Best iPhone 15 cases in 2024

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Using one of the best iPhone 15 cases to protect your new handset may seem a small decision, but it could save you a lot of pain and money in the future.

In our iPhone 15 review, we were thrilled by its refreshed design and comfortable feel in the hand. The $799 phone features an aluminum enclosure paired with contoured edges, instead of the extra durable titanium alloy build found in the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. That means the iPhone 15 is even more susceptible to potential damage when the inevitable fall to the floor happens. Having one of the best iPhone 15 cases protect your new investment, you maximize your phone’s ability to withstand accidental drops and remain damage free. 

The great thing about the best iPhone 15 cases is they provide more than just added protection. Many offer a wide variety of colors, materials, styles and features like wallet pockets and kickstands to bolster your phone’s utility. If you want a thick case for maximum protection, or a slim and colorful case for style, you can find the option that best fits your needs.

Below are our recommendations for the best iPhone 15 cases that you’ll want to get on your iPhone as soon as you take it out of the box.

The best iPhone 15 cases

What to look for in the best iPhone 15 cases

Although this may seem like obvious advice, make sure the case you are eyeballing fits your phone. There are a few different iPhone models including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, all of which are either different sizes or have different button configurations on the side (iPhone 15 Pro features the Action button while iPhone 15 does not). It can be an easy mistake to buy an iPhone 15 Pro case instead of one for iPhone 15. If you're looking for a different-sized model, then check out our other guides.

Is keeping your new phone’s form factor, or having an overly protective iPhone 15 case more important to you? Cases that offer more drop protection are usually more bulky, and some people don’t like the extra heft in their hand or pocket. Slim and transparent cases keep your iPhone 15’s sleek form factor and colors on full display, but typically offer less protection. There’s no wrong answer here, it’s what you prioritize that is most important. 

A good baseline for drop protection is four feet. Anything below that and your case isn’t really doing much in terms of protection. Some cases also provide extra utility such as a pocket for your credit cards and IDs, and even handy kickstands to watch content on your phone hands free.

How we pick the best iPhone 15 cases

When we are considering cases, we look at price, materials (what it's made out of), color options, protection and special features. As we mentioned above – much of the iPhone 15 case buying decision rests in your preferences for protection and personal style. That’s why we do our best to include a wide range of options to find one that will fit your needs.

Are iPhone 14 cases compatible with iPhone 15 cases?

Unfortunately, no. The dimensions of the respective phones are slightly different, eliminating the possibility to use one of the best iPhone 14 cases on the new iPhone 15.

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Jonathan Knoder is a freelance writer and covers a variety of topics from tech to lifestyle, but he has a special affinity for audio gear and smart home tech. He is based in Ogden, Utah and his writing has been featured in Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide,, Security Sales and Integration, and Salt City Hoops. Jonathan graduated from Weber State University with a degree in digital media. Outside of work, Jonathan is usually playing guitar and drums, at the park with his dog, or slicing it into someone's house at his local golf course.