Many consider Apple’s iPhones to be attractive, but also somewhat fragile. That’s where iPhone cases enter the picture, especially if you work outside in a variety of weather conditions, if you’re extremely active, or if you are just prone to fumbling your smartphone. To protect your investment, you may want to get the protection an Apple iPhone case provides to safeguard against everyday bumps and knocks. Making the decision to get a protective case is fairly easy, but actually choosing the best case for your iPhone? Not so easy. That’s because there are so many styles available.
The search for the best protective iPhone case for you should probably start with your reasons for wanting a case. Is your main concern protecting the screen? If so, you may want to focus your search on cases with a raised lip that will provide cushioning if your phone falls face down because screens are particularly vulnerable to damage when dropped on one of the corners. Rubber and silicone iPhone cases can generally be counted on to absorb shock, as can cases featuring a thick, bulky design. If you choose to go that route however, and want to use an iPhone car mount while you’re running errands or on road trips, be sure that either your mount will adjust sufficiently to accommodate your phone in its case, or the case you choose will fit your mount. The same decision process is relevant to using a cell phone tripod to facilitate your video or photo taking. If you’re not worried about your screen, you may consider selecting an ultrathin case, perhaps a plastic case, which is typically not known for shock-resistance. Plastic cases are generally affordable, lightweight and available in a wide range of styles to give you an excellent opportunity to get a cute iPhone case, or a designer case, or a specialty case that expresses your personality. With a thinner, lighter case, you could also consider getting an iPhone screen protector to secure your screen from scratches and general wear and tear.
The Best Apple iPhone Case for You: Other Considerations
If your lifestyle frequently brings you into contact with water or inclement weather, you may want to consider an Apple iPhone case that is water-resistant. If you often find yourself low on battery power, you may want to get a smart case that doubles as a charger. If you feel strongly about not covering up your smartphone’s aesthetics and design, you can focus your search on clear iPhone cases. And you may want to go with a play-through design if you’re concerned about getting a protective case that inhibits use of your phone’s camera, charger or volume controls.
Obviously, you’ll need to select an iPhone case that fits your model of iPhone, from 5 through 11, because not all cases will fit all models. That matters when you’re getting a case for an iPhone 6 or older for example, which will require an opening in the case for a headphone jack, which was replaced in later models with a lightning port to accommodate charging and use of headphones. And speaking of wired in-ear headphones, if you frequently use them, you’ll want to choose an iPhone case that doesn’t have to be removed to access the lightning port or headphones jack. If you want to share, or are looking for an alternative to headphones, you may want to use a portable Bluetooth speaker to listen to music or podcasts sourced from your smartphone.