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Endless search for a MagSafe phone mount is over?

Oh excellent looks good! I’ll see how the Spigen works out and consider this for a fallback. Not worried about the battery really as I get a new phone every year, 2 years at most. I’d be fine with the OEM charger really if it actually charged.
Good plan. I started holding onto phones 2-3 years now and that was the plan too with the 12 Pro Max but after 15 months the battery degraded to 83% and forced an upgrade. I blame the Tesla wireless charger in the Y because at times the 12PM became so hot the screen dimmed and the phone was unusable for 5-10 minutes. I prefer the faster wired charging option anyways. I look forward to the rumored ability to disable the wireless charging pad in the Y.
 
Since before picking up my MY, I have been searching for the best MagSafe phone mount. If the MY had regular vents, it wouldn’t had been a search.

It was between the Jowua foldaway MagSafe and the Spigen onetap MagSafe. I almost purchased the Spigen when it first came out. But if you look at the pictures for both of them, they are always mounted on/near the upper left corner of the screen. This location seems like it would be kind of annoying to mount a phone. It blocks your front view. It’s also in the way of the steering wheel or gear selector stalk.

After a couple of months of driving my MY, I knew where the best mounting place is, at least for me. The bottom left area of the screen. This eliminated the Spigen since it needs to be mounted to the corner due to its design.

I finally ordered the Jowua. It’s almost the perfect design for mounting where I wanted. When my iPhone is mounted there, I can still access the front center console, the wireless chargers, and cup holders. It’s not in the way. I can also rest my arm on the arm rest and utilize my phone, when car is parked of course. My iPhone is mounted very steadily.

This is a MagSafe mount and only works for iPhone 12 or newer. I have a iPhone 13 Pro Max with Apple leather case. Cases without MagSafe will not work as steadily and may fall off. iPhone 12 or newer without a case will also work. Other phone mounts, magnetic or clamp style, might also work if the mount is of similar design.
I have this and use it with an iPhone 13 pro max. I like it. Wish ball joints were stiffer so circular mount doesn’t change position since phone is heavy. Eventually circular piece angles downward. However if you play with rotating the circular mount you can find a position where if won’t be able to angle downwards. The adhesive is very strong so mount it correctly. They give you extra adhesive pad if you make a mistake but I have not been able to remove the armature from back of my infotainment screen 🤣.
 
From reading reviews of the phone mounts that rely on adhesive, e.g., Spigen and Jowua, a lot of the negative reviews indicate the adhesive ultimately failed, particularly in the heat. Wouldn't the Magbak have the same issue?

I've been using a vent mount similar to this Temai-branded one, which has worked relatively well. However, I have been in search of a magsafe/magnetic solution, and I've ordered both the dashboard and screen mount Spigen Onetap. I like the idea of it being screen-mounted, but I worry the adhesive will fail, particularly during these hot summer months.
 
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From reading reviews of the phone mounts that rely on adhesive, e.g., Spigen and Jowua, a lot of the negative reviews indicate the adhesive ultimately failed, particularly in the heat. Wouldn't the Magbak have the same issue?

I've been using a vent mount similar to this Temai-branded one, which has worked relatively well. However, I have been in search of a magsafe/magnetic solution, and I've ordered both the dashboard and screen mount Spigen Onetap. I like the idea of it being screen-mounted, but I worry the adhesive will fail, particularly during these hot summer months.
My Jowua sticks very strongly even when cabin is 140 degrees. I wanted to take it off to remount as I did it a bit at an incorrect angle. Can’t get it off easily lol.
 
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From reading reviews of the phone mounts that rely on adhesive, e.g., Spigen and Jowua, a lot of the negative reviews indicate the adhesive ultimately failed, particularly in the heat. Wouldn't the Magbak have the same issue?

I've been using a vent mount similar to this Temai-branded one, which has worked relatively well. However, I have been in search of a magsafe/magnetic solution, and I've ordered both the dashboard and screen mount Spigen Onetap. I like the idea of it being screen-mounted, but I worry the adhesive will fail, particularly during these hot summer months.
This is a valid concern regarding summer heat causing the adhesives to fail. Although my MagBak stayed on, it was a little crooked and was easy to remove because the adhesive was warm and pliable. I realigned the MagBak and readjusted the AC vents to blow more through the steering wheel and towards my upper torso. I didn’t realize it but somehow I had the vents pointed in the lowest position and never noticed it. Anyways, in the more centered position the vents keep me cool but also cool the MagBak, my iPhone, and the top left quadrant of the car screen. This should prevent any issues with adhesive melting/failing, as well as help cool the phone from all that direct sun exposure through the windshield.

For all the Uber/Lyft drivers, I wonder if mounting a phone high up in the dash leads to any sort of camera sensor damage from prolonged exposure to the sun?
 
This is a valid concern regarding summer heat causing the adhesives to fail. Although my MagBak stayed on, it was a little crooked and was easy to remove because the adhesive was warm and pliable. I realigned the MagBak and readjusted the AC vents to blow more through the steering wheel and towards my upper torso. I didn’t realize it but somehow I had the vents pointed in the lowest position and never noticed it. Anyways, in the more centered position the vents keep me cool but also cool the MagBak, my iPhone, and the top left quadrant of the car screen. This should prevent any issues with adhesive melting/failing, as well as help cool the phone from all that direct sun exposure through the windshield.

For all the Uber/Lyft drivers, I wonder if mounting a phone high up in the dash leads to any sort of camera sensor damage from prolonged exposure to the sun?
Thanks for the information. Sounds like even the Magbak is prone to its adhesion failing, absent the steps you took to reduce that risk.
 

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