How to Get MagSafe on your New MacBook Pro

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Apple's latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros don't have the MagSafe power cable that previous iterations did. That means that if your power cable gets tripped over and pulled, your laptop is probably going with it. If the lack of MagSafe is preventing you from purchasing a new MacBook Pro, or you're having a hard time adjusting to life without MagSafe, check out these adapters and breathe a sigh of relief.

Hope isn't completely lost

Although it's been a few years now since Apple switch to using USB-C ports on their MacBook lineup, and thus killing MagSafe, the ability to accidentally trip on your power cord hasn't gone away. Speaking from experience, MagSafe was a beloved feature for Mac users because accidents happen, and knowing your laptop wasn't going to go crashing to the ground if you bumped into the power cable provided plenty of comforts.

While there aren't a ton of options out there for MagSafe lovers to have the same feature on their new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, some companies are still making quality solutions.

The Upmely USB-C magnetic adapter (opens in new tab) is as simple as it can be. Just plug in the magnetic end into the USB-C port on your MacBook and slip on the adapter to your existing MacBook Pro charging cable, and you're good to go! It transfers enough power to charge up any MacBook pro — including the 15-inch MacBook Pro — and it will give you peace of mind when you accidentally trip over your power cord. Plus, you can even attach the adapter to your favorite external hard drive or another USB-C device because it supports data transfer, unlike any of the competition.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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