Best iPhone 12 cases in 2023

The iPhone 12 sets itself apart from its predecessors with its advanced design, MagSafe charging mechanism, and many sweet colors (hello Purple!). Protect that beauty with a case with some hardcore protection. Even if you don't like the most rugged of cases, there are still some fashionable and thin designs for you to enjoy. Here are some of the best iPhone 12 cases that you can buy. If you're looking for something more practical, we also have the best iPhone 12 battery cases for improving battery life.

Keep your iPhone 12 in pristine condition with a case

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Our best iPhone 12 case recommendations

The addition of MagSafe on the iPhone 12 definitely shook things up a bit. While all of the cases are great, most people will want to take a look at the Apple Silicone Case or Apple Clear Case with MagSafe. It couldn't be simpler to attach to your iPhone, just popping on and staying securely in place thanks to the magnets in the back of the phone.

If you're looking for something a bit more heavy-duty, the OtterBox Symmetry is a good choice. It's thin but protective, tripling military drop-test standards. It's got microbial protection built right in and is MagSafe compatible as well.

Check out our guide to best MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 cases if you want even more options for Apple's convenient charger. Keep in mind that the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are the same size, so cases made for one are compatible with the other. Don't forget an iPhone 12 screen protector to keep that screen pristine too!

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.