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The best iPhone accessories

The iPhone is amazing, but for it to reach its true potential you're going to want to kit it out with some accessories. From the humble case to external storage, we've tracked down all the best iPhone accessories out there in our ultimate round-up.

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  • Cases
  • Headphones
  • Apps
  • Games
  • Camera accessories
  • In car mounts
  • External storage
  • Battery packs
  • More stories
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Best iPhone accessories: Cases

Sometimes you just want to show off your Rose Gold iPhone. It was made to look stunning, and it’s sleek to hold. It seems a shame to hide your iPhone in a case, but iPhone cases are a near necessity if you want to keep it safe from scratches and smashed screens.

Here are links to our round ups of the best iPhone cases. Just click through to whichever model iPhone you have. Not sure which iPhone you have? Check using our guide, just click here

Best iPhone 6s cases

Best iPhone 6s Plus cases

Best iPhone 6 cases

Best iPhone 6 Plus cases

Best iPhone SE cases

Best iPhone 5s cases

Best iPhone 5 case

We’ve also picked out our favourite waterproof iPhone cases

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Sometimes you just want to show off your Rose Gold iPhone. It was made to look stunning, and it’s sleek to hold. It seems a shame to hide your iPhone in a case, but iPhone cases are a near necessity if you want to keep it safe from scratches and smashed screens.

Here are links to our round ups of the best iPhone cases. Just click through to whichever model iPhone you have. Not sure which iPhone you have? Check using our guide, just click here

Best iPhone 6s cases

Best iPhone 6s Plus cases

Best iPhone 6 cases

Best iPhone 6 Plus cases

Best iPhone SE cases

Best iPhone 5s cases

Best iPhone 5 case

We’ve also picked out our favourite waterproof iPhone cases

 

Best iPhone accessories: Headphones

Every iPhone comes with a set of Apple’s famous white EarPods but even the staunchest Apple defender will admit the audio quality is not top drawer.

If you listen to music, audiobooks or podcasts at anywhere near regularly, you’ll want to invest in some better quality headphones. We’ve tested a fair few:

Here are the best iPhone headphones of 2016

 

Best iPhone accessories: Apps

The iPhone is an outstanding piece of modern hardware engineering. The first iPhone set the template for every touchscreen smartphone that followed. Yet, without third party apps, the iPhone would never have grown into the cultural phenomenon it is today. 

You simply have to accessorise your iPhone by downloading the apps that fit in with your life and interests. There are thousands upon thousands, but why not take a look at our run down of the best free apps for iPhone to get you started? 

The best free iPhone apps

 

Best iPhone accessories: Games

The iPhone is also capable of being a serious gaming machine. Games are downloaded just like apps and, yes, sometimes they are also free.

The iPhone helped introduced such words and phrases as ‘freemium’ and ‘in app purchases’ into the lexicon and made a significant dent in the fortunes of console manufacturers and their business models.

Whether you want free games or don’t mind spending a little on something decent, we’ve got the list for you. 

The best free iPhone games

The best iPhone games (free and paid)

 

Best iPhone accessories: Camera accessories

Arguably, every iPhone since the iPhone 4 has had a good enough camera for you to finally leave your point-and-shoot at home. However, there are always ways to improve your iPhone’s camera. Sometimes it’s with accessories, but there are also great apps out there that add editing and customisation options for a better iPhone photography experience.

Here are the best iPhone camera accessories

Here are the best iPhone camera apps

Here is How to take underwater photos on iPhone

 

Best iPhone accessories: In car mounts and holders

You might not think about it at first, but in car mounts and holders are one of the most useful and most used iPhone accessories out there. Perhaps not the sexiest of purchases, you will however find yourself using one again and again. The excellent GPS capabilities of the iPhone have meant that dedicated sat-navs are being redundant. 

Click here for the best in-car iPhone mounts and holders

 

Best iPhone accessories: External storage

So you’ve downloaded tons of apps and taken loads of photos – you may well have run out of internal storage space on your iPhone.

The iPhone is plagued by the cheapest models only having around 16GB of storage. Unfortunately this is no longer adequate for the needs of even the most casual users. Luckily, there are a few ways you can back up or boost the storage on your iPhone if you encounter this trouble. 

Here are the best external storage options for iPhone

 

Best iPhone accessories: Battery packs and power banks

It's no secret that smartphone battery life (and the relative lack of more than a day of power) plagues us all. There's not a lot we can do about it right now apart from top up during the day if we need, and most certainly overnight.

Power banks and battery packs (same thing, different names) are here to help. From tiny, low capacity sticks to big bricks of charge, they are a useful accessory for your iPhone if you're away or travelling and need to charge your phone.

There are also some cool battery cases available for the iPhone. Check them all out via the below link.

Here are the best battery packs and power banks for iPhone.

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