Our picks of the best iPhone 7 cases can keep your phone protecting against everything life has to throw at it. We've picked out discrete clear covers, rugged armored beats, card-storage cases, and even given props to a few with kickstands.
The iPhone 7 is undoubtedly a great piece of tech. But it's an older phone now, so you need a great case to keep it protected, scratch-free, and stylish! While there are thousands of different cases available, some are better than others. If you're looking for the best cases for the iPhone 7 Plus, we've got you covered there too. Note that the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and the modern iPhone SE models are all the same size, so the cases are interchangeable should you upgrade.
The best iPhone 7 cases for you
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Clear with a kickstand
Spigen makes excellent phone cases at nice prices. I've tested them extensively with a bunch of different phones, and the same is true every time. They fit well, they feel great, and they work. This model has a kickstand with a magnetic latch that pops open when you want to use it and closes securely when you don't. This is one of the best iPhone 7 cases for just about anyone.
Textured for extra grip
The Parallax is a dual-layer case with a TPU shell. The secondary layer is a polycarbonate frame that fits around the edges of your phone. It takes the brunt of the devastating smacks to the corners that have felled many an iPhone. The back diamond pattern is covered in a matte coating that offers extra grip.
Clear and thin
The polycarbonate back of the Ringke Fusion is clearer than most clear cases. The natural beauty of your new iPhone can shine through almost better than if there were no case at all. You'll be trying to tell that little kid in The Matrix that you have an awesome case, and he's gonna be all "there is no case."
UAG calls this case a "feather-light composite" since it comprises a hard outer shell and a softer, more flexible inner core. It disperses the force across the whole phone instead of having it concentrated on the area of impact. It's been drop-tested to meet military standards.
Super shock absorbtion
Tough Armor is military-grade drop-tested and features Spigen's signature air cushions in the corners for just-about-as-good-as-it-gets shock absorption. There's a hard shell that slips onto the back, and once it's on, it's secure and almost becomes one with the TPU inner lining.
Protective wallet case
Every Vena case I've ever tried has fit perfectly, and the vCommute does just that while being the perfect trade-off between protective case and wallet case. The magnetic rear flap is a three-tiered cover to the card compartment, which can very comfortably hold three cards and a bit of cash.
The TORRAS Slim Fit is a thin plastic case that is scratch resistant and fits your iPhone 7 super snug. It even sports a tiny raised edge around the back camera and flash so you can lay it down on a flat surface and not worry about scratching your lens.
Leather cases can be expensive, but Jisoncase makes a genuine leather case that doesn't break the bank. This simple case covers the back of your iPhone in glorious leather and the inside of the case as a soft microfiber cloth material that will prevent the case from scratching your phone.
Protection and grip
OtterBox and PopSocket had a baby, and this case is it! Otter + Pop combines the protection of an OtterBox Symmetry case and the convenience of a built-in PopSocket. The interchangeable PopGrip extends to give you a better grip or to be used as a kickstand for watching videos, and it lays flush with the case when not in use.
The best iPhone 7 cases for you
There are no shortages of great cases for your iPhone 7, especially since you can use cases made for the iPhone 8 and 2020 iPhone SE as well. A great case is not only going to protect your phone but also suit your lifestyle and provide you with the functionality as you want.
I'm a huge fan of the Spigen Tough Armor because it offers great protection, and it's a little thinner than most heavy-duty cases. My pocket doesn't feel like it's going to rip off my pants when I'm carrying it around.
Heavy-duty cases aren't for everyone, which is why a slim and affordable option like the TORRAS Slim Fit exists. It's super thin, so your pocket, bag, or purse won't feel like you're carrying around a brick. Plus, it still protects the back of your iPhone 7 and the camera from getting scuffed or scratched.
Whether you like clear cases, minimalist cases, heavy-duty cases, or anything else, grabbing a great case from this list above will ensure your iPhone 7 stays in good working order!
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com 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.