iPhones are not cheap devices. In some cases, you're paying literally thousands of dollars for an extremely breakable slab of aluminum and glass. It doesn't matter how rugged Apple manages to make an iPhone, we, as users, are somehow able to make a mess of our expensive devices. Grabbing one of the best iPhone cases is an absolute must - lest ye want your snazzy new iPhone to end up scratched and cracked.
We're here to help - we know a fair bit about iPhone cases. We are every single one of us iPhone users, and we like to keep those iPhones protected. We have tried out loads of cases, and we know exactly which ones will keep your iPhone protected. So whether you've got the newest iPhone 14 Pro Max, a still solid iPhone 12, or an older iPhone X, we've put all the best cases below so that you can keep your iPhone safe. If you're looking for one of the best waterproof iPhone cases, we have a guide for that too.
Best iPhone 14 cases
The iPhone 14 isn't the biggest or the snazziest of the current crop of iPhones - but it's still worth getting it protected. One of these iPhone 14 cases should set you right, keeping your new device scratch and crack-free. These cases are just some of our favorites.
A smart choice
This stylish-looking case by Smartish features a super grippy texture so you don’t drop it like it’s hot. It’s got protective air-pocket corners that function like airbags for your phone, lifted bezels for camera and screen protection, and it’s compatible with MagSafe. Just like the name suggests, this case is a smart choice. And the galaxy on the back looks sick.
Clip it and go!
The AICase Belt-Clip Holster Case features a solid inner polycarbonate shell with a soft rubber outer cover. It’s outfitted with a handy belt clip so you can take it anywhere. Plus, it’s got raised egest to protect your camera and screen, and a non-slip edge design for a secure grip. It comes in 13 different colors so you can pick the one that suits your vibe best.
This shockproof case by Torras feature third-generation X-shock technology on all four corners and 360-degree shock-absorbing airbags throughout the bumpers’ interior. It’s super silky and sleek to the touch. Plus, it’s a little translucent so you can see your Apple logo shine through. It comes in five cool colors so you can rock your individuality.
Show off that gorgeous new iPhone 14 with a clear case like this one. The MagSafe ring, which comes in a few color choices, means that the case is MagSafe-compatible. It's super thin as well, so you'll barely notice it when it's on. This one is more to protect from scratches rather than drops, so if you find your iPhone tumbling this may not be for you.
Just the basics
Nothing fancy here, just a clear TPU case with strong reinforced corners to protect your iPhone 14 in case of drops. The padded corners also give your iPhone a bit of lift when you place it down face up, which keeps the camera module in the clear.
Fashion and function
Don't let this Sonix MagSafe Case's cute looks fool you. It's got 10-foot drop protection to keep your iPhone 14 from getting damaged. You can get it both with or without the MagSafe ring. We reviewed a previous model and loved the fun designs. We particularly like this flowery number, although your mileage may vary. There is a design for everyone.
These are our favorite cases for the iPhone 14, with options that are rugged, options that are all about design, and options that won't break the bank. Almost like a 'best of' of all the iPhone 14 cases we've featured in our other guides. Don't worry if you want a list that's a little more niche - we've got all those as well.
Looking for something a little more rugged to protect your iPhone 14? Then these armored cases are just what you've been looking for. This list features slim armored cases as well as some that go all out with the rugged aesthetic.
These cases will let you see your shiny new iPhone 14 with transparent coatings. They'll keep your iPhone protected from scratches and drops, and in some cases they feature more rugged designs.
Want something thats going to protect your phone screen as well as the phone itself? Then one of these wallet cases will do you perfect. They're made of premium materials, and even come with slots to put cards and money to save space in your pocket or bag.
Best iPhone 14 Pro cases
The iPhone 14 Pro is the most impressive iPhone that Apple has ever released, with its new Dynamic Island and sumptuous screen. It's also more rugged than ever, with toughened glass smothering the front of the device. Does this mean it's break-proof? Absolutely not. These are some of our favorite iPhone 14 Pro cases.
