The best iPhone accessories you can buy
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 of iPhone cases, iPhone headphones, iPhone apps & more.
In car mounts
Best iPhone accessories: 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:
the best iPhone headphones of 2017
If you've got Apple's newest iPhone, the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you might find that not every pair of headphones is completely compatible. That's because Apple has removed the 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of wireless or Lightning-connected headphones. You'll find our favourite
wireless headphones here and our favourite Lightning headphones here.There are also adapters available, and we've collected the best options in our best iPhone 7 headphone adapters article.
Best iPhone accessories: 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 iPhone games The best free iPhone games
Best iPhone accessories: Camera accessories
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.
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.
Best iPhone accessories: Docks
Charging your iPhone is a daily necessity, and for many syncing is too. Docks will help you do just that without the dreaded tangled mess of cables on your bedside table.
There are plenty to choose from, and all are both practical and pretty. Take a look in our round-up of the
best iPhone docks.
Best iPhone accessories: Selfie sticks
Not for everyone, and certainly not for anyone planning on visiting Disney World any time soon, but selfie sticks are still alive and kicking and there are plenty to choose from. We round-up the our pick of the best selfie sticks, from the cheap and cheerful to the remote-controlled, in our
best selfie sticks for iPhone article.
Not the most exciting of accessory but arguably the most important, Lightning cables are plentiful among top accessory brands.
You can go direct to Apple, but there are a plethora of alternatives out there, including cheap Lightning cables, short Lightning cables, long Lightning cables and more.
See them all in our round-up of the
best Lightning cables for iPhone.
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