Best wallet cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max 2022

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Twelve South BookBook vol. 2 (Image credit: Twelve South)

Wallet cases for iPhone serve two useful purposes: they both protect your handset and give you a place to store your bank and ID cards. Our favorite wallet case for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the Nomad Rugged Folio, also has room for some cash. We've included other cases here that may better match your needs for this well-received iPhone model.

Best Overall: Nomad Rugged Folio

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Nomad Rugged Folio

Nomad Rugged Folio (Image credit: Nomad)

Leather cases aren't necessarily the strongest ones around, although we like this one from Nomad. Built with a high-grade polycarbonate body and bonded to a raised TPE bumper, the Rugged Folio offers protection for your screen while preventing damage from drops at all angles. Offering 6-foot drop protection, the Rugged Folio for the iPhone 11 Pro Max features Horween Leather, creating a patina over time. Inside you'll find enough slots for some cash and up to three bank cards.

The Nomad Rugged Folio is also available in brown and black. The biggest downside: This one is pricey. You can read more about the Nomad Rugged Folio in our dedicated review.

Nomad Rugged Folio

Beautifully designed

Reasons to buy

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Develops a rugged patina
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6-foot drop protection
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Three card slots and one cash slot

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey

Look for other Nomad Rugged cases for iPhone, including a tri-fold model.

Best Value: Spigen Slim Armor CS

Spigen Slim Armor Cs

Spigen Slim Armor Cs (Image credit: Spigen)

If you need to store a few bank cards alongside your iPhone 11 Pro Max but would rather not go with leather, consider the Spigen Slim Armor CS. Lightweight and economical, the case features a TPU interior and polycarbonate exterior. The Spigen Slim Armor CS only holds two banking or ID cards with no room for cash; available in black, gunmetal, and rose gold.

Spigen Slim Armor CS Designed for iPhone 11 Pro Max Case

Leave the wallet at home

Reasons to buy

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Good price
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Shock-absorbing TPU and polycarbonate

Reasons to avoid

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Room for only two bank cards
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No room for cash

Here's a simple iPhone case that offers proper protection and a slot for your cards.

Best Premium: Apple Leather Folio

Apple Folio for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple Folio for iPhone 11 Pro Max (Image credit: Apple)

The Apple Leather Folio has been designed to be seen while providing adequate protection for your iPhone. It uses specially tanned and finished European leather for a comfortable feel and snug fit. It's available in five colors. The built-in magnets guarantee that the case also shuts when not in use, while the soft microfiber lining keeps your phone's textured matte glass backing in great shape. However, it has just a little bit of room for cards and cash; not the most spacious.

Apple Leather Folio

Leave the wallet at home

Reasons to buy

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Snug fit
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Soft microfiber lining
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Magnets for closing

Reasons to avoid

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Limited color selection
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Expensive
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Limited space for cards

Here's a simple iPhone case that offers proper protection and a slot for your cards.

Best Color Selections: LUPA Wallet Case

Lupa Wallet Case Lifestyle

Lupa Wallet Case Lifestyle (Image credit: Lupa)

When it comes to leather cases for your iPhone, there usually aren't many color choices. Not so with LUPA's Wallet Case, which is available in eight different versions, including a very striking black and gold combo. Each case comes with a handy strap so it doubles as a clutch.

The Lupa includes room for three credit cards, cash, or IDs. There's also a magnetic closure for a more secure fit and raised edges around the screen and camera for protection.

LUPA iPhone 11 Pro Max Wallet Case

Leave your mark

Reasons to buy

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Available in five color combinations
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Comes with a removable strap
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Affordable price

Reasons to avoid

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Not genuine leather

When color is important, consider the gorgeous LUPA Wallet Case.

For Something Different: Noreve Saint-Tropez

Noreve Saint Tropez iPhone 11 Pro Max Hero

Noreve Saint Tropez iPhone 11 Pro Max Hero (Image credit: iMore)

French-based Noreve Saint Tropez offers beautiful accessories of exceptional quality. With the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the company created various case styles to choose from, with each model able to protect your handset from the elements while also presenting a luxurious look. Each case comes with the Noreve logo embedded (or one you provide) on the case, and you can also get your initials engraved. Each case ships from France within 24 hours of being ordered.

Noreve Saint-Tropez

A unique pick for your extraordinary phone

Reasons to buy

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Different colors and styles
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Add your initials for more personalization
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French- and custom-made

Reasons to avoid

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Some models more expensive than others

When you've grown tired of the other cases on the market, consider one from Noreve Saint-Tropez.

Keep your cards close and safe

When it comes to wallet cases for any model of the iPhone 11, there's nothing better than the iconic Nomad Rugged Folio. Always a favorite, the case has plenty of room for cards and cash and a beautiful genuine leather iPhone shell. There's also a window slot, viewing stand, and more. If there's a wallet case in your future, be sure to check out the Nomad Folio case.

If you want another type of case for your iPhone 11 Pro Max, we have many of the best recommendations there as well.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.