I got my first iPhone in 2014. It was a little blue iPhone 5c that ticked the “budget” and “practical” boxes for a fresh out of high school. I’ve owned an iPhone, though I’ve always skipped a generation in between: gold 6 Plus, silver 8, black XR, and my current iPhone 12 and SE for backup. However, I didn’t miss the beat to get an iPhone case. for each model, an iPhone wallet case, to be exact.
It was a considered decision: an iPhone is an everyday essential that you use with your hands, cards (credit or ID) are everyday essentials that you use with your hands. To find? It’s practically the same thing! Why keep them separate when I can use a wallet case that both protects my device and store a few cards or tickets? Do I really have to wear a big bifold that’s going to bloat my pockets and stuff a six-inch gadget in there too? I must condense!
And you too, save space, man. It’s not every day that you bring your bag outside. So here are 16 best iPhone wallet cases for you to check out, whether you want one that’s really slim, designed with a little more storage, or a whole lot more attitude. We’ve also researched compatibility, and most have sizes compatible with iPhone models from iPhone X to iPhone 13, so you don’t have to. Go ahead. Condense.
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The choice of value
CS Thin Armor
Polycarbonate cases can be much more durable than leather ones. Here we have it in futuristic “armor” for 360-degree iPhone protection (minus the screen, that is). And the outer card slot has a sleek, slim, slide-in design that doesn’t scream “Hey, look at me, I’m a card holder!”
Compatibility: 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 12 and 12 Pro, 12 Mini, 12 Pro Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Xs, Xs Max, XR
The best overall
iPhone 3 card case
Bellroy’s three-card case tucks the cards to the side and hides them from view – it’s unobtrusive, shall we say, which is a very good thing here. Even more appealing is the eco-tanned leather, which comes in tones ranging from lagoon to lemon to terracotta – a welcome break from all the neutral leathers in the world of iPhone cases.
Compatibility: 11, 12 Mini, SE, 13 Mini, 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max
The budget choice
iPhone Wallet Slayer Vol. 1
Smartish’s simple iPhone case can hold three cards, even a few bills, if you’re one of those “cash is king” people, while protecting your device from everyday use. The sides are textured to make them extra grippy. And there are quite a few color options – one dubbed “Chef’s Special” that really makes a statement. However, it is not compatible with MagSafe accessories.
Compatibility: 13 Mini, 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE, X, Xs, XR, Xs Max
The most elegant
A nice wallet case should probably fall somewhere on the spectrum of minimalist and luxury, not colorful and garish. This beautiful wallet case with a satin finish has that minimalist luxury feel that will catch your eye at first glance. And it is very durable, made of vegetable tanned leather and a microfiber lining. Mujjo also covers the power button and volume keys with leather.
Compatibility: 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini, 12 Mini, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Xs Max
The durable case
Cachet case for iPhone
Incipio places three cards behind a sliding door, much like the one you have to open to change the batteries in the TV remote, and sticks to the simple side of things. But its durability is by no means lacking – it has 14ft drop protection and a raised edge bezel for screen protection.
Compatibility: 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini
The luxury wallet
Modern Leather Folio for iPhone
- 3 card slots
- 1 crate
- Compatible with MagSafe and wireless charging
Nomad’s Modern Folio is almost a wallet itself, with all the space for up to three cards and a pocket slot for cash (or whatever else you need to store). But it keeps it all compact in a dandy leather case, with 10ft drop protection to boot. You’ll love holding it in your hands and feeling the texture. And it is also compatible with MagSafe.
Compatibility: 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
The sustainable folio
Strada Folio Series iPhone Case
Anything but bulky, OtterBox’s folio opens to reveal a slot to hold a few cards or some cash. And when the transaction is complete, a magnetic latch keeps the flip closed over the screen for added protection. Finally, don’t sell her short slim look; It’s done very rugged – as with all OtterBox products, enough to withstand military-grade drop tests. Yet it’s so thin and not sticky – how the hell did OtterBox do it?
