So you’ve gotten your hands on one of the four new iPhone models: the 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. From a camera upgrade to a durable screen, your new iPhone will be one epic device. That being said, we want you to keep your newest device protected and stylish while highlighting the phone’s greatest features.
In order to reduce its carbon footprint, Apple is no longer including wall plugs in the box when you purchase your new phone. Fear not, though — we have a few replacements to recommend. If you need one, we like the Anker Nano ($19.99; amazon.com) or the Belkin Boost Charge ($34.95, originally $49.99; amazon.com). Both can fast charge your iPhone and will work with the included USB-C to Lightning cable. You can check out our other recommendations for Apple MFi-certified Lightning cables.
Whether you’re opting for a bold new color (like Pacific Blue or green) or choosing a sleek metallic finish, we’ve found cases that will work perfectly. Plus, we’ve picked out our top screen protectors to ensure that screen is scratch- and crack-free.
Wallet Slayer Vol. 1 ($19.99; amazon.com)
The wallet built into this case can fit up to three cards and cash. It also has a credit card kickstand and high grip textured sides for a case that provides ultimate functionality at a relatively low price.
iPhone 12/12 Pro Silicone Case With MagSafe ($49; amazon.com)
Duo for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($29.99; incipio.com)
The Duo offers 12-foot drop protection and is scratch-resistant. The soft-touch finish is sleek, and the color options range from subtle to bold. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini as well.
White on Light Blue Case ($35; getcasely.com)
With a white exterior and pop of blue on the inside, this case is a classic design that won’t go out of style. It has shock-absorbing air pockets in the corners in case you drop your phone and slip-resistant sides to keep your device in your hands.
Kung Fu Grip ($14.99; amazon.com)
This simple case has grippy sides to help you hold onto your device. If you happen to drop it, though, there are protective air pocket corners that will provide a nice cushion.
Wembley Palette ($29.99; zagg.com)
The reinforced top, bottom and corners on this case make it extra durable and protective. It’s available in three color options: smoke, a chic navy blue and a bold saffron yellow. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Battersea Case for the iPhone 12 Mini ($49.99; zagg.com)
Upping its game, Gear4 offers drop protection up to 16 feet with the Battersea Case. It features a grooved back and a slim profile.
Blue & Navy Colorblock Case ($35; getcasely.com)
This case pairs a simple design with a big pop of color in the form of two shades of blue. On the protection side it features dual layers to protect against drops and grips to prevent accidental drops.
Wrap Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($49.99; incipio.com)
Cordking iPhone 12 & 12 Pro Case ($13.98, originally $17.98; amazon.com)
Choose your favorite from 17 different solid colors with this case from Cordking. The silicone case is soft to the touch but still offers coverage to your smartphone. It also has a soft microfiber lining on the inside to keep your phone from getting scratched.
Aneu Series Case With MagSafe ($49.95; otterbox.com)
Presidio Perfect-Mist for iPhone 12 Pro Max ($44.95; speckproducts.com)
Otofly for iPhone 12 Pro Max ($12.99; amazon.com)
This is a soft silicone case to protect your iPhone 12 Pro Max while adding a pop of color to your tech. There are 22 color options from Otofly, so there’s sure to be the perfect match for you and your new phone.
Presidio2 Grip ($44.95; speckproducts.com)
Totallee Thin iPhone Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($35; amazon.com)
iPhone 12 Pro Max Clear Case With MagSafe ($49; amazon.com)
Apple’s own clear case will show off the beautiful finish of your phone while keeping it protected. And, of course, it’s MagSafe compatible, making charging a breeze. It’s available for the iPhone 12/12 Pro and iPhone 12 Mini.
Temdan Clear Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($9.99; amazon.com)
You can choose from different tints for a case that’s totally clear or somewhat colorful with this pick from Temdan. It features raised bezels to protect your screen if your phone should fall, and it’s scratch-resistant so your phone will stay looking new.
Shiny Gold Pineapple Clear Case ($25; getcasely.com)
Featuring a fun fruit design, this clear case has a gold pineapple on the back. The case itself is clear so you can show off your new iPhone but adds a pop of shine with the gold design. It looks especially nice when paired with a Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro.
Custom iPhone Case ($45; casetify.com)
Personalize your case with your name or monogram. Choose between different fonts and colors to create a case that’s every bit as exciting as your new phone.
Tough Groove for iPhone 12 Pro Max ($40; case-mate.com)
This iridescent case adds a fun dose of color to the back of your iPhone. It also offers 10-foot drop protection, and the raised groove provides a tactile feel for a nice grip.
Rose and Gold Flaked Clear Case ($25; getcasely.com)
If you want to add a little bit of sparkle to your phone, this is an excellent choice. The clear background will keep things simple, but the flakes of glitter painted onto the back of the case will add a flash of fun.
Casekoo Crystal Clear Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($18.98, originally $21.99; amazon.com)
A clear case will show off your bold new iPhone 12 or 12 Pro finish. This pick from Casekoo is no different and is available in multiple color gradients as well. It’s slim, so it won’t add to your phone’s profile, and it offers protective corners to keep both the screen and overall device protected.
Sleek Black V Marble Clear Case ($25; getcasely.com)
Half clear and half subtly patterned, this pick from Casely offers the best of both worlds. You’re getting a clear case to show off your phone as well as a chic pattern for a bit of fun.
Soap Bubble for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($40; case-mate.com)
Another iridescent option, the Soap Bubble case highlights your iPhone with swirls of color. It’s also equipped with MicroPel, Case-Mate’s antimicrobial protection.
Crystal Palace Case ($39.99; zagg.com)
This slim option offers drop protection up to 13 feet, is soft to the touch and adds a chic iridescent flair.