Best protective case
The OtterBox Commuter offers military-grade protection for your iPhone. Working perfectly with both wireless charging and apple's MagSafe, the Commuter is made form 35% recycled plastic and has a textured surface for non-slip grip and easy use. It's available in three colors and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Best Antimicrobial case
The OtterBox Symmetry Plus boasts many of the same features as the regular Symmetry line, along with antimicrobial properties to fight germs that gather on your phone. It comes in a ton of different colors, all of which are made with more than 50% recycled plastic. It has raised edges to protect your rear camera and your device's display.
Best all-round case
The Spigen Liquid Air Armor is one of our absolute favorite iPhone cases. It comes in a cool matte black finish (and two other colors), with a slim profile that's form-fitted and lightweight. It has an anti-slip matte surface so it's easy to hold onto and won't slide around on surface. It has Air Cushion Technology to protect from shocks and drops.
Aggressively rugged protection
This case features double-reinforced construction with impact dissipation. It takes the fall so your iPhone doesn't have to, providing superior drop protection with its raised bezels corner shock absorbers. The sides are ergonomically designed for a comfortable, non-slip grip. It's also wireless charging ready, compatible with both MagSafe and Qi.
Style for less
With subtle, classy stripes, this case looks more expensive than it is. With MagSafe compatibility, textured TPU edges for grip, cushioned air pocket corners, and a slim design, you're sure to like Spigen's offering. It's even felt lined on the inside to keep your phone fresh and scatch-free while it's inside. Clip your phone in and never worry about drop damage again.
Gorgeous and protective
This stunning case is made from a variety of appealing materials, including bamboo, aramid fiber, walnut, leather, and more. In our review of an earlier model of the Mous Limitless Case, we pointed out how much protection this case packs into a fairly slim form factor with AiroShock impact-absorbing technology.
These are the pick of the iPhone 14 Pro cases crop, with appearances from every single niche you could want. Rugged cases, fashion cases and wallet cases are here, so there's a case for everyone.
These are the most protective cases you'll find for your iPhone 14 Pro, with some seriously rugged options. Slip your phone in one of these and you'll find how to make your phone more drop proof than ever.
These cases are all MagSafe compatible with the MagSafe standard, letting you click your phone to a charger without needing to take the case off. Most do this with magnets built in the back, so they enhance the magnetism of the phone.
Want to see your new phone even though it's in a case? Then make sure you pick up one of these cases. Made out of clear plastic, they'll let that purple iPhone 14 Pro really shine when you pop it out of your bag.
These cases will protect the front of your device, as well as add in some space to slip a few cards and some money. There are leather options here, as well as some more futuristic ones that are made of harder materials.
Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is like the iPhone 14 Pro, only much bigger. That gives you even more room to accidentally destroy your phone, with more screen to smash and more aluminum sides to scratch beyond recognition. Grabbing one of these iPhone 14 Pro Max cases is an absolute must - you might make the phone a little chunkier, but you'll thank it when you drop it.
We've reviewed a number of ESR cases over the years, and love their protective functionality and reasonable price points. This clear case lets that gorgeous iPhone Pro Max shine through. Reinforced corners give you extra protection. HaloLock works with both ESR HaloLock charging docks, as well as the MagSafe charging standard.
Looking for something a bit more uniquely you? The CASETiFY Impact Case comes in loads of patterns so you'll be sure to find one that suits you. Plus, as noted in our review of a previous model, this case offers 8.2 feet of drop protection. CASETiFY features some super cool designs as well for the impact case, from licensed properties to custom art.
There's thin, thinner, and then there's totallee Thin. As we noted in our review of an earlier model, this is the absolute bare minimum case for people who hate cases. It certainly provides scratch protection, but it's not for people prone to dropping their phones. There are a few colors available here too, including this rather fetching red.
