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.
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.
Smartish iPhone 14 Slim Case
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.
AICase Belt-Clip Holster Case for iPhone 14
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.
Torras Shockproof iPhone 14 Case
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.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid (MagFit) Designed for iPhone 14
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.
VISOZA clear iPhone 14 Case
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.
Sonix Compatible with MagSafe iPhone 14 Case
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.
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.
OtterBox COMMUTER 14 Pro Case
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.
OtterBox Symmetry Plus iPhone 14 Pro Case
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.
Spigen iPhone 14 Pro Liquid Air Armor
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.
Element Special Ops Case for iPhone 14 Pro
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.
Spigen Mag Armor (MagFit) for iPhone 14 Pro
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.
Mous – Protective Case Limitless 5.0
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.
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.
ESR Krystec Clear Case for iPhone 14 Pro Max
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.
CASETiFY Impact Case for iPhone 14 Pro Max
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.
totallee Thin iPhone 14 Pro Max Case
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.
Case-Mate MagSafe Case for iPhone 14 Pro Max
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.
Velvet Caviar Designed for iPhone 14 PRO MAX Case
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.
OtterBox Symmetry Series+ Case for iPhone 14 Pro Max
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.
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.
CASEKOO Magnetic Clear for iPhone 14 Plus Case
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.
UAG Monarch Pro Case for iPhone 14 Plus
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 Case for iPhone 14 Plus
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.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus Silicone Case with MagSafe
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.
Case-Mate Mag-Charging Case iPhone 14 Plus
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.
OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES+ Case
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.
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.
Apple iPhone 13 Silicone Case with MagSafe
I’m sure you’re not surprised to see an Apple-branded case at the top of this list. There’s a reason for that: Apple cases always hug the iPhone’s curves perfectly. The slim silicone case is lined with microfiber to cradle your iPhone gently inside. Choose from an appealing color array designed to blend beautifully with the iPhone colors.
URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG for iPhone 13
Rugged and cool
We reviewed a similar UAG case and noted that this good-looking case is surprisingly lightweight, considering how tough it is. This case is tested for up to 16-foot drop protection. These are some of the toughest cases around, with massive amounts of shock absorption to make sure that your iPhone doesn’t suffer any big damage.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Mag for iPhone 13
Sometimes you’ve just got to show off the color of that beautiful new iPhone with a clear case. The Spigen Ultra Hybrid is slim, lightweight, and clear, as described in our review of a previous model. Spigen’s air cushion technology offers lots of protection in a trim package. It’s MagSafe-compatible, too. Just remember to keep it clean – clear cases can get gross quick.
CYRILL Leather Brick for iPhone 13
Sleek and simple
CYRILL has a case for you, whether you want a simple, basic neutral case or something a bit more interesting. This basic black case is made of vegan faux leather. It’s shock absorbent and has a soft microfiber lining. It’s simple, subtle, and stylish, with slight texturing to give a pleasing handfeel. Clip your phone in this one and forget it’s there.
Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell
Get the designer look on your iPhone 13 with a Kate Spade case from Incipio. As you can tell from our review, we love the way this case looks. Choose from a wide variety of fashionable cases that are slim, protective, and have MagSafe compatibility. Make your phone look good, and feel confident that it’s not going to have any unfortunate accident.
ArtsEvo Designed for iPhone 13
Wash of color
This one covers both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14, offering 6.6-foot drop protection. The colorful translucent cases let you shift the color of your iPhone into something different to change up your look, whilst also giving hint to the color iPhone you chose underneath. This is a hard case, so bear that in mind if you want something a little softer and pleasing to touch.
Best iPhone 13 Pro cases
Maybe your old iPhone 13 Pro case is getting a little worse for wear, or maybe you’ve just saved some money and gone to buy a slightly older device. Either way, you’re looking at one of these iPhone 13 Pro cases so that you can keep your device looking pristine.
Spigen Thin Fit for iPhone 13 Pro
Thin and simple
If you want a good-quality basic case for your iPhone 13 Pro, look no further than the Spigen Thin Fit. It’s a simple snap-on case that offers maximum protection with a minimal footprint on your device. It’s made from polycarbonate and TPU, so it does have some shock resistance and will protect the back of your phone from scuffs and scratches.
CASEKOO Frosted iPhone 13 Pro case
If you like having protection without adding too much bulk to your iPhone, and you like to be able to show off your new shiny phone’s design, the CASEKOO Frosted iPhone 13 Pro case manages to do all of that. It’s been drop-tested at a height of 8 feet and has a camera lip to protect the lenses on the back, so you shouldn’t have to worry about bumps and scuffs.
iPhone 13 Pro Leather Case with MagSafe
Leather from Apple
The Apple Leather Case with MagSafe returns to the newest iPhone, and it’s just as good as you remember. It’s made with premium tanned leather that is soft to the touch and comes in multiple new colors like golden brown, dark cherry, Wisteria, and more. Plus, this is the kind of case that gets better over time since it develops a rich patina.
Incipio Organicore Clear for iPhone 13 Pro
Clear and eco-friendly
The Incipio Organicore is an eco-friendly case made with 100% compostable materials, so you can protect your iPhone 13 Pro and feel good about it. Don’t worry about durability, though; it’s surprisingly tough and has been drop-tested at 14 feet. That band around the outside absorbs impacts. Plus, it’s fully MagSafe compatible.
