It’s been almost a year and a half since MagSafe technology was introduced in iPhones. The magnet charging standard that had been exclusive to MacBooks now reached smartphones starting with the iPhone 12, continuing the ’13’ with the same characteristics. But what about older models like the iPhone 11? Is there no way to make them have MagSafe connectivity? Well yes, there is.
And it is that MagSafe technology encompasses various accessories. The best known are chargers, whether from Apple or any other licensed brand. But we also find covers, supports and even external batteries that are magnetized to the back without the need to place anything else. And well, the iPhone 11s do not have that magnet system that allows them to adhere in the same way as the iPhone 12 and 13, but there is a certain compatibility. And if there isn’t, it can be “forced”.
iPhone 11 supports charging with MagSafe
The particularity of the MagSafe charger is none other than that it offers magnetism with the iPhone and that, first of all, it adheres correctly to the back of it. However, they do not cease to be wireless chargers like any other. Therefore, if you have an iPhone 11 you can place it perfectly on top of one of these and see how it charges wirelessly like any other.
It will not be as easy to adhere it as in the iPhone 12 and 13 that have magnets, but it can be done. Now, if we look specifically at the official Apple MagSafe charger, we can see how the loading times they’re pretty poor on recent devices, so on the ’11’ it’ll get a lot worse. In any case, it will charge and, if not, you can always opt for chargers from other brands that guarantee better times.
You can add MagSafe technology yourself
We are not referring to disassembling the iPhone 11 and introducing a system of magnets, something that despite being possible seems complicated. Rather we refer to the possibility of add a MagSafe sticker which is in the end a circular sticker made with magnets and that can be stuck to the iPhone in question or to its case, thus offering full compatibility with these accessories.
It is perhaps not the most aesthetic in the world, but if it is used in a case and placed inside, it could look the same as before and be compatible with MagSafe. They are not usually very expensive, in fact on Amazon you can find them for just over 10 euros. The downside is that they hold a little less than Apple’s original magnet system and will eventually come unstuck, but they’re usually quite durable and do the job perfectly.
Another point to keep in mind is that they are universal. That is, it does not have to be for the iPhone 11 as we are commenting, but it could be used perfectly for any other iPhone model. For the ’12’ and ’13’ not so much, since apart from the fact that they already have it, it will not increase their magnetism and could even be counterproductive.