Best Cases for iPad mini 5 in 2022

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Looking to grab a functional case for your new iPad mini 5? Or maybe you want something fun and funky instead? Note that the iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 5 are pretty much precisely the same size (except for a slight button size increase and change in microphone placement), so some iPad mini 4 cases will fit the iPad mini 5. Don't forget to pick up a screen protector for your iPad mini 5 to keep that screen pristine. Here are some of the best cases available for your iPad mini 5.

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An easy pick for just about anyone is the ESR Yippee Trifold Smart Case. It gives you full coverage at a low cost. In fact, this is my everyday case. It doesn't weigh much, but it gives me front and back protection. I can stand it up for watching videos or flip it around to a lower angle for on-screen typing. The front cover folds out of the way when I'm reading on my iPad.

If you want to go Apple all the way, I'd pick up that Apple Smart Cover. Just keep in mind that it doesn't cover the back of the iPad mini 5.

We've also rounded up the best keyboard cases for iPad mini 5, the best heavy-duty iPad mini 5 cases and the best sleeves for iPad mini 5.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.