Sonix cases for iPhone 13 Pro
Express your style
Not every iPhone case needs to be boring. When we reviewed the Sonix lineup, we were delighted with the creative designs and durable build. All the cases are drop-tested at 10 feet, meaning your iPhone 13 Pro can survive a few bumps if it needs to. On top of that, they feature MagSafe compatibility and infused antimicrobial material.
Caseology Vault for iPhone 13 Pro
Textured for grip
Caseology makes great cases at great prices, and their Vault case is the perfect blend of form and function. The texture on this case makes sure your iPhone feels nice and grippy so that it won’t fall out of your hands. It’s thin enough to work with MagSafe, but it can still handle some bumps and bruises as it’s tested extensively for drops from about 4 feet.
Best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the bigger version of the previous iPhone model, with a larger screen than the non-Max version. As with all the Max iPhones, that just means there’s more phone to break, so grabbing one of these iPhone 13 Pro Max cases is a must.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid for iPhone 13 Pro Max
Show it off
If you like flexible clear cases, it’s hard to beat Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid. This simple case is crystal clear with colored bumpers and is made with durable TPU materials. The buttons are also tactile, and a large cutout will fit most cables. Make sure you keep this one clean – clear cases can get mucky quick.
Apple Leather Case with MagSafe
The Apple Leather Case is always a great choice for protecting your iPhone. This one is made with specially tanned and finished leather, and it comes in several beautiful colors, including Wisteria. Like other leather, it’ll also develop a unique patina over time. It’s not cheap, but it feels super premium in the hand.
Speck Presidio Grip Compatible with MagSafe
Get a grip
If you tend to drop your phone a lot, the Speck Presidio Grip 2 Compatible with MagSafe will be your new BFF. The textured grips on the back help you keep your phone in your hand, not on the ground. It’s super slim, fitting into any pocket or bag. It also offers great and durable protection and comes in a variety of great colors.
Caseology Parallax Case for iPhone 13 Pro Max
Simple, effective, fun
This simple case, Caseology Parallax, features a distinctive geometric textured back that provides additional grip. It also has a slim profile while providing great protection, so you won’t be adding too much extra bulk to your new phone. It comes in several fun colors to match your style, and won’t break the bank either.
OtterBox Core Series for iPhone 13 Pro Max
The adorable funfetti-style OtterBox Core Series for MagSafe iPhone Case is soft to the touch, slim, and MagSafe-compatible. It’s speckled because it’s made from 50% regrind recycled materials and it comes in several color options. There are a range of designs as well, including this glittery opaque number amongst various others.
Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell
Oh, you fancy, huh?
The Kate Spade New York cases are perfect for the fashionistas out there. These hardshell cases have shock-resistant bumpers for long-lasting protection, and they look good while doing so. Buttons retain their ‘click’ too. Choose from a few different designs, (we particularly like this one with the glitter) and it comes with MagSafe — score!
Best iPhone SE cases
The iPhone SE will actually fit all the same cases as the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7, as they all share exactly the same design. That means if you have one of those older phones you’ll also be able to use these cases. These are our favorite iPhone SE cases.
Apple iPhone SE (2020) Silicone Case
Apple’s silicone case for the iPhone SE (2020) is available in white, pink sand, and black only. The durable case is designed to fit snugly over your iPhone’s volume buttons, side button, and curves. On the outside, you’ll find a silky, soft-touch finish that will hold up over time. This one will fit on both the 2020 and 2022 model of the iPhone SE.
BodyGuardz Harmony Case for iPhone SE
For something different, consider the Harmony, made with BodyGuardz’s patented Kevlar material that absorbs impact. Our own iMore reviewer found the Harmony case to be gorgeous as well. It’s adorned with classic metallic buttons and a thin wire mesh. It comes in rose quartz, amethyst, shade, green, and the multicolor unicorn.
Twinkle by Case-Mate for iPhone SE
The Twinkle offers drop protection up to 10 feet, a one-piece platform design, and anti-scratch technology. One iMore reviewer called the Twinkle “pretty, iridescent protection.” It’s also available in four great colors. Offering refined metallic buttons, the case is just of the many available by Case-Mate, so don’t worry if glitter isn’t your thing.
URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG for iPhone SE
UAG calls this case a “feather-light composite” since it comprises a hard outer shell and a softer, more flexible inner core. It disperses the force across the whole phone instead of having it concentrated on the area of impact. It’s been drop-tested to meet military standards, and according to this iMore review of UAG, those standards are proven.
Vena vCommute Wallet Case iPhone SE 2020
Everything in one place
The vCommute by Vena is one of our favorite wallet cases for iPhone, thanks to its hearty protection and multifunctional card cover. While the cover protects your credit cards and ID when the case is in your pocket, it can also slide down to become a kickstand. This is a tough case, but make sure you’ve got room in your pocket. It is chunky.
Pelican Protector case for iPhone 7, 8, and SE
Available in various color combinations, this case features angled edges that divert energy and protect the screen from surface contact — and it’s been tested to military specifications to survive multiple drops. We particularly like this fetching pink color, with its grey protective bands. Whatever color you choose, you’re getting a solid iPhone case.