Best MagSafe car mounts in 2024: drive and charge

If you've ever wanted to charge your best iPhone or navigate with Apple Maps while driving, you need one of the best MagSafe car mounts. 

Being a way to magnetically attach your iPhone to a surface, MagSafe is an excellent little function that means you can prop it up in place while driving, being able to charge it while you go, or have your music playlist blasting without having to hunt it down. As well as this, with the introduction of iOS 17 last year, iPhones now have StandBy mode, which gives them a unique interface when placed on their side. Given easy access to a clock and your calendar, StandBy has made the iPhone even better. 

Our favorite choice on the list is Belkin's MagSafe Car Vent Mount Pro, thanks to its sleek look and the ability to charge while driving, but there are so many great choices, depending on your specific use case. We'd recommend going through them all before making up your mind. 

These are some of the best MagSafe car mounts you can buy. 

Quick List

Best overall

Belkin MagSafe car mount

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1. Belkin MagSafe Car Vent Mount PRO

The best mount for most cars

Specifications

Connection: AC vent
Size: 10.16 x 7.62 x 15.24 cm
Charging: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Adjustable
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Built in cable management

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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No charging component

This is the one that Apple wants you to buy — and there's good reason for it. It's a sturdy, useful car mount that fixes into the air vents of your car, and then keeps potential cable mess all tidy with the addition of dedicated cable management.

There's a heavy-duty ball joint on the back as well so that you can swing the dock around and get a different orientation for your phone, which is extremely useful for reading maps or controlling Apple Music. It's not cheap, but it is definitely the best.

Most compact

ESR Magsafe car adapter

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2. ESR HaloLock Magnetic Wireless Car Charger

The best mount to save space

Specifications

Connection: AC vent
Size: 8 x 8 x 3.2 cm
Charging: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Swivels on the Magsafe puck
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Adjustable angle

Reasons to avoid

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Only one mounting option

This ESR option is similar to the Belkin above, only it relies on the MagSafe puck to swing the phone into a vertical position. It clips securely onto the car's air vents, and then you can change the angle using the ball joint on the back.

The MagSafe charging area is going to be super sturdy as well, because ESR has covered it with tempered glass. That means it's going to look nice without a phone on it, and stay scratch and crack-free for longer.

Best budget

Superone magsafe car mount

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3. SUPERONE Mag Safe Car Mount

Best mount on a budget

Specifications

Connection: Adhesive panel/AC vent
Size: 8.41 x 8.2 x 6.4 cm
Charging: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Inexpensive
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Different mounting options

Reasons to avoid

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No charging

This is the first MagSafe car mount on our list that doesn't feature charging, and it's perfect if you're just looking to clip your phone to your dashboard. It's super lightweight and easy to fit, with a couple of options to choose from. The first features a sticky panel that can stick to your dashboard, and the second is the more conventional car vent mount.

If you need something that charges your phone, then this isn't the mount for you. If you just need to place your phone conveniently, however, then this could be perfect. It'll save you money over a charging option as well, with its lower price.

Most adjustable

Otterbox Magsafe car mount

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4. Otterbox Car Dash/Windshield Mount for MagSafe

Best for multiple angles

Specifications

Connection: Suction cup
Size: 8.41 x 8.2 x 6.4 cm
Charging: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Very sturdy
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Lots of adjustability

Reasons to avoid

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No charging

Another mount that won't charge your phone, but this time a more sturdy option from case maker Otterbox. With a massive suction cup to either stick to your dashboard or to your windshield, there are numerous fitting options available. The arm is also super adjustable, and very heavy-duty as well.

The biggest issue is that it doesn't charge your phone — although you can just use a normal charging cable if you need to get more juice in your battery. It's not cheap either — but it will last you a long time.

Best for compatability

Spigen magsafe car mount

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5. Spigen Mag Fit Designed for Magsafe Car Mount

Best mount for existing MagSafe pucks

Specifications

Connection: AC vent
Size: 6.6 x 6.9 x 2.8 cm
Charging: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Adjustable position
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Slim and compact

Reasons to avoid

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Needs seperate Magsafe puck

This mount is a little different — you'll need an existing MagSafe puck for it to function properly. It's more a mount for a MagSafe puck mount, a kind of plastic skeleton for the mount to sit in and then charge your phone. If you've got a puck just lying around, then this could be perfect, and save you a little money — if not, it might end up costing more than the others.

It's adjustable with a ball joint on the back, and the mount affixes with an air vent clip. If you can find a MagSafe puck and have a car charger adapter, you can wireless charge your iPhone while you drive — a great option. 