Rugged Case ($49.95; nomadgoods.com)
Nomad’s leather accessories look classic and get better over time. This light brown Horween leather case has an internal shock bumper to protect from drops. It’s also available for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Rugged Leather Folio Case ($69.95; nomadgoods.com)
Leather Custom iPhone Case ($50; casetify.com)
This customizable option from Casetify pairs leather with a personalized monogram. If you want to show off your personal style in sleek leather, this is the option.
Coach Leather Slim Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($49.95; incipio.com)
Crafted from genuine leather, this wraparound-style case is sophisticated and available in both black and brown. The soft interior lining will help prevent scratches, and we love the slim design to keep your phone lightweight and sleek.
Environmentally friendly cases
Organicore for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($39.99; incipio.com)
This 100% compostable case is derived from plant-based material and provides drop protection up to 8 feet.
Honey Bee Edition Wallet Case ($54.95; pelacase.com)
This 100% compostable case is eco-friendly, protective and functional, with a wallet that can carry two cards. The material is soft and durable to protect your phone.
Clear Eco-Friendly iPhone Case ($44.95; pelacase.com)
If you want a case that will highlight your bold iPhone color but also provide protection, this case from Pela deserves a look. Choose from a variety of border colors paired with a clear back for a clean look (and, of course, the case is 100% compostable).
Seashell Made From Plants iPhone Case ($44.95; pelacase.com)
We love Pela’s solid-color cases and are excited to see new artistic patterns on their eco- and phone-friendly cases. The earthy color scheme of this case won’t distract from your sleek device and adds a cheery design with drop protection.
Wake Case for iPhone 12 Mini ($35.46, originally $39.99; amazon.com)
Lifeproof’s Wake is crafted from over 85% of ocean-based recycled plastics. It’s a case that repurposes plastic to help the Earth while protecting your phone.
Eco 94 Recycled Case ($40; case-mate.com)
CaseMate’s Eco 94 case isn’t just recyclable after you’re done with it, but it’s also made from up to 60% postconsumer recycled plastics. It’s a simple case with just a clean black finish and offers 10-foot drop protection.
Donut Lie to Me Case ($19.99; amazon.com)
With a whimsical donut print, this case from Smartish offers both fun and function. The case has high textured sides for a better grip and features air pocket corners to help lessen the fall should you drop your device.
Cutebe Cute Clear Crystal Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($13.99, originally $15.99; amazon.com)
If you wanted to show off your new iPhone color but still want to add a bit of fun, this is a great choice. It’s clear with a white floral design that stands out against your phone. The case also offers durability and overall device protection.
Ride the Wave Pastel Rainbow Lined Case ($25; getcasely.com)
This colorful option from Casely is both lightweight and protective through a hard-shell build. It puts a twist on a traditional rainbow design by opting for more muted tones and abstract lines.
Symmetry Series Graphics Case ($49.95; otterbox.com)
This one-piece case features a black marble design with pops of gold that gives it a very chic look. Plus, you’re getting OtterBox’s durable protection from bumps, drops and other accidents. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Camo Light Blue ($45; casetify.com)
A simple camouflage pattern in muted blue tones makes this case stylish. It comes on Casetify’s Impact Case, which is lightweight while also adding protection to your device.
Figura Series Case With MagSafe ($49.95; otterbox.com)
The Figura series launched with the announcement of the iPhone 12 and is designed to interact with MagSafe. It’s made of a flexible soft-touch material and comes in a variety of colors to show off your artistic side. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Sunset by Ali Yeadon Case ($55; casetify.com)
This case has a sunset design on the back for a dreamy vibe. We like this case paired with the new gold iPhone color option for a look that’s perfectly Insta-worthy.
Beautiful Teal Blue Seaglass Case (starting at $25; getcasely.com)
Marble will always look chic, but you can add a burst of color with this option from Casely. It’s protective, fun and bold. And yes, it works with any color iPhone.
Velvet Caviar Case for iPhone 12 Mini ($19.99; amazon.com)
Your iPhone 12 Mini is sure to stand out with the bold pattern case. It’s also protective, with shockproof technology and a bumper to help reduce the impact of any drops or falls.
Harmony Case With Unequal Technology ($44.95; amazon.com)
A transparent ombre design on the back adds fun color in an eye-catching way with this case. It has shock-absorbing bumpers to keep your phone protected from drops up to 10 feet.
Glass Elite Privacy+ ($44.99; zagg.com)
Smooth aluminosilicate is treated with a two-way filter that provides full-screen privacy when viewed from the side to keep your phone screen private when using this screen protector. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Glass Elite Vision Guard+ ($49.99; zagg.com)
This option has reinforced edges to protect the corners of your screen to prevent chips and cracks. It also features a blue-light filter to prevent digital eye strain. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Glass Elite Anti-Glare+ ($44.99; zagg.com)
Pure 2 Eyeguard ($39.96, originally $49.95; amazon.com)
PTRX Shatterproof Synthetic Glass Screen Protector ($44.95; amazon.com)
PTRX is engineered for extra-strong impact protection and has touch sensitivity like glass. It’s shatterproof and water- and smudge-resistant.
Amplify Glass Antimicrobial Screen Protector ($49.95; otterbox.com)
Amplify Glass Blue Light Guard Screen Protector ($54.95; otterbox.com)
With shatter-resistant drop protection and reinforced edges, this screen protector provides protection for your phone and your eyes. It filters out blue light from your screen to keep your eyes sharp. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Amplify Glass Privacy Guard Screen Protector ($54.95; otterbox.com)
Another privacy option, the Amplify Glass Privacy Guard will keep unwanted eyes off your screen. It’s also scratch-resistant and has antimicrobial technology. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
CleanScreenz Antimicrobial Ultra Glass Screen Protector ($35; case-mate.com)