The best waterproof iPhone cases

The iPhone is great for taking photos, but what about when you are near (or in) water? Our guide to the best iPhone waterproof cases will keep your iPhone dry.

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Keeping your iPhone dry with a waterproof case

A good case is essential if you want to keep your iPhone safe, but while most cases keep your iPhone safe from drops, they do little to prevent water damage.

With a waterproof case you can keep your phone safe from splashes, and even take it into the pool or sea for underwater photos. If you want to take your iPad too, we've rounded up the best waterproof iPad cases.

Most of these cases are designed for the iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus - there aren't many for the iPhone 7/7 Plus or 8/8 Plus. Why? Well, those are waterproof out of the box. 

Still, they only boast IP67 protection, meaning they're safe for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre, so there are a few iPhone 7/8 cases out there offering the tougher IP68 protection.

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A good case is essential if you want to keep your iPhone safe, but while most cases keep your iPhone safe from drops, they do little to prevent water damage.

With a waterproof case you can keep your phone safe from splashes, and even take it into the pool or sea for underwater photos. If you want to take your iPad too, we've rounded up the best waterproof iPad cases.

Most of these cases are designed for the iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus - there aren't many for the iPhone 7/7 Plus or 8/8 Plus. Why? Well, those are waterproof out of the box. 

Still, they only boast IP67 protection, meaning they're safe for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre, so there are a few iPhone 7/8 cases out there offering the tougher IP68 protection.

 

Optrix by Body Glove Waterproof Action Camera Case

The Optrix waterproof case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s is slightly different to the rest of the cases in our roundup, as it transforms your iPhone into an action camera. The case is waterproof to around 33ft and will protect your phone from 6.1m (20ft) drops.

The case also features two interchangeable lenses to improve the iPhone camera: a 0-degree low profile lens for general photography, and a 165-degree wide-angle lens for capturing all the action.

 

LifeProof Fre Case for iPhone

LifeProof's case is one of the few waterproof cases with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus versions - though it's also available for iPhone 5 onwards.

It offers protection above and beyond the waterproofing built into the iPhone 7, with an IP68 rating that means it can be submerged up to 6.6ft for 2 hours.

It's also dirt, snow, and dropproof, and comes in a variety of different colours, so you're not stuck with boring old black.

 

Mophie juice pack H2PRO for iPhone 6 and 6s

Mophie is famed for its excellent quality battery cases for iPhones. Generally considered the gold-standard in power accessories, the company has expanded its juice pack range to the iPhone 6 and 6s, even producing this waterproof version.

Your encased iPhone will survive water immersion up to 1.2m for 30 minutes. It's a tad pricey, but if you're after extra power and full on waterproofing, it's definitely worth considering.

 

Vansky waterproof dry bag

The Vansky waterproof dry bag isn’t a fitted case, but is instead a waterproof bag that should fit most smartphones (up to 6in), or possibly even a digital camera. The case will protect your iPhone submerged to around 30 meters while still maintaining full touchscreen functionality, making it an ideal companion for diving.

It’s also made from eco-friendly TPU that the company claims is more durable and flexible than standard PVC, and also should degrade in soil in only 5 years (compared to 500-1,000 years with PVC bags).

It also comes with a lanyard to secure the bag around your neck – because the last thing you want is your iPhone drifting down to the seabed!

 

Catalyst Case for iPhone

The Catalyst case is another one that's available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, though you can also grab it for older models. 

Like most of the cases on this list, it offers IP68 protection, but Catalyst claims that its case goes even beyond that, and that it can keep phones safe up to 33ft (10m) deep.

It should also survive drops up to 6.6ft (2m), and is safe against dust, dirt, and snow. It even comes with a detachable wrist lanyard to help avoid those drops in the first place. 

 

Eco-Fused Universal Waterproof Case

The Eco-Fused waterproof bag should fit all the base iPhone models, though the Plus models would be a tight fit. While it offers no real protection against shock or impact, it is very well sealed against water.

It claims protection up to 100 feet, and comes with a strap so it's good for carrying around a pool or beach, and we think it's good value at the price. 

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