No one wants to put an unappealing metal sticker on the back of that beautiful iPhone XR in order to be able to stick it to their magnetic car mount. Instead, you can opt for a case with the metal plate built right in. It's a far more elegant solution. Here are our favorite magnetic cases for the iPhone XR.
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Available in five classic materials, the Mous Limitless 2.0 case uses embedded magnets to attach to a few compatible accessories that are available directly from Mous. Beyond magnetic mounts, these include cardholders and flip-open folio wallets. These cases look great, as mentioned in our review, and keep your phone safe via AiroShock protection.
This nicely-priced option is mostly clear, so the gorgeous color of your iPhone XR (and the Apple Logo) can shine through. The ring on the back is both a phone grip and a kickstand for viewing videos. The center of the ring is metal, perfect for your car mount.
Rugged and colorful
This heavy-duty case comes in a bunch of different colors and carries a lightweight price tag. The kickstand/grip along with the metal center makes this quite a functional case.
This is an excellent all-in-one magnetic case. For one, it's professional and stylish in a canvas-style twill pattern. The two slots in the back are perfect for storing a few cards or IDs, and the magnet is placed on the top portion of the case so it won't impede wireless charging or card storage.
Best cute design
Most magnetic cases on the market are plain or impersonal, so this etched-wood elephant case is refreshingly cute. The back panel is wood with a built-in metal plate near the middle of the case, and the sides are made of flexible TPU plastic with a lip above the front to protect the screen. It comes in a variety of other etched designs, as well.
Woven of armor-grade aramid fiber, the MagCase is thin, yet strong enough to protect your phone from everyday accidents and falls up to four feet. The case comes in six color combos, all with an attractive woven texture that also gives the case a nice grippy feel. It has two metal strips embedded in the case that work with both magnetic mounts and wireless charging.
Rugged and functional
With military-grade drop protection, card storage, and a tri-fold magnetic metal kickstand, this phone case is both protective and multifunctional. The case body is constructed of PC and TPU with Corner Guard technology for shock dispersion. The panels that cover the back are metal, so the case easily attaches to magnetic mounts, and when opened and empty, the case even works with wireless chargers.
Turn the magnet tables
Most "magnetic" phone cases have built-in metal plates that magnets can stick to. This case has a built-in magnet that can stick to metal surfaces. It also has a twist lock system that works with other Rokform accessories, like car and bike mounts. This case is built with a hard PC shell and a soft, impact-resistant core for 6-ft drop protection.
Which of the best magnetic iPhone XR cases should you buy?
We are huge fans of the Mous lineup here at iMore. These are ultra-classy cases that look and feel amazing as well as protecting your iPhone incredibly well. You cannot go wrong with the gorgeous Mous Limitless 2.0. However, it's not an inexpensive case.
Not only is it bargain-priced, but the HVDI Clear Magnetic Case for iPhone XR adds a special feature: MagSafe compatibility. We love MagSafe charging and the ability to snap our iPhone 12 and newer phones to wallets, grips, car mounts and more. Older phones like the iPhone XR don't have MagSafe compatibility built in, but this case gives you that feature. This will hold you over until you pick up an iPhone 14 or whichever model you may buy in the future.
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