The Best MagSafe Battery Pack for Your iPhone (2022) 

December 22, 2021

Apple recently unveiled the MagSafe Battery Pack, an elegant, add-on battery designed to work with the full iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup. With its rather hefty price tag, the MagSafe Battery Pack certainly isn’t the only – or the fastest! – option to top off your iPhone 12 or 13. 

Depending on your needs, you may want to consider some of the other MagSafe-compatible portable batteries on the market, all of which can magnetically attach to any one of the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 phones.

Before we reveal some of our top third party MagSafe-compatible battery packs, let’s review the main features of the new Apple MagSafe Battery Pack. 

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack ($89.95 on Amazon)

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

MagSafe is Apple’s new magnetic technology built into the internal engineering of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models. The MagSafe Battery Pack features perfectly aligned magnets that keep the external battery attached to any iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro phones (and it fits the iPhone 12 Mini like a glove!). 

The MagSafe Battery Pack provides a safe and reliable wireless charge that is automatic (no on or off buttons!) once it’s attached to your iPhone. And no need to worry about interference with your credit cards or key fobs.

If you are sitting at your desk and want to top off your iPhone 12 or 13, all you need to do is plug in a Lightning cable into the MagSafe Battery Pack for up to 15W of wireless charging. If you’re looking for a faster charge, you can connect it to a 20W or higher power adapter. The MagSafe Battery Pack also supports reverse wireless charging so you can charge the MagSafe Battery Pack and your iPhone simultaneously!

That being said, the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack has a rather subpar 1,460mAh capacity which yields a rather mediocre charging performance. Starting from 0% battery, a dead iPhone, and charging all the way up until the MagSafe Battery Pack was exhausted, 9to5Mac observed that with 2 hours of charging time, the iPhone 12 Mini can go up to an 83% charge, the iPhone 12 a 63% charge, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max would only go up to 53%.