So you’ve got a sparkly new iPhone 14. Hooray! The worst thing that can happen right now? An accidental drop that cracks the beautiful screen. Sad trombone. But wait! There’s a chance you can prevent such a thing from happening. A case doesn’t guarantee protection, but it raises the chances of your iPhone walking away unscathed. Throw in a screen protector and those odds increase. We’ve been testing several iPhone 14 cases and accessories—for the entire lineup, from the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 14 Pro Max—and these are our favorites.
You’ll see a few repeat recommendations here from our Best iPhone 13 Cases guide. That’s because they’re items we’ve tested before and will work perfectly with the iPhone 14 series. Check out our Best MagSafe Accessories guide for more.
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A Note on MagSafe and Case Sizes
MagSafe is the name of a ring of magnets embedded into the rear of the iPhone 12, iPhone 13and iPhone 14 range. It allows you to magnetically stick accessories to the back of the smartphone, from wallets and wireless chargers to phone grips and tripods. Apple says its magnet accessories are shielded, so they’re safe to use with credit cards ( if maybe not hotel key cards). We mostly recommend MagSafe cases in this guide because there’s real utility in making use of the system.
However, you should be careful when shopping. Cases need to have a ring of MagSafe magnets built into them to properly work with other MagSafe accessories (one easy way to tell is by looking for a ring on the inside of a case in product images) . Not every third-party case has them. Some companies claim their cases are “MagSafe compatible” even without magnets, but that may be because the case is thin enough for the magnets to stick. The connection is almost always weak, though. If you plan on using MagSafe gear, make sure there’s a ring of magnets in the case.
Speaking of, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, respectively. You might think that you can then interchange cases between them, but you can’t. The camera modules on the Pro models are larger, and that means cases for them won’t fit on the less expensive iPhones.