Best iPhone 13 cases of 2022: how to keep your phone safe

An example of one of the best iPhone 13 cases
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It's important to have one of the best iPhone 13 cases as it'll keep your phone safe if you drop or damage it in some way. 

No one wants that kind of horror to occur, especially when the iPhone 13 looks so smart and shiny right from the start. That's even more the case if you don't have AppleCare or insurance to keep it safe financially. 

We've picked out the best iPhone 13 cases money can buy. Each of the cases below are sure to keep your phone safer, while looking good too. 

Before you dive right in, have a think about what level of protection you need, along with how slim you want the case to be, and whether you need MagSafe charging to work alongside the case too. 

We haven't had all of these iPhone 13 cases in our test labs yet, but based on our experts' opinion and knowledge of the most reputable brands around, we think these are worth looking at.

Our selections take into account online reviews, brand reputation, product capability, or unique features, to help you pick through the maze of choices available to you.


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An Apple iPhone 13 Silicone Case with MagSafe against a white background

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1. Apple iPhone 13 Silicone Case with MagSafe

The best basic iPhone 13 case

Reasons to buy

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Plenty of color options
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Snug fit

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive for what it is
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May not offer as much protection as some

With a silky and soft-touch finish on the exterior and a soft microfiber lining on the inside, the Apple iPhone 13 Silicone Case with MagSafe keeps your phone protected while being comfortable to hold.

As you'd expect from something with MagSafe support, it's snug too and you're easily able to 'stack' other related accessories to the pile if need be.

Expensive it may be, but like most Apple accessories, it's almost annoying in how much convenience it offers. Yup, it simply just works.

An Apple iPhone 13 Leather Case with MagSafe against a white background

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2. Apple iPhone 13 Leather Case with MagSafe

The best for style

Reasons to buy

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Classy exterior
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MagSafe support 

Reasons to avoid

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May mark over time
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Expensive for a case

As classy looking as you'd expect from leather, the Apple iPhone 13 Leather Case with MagSafe is soft both inside and out, keeping your phone snug and safe while feeling good in your hands too.

The leather develops a natural patina over time which may not appeal to everyone, but it feels a bit more genuine than cheaper alternatives. MagSafe support is useful too for using multiple accessories at once.

An Apple iPhone 13 Clear Case with MagSafe against a white background

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3. Apple iPhone 13 Clear Case with MagSafe

The best for showing off your iPhone

Reasons to buy

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Scratch-resistant coating
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Anti-yellowing properties

Reasons to avoid

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Far from a statement piece
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Arguably too expensive

If you want to maintain the original look of your iPhone 13, this is what you need. The iPhone 13 Clear Case uses optically clear polycarbonate and flexible materials to fit snugly over the buttons of your iPhone without getting in the way.

A scratch-resistant coating is useful, while all the materials used have been designed to prevent yellowing over time. This won't change up how your iPhone looks which is both good and bad, but it'll certainly keep it safe.

A Mous Transparent Clear Protective Case against a white background

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4. Mous Transparent Clear Protective Case

The best for keeping things simple

Reasons to buy

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Thin case
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Decent protection

Reasons to avoid

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Not stylish
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Pricey for a clear case

Another option if you want to maintain your iPhone 13's original look, the Mous Transparent Clear Protective Case promises extreme protection, which means it should keep your iPhone safe from most drops or bumps, all while being Mous's thinnest case ever.

If you hate the bulky but necessary feeling of an iPhone case, this is a good alternative, keeping things as lightweight as possible while still securing your phone. There's MagSafe compatibility too.

A Casetify Impact Crush case against a white background

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5. Casetify Impact Crush Case

The best for customization options

Reasons to buy

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Highly customizable 
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Military-grade protection

Reasons to avoid

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No MagSafe compatibility
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Plasticky look

With extensive customization options, the Casetify Impact Crush is super appealing to anyone looking to add their own personal touch to things. A choice of colors, layouts, and font is a nice touch but it's the practical features we appreciate most.

That includes 6.6-foot drop protection, an antimicrobial coating that eliminates 99% of bacteria, plus the fact the case is made from 65% recycled and plant-based materials, ensuring Casetify is doing its bit for the environment.

An OtterBox Figura Series Case with MagSafe against a white background

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6. OtterBox Figura Series Case with MagSafe

The best for standing out

Reasons to buy

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Distinctive color choices
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Comfortable grip

Reasons to avoid

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Not very professional looking
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Chunky sides

If you want something charmingly distinctive, the OtterBox Figura Series Case with MagSafe is a great option. With four distinct color pattern schemes to choose from, it stands out from the crowd.

Alongside that, it fits snugly around your iPhone 13 and offers a flexible soft-touch material that means it feels good in your hands. Raised edges keep your camera and touchscreen safe no matter how you handle your iPhone, plus there's MagSafe support.

A Speck CandyShell Pro case against a white background

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7. Speck CandyShell Pro

The best value

Reasons to buy

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Affordable price
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Scratch-resistant coating

Reasons to avoid

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Not very exciting looking

The Speck CandyShell Pro keeps things straightforward. It offers 8-foot drop protection, a scratch-resistant soft-touch coating and antimicrobial protection, so you won't even have to worry about bacteria on your case. Alongside that there's a raised bezel to protect from screen damage if you drop your phone face down.

