Best iPhone 13 Pro cases 2022: top choices to protect your smartphone

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The best iPhone 13 Pro cases are an essential addition for owners of this phone. It's a beautiful piece of polished glass and metal, so you need reliable protection to stop it from cracking when you inevitably drop it by mistake. While the phone has Ceramic Shield glass (that’s also seen on the iPhone 14 Pro), it's not a perfect solution, which is why you need one of these cases.

All the cases below can handle a hefty drop, with some tested to MIL-STD-810G (aka military standards) for durability. Some cases are more stylish than others, while others include a wallet slot for credit cards or transit tickets. 

It's useful to consider MagSafe compatibility too, with cases being most useful when they work well with MagSafe gear, like wireless chargers.  If you're still considering what phone to buy, you can learn about MagSafe and other Apple developments with our guide to the best iPhones.

For now, below we have all the best cases you can buy for your Apple iPhone 13 Pro. We've considered durability, support for Apple's MagSafe accessories, and how good they look. From there, we've picked out a reliable selection of cases to keep your beloved phone safe.

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When you consider which case to buy, there are three things you should consider. The first is durability. All cases can handle a fall, but if you want more than basic protection, you'll find it. The second is style. You'll want to keep your phone protected all the time, so you need a case  you actually enjoy showing off. The third is reliability. We choose manufacturers we trust, whose cases we have purchased ourselves time and again. We believe these cases will provide the protection they claim. 


Best iPhone 13 Pro cases of 2022 in full:

Apple silicone iPhone 13 pro case orange

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1. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Silicone Case with MagSafe

MagSafe’s back, alright!

Reasons to buy

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Feels great to hold
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Perfect fit for iPhone 13 Pro

Reasons to avoid

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Gets expensive when adding additional MagSafe options
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Can look dirty over time

Apple revived its MagSafe branding last year with the iPhone 12 range, and it’s back again for iPhone 13. This iPhone 13 Pro silicone case offers the signature magnets that make it easy to line up for more efficient wireless charging. We love the way the silicone feels, and Apple has an excellent selection of colors available to match the various iPhone 13 Pro shades. 

You can also add additional items to your MagSafe case, including a new MagSafe Wallet that supports Find My - the tech used in Apple’s AirTags. These accessories and wireless charging work through the silicone case with no trouble.

Apple leather case for iPhone 13 Pro

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2. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Leather Case with MagSafe

For a little more sophistication

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous color and finish
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Great texture

Reasons to avoid

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Very pricey for a simple case
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Leather can wear and scratch

If Apple’s silicone option feels a little basic for your tastes, then consider the company’s leather alternative. It offers much the same style (and functionality), with the same support for MagSafe accessories.

With it being leather, though, you’ll see it develop a unique patina over time that’s all your own, further helping your iPhone 13 stand out from the crowd. That means it could be a bit more susceptible to dings, but these add to the case's personality. Like the silicone, Apple offers the leather cases in a nice selection of color options. 

Apple clear case for iPhone 13 Pro

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3. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Clear Case with MagSafe

Show off your Sierra Blue hue

Reasons to buy

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MagSafe compatible
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Shows off your chosen device color 

Reasons to avoid

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Pretty pricey for a clear case 
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Not as much protection

Apple’s Silicone and Leather case options have plenty of color choices, but the tech giant also has a case for those that want to show off their iPhone’s original design. It may be pricey for a clear slab of plastic, but you know it will fit the iPhone's design and curves perfectly. 

The clear case is perfect for those that don’t want to feel like they’re hiding their new phone in a case - particularly if you picked up the new Sierra Blue version. You’ll still get all the benefits of MagSafe, too. Your phone will attach to accessories and charge wirelessly with the Clear Case attached. 

Mous limitless 4.0 iPhone 13 Pro case wood finish

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4. Mous Limitless 4.0 MagSafe case

Gorgeous design with MagSafe compatibility

Reasons to buy

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Wood-style design 
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MagSafe compatibility 

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey for a simple design
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Limited finish options

Mous has been in the case game for a while, and the company’s Limitless lineup has offered phenomenal protection and a unique, wood-panelled bumper case for quite some time now. If wood isn't your thing, there are even some fiber options with ballistic Aramid fibers. 

The fourth iteration is no different, and while the price may be a little more than you’d prefer to pay for a third-party option, it’s MagSafe compatible and offers AiroShock technology - which essentially puts little air pockets in the corners of the device to stop your phone being battered by a drop on a hard surface.

Greenwich Design leather iPhone 13 Pro case

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5. Greenwich Design Blake MagSafe Leather Case

Make your iPhone a boutique item

Reasons to buy

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 Undeniably good-looking
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 MagSafe included 

Reasons to avoid

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 Very expensive 

Greenwich Design has been offering premium iPhone cases for a while now, but the company really has outdone itself with the latest Blake lineup for the iPhone 13 Pro.

Aside from the MagSafe compatibility, there’s a card-holder within the front panel, as well as cut outs for your device’s buttons. It’s pricey, sure, but with an electroplated shell that prevents scratches and bumps, it could be worth an investment for your device’s long-term safety.

Mujjo leather iPhone 13 Pro wallet case

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6. Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 13 Pro

Combine your iPhone and wallet

Reasons to buy

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 High-quality leather
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 Even buttons are protected 

Reasons to avoid

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 No MagSafe 

Mujjo’s iPhone 13 Pro effort is highlighted by its own integrated wallet, negating the need for an additional MagSafe one. That makes it much cheaper than buying another case and a wallet on top, but it also offers high-quality leather that protects your device - even the buttons.

