If you want to buy the best Apple phone, then you need to start with the Apple iPhone 14 Pro. When you want to protect that investment, you need to start here with our top iPhone 14 Pro cases.
The iPhone 14 Pro is so new that we haven’t had a chance to try it out with all these new case options, but we’re familiar with all these manufacturers and we know what we need. We need a case that can survive a drop and that can especially protect the cameras on the rear, as this is our most important update this year.
We may need a super-thin case or an extra robust and maybe even waterproof case. Style is always important, but not if you have to sacrifice protection and durability.
All of our case choices support Apple’s MagSafe features, so you’ll have no trouble charging your phone without having to remove the protective case. The phone is so new that we haven’t had time to test these cases yet, but all of our picks come from proven manufacturers with a reputation we trust, so you can feel confident trying any of these or similar options from the same brands.
We haven’t had all these iPhone 14 cases in our test labs yet, but based on our experts’ opinion and knowledge of the most reputable brands, we think it’s worth a look.
Our selections take into account our own expert research, as well as online reviews, brand reputation, product capability and unique features to help you sort through the maze of options available to you.
Best iPhone 14 cases of 2022 in full:
With a silky, soft-touch finish on the outside and a soft microfiber lining on the inside, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Silicone Case with MagSafe keeps your phone protected while still being comfortable to hold.
As you’d expect from something with MagSafe support, it’s also comfortable and you can easily ‘stack’ other stack-related accessories if needed.
It might be expensive for a simple silicone casing, but it feels great and fits perfectly. The silicone case maintains the clean look Apple prizes and comes in a nice selection of colors that naturally complement Apple’s iPhone.
Casetify is known for its stylish and unique cases, but the Casetify Bounce case is on a whole different level. While most cases offer protection of up to three meters or more, the Casetify Bounce could protect your phone if you drop it off the roof of a small building, with 21.3 feet of bounce with those massive bumpers.
It might be bulky and visible, but if you need that much protection, you certainly won’t mind. Casetify has a lot of customization options for writing on the case, so you can at least make it your own bulky, visible case. It has the raised camera bumper we need, and it can also handle MagSafe charging and accessories.
Mous makes a very sleek and lightweight case with a few different material finish options, and for the iPhone 14 Pro we think aramid fiber is cool to choose from. Aramid fibers include the same family of fabrics as the Kevlar brand, so they must be tough to the point of ballistic protection against drops and damage. All Mous cases are drop resistant, so even if you opt for a wood finish, it should still be covered.
We like the grooves for an easier grip on the side, and this case should have a nice texture and not too slippery. There’s a camera bumper to protect our precious lenses, of course. The case is also MagSafe qualified and should work fine with wireless charging.
Nomad creates cases that look clean and professional, and Modern Leather cases are among our favorites when we need to stand out. Nomad uses sustainably sourced leather that wears well and develops a natural patina over time. This is much better than seeing a clear plastic box turn yellow over time. For the sleek executive-level iPhone 14 Pro, we think the English tan is an excellent finish for the Nomad case.
Although it looks stylish, the Nomad Modern Leather case is still quite protective and can withstand drops of up to three meters. There are connection points for lanyards if you want to keep your phone strapped to your wrist. Plus, even though it’s a premium case, it’s not the most expensive on our list.
Tech21 Evo Art cases are stylish and protective. The company licenses original artwork, so you won’t see the same iPhone designs as everyone else. We like the blue and white geodic design of the high-end iPhone 14 Pro, and we still have three meters of drop protection. Tech21 says the Evo Art cases use a plastic that repels dirt, making it easy to clean.
Like all cases we recommend here, the Tech21 Evo Art case will work well with all of Apple’s MagSafe accessories and chargers. There are raised bumpers around the camera to protect the fancy new lenses if the phone is dropped.
If you need serious Otterbox protection for your new iPhone 14 Pro, the Otterbox Frē series adds even more waterproofing, protecting every inch of your new device. There are sealed port covers as well as a built-in screen protector offering up to two meters of waterproof protection. The iPhone can already handle more than a meter on its own, but you should feel safer if you want to take photos or videos underwater when your phone is housed in an Otterbox Frē.
Even wrapping the front and back of the phone, the Otterbox Frē still offers MagSafe protection, so you can affix the phone to Apple’s magnetic accessories and chargers. The box is also made with the majority of recycled plastics, including 25% plastic recovered from the ocean.
What is the best case for iPhone 14?
Choosing the best iPhone 14 case is impossible as everyone has different needs and tastes, but any of the above should do a good job of keeping it safe.
What should I look for when choosing an iPhone 14 case?
Protection is key, of course, so look for things like military drop test standards and other concrete information about that. Also, consider how bulky you are with a case – more protection tends to mean more bulk. You’ll also want something you like, or if you want to show off your phone, maybe something transparent.
While you wait for your new phone and stylish new case to arrive, you can check out our full hands-on review of the iPhone 14.