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Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases in 2022

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The best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases help make sure your $1,099 purchase doesn't turn into a collection of cracked glass and scratched surfaces after an accidental drop. And while protection is a primary reason to get a case, these accessories serve other purposes, too.

Some cases are practical, acting as wallets in addition to a way to tote around your smartphone. Others put an emphasis on design, augmenting the look of Apple's new phone with eye-catching colors and patterns.

Still, added protection is the main focus of most of the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases. While our iPhone 14 Pro Max review found a durable device with impressive water resistance and a Ceramic Shield display, accidents can happen. Get a case with a lot of drop protection, and you can make sure those accidents are ones you walk away from with your phone intact.

If you're in the market for a case that complements your new iPhone purchase, these are the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases we've spotted so far.

What are the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases?

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case depends heavily on your own personal taste and what you're looking for from a case. That said, we think the Presidio2 Pro case will tick the boxes for most people, as it offers extensive drop protection, colorful choices and MagSafe compatibility. MagSafe is also key for Apple's own iPhone 14 Pro Max Leather Case, with magnets built right into the case for attaching accessories.

iPhone 14 Pro Max cases tend to be on the costly side, but Totallee's Clear iPhone 14 Pro Max case delivers an affordable price in a clear case that shows off the phone's design. If protection's what you're after, either the UAG Metropolis or Otterbox Defender Series will be excellent choices for your needs.

What to look for with the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

The first thing to do when shopping for an iPhone 14 Pro Max case is to make sure that it actually fits the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Though this phone shares a 6.7-inch screen with the new iPhone 14 Plus, it also has a larger camera array, so cases for the Plus won't be a good fit for your iPhone 14 Pro Max. The same goes with cases for earlier iPhone Pro Max versions — camera arrays and button sizes change from year to year.

Looking for something that fits the standard iPhone 14? Check out our best iPhone 14 cases picks.

Always check the drop protection promised for an iPhone case, particularly if you want one that keeps your handset safe from danger. The best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases for protection will promise at least four-foot drop protection.

If you take advantage of MagSafe accessories, make sure the case is not only MagSafe-compatible, but that it has magnets in the case itself to attach any add-ons. Most cases these days will also work with wireless charging pads, but it doesn't hurt to check.

How we pick the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

We assemble our initial list of the iPhone 14 Pro Max cases by perusing the list of announced cases and relying on reader recommendations and word of mouth. We do attempt to bring in more cases for additional testing at a later date. We primarily assess cases based on price, drop protection, extra features and support for MagSafe and wireless charging. Because taste in cases differs from person to person, we look to include a wide variety of cases at different price ranges so that our best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases picks include something for everyone.

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.