The 10 best iPhone wallet cases

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by Masha Vapnitchnaia
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Not only do wallet cases protect your phone from damage, but they also cut down on pocket bulk. The best iPhone wallet cases keep your cards and cash easily accessible and come in a variety of designs and materials to match your style and how much you like to carry. The picks below come in several sizes to fit different iPhone models, and some are even compatible with wireless charging for added convenience.

What to consider when choosing a wallet case

Some of the most common materials used for iPhone wallet cases are leather, faux leather, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), and polycarbonate, and your choice depends on both durability and aesthetics. Cases made from TPU or polycarbonate are durable and often have a sleek look, while leather cases tend to have more of a traditional wallet style. Real leather is fairly durable on its own, but for extra longevity, many leather cases also have a polycarbonate core or added cushioning at the corners to protect your phone’s most vulnerable spots. Finally, faux leather is usually less expensive than real leather, but the material may crack over time.

Some cases below are compatible with wireless charging. While a wireless charger probably won’t affect the magnetic strips on your credit cards, you might want to remove your cards before charging to be on the safe side, and some cases even have detachable wallets to make that easier. Also, if your iPhone has MagSafe technology, there are phone cases that are designed to be compatible.

From snap-on to folio styles, scroll on for the best iPhone wallets — and find the right fit for you.

1. This extra-durable polycarbonate case


  • Military-grade durability
  • Has a stand in the back
  • Made of vegan leather


  • Some reviewers aren’t able to charge their phone wirelessly with this case

The dual-layer polycarbonate shell of this wallet case has been tested using military-grade guidelines to be able to survive 26 drops from a height of 4 feet. The wallet portion of the case is hidden under a magnetic flap that doubles as a stand. The foldable flap is made from vegan leather and can hold up to three cards. Another winner according to nearly 3,000 five-star reviews, the iPhone 11 wallet case (shown above) comes in a choice of three colors.

One positive review: “Very sleek and well designed card holder. Holds 3 cards with no problems. No slipping when on surfaces and the look of the case is really well done. If someone saw it they wouldn’t know that it was a card holder too. I had some worries at the beginning of use since it is a magnet that keeps the wallet portion closed, but nothing has ever fallen out during drops or every day handling. I have had mine for a few months now and it still looks new.”

Compatibility: iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12/12 Pro, iPhone XR

2. A MagSafe leather wallet from Apple


  • Compatible with MagSafe chargers
  • Has “Find My” technology
  • Crafted from tanned and finished European leather


  • Doesn’t provide any phone protection

Though not a case per se, this leather wallet attaches easily to any iPhone or phone case with MagSafe technology, and it’s easy to remove for wireless charging — but it won’t protect your phone on its own. It also supports Apple’s “Find My” function and will alert you to the wallet’s last location should it be separated from your phone. The smooth leather wallet is available in five colors including golden brown and sequoia green and will fit up to three cards.

One positive review: “At first, I was a little worried that it would easily detach from my phone; however, I haven’t had any issues at all! [...] Although it’s $60, it’s worth it. It’s quality leather and it’s compatible with Find My Device!! Every time I detach the wallet and leave it somewhere, it notifies me and tells me where I left it. Something else that is neat is that when you attach it to another magsafe compatible iPhone it will tell that user that the wallet does not belong to them!”

Compatibility: iPhone 13/13 Pro/13 Pro Max/13 mini; iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini

3. This polycarbonate case with hidden card storage


  • Made with shock-absorbing materials
  • Secret card storage
  • Sleek design


  • Holds a maximum of two cards
  • Not compatible with wireless charging

This iPhone wallet case has a polycarbonate shell and a layer of shock-absorbing polyurethane to keep your phone protected. The embedded card slot in the back of the case slides open and has enough storage for two cards. The model shown above fits the iPhone 13 and comes in three colors: black, green, and rose gold.

One positive review: “I keep my two most important cards on me at all times and so most of the time I don’t have to worry about a purse, and I love it! This case lasts forever (I had the first one three years) and protects your phone through literally anything - I’m a little clumsy, I’ve tested it time and time again. The sliding piece never wore out which I’d worried about, but turns out I didn’t need to be.”

Compatibility: iPhone 13, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone X/XS

4. This lightweight case with 15,000+ reviews


  • Made of durable thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Features textured sides and padded corners
  • Slim profile


  • Fits a maximum of three cards

This lightweight iPhone case has earned a 4.7-star overall rating with more than 15,000 Amazon customers weighing in for being protective and handy. It’s made from abrasion-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane and has textured sides for better grip, and also features protective cushioned corners. The wallet compartment has one slot that will keep up to three cards and bills securely in place. The iPhone 11 case (shown above) comes in five colors and styles, including a customizable design.

One positive review: “This phone case is one of the best things I have ever bought! It is so handy and really does keep everything together and does not let my cards slip out. [...] This case has also survived and protected my phone from a few falls and is not even close to breaking! 10/10 would recommend!”

