Convenient with Apple’s New Find My Powered MagSafe Wallet
Along with the iPhone 13 models, Apple introduced a new version of the MagSafe Wallet, which was first released last year. This updated version includes Find My technology, and we thought we would test it out to see how well it works and if it’s a useful feature addition.
From a design point of view, the new iPhone leather wallet with MagSafe looks like the previous version. It is made of leather in a variety of colors and is designed to attach magnetically to the back of an iPhone. There is a single small opening at the top which can hold up to three credit cards.
Because it’s âMagSafeâ, it only works with iPhone 12 and âiPhone 13â models, and compared to last year’s version, there doesn’t seem to be any improvement in magnetic force. It seems to be pretty much the same, and like with last year’s model, there’s a chance it will come off when you put your âiPhoneâ in a tight pocket.
The main new feature added is âFind Myâ, but it has a few limitations, so don’t expect it to work like other Apple accessories with âFind Myâ enabled.
When you attach the wallet for the first time to a compatible âiPhoneâ, the option to add it to the âFind Myâ app is displayed. Once the âMagSafeâ wallet is added, you can see it on the âFind Myâ card next to your other devices, but, and it’s a big but, only when the wallet is attached to your âiPhoneâ.
It has no mechanism to update its location on its own, and location updates are done through the iPhoneâ. You will get an alert after about a minute if the âMagSafeâ wallet comes off, which is useful to prevent it from being lost in the first place, but once it is turned off from the iPhoneâ, anything you can do is to see its last known location.
If the âMagSafeâ wallet has moved from its last known location collected since it was last connected to iPhoneâ, there is no way to locate it. It should be noted that if you detach the âMagSafeâ wallet from your âiPhoneâ in a store to take out a card and do not reattach it quickly, you will receive the detachment alert, so this is an inconvenience.
If someone else gets the âMagSafeâ wallet, they will show your phone number if it is attached to their phone so they can contact you.
Apple offers the âiPhoneâ Leather Wallet with âMagSafeâ in Golden Brown, Dark Cherry, Redwood Green, Midnight, and Wisteria, and it can be purchased from Apple’s website for $ 59.