With the iPhone 12 series, including the iPhone 12 Pro Max, one of the standout features is MagSafe. With the MagSafe ecosystem, you have a ring of magnets on the back of the iPhone, thus opening up an entirely new world of possibilities for iPhone accessories, as they can easily attach by the power of magnetic force. There are plenty of cool MagSafe accessories out there, from chargers, battery packs, wallets, stands, and so much more. But if you want the best experience for MagSafe, you're going to need a MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 Pro Max case. Here are our current favorites.
Apple's Silicone Case with MagSafe is a simple case with a soft-touch finish that adds nice grip to your large iPhone. The interior has a plush microfiber lining to keep your device scuff-free, and the magnetic ring allows any MagSafe accessories to snap right on.
Genuine Horween leather
We reviewed the Nomad case with MagSafe and found a lot to love, including its genuine Horween leather construction. Over time, it will develop a rich patina, so the more you use it, the better it gets. It also does a great job at keeping your iPhone safe and protected, and it's quite durable.
The Figura Series from OtterBox has a soft-touch matte finish on the exterior, and a slim profile, so it protects without adding bulk. Upon our review of this case, we discovered that the magnetic ring on the inside makes this seamlessly compatible with MagSafe accessories — plus it comes in several fun color combinations!
Spigen makes affordable and high-quality cases, and the Mag Armor is no different. It is a very affordable case that offers stellar protection and works flawlessly with your MagSafe accessories.
This Apple Leather Case with MagSafe is like the Silicone offering but made with premium leather instead. The leather develops a fantastic patina over time, while the interior has a magnetic ring for MagSafe compatibility. Plus, it has an overall slim profile, unlike some other bulkier cases.
Sonix offers a few fashionable designs for its MagSafe compatible iPhone 12 Pro Max cases. The brand's MagSafe case comes in designs that include Brown Tort, Floral Fantasy, Purple Rain, and even a new Mardi Gras design. When we reviewed the cute case, we foud that not only are they stylish but extremely protective and responsive to MagSafe accessories.
This plastic case is crystal clear, so you can show off your iPhone 12 Pro Max's color in all its glory. The magnetic ring can be matched to the color of your device, and it makes charging super easy — barely an inconvenience.
Splash of slim color
The Aneu Series from renowned brand Otterbox has a relatively slim profile but still gives you ample protection against everyday drops and scuffs. When we tested this case hands-on, we couldn't help but love all of the bright and fun colors, plus how easy it is to use the magnetic ring to enable your MagSafe charger and other accessories without issue.
This Nomad Modern Leather Folio case has storage for up to six cards and a cash stash, so you'll never leave home without your wallet. We love this case for the front flap that also protects your screen, as well as the quality Horween leather. Leather lovers know that this means it will just look better over time due to the patina.
If you enjoy the regular Symmetry Series from Otterbox, you'll love the the Symmetry Series+, which is more of the same, but with the bonus of MagSafe compatibility. It is slim, protective, and comes in a few different color combinations to suit your taste.
Get a grip
This slim but tough Grip case from Incipio has multidirectional grip enhancers on the bumpers, which give you a better grip on your iPhone 12 Pro Max than ever before. When we tested this case, we found that it also has 14-foot drop protection, shock absorption, and rubberized grips on the back to prevent your device from sliding around on flat surfaces.
Protection with the best MagSafe iPhone 12 Pro Max cases
With the best MagSafe iPhone 12 Pro Max cases, you ensure that your favorite iPhone is safe and protected without sacrificing MagSafe functionality. After all, you paid big bucks to go big, so why hinder it? With these cases, you won't need to take the case off to use your MagSafe charger or accessories like the best MagSafe wallets, stands, and even the Apple MagSafe battery pack — everything will work flawlessly.
If you want some recommendations, you can't go wrong with Apple's Silicone or Leather Case with MagSafe. The Silicone one comes in great pops of color, is soft to the touch, and looks great. The Leather cases are made with high-quality leather and develop a gorgeous patina over time, so they get better the more you use them.
Another good leather pick comes from Nomad with the Rugged Leather Case or Rugged Folio, depending on your needs. These are made with a rich Horween leather that will age over time, giving it a fantastic distressed look. The Rugged Folio has three card slots and a cash stash pocket, and the flap for your cards will also protect the front screen.
Other great options to consider are OtterBox's Aneu or Symmetry Series+ cases. These are slimmer than the Defender Series the brand is known for but still offer top-notch protection. They also come in a nice handful of colors, so there's one for everyone. I'd also recommend Incipio's Grip for MagSafe because it's great for those with butterfingers like me who are constantly dropping their device — this case alleviates that problem! It also looks nice and minimalistic too.
And if you want something more affordable, Spigen's Mag Armor case is another fine choice. We like Spigen's very protective offerings; they come in many options and are always affordable, especially if you're on a budget.
Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently the iMore lead on all things iPhone, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.
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