It’s happened to all of us at least once: One second you’re holding your phone, the next it slips from your hand and face plants onto the ground. You take a deep breath and turn it over, praying that the screen isn’t cracked.
The takeaway: Naked phones are just reckless, and we’re here to help change that.
Maybe you’re looking for a simple, protective phone case that just gets the job done. Maybe you’re searching a phone case that’s a little quirkier to show off your personality. Whatever the case (ha!), we’ve got you.
Here are some of our favorite iPhone cases, for every kind of person.
The best practical iPhone cases
It’s simple, sure. But Speck’s Presidio Stay Clear will protect your phone even if you drop it from 13 feet above. It’s discoloration-resistant, too.
This charging case is a handy device that gives your phone battery some extra juice, and it’s got a button that launches the camera app and takes photos. Really, the only thing you can ask for is a lower price tag.
Otterbox does a lot more than just clunky cases these days. The Otter + PopSymmetry series case is slim but protective. The best part? It comes with a built-in (but removable!) PopSocket.
The Spigen Slim Armor CS holds two cards and offers protection for both your screen and your camera. Who doesn’t love a good two-in-one?
The best iPhone cases for animal lovers
No cats were harmed in the making of this phone case (maybe just your wallet, because it’s so darn cute). You can even choose your own material — a shock-absorbent soft case, an impact-resistant hard case, or a tough case that does both — for this and all Redbubble cases.
Man’s best friend? Space cadet’s best friend? Whatever, this case is definitely your phone’s new best friend.
Here’s a phone case that helps you say — ahem, scream — how you feel. But like, quietly.
Next time you want to pet a stranger’s dog, just make sure that person can see your phone case.
A truly expressive phone case for a truly sassy gal.
We do not recommend trusting a dogtor, but maybe you can trust this phone case.
A toad-tally fashionable choice.
A truly thicc doggo to cushion your phone with.
Why try to pet an elusive cat when you can just touch this? It’s so soft, and it protects your phone from scratches.
You can look at corgis on your phone and on the back of your phone.
Koalas love holding onto trees; you’ll love holding onto this fluffy case.
Just one more dog-related iPhone case, because you can never have too many doggos.
Oh come on now, you didn’t forget about the lil’ snakes, did you?
Prettiest iPhone cases for the self-professed treehugger
Dry-pressed flowers are built into this slim, crystal clear case that’s perfect for all the dandy flower children out there.
This soft, elastic phone case is made of natural wheat straw and is fully recyclable and biodegradable — and just as protective as any other case. It’s shock, drop, and scratch resistant, and raised edges around the camera and the buttons offer extra protection and convenience.
The influencer wannabe’s iPhone cases
This lightweight, silicone case is here in case the selfie camera isn’t enough mirror for your vanity needs. It’s compatible with wireless charging, too.
The Lumee Duo has studio-grade professional lighting built into the front and the back of the case, for any selfie masters who want a glo-up in front of the camera. The lights come with a dimmer and last for up to 30 minutes at a time in full brightness. Talk about good lighting.
No shade — just a loving reminder to appreciate your offline self. This case has a solid back and flexible sides that make it sleek and easy to put on. It protects your phone from scratches, oil, dust, and dirt, too.
And the sci-fi nerd needs a case too
Sci-fi defined the ’80s. The retro aesthetics of this case make it great for those who feel nostalgic about that era.
Fan of Star Wars or The Mandalorian? Just get the damn thing already.
Area 51 stormers, unite! This case is made of soft silicone that protects your phone from impact, drop, and shock. Don’t worry about how the thickness might make it difficult to access side buttons, though; cut-outs makes it easy.
There’s actual sand underneath those wavy lines! It flows around a liquid bath and glows in the dark — a dimensional-bending look that’s perfect for Matrix and Interstellar fans. The case comes with shockproof bumpers, too.
For the rebel whose not rebellious when it comes to using an iPhone case
Aka, don’t mistake my polite face for interest.
A perfectly subtle “fuck you” for creepers and snoopers who are staring at you and your phone a bit too closely.
For the bookworm
This shockproof InkCase i7 lets you to switch things up. Put photos, checklists, or even e-books on there. (And it’s not just an image, you can actually read on it!) Now you have not just one — but two — screens.
Fahrenheit 451! Jane Eyre! The Picture of Dorian Gray! Redbubble seller LiteraryGifts has got your back with an array of literary masterpiece cases.
The activist needs a phone case with a message
Who doesn’t want a funky fresh cat speaking truth to power?
She can (show off her favorite phone case now). This case is slim but mighty: It’s got duo-layer protection and is drop-proof for up to 6.6 feet.
Oh, don’t worry — we’re not sorry about including this on the list, either! This case also comes with duo-layer protection that makes it shockproof.
For a nostalgic look
Remember when Apple’s logo was colorful? Truly a trip down memory lane for iPhone users.
Ninja Turtle + VCR = Nostalgia on steroids. Here’s the disappointing bit, though: You can’t actually play anything with it. It just looks like a VHS tape. Still!
Super Mario Brothers! Donkey Kong! PAC-MAN! This phone case doesn’t just protect your phone from shock, drops, scratches, and dust; it also comes with a built-in game console that carries 36 classic games and works just like your good old Game Boy. You’ve got your phone on the front and your games on the back — talk about multifunctional!
Yummy iPhone cases for the foodie
There’s nothing more American than a slice of pie! Or whatever your favorite dessert happens to be: There are also versions of this phone case for coffee, cake, cookies, and more.
Say what you will, but Flamin’ Hots are where it’s at.
Popeyes? Chick-fil-A? That won’t last you a second. How about something for the long haul? You can’t actually feel crunchy goodness that is the chicken, though — it’s just a photo. Darn.
It’s like a PopSocket, but banana! This case comes with a squishy, peel-able banana attached to the back. It’s bananas, truly!
Cases for the creative
The Prynt Pocket plugs right into your iPhone’s lightening port to print photos instantly. But it does more than that: You can add emoji, filters, and texts before printing. You can even bring a photo to life with AR if you add a video to it before printing — all you have to do is scan the photo on the Prynt app.
Design nerds will recognize this right away. If you’re looking for other Pantone colors, Redbubble seller PineappleInk offers plenty of options.
And finally for positive energy (aka everyone!)
Feeling blue? How about a case with a little reminder to pay attention to the delightful things happening near you?
It’s easy to lose yourself when you’re putting others first. But you are valuable and important, too! This is just a reminder to prioritize your goals and passions.