Can you use the Lightning port with the Catalyst Waterproof case?
Best answer: Yes, you can still access the Lightning port when you need to charge or plug in headphones by pulling out the plug that seals the port.Amazon: Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone XS (opens in new tab) ($90)Amazon: Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone XS Max (opens in new tab) ($90)Amazon: Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone XR (opens in new tab) ($90)
Remove the plug when needed
To seal your iPhone from water, the Catalyst case features a plug that you push into your Lightning port, to ensure no liquid gets in. This plug can simply be pulled out and moved to the side when you need access to the port. Just remember always to plug it back up when you're done using the Lightning port, or your iPhone won't be protected from water and dust.
Wireless charging compatible!
Don't forget, that you can still charge your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR wirelessly with Qi-certified charger even when you have the Catalyst Waterproof case on, so you don't even have to use the Lightning port to charge your phone!
Thick third-party cables might be a problem
The Catalyst Waterproof case is a snug fit, and the cutout for the Lightning port is only so big. If you happen to have a third-party Lightning cable that's on the thicker side and has a thicker end, that could cause your cable to be too big to fit in the charging port.
I wouldn't worry about this too much, Apple's standard Lightning cable works just fine, and a lot of third-party cables don't have extra big ends.
Get your case
When it comes to protecting your phone from everything you can, the Catalyst Waterproof Case is the bee's knees.
For the big phone
If you own Apple's largest iPhone to date, and you want the ultimate protection, the Catalyst Waterproof Case will ensure no harm come to your phone.
Pick one up
One and only
The iPhone XR can take advantage of all the sweet waterproofing goodness the Catalyst Waterproof case has to offer!.
Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
Luke knows he spends more time on Twitter than he probably should, so feel free to follow him or give him a shout on social media @LukeFilipowicz.
Thank you for signing up to iMore. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.