to 15W faster wireless charging

  • USB-C connector. USB-A is not supported

  • 9V/2.22A or 9V/2.56A and higher

  • iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 12 mini can get up to 12W for faster wireless charging with at least 9V/2.03A

  • Higher wattage adapters at or above 9V/2.56A will also deliver a maximum of up to 15W peak power to your iPhone*

When Lightning accessories such as headphones are connected, charging is limited to 7.5W to comply with regulatory standards.

* The MagSafe Charger will also function with power adapters that provide a minimum 12W (5V/2.4A) of power, but this will result in slower charging.

Learn more

  • Your MagSafe Charger is designed for faster and most efficient charging with iPhone 15 models, iPhone 14 models, iPhone 13 models, iPhone 12 models, and Apple MagSafe accessories.

  • When charging a non-MagSafe Qi-compatible device with a MagSafe Charger, power is reduced and charge times may be slower than on a typical Qi charger.

  • Don't place credit cards, security badges, passports, or key fobs between your iPhone and MagSafe Charger, because this might damage magnetic strips or RFID chips in those items.

  • If you have a case that holds any of these sensitive items, remove them before charging or make sure that they aren’t between the back of your device and the charger.

  • If your iPhone is connected to both a MagSafe Charger and power via a Lightning port, your iPhone will charge via the Lightning connector.

  • As with other wireless chargers, your iPhone or MagSafe Charger might get slightly warmer while your iPhone charges. To extend the lifespan of your battery, if the battery gets too warm, software might limit charging above 80 percent.

  • If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with your MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from compression of the leather. This is normal, but if you’re concerned about this, we suggest using a non-leather case.

  • Learn how to clean your MagSafe Charger.

  • Learn about the magnets in MagSafe products.

  • With iPhone 15 models, if you're in the European Union or in a country or region that's part of the European Free Trade Association, the first time that you use a wireless charger, you'll get a notification. Mandated by the EU, the notification says that wireless charging might use more power than wired charging.

  • Apple’s MagSafe wireless charging provides optimal magnetic alignment for faster, more efficient charging. MagSafe wireless charging includes technologies that reduce energy waste when compared to other wireless charging methods. Learn about charging with the MagSafe Duo Charger.

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