Best iPhone 12 cases 2022

The official choice:
Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe

Staff Favorite

Apple’s cases for the iPhone 12 lineup come with MagSafe support, meaning they not only support the new magnetic accessories for the iPhone 12, like the wallet attachment and MagSafe charger, but they also just slide and snap onto your iPhone. How convenient!

Apple Clear Case Magsafe iPhone 12

The clear choice:
Apple Clear Case with MagSafe

We love Apple’s clear MagSafe iPhone case as we outline in our review. It offers solid protection while letting you see the beautiful color of your iPhone 12. This case works perfectly with Apple’s new set of MagSafe accessories like the charger or wallet.

Snakehive iPhone Wallet Case

Leave the wallet at home:
Snakehive iPhone Wallet Case

In our review of this folio-style Snakehive iPhone Wallet Case, we raved about the European Nubuck leather with a soft, suede-like finish in a host of colors. Carry up to three cards plus cash in this handy case, so you can leave your wallet at home.

$39 at Amazon

Otterbox Figura Series Case

Slim and artsy:
OtterBox Figura Series

As we said in our review, the OtterBox Figura Series case is the perfect companion to the iPhone 12. It has the expected OtterBox protection in a slim form factor, so it won’t add a lot of bulk to your phone. It’s smooth yet grippy. The stunning painterly design comes in four different colorways.

Lifeproof Wake Iphone 12 Pro

Good for the planet:

Lifeproof WĀKE

As we shared in our review, the eco-friendly Lifeproof WĀKE is made from salvaged fishing gear — about 85% ocean-based plastic. The unique textured wave pattern on the back is an eye-catching design, and the case is drop tested up to 2 meters. Every purchase of a WĀKE case donates a dollar to water-conscious, nonprofit partners.

  • $40 at Lifeproof

  • From $28 at Amazon

Nomad Rugged Folio Iphone

Patina leather:
Nomad Modern Folio

I love Nomad’s cases. The leather becomes a living design that changes over time as you use it thanks to the patina. This folio features a three-card and cash slot on the inside front. It’s lined with soft thick felting for added protection.

$70 at Nomad

Esr Soft Case Iphone

Silicone alternative:
ESR Cloud Series Case

ESR has a sleek new slim case for the iPhone 12 that will catch your eye if you’re a silicone case fan. This one has a similar look to Apple’s silicone case, but it costs a lot less. It doesn’t have MagSafe compatibility, though.

From $9 at Amazon

Otterbox Symmetry iPhone

Rugged rubber:
OtterBox Symmetry

If you’re the type of person that tends to drop your iPhone a lot, this thin but rugged OtterBox Symmetry case is perfect for you. Our review points out the military-grade drop protection to keep your iPhone safe. Add MagSafe compatibility and microbial protection, and you’ve got a winner of a case.

  • From $25 at Amazon

  • $50 at OtterBox

Casetify Collage Iphone

Pop art:
CASETiFY Impact Case

Listen, if you’re going to hide that beautiful iPhone under a case anyway, why not make it something wild? This 80s-style collage art case makes a statement that lets everyone know you just wanna have fun. As described in our review, the CASETiFY Impact Case comes in unlimited designs (and customized options) for different tastes, if this style isn’t for you.

From $50 at CASETiFY

Bodyguardz Harmony Watermelon Iphone 12 Case

Colorful and clean:
BodyGuardz Harmony

Our review of the BodyGuardz Harmony highlighted the gorgeous ombré design, but it also protects the iPhone 12 from drops and bacteria. Shock-absorbing corners and a raised bumper give it a 10-foot drop rating, and BodyGuardz claims that its Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial protection reduces 99% of bacteria growth.

  • $5 at Amazon

  • $15 at BodyGuardz

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Iphone 12 Case Render Cropped

Price and quality:
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Designed for Apple iPhone 12 Case

We reviewed a previous model of the Spigen Ultra Hybrid and thought it was great. Keep your gorgeous new iPhone 12 on full display in a clear case with a hard PC back and soft TPU bumper. Choose this crystal clear case or one with a colorful bumper to match your iPhone.

From $13 at Amazon

Speck Candyshell Pro Grip Iphone 12 Case Render Cropped

Totally gripable:
Speck Presidio2 Grip

Similar to the Speck Presidio Grip + Glitter, which we reviewed, the case’s dual-layer perimeter provides 13-foot drop protection. No-slip grips help prevent drops. Microban antimicrobial protection reduces bacteria on the case’s surface by 99%.

  • From $15 at Amazon

  • $45 at Speck

Caudabe Sheath Iphone 12 Mini Render Cropped

Thin protection:
Caudabe Sheath

Made from ShockLite, a soft and flexible polymer for shock absorption, the Caudabe Sheath is drop-tested up to 6.6 feet. As discussed in our review, Caudabe cases are thin but protective and come in several colors. You can choose a MagSafe-compatible option or one that’s not.

From $35 at Caudabe

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Velvet Caviar iPhone 12 case

It was a pleasure to review the gorgeous Velvet Caviar case, which comes in lots of fashion-forward and often sparkly designs. Despite its cute looks, this case is actually heavy-duty and protective with Firm Flex technology. You can buy a matching ring grip for selfies, too.

$35 at Amazon

Totallee Thin Iphone 12 Case Render Cropped

The no-case case:
totallee Clear iPhone 12 Case

If you don’t really want a case at all but feel you need just a little something for protection, totallee is one to consider. This is the ultimate no-case case. As we discovered while reviewing this case, it’s about as thick as a fingernail.

  • $30 at Amazon

  • $39 at totallee

Cyrille Cecile Iphone 12 Case Render Cropped

Flowers for less:
CYRILL Cecile iPhone 12 case

Pretty flowers adron the soft, protective, and slim CYRILL Cecile iPhone case. The case’s back is a hard PC, while the bumper is a soft TPU for ease of use. Our review points out that it’s a basic case, but elevated.

$19 at Amazon

Mous Iphone 12 Case Bamboo Render Cropped

Natural good looks:
Mous Limitless 4.0 iPhone 12 case – various styles

Your case doesn’t have to be ultra-thick to be protective, as we found out while reviewing the Mous Limitless 4.0 iPhone Case. Mous cases offer superior drop protection and a slimmer profile. The cases are made with various natural materials, such as the bamboo shown here, and they are gorgeous.

From $50 at Mous

Smartish Iphone 12 Crossbody Case Render Cropped

Smartish iPhone 12 Crossbody Case

No need to bring a purse. Take your iPhone 12 on the go with this crossbody faux leather case that comes in several color options. The removable strap has lip balm loops, and the attached wallet holds three cards plus cash.

From $17 at Amazon

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