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
Plain doesn’t mean boring.
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.
Bid your farewell to dying phones!
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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.
The ombre is just *chef’s kiss.*
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.
You can stop tucking your credit cards and IDs underneath your phone case now.
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
Pass the catsup, please?
Redbubble via catshrine
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.
~ Fly me to the moon ~
Redbubble via Celeste Ciafarone
Man’s best friend? Space cadet’s best friend? Whatever, this case is definitely your phone’s new best friend.
Ahhhhh, but shhhhhh!
Redbubble via bluehorizon
Here’s a phone case that helps you say — ahem, scream — how you feel. But like, quietly.
Make your priorities clear.
Redbubble via spellbending
Next time you want to pet a stranger’s dog, just make sure that person can see your phone case.
There goes the finger!
Redbubble via RNDM
A truly expressive phone case for a truly sassy gal.
Paging Dr. Woof.
Redbubble via obinsun
We do not recommend trusting a dogtor, but maybe you can trust this phone case.
Redbubble via Hillary White
A toad-tally fashionable choice.
Always say yes to potatoes.
Redbubble via Sophie Corrigan
A truly thicc doggo to cushion your phone with.
Etsy via gigiunusual
Why try to pet an elusive cat when you can just touch this? It’s so soft, and it protects your phone from scratches.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
Etsy via gigiunusual
You can look at corgis on your phone and on the back of your phone.
Etsy via gigiunusual
Koalas love holding onto trees; you’ll love holding onto this fluffy case.
Who let the dogs out?
Etsy via TIANCRAFTSART
Just one more dog-related iPhone case, because you can never have too many doggos.
Redbubble via Rômulo Queiroz
Oh come on now, you didn’t forget about the lil’ snakes, did you?
Prettiest iPhone cases for the self-professed treehugger
Light and dandy!
Etsy via Joviaartwork
Dry-pressed flowers are built into this slim, crystal clear case that’s perfect for all the dandy flower children out there.
Toodles, plastic phone cases!
Etsy via PandaBlossoms
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
Mirror, mirror, on the phone, who’s the fairest of them all?
Etsy via ThirtyStudio
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.
Here’s a reminder for when it’s time to log off.
Etsy via BossShopCreations
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
This alien doesn’t seem that threatening…
Redbubble via Steven Rhodes
Sci-fi defined the ’80s. The retro aesthetics of this case make it great for those who feel nostalgic about that era.
A very wise baby
Redbubble via WizzlesEmporium
Fan of Star Wars or The Mandalorian? Just get the damn thing already.
So subtle, yet so provocative
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.
What a trip!
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
Redbubble via asymmetrickid
Aka, don’t mistake my polite face for interest.
You saw what it said.
Redbubble via rikutozawa
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.
Rep your favorite book.
Redbubble via LiteraryGifts
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
Redbubble via RonanLynam
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.
Make your cause loud and clear!
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
Redbubble via Nark
Remember when Apple’s logo was colorful? Truly a trip down memory lane for iPhone users.
Redbubble via BrambleBox
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!
Perfect for gamers!
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
RedBubble via Sagepizza
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.
Redbubble via LADYFMAZZOLA
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.
Sing it in the Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl” voice.
Etsy via BeyondAU
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
It’s like a polaroid, but cooler.
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.
Calling all design nerds!
Redbubble via Pineappleink
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!)
Redbubble via Rachel Brown
Feeling blue? How about a case with a little reminder to pay attention to the delightful things happening near you?
Accept yourself! Love yourself!
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.