Compatibility: 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 12 Pro Max, 12, 12 Pro
The most practical
Wallet case with card holder
It’s tricky but fun. It’s a folio-y wallet case that simply attaches to the back of the device. It doesn’t gobble up the phone, but it has the flip-open-and-close lifestyle that folio cases have. For this reason, it can actually be used as a kickstand when opened.
Compatibility: All models and sizes, from iPhone 6 to 13 Pro Max
vCommute Wallet Case
- Up to 3 cards
- Compatible with wireless charging
This case is an example of minimalist design, especially since you won’t be able to see much of the cards you slip into the back pocket. But we’re here to highlight how it’ll work with Apple Pay, wireless charging, magnetic car phone holders, and how it can be folded on a kickstand at multiple angles while surviving drop after drop.
Compatibility: All models and sizes in the iPhone 7, 8, X, 11, 12, 13 and SE range
Wallet iPhone Case
There’s something about carrying shiny leather stuff. It says I know something you don’t knowor I don’t care to look at the room. Therefore, most of the options on this list are leather. But this particular calfskin wallet case stands out: no slipping or flipping to open and close, just pop in your cards and go.
Compatibility: 7, 8, SE, all models and sizes in the iPhone X, 11, 12 and 13 range
Best Accessory for Apple Cases
Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe (for iPhone) – Now with Find My Support – Dark Cherry
Calm down! It’s not a case, it’s just a purse! Yeah, you smartass, it’s not. But it’s still the biggest no-brainer, because it’s designed and manufactured by Apple. It’s for those who believe in a life without a case, as well as those who know the fun of clicking it (and turning it off, for wireless charging purposes) on the back of MagSafe-enabled iPhone cases. Really, that magnetic snap is stupidly satisfying.
Compatibility: All models and sizes of the iPhone 12 and 13 range
The high end
Magnetic case and folio for iPhone 13
- Up to 3 cards per sleeve
- 5 folio card slots
Tumi has a range of folio cases and cardholders designed just for the iPhone 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max models, which kind of sucks – why can’t the old ones be loved too? Grievance aside, Tumi really surprised us: the wallet case card holder is detachable, and the folio case is also detachable.
Compatibility: 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max
The creator’s case
Wallet case for iPhone 13 Pro
And, of course, we have the designer option. This one is from Bottega Veneta, in case the signature intrecciato weaving pattern eludes you. For people familiar with monogramming, this wallet case looks style conscious without being conspicuous. However, it is only compatible with the iPhone 13 Pro, which fits perfectly.
Compatibility: 13 Pro only
The phone bag
Messenger bag with shoulder strap and logo
- As many cards as possible
Now let’s move on to the “bags designed to hold phones” trend. Really, all the kids are carrying phone bags these days – and yes, we know how much that phrase has aged us into former officials. As far as phone bags go, this one is extremely cool and intuitive to use – no gimmicks here. Also, there’s a peach orange option, because why not?
Mila MagSafe Charging Shoulder Wallet Case
It is a Protective Flip Case, Card Holder, Kickstand, Anti-Drop Measure, MagSafe Accessory, Shoulder Bag, Bag shoulder strap and flexible style in one. What else do you need to know?
Compatibility: 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max
- As many cards as possible
$70 AT DAGNE DOVER
It’s hardly a case and hardly a wallet. A shoulder bag or crossbody bag is more like this. And since Dagne Dover designed the Mara specifically to be a phone sling, it’ll cling to any size smartphone, as well as lip balms, AirPods, and whatever else you can put in it, while keeping your hands (and pockets) free. .
If you insist on using MagSafe accessories or any other next-gen devices with Qi-compatible charging, keep in mind that a wallet case can get in the way of your wireless experience. Typically, if you plan on having a stack of cards stuck to the back of your phone case, you’ll need to detach them for wireless charging, or just charge with a cord, which isn’t so disgusting as an idea.
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