Having the best iPhone 14 case is super important to ensure that your expensive device is thoroughly protected from daily damage and accidental occurrences. Even if you're usually pretty careful with your smartphone, cracked screens can happen to anyone, and a reliable iPhone 14 case is the best way to avoid this.
I've tested well over 200 phone cases (yes, really) for the latest smartphone series so believe me when I say that you don't need to spend a ton of money or compromise on quality to bag yourself a premium phone case. You can have both protection and style, elegant and slim styles, including MagSafe-compatible options too.
I've rounded up the very best iPhone 14 cases on the market that I can recommend to you with absolute confidence. If you have the latest iPhone 15 series, take a look at our guide to the best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases instead, and check our roundup of the best iPhone 14 prices for the biggest savings and live deals.
The best iPhone 14 cases
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Materials: Silicone with a range of finishes
By far the best case you can get for your iPhone 14 is from Mous, which offers indestructible cases and unmatched levels of protection, paired with a range of nice finishes including genuine wood (walnut and bamboo), aramid fibre, white acetate and speckled black fabric. The aramid fibre option is stunning and looks really classy too.
Materials: Upcycled EcoShock
Another great choice is this best-seller from Casetify, which can withstand drops from up to 8.2 feet (4X the military-grade standard!). EcoShock material is plant-based and able to convert the kinetic energy of an impact into heat, which is dissipated across the surface of the case. There are also 2000+ designs with brand collabs to choose from.
Materials: silicone, microfibre
Apple's own iPhone 14 cases will never be the cheapest, but you know you're going to get a perfect fit and a product that looks the part. This simple, slim silicone case has a microfibre lining to protect the phone and well-placed magnets. At $49 / £49, it's expensive for a basic shell, but we're confident that the soft-touch finish will do the new iPhone justice.
The Snap Case from MOFT offers a superior magnet array which actually improves the functionality of MagSafe-enabled products and iPhone accessories. It also boasts 5ft of drop-proof protection, aided by a raised 1.6mm front lip and 0.5mm protective camera ring, and has the ability to heal itself from minor damage and scratches to the case exterior.
Materials: Nylon canvas, 100% recycled
The best phone case for photographers, the Peak Design everyday series is designed to withstand daily life while allowing you to connect your device to compatible mounts, tripods, and smartphone accessories, plus PD's own SlimLink in-built locking system. It also has a lifetime warranty for peace of mind if you aren't happy with your case.
Materials: Silicone Interior + Hard Shell Exterior
If you want the prettiest iPhone 15 Pro Max case on the market then look no further than BURGA. These cases are extremely elegant, and stylish, offering great double-layer protection with raised bezels around the edges of the camera unit and shock absorption bumpers. Did we mention you can match it to your other devices too? With a full design collection.
For a more premium look, Apple also has a leather case with MagSafe for the whole iPhone 14 range. Coming in five colour options, the cases is made from specially tanned and finished leather that will develop a natural patina over time. Again, the case should offer a perfect fit for the new range of iPhone while adding very little bulk or weight.
Materials: Impact-resistant polycarbonate
If you're an outdoorsy type who likes to climb mountains, go camping, and punch snakes, then this case from Rokform is the ultimate choice. It beats the military-grade standards of drop protection, is MagSafe and wireless charging compatible, and uses a RokLockTwist Lock magnetic mounting for a 3x stronger hold onto magnetic surfaces.
Materials: Leather, aluminium
Although a little more pricey than the Apple option, this full-grain Scandinavian leather iPhone case is a class act, and having tested it out (and accidentally dropped my phone), I can confirm that it protects too, thanks to its TPU sidewalls protecting the cameras and front screen at all angles. What I most like about these cases is how light they are, combined with the real leather feel in hand. It's quality, and well worth the asking price.
How we test
In all honesty, there's no real way to test a phone case thoroughly enough without putting our own phones in danger. So for this reason, we base our recommendations on things like comfort and grip, weight and bulkiness, case texture, plus any additional features such as integrated kickstands and card slots.
There are other things to consider such as a case's compatibility with MagSafe, if it enables Qi charging and other wireless functions, as well as the manufacturer's reputation, and most of all - the product price range and value for money.
We weren't born yesterday, and we know that most manufacturers will exaggerate and upsell key features of phone cases knowing that you'll never test them. For example, some cases might be listed with 10ft drop protection, but we aren't about to find out for ourselves whether that's true.
With this in mind, we tend to take things with a pinch of salt when it comes to testing phone cases, but vow to only recommend products to our readers that we would purchase ourselves, from brands that can be trusted.
What should I look for when choosing an iPhone 14 case?
Whether you're looking for an iPhone 14 case or an iPhone 14 Pro case, the first thing to decide is what kind of protection you want. Do you want a super slim case that protects your phone from marks and scratches without adding bulk, or do you want the reassurance of a more rugged case that will offer more cushioning if you accidentally drop your phone? And if you're worried about your camera, it's worth choosing a case that had a raised lip around the camera area to protect the lenses.
Aside from that, the main thing to ensure when choosing an iPhone 14 case is that it's compatible with Apple MagSafe – you don't want a case that you have to remove in order to charge your phone. You'll also want to make sure you get the right case for your phone. There are four iPhone 14 models and they have different designs and sizes, so you need to be sure that you're buying a case that fits your phone, whether that's the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Pay close attention to the title, description and small print when you're shopping for iPhone 14 cases. Some products have long descriptions, especially on Amazon, that can sometimes be confusing. Use of the word 'Pro' can also sometimes be misleading since it could refer to the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max but it can also refer to the case maker's 'pro' version of its own product.
What is an iPhone 14 case with MagSafe?
MagSafe is a magnetic system used in the iPhone since iPhone 12 that allows you to connect accessories to the back of the phone. Comprising a ring of magnets embedded in the back of the iPhone, it allows you to attach to wallets, wireless chargers, grips and more.
Cases that say they support MagSafe accessories should have a built-in ring of MagSafe magnets, but some cases are advertised “MagSafe compatible” despite not having magnets – they're simply thin enough to allow the magnetic connection to pass through them. The problem is that this connection is usually quite weak and you may find it's very easy to separate your phone from the accessory.
If you're also looking for a case for an Apple tablet, check our guide to the best iPad case with a pencil holder.
Will iPhone 13 cases fit the iPhone 14?
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are extremely similar in design and their overall dimensions, but they're not exactly the same. The iPhone 14 is 0.01 inches / 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 13. That shouldn't be enough of a difference to require a different case, but there's another complication.
The placement and size of the power and volume buttons is also slightly different, and this means that some iPhone 13 cases may not be suitable for iPhone 14 – always check before you buy.
As for the iPhone 14 Pro, there are slight differences here too. It's almost a millimetre (0.03in taller), 0.2mm (0.01in thicker) and very slightly narrower than the iPhone 13 Pro. Again the buttons are in a slightly different position, and the camera bump is larger and wider than before.
The same applies to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, so always check you're buying a product advertised as a case for iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max. Also be aware that although the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus match the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, respectively in terms of size, iPhone 14 cases and iPhone 14 Plus cases won't fit the higher-end phones due to the larger camera modules.