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Android phones are great, but there are some clear advantages to using an iPhone. Like the wealth of accessories that are available for iPhones. When it comes to MagSafe accessories, you don’t have to feel left out.

“MagSafe” was introduced with the iPhone 12 series in 2020. Not to be confused with the old MagSafe, it’s essentially just a magnetic ring built-in to the back iPhone. That ring allows you to attach all sorts of things to the back of the phone with perfect alignment. Pretty neat.

At the time of writing, there have been three series of iPhones with MagSafe. There are now thousands of MagSafe chargers, battery packs, wallets, and mounts on the market. Wouldn’t it be cool if your Android phone could use some of them? Well, it can, and it’s shockingly easy to do.

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One Ring to Stick Them All

MagSafe Ring on Pixel 5.

As mentioned, MagSafe works with a magnetic ring in the back of the iPhone. So all we really need to use MagSafe accessories with an Android phone is a stand-in for that ring. Thankfully, you can easily get adhesive-backed metal MagSafe rings on Amazon for cheap.

For only $10, you can grab a six-pack of adhesive-backed MagSafe rings. The pack includes three silver rings and three black rings. You can stick the ring on the back of your phone, case, or underneath your case.


Wannap Universal Magsafe Rings

Six-pack of adhesive-backed metal rings for MagSafe accessories. The pack comes with three silver and three black rings.

Technically, the iPhone has more than just a magnetic ring. There’s also a small “alignment magnet” under the ring. This is supposed to help keep MagSafe accessories in place. If you’d like to have that as well, there’s a four-pack of adhesive-backed rings that includes an alignment tab.


Adhesive Metal Ring Stickers for MagSafe Accessories

A four pack of metal rings and alignment tabs to make any phone compatible with MagSafe accessories. Available in a variety of colors to match your phone.

Sticker rings aren’t your only option. Some case manufacturers have built MagSafe-compatible rings into cases for select Android devices. The Moment Store has MagSafe-compatible cases for select Samsung and Google Pixel phones.

Slap on Some Accessories

iOttie Velox used in car

Once you’ve got your metal ring or case, it’s just a matter of picking out some MagSafe accessories. There are a lot of different types to choose from. Personally, I went with a MagSafe battery pack and wallet.


Magnetic Card Wallet Holder

This compact wallet can hold two to three cards or some cash. It firmly attaches to the back of MagSafe-compatible devices, and can easily be removed when you don’t need it.

Check out our buying guides for the Best MagSafe Accessories and the Best MagSafe Battery Packs. You’ll find a bunch of different handy products for your phone. One thing to keep in mind about wireless battery packs and chargers is they need to be lined up correctly. Make sure to pay attention to that when applying the MagSafe ring.

As simple as that, you can access a whole new world of accessories for your Android device. Thanks Apple!

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