Do you need a MagSafe case?

A MagSafe case (or MagSafe "enabled") will have an OEM magnet array inside it that will help strengthen your attachment to your other MagSafe accessories like a wallet or charger.

Without a MagSafe enabled case, the magnets in your phone will be farther from the accessory and the magnetic hold won't be as strong.

We’ve made and sold lots of phone cases. And lots of wireless chargers for that matter. Our MagSafe cases make charging like shooting fish in a barrel. Your phone is the fish and the charger is the barrel… wait… the charger is the fish and you shoot it with the phone. Okay, never mind… that analogy fell apart.

With a MagSafe case you can have confidence that when you set your phone down to charge, you are going to get that charge. Quickly.

What is MagSafe?

MagSafe, in its simplest definition, is a safe way to use magnets in the charging of your device. Apple first invented MagSafe as an improvement for the way to charge the MacBook. Instead of a cord that plugged into the device. The connection is made with a magnetic attachment. And every time I’ve tripped over that cord since I love the MagSafe concept even more.

With the release of the iPhone 12, the latest version of this concept comes to life. Built into the new iPhone 12 line is a series of magnets that encircle the wireless charging coil. When paired with a MagSafe capable charger the two devices lock together to improve the wireless charging experience.

Where is the MagSafe magnet?

If you are thinking, “okay smart guy… but where is the MagSafe?” Good question, let me explain. The magnets themselves can be found in three locations:

Will my non-MagSafe case still charge?

I can’t speak for non-Carved cases, but, “yes”. Our non-MagSafe Carved cases still allow the iPhone 14/13/12 to “snap” into place atop a MagSafe charger. Not quite as strong a “snap” but still good. We made a little video to show you the difference. Check it out.

Our little secret.

At Carved, we wanted to expand the benefits of MagSafe. Remember all those iPhone 11 phones that have wireless charging capability, but not the MagSafe internal magnets? Phones that do charge wirelessly, but sometimes they slip off the charger, and the connection is lost. We went back and redesigned our iPhone 11 cases to include magnets. Now, if you have an iPhone 11 with a Carved MagSafe case you can have MagSafe functionality. It won’t be as strong as the iPhone 12/13/14 with a MagSafe case, but it does help to keep the charging connection secure.

At Carved, we are all about that one-of-one look. We think your phone case should be as unique as you are. But we also want the case to do more than just look good, it should function well.

So, do you “need” a MagSafe case? “Need” is a strong word… but we guarantee if you get a Carved MagSafe case you will love it! And your phone will stay charged.

Bonus: Does the Samsung Galaxy have MagSafe??