Best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases in 2024

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You are still making a smart choice in buying one of the best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases. Even though the phone's tougher than ever.

Yes, the titanium frame on the iPhone 15 Pro Max is more durable than the stainless steel Apple previously used on its Pro phones, and the Ceramic Shield protecting the 6.7-inch display is as durable as ever. Still, when you've got as many top features as the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers — and according to our iPhone 15 Pro Max review, it's quite an impressive number — you'll want to keep your phone in great shape as long as possible. The best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases can help with that.

Our selections include a variety of designs and features to satisfy the taste of different iPhone 15 Pro Max owners. But these cases all have at least one thing in common — they aim to keep your iPhone 15 Pro Max protected from drops, scratches and other unexpected mishaps that can crop up as you use your phone.

Read on to see our picks for the best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases that we've come across so far.

Written by
Philip Michaels
Written by
Philip Michaels

Philip Michaels is the managing editor for mobile at Tom's Guide. He's been covering technology for more than 20 years and writing about smartphones since Steve Jobs showed off the original iPhone back in 2007. He's worked at Tom's Guide since 2015, and visitors to his Northern California home are wowed by the stacks of phones he keeps handy for head-to-head testing.

The best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases right now

What to look for in the best Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max cases

Step one in finding the best iPhone 15 Pro Max case is to make sure that the ones you're looking at will fit your device. Obviously, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro cases won't fit the bill because of their different screen sizes, but even cases that work with last year's iPhone 14 Pro Max won't fit your new iPhone. For one thing, the iPhone 15 Pro Max isn't as tall or as wide, thanks to more slender bezels. For another, the iPhone 15 Pro Max now offers an Action button, something missing from the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Once you've narrowed your search to the right cases, consider these other factors for your iPhone 15 Pro Max case:

* Drop protection: You'll want a case that promises at least 4 feet of drop protection since that's the height where most drops are typically going to occur. Our list of the best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases includes offerings that exceed that minimum, some of which provide drop protection in double digits. Typically, the higher the drop protection rating, the thicker the case, so take that into consideration.

* Materials: Apple placed an emphasis on eco-friendly materials in its iPhone 15 launch this year, and accessory makers seem to be doing the same. For instance, you won't find leather among the options Apple makes, as it's replacing that material with something called FineWoven. Leather case options are still out there for those that want them (though not on this list). Case makers also note when their accessories are made with recycled materials (usually plastics).

* Functionality: Some cases provide protection for your iPhone and little else. Others take a multifunction approach, offering slots to store cash and credit cards or a kickstand for propping up your phone when you want to go hands free.

* MagSafe and wireless charging: If you plan to charge your phone wirelessly, make sure the iPhone 15 Pro Max case you buy can support that technology. (Not all cases do.) Since these are iPhone cases we're looking at, you'll also want to consider if there's built-in MagSafe support, as that will let you use other MagSafe-friendly chargers and battery packs with your case.

* Price: There's a wide-range of prices out there for iPhone 15 Pro Max cases, with bargain offerings starting around $20. We've seen prices go as high as $99, but we'd suggest you limit your purchase to $70 or less.

How we pick the best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases

We use word-of-mouth and customer reviews to assemble an initial list of iPhone 15 Pro Max cases, before we conduct our own research into what each case has to offer. In some instances, we may bring cases in for additional testing and to verify manufacturer claims.

To evaluate phone cases, we consider price, color options, drop-protection ratings and additional functionality. We look to include a variety of cases in our top picks to make sure that you'll have options that fit your own personal taste.

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.