Best Cases for iPhone 6s iMore 2020

Smartphones play an essential part in our lives. Unfortunately, mobile devices are just one fall away from breaking and becoming unusable. That's why we always recommend covering your devices with cases. These come in multiple styles, colors, and prices, each ready to add protection to your iPhone.

Our pick: Twelve South BookBook

Staff favorite

TwelveSouth's signature BookBook design is on full display here, and you won't be disappointed. The exterior here looks like a well-worn novel, while the inside had room for ID cards and some cash. There's also a mounting mechanism that allows you to remove the wallet portion when you need to with ease. It's our favorite case for the iPhone 6s because of its look and functionality. It should last long after you replace your iPhone!

$20 at Amazon

Practical protection: Spigen Tough Armor

Spigen is known for inexpensive, well-crafted iPhone cases that provide lots of protection without much bulk. The Tough Armor line offers a soft, flexible core and hard plastic outer plate. Inputs remain open with a little extra wriggle room to accommodate third-party accessories.

From $16 at Amazon

Tasty choice: Speck CandyShell Grip

Speck's CandyShell is also a practical and stylish pick. With lots of color options available, this case is an excellent choice for anyone with an iPhone. An extra-grippy ribbed lining along the sides and back ensures your iPhone 6s never slips from your hand. These rubber stripes also mitigate impact before anything hits the hard plastic shell, while a raised lip protects your screen from drops.

From $32 at Amazon

It's a toughy: Urban Armor Gear

Not only does the Urban Armor Gear case for the iPhone 6s look tough, but it is tough. A honeycomb membrane on the inner rubber layer disperses impact, while a hard outer shell takes care of scuffs and scratches. Best of all, the critical keys are still accessible via passthrough buttons.

$34 at Amazon

The whole package: OtterBox Defender

Offering three layers of protection, the OtterBox Defender Series ensures your iPhone 6s can survive any tumble unscathed. On the inside is a hard plastic core, which includes a built-in screen protector. Once assembled around your iPhone, the whole package is wrapped in a rubber skin for extra impact mitigation. The included holster can be clipped to stay open and act as a stand-in a pinch.

From $30 at Amazon

Waterproof for Life: LifeProof FRE

The LifeProof FRE case combines total waterproof protection in a slim profile. A gasket sits between the two halves of the FRE case, and covers up the headphone jack, leaving power and volume keys accessible via pass-through buttons on the case. Touch ID still works just fine through the integrated screen protector.

From $30 at Amazon

Clear bargain: JETech Case for iPhone 6s

This back-to-basics case is inexpensive and slim, yet it offers some decent protection. The back is clear, hard polycarbonate and the bumper is softer TPU so you can put the case on and take it off easily.

$8 at Amazon

Colorful protection: ULAK iPhone 6s case

The dual-layer case has a soft, impact-absorbing inner shell and a hard, protective outer shell. There lots of colorful options and a couple of patterns for a fun look.

From $8 at Amazon

Front-to-back protection: ORETECH iPhone 6s case

More than just a back cover, this case has your iPhone covered from front to back. The case consists of three pieces: a front frame, a screen protector, and a back cover with reinforced corners. Yet, it's not a bulky case. Choose from six different colors.

From $11 at Amazon

Carbon fiber sleekness: Nicexx iPhone 6s case

Love the look of carbon fiber? Cover your iPhone with this black carbon fiber case for a sleek standout look. It's more than good-looking; it's been drop-tested to 12 feet.

From $14 at Amazon

Kickstand: Obliq iPhone 6s case

This sharp-looking, protective case has extra grip around the edges to prevent drops and comes in four colors. A pull-out metal kickstand is perfect for watching videos.

$14 at Amazon

Wallet slot: Smartish iPhone 6s case

Carry up to three cards and cash in the convenient wallet slot on the back of this case. Textured edges provide extra grip, and air pocket corners give extra protection. Choose from several color options or customize your design for a few bucks more.

From $15 at Amazon

Wallet folio: Snakehive iPhone 6s wallet case

Velvety-soft genuine nubuck leather surrounds your iPhone 6s in luxury. Three card slots and space for cash mean extra functionality in the wallet folio-style case. You get your choice of seven colors.

$30 at Amazon

Floral beauty: GVIEWIN iPhone 6s case

Gorgeous flowers adorn this clear TPU case, while the color of your iPhone peeks through. Seven unique and colorful floral patterns give you plenty of options. Reinforced corners give extra protection in case of drops.

$12 at Amazon

Selfie ring: J.west iPhone 6s case

A built-in ring gives you a secure grip on your iPhone, so you don't drop it while taking selfies. It also acts as a kickstand. The pretty, sparkly mermaid scales on this case add and little bling and stand out from the crowd.

$8 at Amazon

Loop and ring: Kitoo iPhone 6s case

This case has both a ring and a finger loop built right into it. So, you have a couple of different options when it comes to holding your iPhone steady for selfies. Plus, the ring makes for a sturdy kickstand. There are four color options, but at this price point, you might even want several.

$6 at Amazon

Lots of choices

The iPhone 6s continues to have many fans and users. The 2015 handset was the first to include 3D Touch and offered a strengthened chassis and upgraded system-on-chip, a 12-megapixel camera, and improved fingerprint recognition versus the iPhone 6. It was also the first iPhone to support "Hey Siri" capabilities without needing to be plugged into a wall outlet.

Though Apple discontinued the iPhone 6s in 2018, it remains available through third-parties. Because of this, cases for the device remain in production. Whether you decide to purchase our favorite iPhone 6s case, the TwelveSouth BookBook, or something more practical like the Spigen Tough Armor or Speck CandyShell Grip, you won't be disappointed. These and other iPhone 6s cases serve a useful purpose, so make sure you get one!

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