It's all fitted into a slim and pocket-friendly design, but this isn't a case for those wanting to make a statement. It works well but it's not exactly exciting to look at.

A Wavecase iPhone 13 case against a white background

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8. Wavecase iPhone 13 case

The best for the environment

Reasons to buy

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Eco-friendly choice
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Understated design

Reasons to avoid

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No military-grade protection guarantee
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Arguably looks cheap

Made from biodegradable materials and plastic-free, the Wavecase iPhone 13 case is an ideal option for those looking to be more considerate to the environment. The case is made from wheat straw and offers shock absorbing corners that provide protection from accidental drops.

In addition, a 2mm lip around the case keeps your screen safe if you drop it face down - and there's a similar lip around the camera.

There's no guaranteed military-grade style protection here but the Wavecase iPhone 13 case still offers all the essentials for regular daily use, so there shouldn't be an issue for all but the most rugged of users.

A Mujjo Full Leather Case against a white background

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9. Mujjo Full Leather Case

The best for a premium, professional look

Reasons to buy

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Professional appearance
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High-quality leather

Reasons to avoid

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A little bulky
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Protection likely to be middling

Stylish and made from high-quality full-grain vegetable tanned leather, the Mujjo Full Leather Case should look good for a long time. Even the buttons are fully covered in leather but you'll still be able to use them easily. A raised 1mm leather bezel provides screen protection, with a similar bump for the rear camera too.

The case is lined with Japanese microfiber to keep things safe and snug, with the outside being easy for you to grip. It's slim but not the slimmest out there, with that being the only real flaw here.

A Totallee Clear iPhone 13 Case against a white background

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10. Totallee Clear iPhone 13 Case

The best for those who'd rather not use a case

Reasons to buy

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Good price
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Minimalist appearance

Reasons to avoid

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Unexciting to look at
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Basic protection

With a rubbery finish on the outside, the Totallee Clear iPhone 13 Case is great if you're liable to have a few clumsy moments. The case is made from flexible TPU, so if you do drop it, it's durable and offers some impact protection.

The clear exterior means you won't miss out on your iPhone's true aesthetic, and it comes with the promise that yellowing won't be an issue here.

The transparent exterior means the Totallee Clear iPhone 13 Case isn't the most exciting of cases, but it works well and barely adds to the thickness of your device. 

Tech21 Evo Art Floral Bouqet Case

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11. Tech21 Evo Art Floral Bouqet Case

Bright and vibrant

Reasons to buy

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Stylish looking
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Reasonable impact protection

Reasons to avoid

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Not very professional looking

The Tech21 Evo Art Floral Bouquet Case for iPhone 13 is really rather delightful looking. With a floral bouquet style for its exterior, it's ideal for anyone wanting to show off their personality. 

It also has impact protection of up to 12 feet which should be good for most purposes, while also providing scratch resistance too. With magnets integrated inside, it also works well with MagSafe chargers and other accessories. 

Urbanarmor Monarch Kevlar Series

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12. Urbanarmor Monarch Kevlar Series

Supremely rugged

Reasons to buy

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Very rugged
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Used Kevlar material

Reasons to avoid

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Overkill for some

The Urbanarmor Monarch Series Kevlar Case is pretty bulky but that's because it packs in five layers of protection. It offers a soft impact-resistant core along with a protective screen surround like many other cases. Its selling point though is its use of Kevlar material to ensure it's extra rugged.

Elsewhere, it has traction grip for an easy-to-hold case plus it uses oversized tactile buttons if you need to press quickly. Up to 20 feet of drop protection should suit most needs too. 

Speck Presidio 2 Grip Case

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13. Speck Presidio 2 Grip

The best for a good grip

Reasons to buy

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No-slip inverted grips 
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13 feet drop protection

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey

The Speck Presidio 2 Grip is pricey but offers a lot. It's 20% slimmer than its predecessor while maintaining 13 feet of drop protection. New no-slip inverted grips means you're less likely to drop it anyhow, while it still looks stylish too.

Other features include MagSafe support and a built-in antimicrobial treatment so you get a 99% reduction in stain and odor-causing bacteria on the case. A raised bezel keeps your screen safe too.

What is the best iPhone 13 case?

It's impossible to choose a single best iPhone 13 case, as everyone has different needs and tastes, but any of the options above should do a good job of keeping it safe.

What should I look for when choosing an iPhone 13 case?

Protection is key of course, so look for things like military drop test standards, and other concrete information on this. Beyond that, consider how bulky you're ok with a case being - more protection tends to mean more bulk. You'll also want something that you like the look of, or if you want to show your phone off then maybe something transparent.

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Jennifer is a roving tech freelancer with over 10 years experience. Having graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Media and Communication Studies, and later with a diploma from Staffordshire University with a post graduate diploma in Computer Games Design, she's written for a huge number of publications, including T3, FitandWell, Top Ten Reviews, Eurogamer, NME and many more. 


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