We've reviewed quite a lot of Case-Mate cases over the years, and we appreciate the 10-foot drop protection, appealing designs, and reasonable price points. This one is clearly MagSafe-compatible, lets your iPhone color shine through, and adds some personality. The corners are reinforced here as well, so you'll get a nice-looking case that's protective.
Tough but cute
Who says protection can't be cute? Velvet Caviar proves it can, and our review of an earlier model raves about the brand. The double-layered case has a soft microfiber lining and MagSafe compatibility. There are loads of trendy designs, plus you can get all kinds of matching accessories. Slightly bulkier than some, but you'll get more protection.
Simple but tough
While this looks like just a basic case, it has all of the features you need to protect your iPhone 14 Pro Max. That bumper is thick, with a raised lip around the screen and camera module. The case is relatively slim and also offers MagSafe compatibility and has antimicrobial properties. It's made from 50% recycled plastic and comes in several colors.
These are our very favorite iPhone 14 Pro Max cases, with all the bells and whistles. There are rugged cases here as well as cases designed to look good. We've found a good range, so there's sure to be a case for everyone.
These iPhone 14 Pro Max cases are the toughest of the tough. They'll tank any drop, and make sure that your phone is kept in tip-top condition no matter the circumstances. Just make sure there's extra room in your pocket.
Slipping into any bag, these wallet cases have slots for money, cards and other specifically sized plastic or metal oblongs. They'll also keep that massive iPhone 14 Pro Max safe from drops and scratches.
Best iPhone 14 Plus cases
The iPhone 14 Plus is the latest new addition to the iPhone family and features a new larger screen to go with the mid-range internals. That bigger screen makes it easier to break, so one of the best iPhone 14 Plus cases is going to do you well as you slip it into your pocket, miss, and watch it tumble towards the floor, corner first.
This entry from CASEKOO has what I look for in a case: it's MagSafe-compatible, protective with extra reinforcement at the corners, and it's clear to show off the gorgeous color of the iPhone 14 Plus. Plus it's reasonably priced, which is always a pro. Don't forget to clean it regularly if you want that iPhone to look slick for longer as well.
Rugged and cool
We've reviewed a previous version of this UAG Monarch case and it looks even cooler in the new design. With five protective layers, you get a whopping 25 feet in drop protection. Yet this MagSafe case remains feather-light. If you're looking for the most rugged-looking, chunky case then this could well be it - just make sure your pockets are roomy enough.
Sonix makes some gorgeous cases both with and without MagSafe (as shown in our review of a previous model), but this basic clear case sports a very reasonable price point. All of the Sonix cases offer 10-foot drop protection. Sonix offers a cool range of different designs, so you can personalize your iPhone with one of these as well.
No list would be complete without Apple's own silicone MagSafe case designed by Apple engineers for a perfect fit. To match, be sure to pick up the best Magsafe accessories. As always, color selection changes, so don't wait to pick up a favorite or you might miss out. Available in a range of colors too, so there's one to suit any iPhone.
Tough and cool
We reviewed a similar Case-Mate Case for iPhone for an earlier model iPhone and loved its dramatic good looks. But it's more than a nice-looking case; it offers 10-foot drop protection and it's MagSafe-compatible. The designs are also super sweet, with some incredible glitter effects and stone-looking patterns. Protective and decorative.
We love our OtterBox cases here at iMore, and the OtterBox Symmetry series cases are a particular favorite, as you can see from our review of an earlier model. This MagSafe case is slim and good-looking, yet it exceeds military standards (MIL-STD-810G 516.6) for protection. There are a series of different designs on offer in the GRAPHICS series as well.
These are the best of the iPhone Plus cases, and our favorites. There are cases of all kinds here, such as clear, wallets, and rugged. All of them are excellent, and there's sure to be a case for everyone.
Best iPhone 13 cases
The iPhone 13 is still a solid iPhone to get your hands on, and it'll even save you money to do so. You'll want to keep it good and safe though with one of these cases, to make sure that you don't get any unwanted scrapes, scratches or cracks.