Best MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 cases 2023
Why do you need a MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 case? After all, good iPhone 12 cases will work with a MagSafe charger as long as it's wireless-compatible. But to get that secure magnetic attachment with the MagSafe charger and use other MagSafe accessories, you'll need a MagSafe case. Here are some of the best MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 cases you can buy.
Designed by Apple's own engineers, this is a MagSafe version of the classic Apple Silicone Case. This highly appealing case is smooth on the outside with a soft microfiber interior. The Apple logo adorns the back of the case. Choose from plenty of great colors.
Sonix is known for its trendy, colorful, and stylish cases. I love the fashion-forward Sonix case with MagSafe magic inside. As noted during our testing, this case works beautifully with the Apple MagSafe charger as well as Sonix's own MagSafe alternative charger, the Sonix Magnetic Link, plus other MagSafe accessories.
This slim and striking OtterBox Aneu Series Case with MagSafe adds a splash of color and not a lot of bulk, making it a favorite of mine, as stated in my review. Choose from four different colorways, each of which has clicky button covers and/or bumpers in contrasting colors.
A circle of magnets is built in for MagSafe compatibility on this shiny case, while stylish diagonal stripes help to add some embellishments. The TPU case also has a raised lip and Air Cushion Technology for maximum protection.
Want to show off the gorgeous color of your iPhone 12? Apple's own polycarbonate blend Clear Case should be one of the first places you look. The graphic circle and line in the middle may or may not be your cup of tea, but at least you know exactly where those magnets will be.
If you're like me, you want your case to reflect your personality. CASETiFY takes customization to a whole other level, as we noted in our review. I've spent hours perusing the thousands of options; you can even design your own on CASETiFY's site.
Work of art
This beautiful, painterly silicone OtterBox Figura Series Case with MagSafe is one of my favorite cases ever. It isn't bulky like other OtterBox cases, but it still offers all-over protection along with its MagSafe compatibility, which we discovered during our hands-on testing. Choose from four different colorways and express your artistic side.
This soft silicone case comes in a few color options and is modeled after the Apple iPhone 12 Silicone Case with MagSafe, giving you a similar look (sans Apple logo) for less.
The classic OtterBox Symmetry series case gets the MagSafe treatment. Be sure to look for the "+" or the word "MagSafe" when purchasing because OtterBox also sells Symmetry cases for the iPhone 12 that don't have MagSafe magnets inside.
A beautiful natural wood panel handcrafted in Poland with MagSafe compatibility makes the Oakywood Wooden MagSafe Case worth considering. The wood panel is securely affixed to the polycarbonate shell and provides protection as well as functionality, which caused us to rave about it in our review.
Clearly designed to mimic the Apple iPhone 12 Clear Case with MagSafe, this case gives you a similar look for less. It's a clear case, so you can show off both your iPhone's color and Apple logo while it's in the case. The white circle on the back shows the location of the magnets.
Lovers of luxurious leather can't go wrong with Apple's own MagSafe-compatible leather case. It's perfectly form-fitted to your iPhone 12, and it comes in six different colors including (PRODUCT)RED that will either match or contrast beautifully with your phone.
The best MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 cases for you
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You need more than just a great iPhone 12 case. You'll need a MagSafe case on your iPhone 12 in order to take full advantage of the iPhone's MagSafe feature.
Any of the cases on this list will work beautifully with Apple's MagSafe charger, other MagSafe chargers, and MagSafe accessories. Unlike regular wireless-compatible cases, MagSafe-compatible cases have a circle of magnets inside. This creates a stronger connection to the MagSafe charger and MagSafe charger alternatives. This helps guide your iPhone to just the right spot, snapping it into place. Also, if you want to use MagSafe accessories like the MagSafe wallet, only a MagSafe-compatible case will work. Note that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the same size, so cases are interchangeable.
You can't go wrong with Apple's own designs; I like the look and feel of the Apple iPhone 12 Silicone Case with MagSafe. The case is slim, perfectly form-fitted to the iPhone 12, and has the Apple logo on the back. It comes in a nice variety of colors.
For more of a trendy look, check out the Sonix Case for iPhone 12 with MagSafe. It's lightweight but protective and looks adorable. Choose from a number of colorful and fun designs.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.