Best iPhone 15 Pro cases in 2024

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 15 Pro case
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Consider buying one of the best iPhone 15 Pro cases if you're buying one of these phones now, or even if you already own one. There's no better time to invest in some protection for your device than right now.

Take a gander at our iPhone 15 Pro review, and you'll see what you should be protecting. Apple’s eye-catching aluminum chassis houses a beautiful 6.1-inch OLED display, which reached an impressive 1,550 nits of brightness in our testing. The iPhone 15 Pro also packs in a number of nifty camera upgrades, including a physically bigger main 48-megapixel sensor that shoots 24MP pics by default. (You’ll find the same 3x telephoto zoom as the iPhone 14 Pro.) 

Granted, the iPhone 15 Pro has a rating of IP68 for water and dust resistance all by itself, but you’ll need more protection than that to keep Apple’s optics scratch- and crack-free when you’re snapping high-res pics (or shooting 4K video) on the move. Those killer cameras become instantly obsolete, after all, after just one inadvertent “Hulk smash” to the lenses. 

Not sure which case is best for you? Not to worry, we’ve already done all the legwork! Here are the best iPhone 15 Pro cases to put on your shortlist. 

The best iPhone 15 Pro cases right now

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What to look for in the best iPhone 15 Pro cases

First things first: when selecting the best iPhone 15 Pro case to fit your lifestyle, make sure the case you buy is actually made for the iPhone 15 Pro. A variety of brands manufacture similar cases for multiple iPhone models, such as the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus and Editor’s Choice-winning iPhone 15 Pro Max. The specs for all six of these iPhones are strikingly similar at first glance, and if you accidentally buy the wrong case, you’ll simply have to send it back — leaving your new iPhone unprotected for that much longer. Here are a few other factors to consider for your next iPhone case:

Build materials and drop protection: Whether it’s made out of silicone, aluminum, polycarbonate or rubber, look for a good drop rating to keep your phone protected. Some iPhone 15 Pro cases are only meant to withstand drops of a few feet high, while more hardcore competitors have a MIL-STD-810G-tested rating of 20 feet or more. In general, a case that offers multiple layers generally delivers more protection overall. (For example, our top rugged pick uses DuPont Kevlar to help safeguard your iPhone 15 Pro from tedious tumbles.)

Color/design options: Some phone cases only offer one or two color choices — usually some variation of gray or black. Fashion-forward options add blended colors, textured designs, artsy skins, and built-in keychain or lanyard attachments. If you want your iPhone 15 Pro to reflect the inner you, a customizable case might just fill the bill.

Environmental impact: Smartphone makers are continuing to emphasize the sustainability angle of their devices, and case makers are following suit. Look for iPhone 15 Pro cases with various green initiatives that use recycled plastics and other bio-friendly materials.

How we pick the best iPhone 15 Pro cases

We base our initial best iPhone 15 Pro case rankings using word-of-mouth and customer reviews, along with our own comprehensive research. In some instances, we may call in cases for additional hands-on testing. 

When evaluating each phone case, we consider color/design choices, overall protection and special features, leveraged against each individual price point. Because phone cases are such a personal choice, we also strive to include a variety of styles and brands to fit different tastes — and budgets.

TJ Fink
Contributing Editor

As a freelance journalist, TJ has over a decade of multi-medium storytelling under his belt. Leveraging a quarter century of collective coddiwompling amid the ever-evolving landscape of wireless gadgetry, his unique editorial background allows him to explore a variety of tech-centric subsectors on this fascinating planet. When he's not field testing new gear in the Catskills, Adirondacks, or an actual field, he can be found sipping Negronis in his living room and crafting Dr. Seussian poetry inside a tattered moleskin.