Best Waterproof Cases for iPhone XS in 2022

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Though the iPhone XS has an IP68 rating, which guarantees protection in water up to 1.5m deep for 30 minutes, I know I don't want to risk dropping it into a swimming pool completely unprotected. That's where waterproof cases come in. They're completely sealed off, so not only are you protected from potential water damage, but also dust and debris. These are the best on the market for the iPhone XS.

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We're always on the lookout for the best cases for your iPhone XS. If you're looking for serious water protection, you're going to want a waterproof case, which always has the added benefit of being dust and dirt-proof, too. I swear by my Catalyst waterproof case, taking it with me every time I'm going to be near any body of water.

If, however, you're a fan of underwater photography, HitCase's Splash is the best for the price, and you can get extra lens kits as you go. Of course, we had to test them both out to see which one we liked best.

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.