Most simple

Techmatte MagSafe grip

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6. TechMatte MagGrip Car Vent Mount

Simplest MagSafe car mount

Specifications

Connection: AC vent
Size: 5.61 x 5.61 x 3.4 cm
Charging: No

Reasons to buy

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Cheap
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Simple

Reasons to avoid

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No charging
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No adjustability

This MagSafe car mount is about as simple as they come — It's a circular magnet that push-fits onto your car's air vents. There's no charging, no adjustability, just a MagSafe magnet that keeps your phone static on your car's dashboard. That simplicity does mean that it's perhaps the cheapest on the list, although you may get frustrated at its limited movement use.

This is consistently the cheapest car mount on our list and it's for a good reason. If you simply need to pop an iPhone up into a certain position and don't care for any fancy technology, this is an excellent choice. 

Best for windscreen mounting

PROfezzion Mag Safe Car Mount

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7. PROfezzion Suction Cup MagSafe Car Mount Holder

Best mount for Windscreen mounting

Specifications

Connection: Suction cup/AC vent
Size: 8 x 7 x 6 cm
Charging: No

Reasons to buy

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Flexible goose neck
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Multiple mount options

Reasons to avoid

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No charging

Another one with no charging, but there is near infinite adjustability thanks to its flexible gooseneck. It can be mounted on the dashboard or on the air vents, so you can be sure it'll fit no matter what car you've got. The suction cup and clip both come in the box so you can swap them all out in mere moments when you want to. 

Again, if you want to charge your phone while you use it, then you'll be better off looking at something else, but this goose-necked mount will make it easier to place your phone in a good, visible spot compared to lots of the others on the list. This pick is a great choice for anyone who needs a bit of versatility in their car mount. 

Best for minimalists

Moment MagSafe Carmount

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8. Moment Car Vent Mount for MagSafe

Most minimalist design

Specifications

Connection: AC vent
Size: 8.4 x 8.4 x 4.9 cm
Charging: No

Reasons to buy

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Super simple
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Very slick looking

Reasons to avoid

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No charging
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On the expensive end

One for the Swedish minimalism fan here — it'll blend into your dashboard when your phone isn't attached, and then provide the perfect spot to plonk your phone when you need it. No charging, mind you, so will need to plug your phone in with a cable if you need to juice up. However, it makes up for those downsides with a super simple design language and a gorgeous look. 

Bear in mind as well that this will only work on certain car air vents, so check if yours is supported before you take the plunge.

Most secure

Anker MagSafe car mount

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9. Anker Magnetic Wireless Charger (MagGo)

The sturdiest MagSafe car mount

Specifications

Connection: Suction cup
Size: 19 x 7/4 x 8.9 cm
Charging: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Very sturdy
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Charges

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive

This one is a charger and a meaty arm that holds your phone at a variety of angles. It's a big charger, and it matches it with its costly price tag — the highest on the list. It is, however, well worth the lofty asking price, given it has everything you could want in a MagSafe charging car mount.

It affixes to the car with a suction cup, so it can sit on your dashboard or on the windshield. That arm can be swung around, and then the phone itself can be swiveled to get the phone in different angles.

The magic power of magnets

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The best iPhone 15 cases often have MagSafe compatibility but you can always take your iPhone out of your cases if it doesn't have MagSafe. If you need to use a case, stick with a MagSafe-compatible one so you can still use the car mount effectively.

Our favorite mount from this list is the Belkin Vent Mount Pro. Available on the Apple Store as well as other locations, you know it's a reliable option. If you want to spend less though, consider the SuperOne MagSafe car mount instead. It won't do any charging but it will put your phone in place and do so cheaply. 

We have loads of other lists as well if these don't tickle your fancy, from the best Magnetic car mounts for iPhone to the best wireless chargers for multiple devices.

Q&A

Are MagSafe Car mounts safe for driving?

This depends on your habits. If you drive safely and never stare at the phone screen, you'll be safe. However, if you're likely to stare at your screen often, you should avoid putting in a car mount. It's also important to check using one is legal in your State or country. Check local law enforcement rules and regulations to make sure you won't get into trouble.

Is MagSafe strong enough for a car mount?

Yes, MagSafe is very strong. The ring of magnets on the back of your phone are designed to be very secure. Despite that, they're still easy to disengage when you need to take your phone with you. The magnets in a car mount will be stronger than those found in a desktop MagSafe charger as well.

Will my phone case affect MagSafe?

It can. It depends on the phone case you have. Many cases are MagSafe-compatible but if you have an older one, it might be lacking the extra magnets you gain from a MagSafe case. Check if your case is MagSafe compatible. If it's pretty basic, plastic or silicone, it's unlikely to be compatible so you'll need to buy a new one.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.

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