Best cases for the iPhone XS Max 2023

You're still going strong with your iPhone XS Max, and you'd like to hang on to it for a while longer. The best way to do that is by keeping it in a good case until you're ready for an upgrade. The iPhone XS Max is a big, beautiful phone. Grab one of these cases for your iPhone XS Max and keep it looking great.

The best cases for your iPhone XS Max

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Find the perfect case for your iPhone XS Max

The JETech case is a great pick if you just want a basic case with no bells and whistles. It protects your iPhone XS Max from everyday drops and bumps without adding a lot of bulk. Wireless charging works just fine through this case. A raised lip around the screen keeps the screen off the table when you set the phone facedown; a raised lip around the back of the case keeps the camera module from contacting the table when you place it face up. The case is clear so you can clearly see the color you chose through the case, though there are some colorful bumper options if you'd like just a splash of color.

My personal favorite is the OtterBox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series case. OtterBox is known for serious protection, and the Symmetry Series takes a slimmer approach without sacrificing protectiveness. If you've never used a PopSocket before, you'll get hooked quickly. Not only does it give you a better grip on your iPhone, but it balances the weight of the phone rather than having it all rest on your pinky finger. Plus, it acts as a kickstand when you're watching videos on your iPhone. I find myself using the PopSocket as a fidget as well, opening and closing it repeatedly. 

Whichever case you choose, you probably want to pick up a good screen protector for your iPhone XS Max as well. Thus protected, your iPhone XS Max should get you through until you're ready to upgrade to the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, or whichever iPhone you buy next.

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.