Compatibility: iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus, iPhone 7/8/SE (2020), and iPhone 11 & iPhone 12 models, including Pro and Pro Max

5. A folio iPhone wallet case in faux leather


  • Provides screen protection
  • Has a separate pocket for bills
  • The folding screen cover can be turned into a stand


  • Faux leather isn’t as durable as some other materials on this list

Made from two layers of faux leather and available in 15 colors, the folio-style case shown above fits the iPhone 7/8/SE (2020) and has a magnetic clasp to protect your cards and your phone screen. It has cushioned, shockproof corners, and inside the case, there are three card slots and a pocket for bills. Plus, the case can be configured to act as a stand when you want to watch videos. The wallet case has a 4.7-star overall rating on Amazon and more than 5,000 reviews.

One positive review: “Uh-mazing! I’m never going back to a traditional case again! This was much better quality than I expected. [...] I LOVE LOVE that I can keep my most used cards on me! I can’t count how many times I’ve silently cheered (ok maybe not cheered exactly) when I went to pay for something online and it asked for a code of some sort and I remembered I have that card in my phone case, as opposed to going to search for my wallet in my giant handbag of everything you can imagine and then sifting through 100 cards. This is so convenient!”

Compatibility: iPhone 7/8/SE (2020), iPhone 11, iPhone 12/12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

6. A faux leather case with a flip wallet


  • Unique, embossed design
  • Magnetic storage flap doubles as a stand


  • Reviewers note that this case is not compatible with wireless charging

With a modified folio design, this faux leather wallet case has a magnetic closure to keep cards and bills stored away without covering up your phone’s screen. It can also be used as a phone stand. The wallet has two roomy card slots and a pocket for cash, and there are raised edges to protect the corners of your phone. The iPhone 11 case (shown above) is available in brown and black.

One positive review: “Love the color, love the style. I got many compliments on my case when I first got it. It has a lot of space for cards and is still takes up less space than a wallet while doubling as a phone stand when I need it. Would buy again”

Compatibility: iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12/12 Pro, iPhone XR

7. This slim, minimalist case


  • Compatible with wireless charging
  • Durable and stylish dual-material construction
  • Sleek design


  • Elastic band may not be as secure as some other options on this list
  • Reviewers note that the sides of the case don’t provide any screen protection

While the frame of this case wallet is made from polyurethane for shock absorption, it also has a textured faux leather layer that’s available in several colors for style. The wallet is a flexible slot with an elastic band that can fit up to three cards. The iPhone 12/12 Pro case is shown above, and the case comes in other sizes and colors, too. Plus, it’s compatible with wireless charging.

One positive review: “This case has been excellent. Writing the review after having used it for a few months. The elastic hasn’t worn out - it holds 3 cards without trouble. I would definitely buy it again.”

Compatibility: iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12/12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13

8. A tough case with a detachable wallet


  • Versatile, detachable wallet
  • Easy wireless charging
  • Card slot doubles as a kickstand
  • Compatible with magnetic mounts


  • Some reviewers wish this case was more durable

The detachable, slide-out leather wallet of this iPhone case allows for wireless charging without the chance of damaging cards. The case is made from scratch-resistant polycarbonate and is designed to be able to withstand drops from a height of up to 8 feet. The card slot can accommodate four cards and can also be used as a kickstand, and the case is compatible with magnetic mounts. This case comes in three colors: black, gray, and pink.

One positive review: “I wanted a case with a wallet, but I also wanted to be able to charge wirelessly and put a magnet on the back for my car mount. This case made it all possible. The lock-in wallet back is sturdy but not difficult to slide off, wireless charging works perfectly.”

Compatibility: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and all iPhones in the 12 series

9. An iPhone case with an ID card holder


  • Large storage capacity
  • Has an ID slot for easy viewing without removing it from your case
  • Shock-proof construction


  • Reviewers note that this case is not compatible with wireless charging

With a concealed wallet on the back, this iPhone case keeps your cards, cash, and ID secure without obstructing the phone screen. The faux leather case has a shockproof design and can also be used as a phone stand. The iPhone 7/8 case (shown above) comes in six colors and has garnered more than 8,000 five-star ratings.

One positive review: “This phone case has all the qualities I need for work and leisure. It is easy to hold for texting and calls. I use an access card for work and I use that a lot to not carry around my wallet all day. It is one thing that you need to worry about, which makes everything easier.”

Compatibility: iPhone 7/8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12/12 Pro

10. This case with a lens cover and rotating kickstand


  • Has a sliding lens cover to protect your camera
  • Can be charged wirelessly
  • Features a rotating kickstand for optimal viewing


  • Can only fit one or two cards

This wallet case features military-grade materials for an ultra-durable and secure fit. The detachable card slot can be removed for wireless charging and can hold up to two cards. It features a rotating kickstand for easy viewing from any direction and can be easily attached to magnetic mounts. Plus, your camera will be kept safe and sound by the sliding camera cover and shockproof corners.

One helpful review: “I love this case for my new iPhone 13. Fits perfectly, the kickstand works great, it has a card holder (for one card), the camera lens is protected and I was so happy to learn you can use it for wireless charging since the card holder is detachable. Also, it doesn’t feel too heavy and just looks cool. Great all-purpose case.”

Compatibility: iPhone 12/12 Pro, iPhone 13

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