It’s lined with a microfiber material to ensure your phone is kept against soft materials, and can hold up to three bank or ID cards. There’s a raised bezel to protect your screen, too, as well as a raised section on the back to ensure your camera module is safe.

Zagg Denali Snap case for iPhone 13 Pro

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7. Zagg Gear4 Denali Snap for iPhone 13 Pro

Rugged and ready for anything

Reasons to buy

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 16 ft Drop protection
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 MagSafe allows for “snap on” functionality 

Reasons to avoid

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 Lacking in color options 

Zagg’s Gear4 range has long offered a solid array of case options, and the Denali Snap is a great new entry. Offering a huge 16-feet of drop protection, anyone doing indoor climbing or with a penchant for stilts should check it out, but this version also has MagSafe, too (there’s another version without it if you’d like to pay less, too).

The Denali Snap also offers shock absorption throughout the back panel, as well as an antimicrobial treatment to help protect against bacteria buildup.

Totallee super thin iPhone 13 Pro case

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8. Totallee Super Thin iPhone 13 Pro Case

Almost naked

Reasons to buy

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 Matte or clear options
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 MagSafe at a lower price than most 

Reasons to avoid

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 Not particularly eye-catching 

While some iPhone cases can add significant bulk to the device before you even get to MagSafe, this Totallee effort is so thin and light, it’s almost not there at all. It’s just 0.03-inches thick at its largest and weighs just 0.1 oz, helping it work with MagSafe charging.

It’s smart about protection, too, offering a raised bump around the camera system, and if you’re looking to add some more color (we see you, graphite iPhone 13 Pro owners), then there are a range of Matte colors as well as the transparent one, too.

Otterbox Defender series iPhone 13 Pro case

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9. Otterbox iPhone 13 Pro Defender Series

Call in the big guns

Reasons to buy

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 Rugged as they come 
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 Included kickstand/belt clip 

Reasons to avoid

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No MagSafe

If you’re looking for a phone case as tough as you are, then you’ve found it. Otterbox’s latest option in the Defender Series isn’t just military standard - it’s got four times the drop protection of the military standard.

That comes with a tradeoff, though, as the case doesn’t offer MagSafe compatibility (standard Qi charging is fine), but on the plus side, the integrated belt clip also doubles as a kickstand for watching movies or TV shows on your phone’s gorgeous display.

Nomad Modern Leather iPhone 13 Pro case

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10. Nomad Modern Leather Case

Rugged leather and a nifty little trick

Reasons to buy

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Share a digital business card with a tap 
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 Great-looking leather colors 

Reasons to avoid

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 Fairly nondescript design 

Nomad’s effort may look pretty similar to Apple’s own leather option, and in truth, if you slapped an Apple logo on it it would be tough to tell the difference, but it does have 10-foot drop protection and some really great color options along with MagSafe functionality.

One of our favorite features, though, is the inclusion of the “Digital Business Card”, which can be shared via a tap on the device. It’s a great option if you’re expecting to do a lot of networking, and is sure to appeal to an audience with that in mind.

OtterBox Aneu Series Case with MagSafe

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11. OtterBox Aneu Series Case with MagSafe

Understated class

Reasons to buy

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Stylish look
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Slim design

Reasons to avoid

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Not ideal for the most rugged user

The OtterBox Aneu case combines good looks, useful features and reasonable protection for most users. While those with a more rugged lifestyle might need something more robust, it's still a good choice for the majority of people out there.

Ultra-slim but with a grippy edge so you can hold onto it well, it slips around your iPhone well giving you access to all your buttons without a problem. A raised edge protects the camera and screen too. 

Spigen iPhone 13 Pro Liquid Air Case

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12. Spigen iPhone 13 Pro Liquid Air Case

Sleek yet protective

Reasons to buy

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Elegant design
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Strong textured grip

Reasons to avoid

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Can feel deceptively cheap

The Spigen iPhone 13 Pro Liquid Air Case looks suitably elegant wrapped around your iPhone 13 Pro. With a snug fit, it offers cutouts for all the essentials like ports and your buttons while maintaining a raised bezel for the screen and camera to keep them safe.

It can seem a little too light for comfort, but it offers military grade protection along with air-cushioning technology. It feels reliable to grip onto as well, reducing the chances of a drop.

Speck Presidio 2 Grip Case

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13. Speck Presidio 2 Grip

The best for a great grip

Reasons to buy

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Sleek design
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Great grips

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive 

The Speck Presidio 2 Grip is ideal if you have a clumsy grip. With no-slip inverted grips, you're far less likely to find your iPhone 13 Pro slip out of your hands with this case.

20% slimmer than before, it's still capable of handling drops of up to 13 feet if the worst happens. Also, MagSafe support and a raised bezel gives you maximum flexibility and security. Antimicrobial treatment helps avoid the risk of staining or smelly bacteria too.

How we test iPhone cases

We haven't had all of these iPhone 13 Pro 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. We know these case manufacturers and recommend products from companies with a proven history of reliability. 

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Lloyd Coombes
Freelancer & Podcaster

Lloyd Coombes is a freelance tech and fitness writer for TechRadar. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as Computer and Gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, and Live Science. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games at Dexerto (opens in new tab).