Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases in 2023

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You can't beat the insurance of having one of the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases wrapped around your phone. We've seen in iPhone 14 series drop tests that these phones are still quite fragile, so the best way to protect your £1,100 phone is still a case.

Our iPhone 14 Pro Max review declared that this handset is the best one Apple's ever made, and one of the best phones you can buy right now. While you may be reluctant to cover up your iPhone's good looks, at least you'll find some equally stylish options among the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases.

Still, the main reason to get a case is to keep your iPhone 14 Pro Max safe from harm, especially since more durable titanium frames aren't expected to be included with iPhone Pro models until later this year with the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Fortunately, in searching for the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases, we found several that promise plenty of drop protection and other safety-first features.

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

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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. (Our look at the best iPhone 14 Plus cases can help you find accessories built for that model.) 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 or the best iPhone 14 Pro cases if that's the model you have.

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.

Does the iPhone 14 Pro Max need a case?

You're always going to be safer with a case on your phone, there's no denying it. Apple's stainless steel and Ceramic Shield glass should help shrug off some light damage, but it's not going to stop the phone from smashing if you drop it. Weigh up the risks carefully!

Are iPhone 14 Pro Max cases different from iPhone 13 Pro Max cases?

Unfortunately, yes they are different. Because Apple increased the size of the cameras in the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and fiddled with some other dimensions of the phone, an iPhone 13 Pro Max case isn't going to fit.

What's the best slim iPhone 14 Pro Max case?

The Totallee case is as slim a case as you'll find that can still offer some protection. If these cases are too flimsy-looking for you, then the Mous Limitless is rather svelte too.

What's the best iPhone 14 Pro Max case for protection?

Go for the UAG Metropolis or OtterBox Defender if you prioritise keeping your iPhone safe over other concerns like size or extra features.

Philip Michaels

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.