Which have you misplaced more: your wallet or your smartphone? Even if you just thought to yourself, “Nah, it’s gotta be my keys,” keeping track of less things would just be easier. And since a new iPhone can cost over $1,000, it’s important not to lose track of these essentials. Enter the wallet case — the stylish and convenient way to tote around the bare necessities with a single accessory. Like the best AirPods cases, our favorite iPhone wallet cases protect our devices and look good doing it.
The best iPhone wallet cases seamlessly integrate with your personal style as an extension of who you are. If you’re into vibrant patterns, leather, the latest tech or anything else, there’s a wallet case for you. Whether you’re used to bifold wallets, card cases or money clips, the iPhone wallet cases of today have meshed the two vessels together so logically that you may never look back to the days of carrying both.
Most of the iPhone cases featured below are available for both the iPhone 12 and previous generations of Apple smartphones. Even if you don’t have the latest version, the cases below are likely available for your iPhone, too. Take a look at our top selections for the best iPhone wallet cases below and streamline your life. If wireless charging is important to you, please note that not all of the models below are compatible with wireless iPhone chargers.
1. The Ridge Card Case
We love everything about this iPhone wallet case from The Ridge, a SPY favorite. We trust The Ridge to make durable and secure wallets that will last for years, and we love the extremely reasonable $50 price tag. This wallet case protects your screen with a raised bevel, and it contains two pockets for your ID, credit cards or cash. Customers can choose from either brown or black leather, which provides both a sophisticated look and enough texture so that you can always keep a secure grip on your phone. The Ridge offers this case for iPhone 12s and 11s of all sizes.
2. Smartish iPhone Wallet Case
Looking for a case that’s ideal for a black-tie affair? Well, you’ve found it. This beautifully sleek wallet case from Smartish is made to snugly fit your iPhone 12 (or 11), fit three cards and any cash you might have on hand. It’s easy to hold and won’t slip out of your sweaty palms like your regular case does. Additionally, it’s made with protective air pocket corners, which are essentially airbags for your phone that keep it safe when dropped. Feel free to wireless charge, too. This case never blocks the signal needed.
3. JIMMYCASE iPhone Wallet Case
JIMMYCASE makes some of the best iPhone wallet cases for any model, as we revealed in a previous SPY article. They’re sleek, they’re minimal and most importantly, they fully protect your phone and money. JIMMYCASE achieves this with its strategic design. A rubber foundation with a raised screen bumper helps provide 360-degree shock absorbency for your iPhone while a real wood backing adds style and the stretch fabric sleeve securely holds cash and cards. If there’s one downside, it’s that JIMMYCASE wallets may be too minimal for guys that carry a lot of cards and cash.
One SPY writer has been using this brand’s products since 2017, and he’s never lost a card or dollar bill and suffered any damage to his phone. JIMMYCASE iPhone wallet cases are made in East Los Angeles and fit every size dating back to the iPhone 5S. This one is a brand you need to know. Find even more styles on their site, here.
4. TORRO Cell Phone Case
To all the leatherheads out there, this is the best iPhone wallet case for you. TORRO cases are crafted from genuine cowhide leather that only looks better with age. This microfiber-lined wallet case has a durable, silicone-based frame inside the folio design that cradles your phone on top of a rear plate set for shock absorption. This leather case also has a standing mechanism for watching videos hands-free. TORRO makes a version of this case with a clasp, but the non-clasp version slides much more freely in and out of pockets. Grab one of the many available colors for your iPhone model 7 or 8 Plus and newer.
5. The Ridge Shockproof Card Case for iPhone XR
Another favorite of ours comes with this second pick from The Ridge that fits iPhone XR cases. This beautifully crafted, shockproof card case is built for durability using a rugged polycarbonate shell and TPU bumpers just in case you’re the clumsy type. Fit one or two of your go-to cards you never want to lose (like your ID and main credit card) right in the back for easy access no matter where you’re headed. The pockets are non-RFID blocking though, so definitely keep that in mind when purchasing. The case is available in green, black and white.
6. Blackbrook Windsor Bi-Fold Case
BEST DETACHABLE CASE
Let’s say every now and then you have to hand your phone to somebody else but you don’t necessarily want to hand them your wallet as well. Burkley has the solution for you — a detachable iPhone wallet case. This folio-style case magnetically secures the removable phone case that has all-side shock absorbency. The wallet panel on the left-hand side has three card slots and creates an envelope that holds cash. The Windsor bi-fold style wallet is available for the latest iPhone and Samsung smartphones in a few gorgeous colors that will develop an incredible patina over time in your pocket.
7. Coach iPhone 11 Pro Max Folio
BEST DESIGNER CASE
Coach exudes class, and this all-black iPhone 11 Pro Max wallet case is the perfect example. This leather folio case is embossed with the signature Coach logo at the far bottom right to prove its worth. The inside includes a clasp to rest your phone and three card slots to the left. A case like this is best kept in the inside pocket of a suit jacket for easy access; truly minimal and sleek for the discerning man, Coach has your back once again. Sadly, Coach doesn’t have any cases available for any iPhone 12 models yet, but you can find this style in every iPhone 11 model.
8. VRS DESIGN Damda Glide Pro Case
This sleek and stylish case features an extra sturdy TPU build with real stainless steel sides for advanced drop and shock protection. Unlike other phone cases, this one features a high-tech internal sliding mechanism that makes it extra easy to store (and take out) your cards and cash. So instead of having to remove your phone or jam your finger into the tiny card slot to retrieve your cash, all you have to do is slide it open and you’re good to go. Definitely a welcome feature for all iPhone 12 models (as well as some older models if you search) and is the best iPhone wallet case for anyone who appreciates stealth.
9. Decoded iPhone 12 Pro Max Leather Wallet with Detachable Case
BEST FOR WIRELESS CHARGING
Like our choice in the number six spot, this leather wallet comes with a detachable case perfect for keeping that expensive iPhone scuff-free. It’s awesome for wireless charging because all you have to do is remove the detachable wallet and place it down for a full battery in minutes. The wallet has three card slots plus an extra pouch for storing cash and it comes in four different colors depending on your preference. It can even turn 180-degrees if you feel like watching Netflix on your phone hands-free.
10. Design Skin Slider Case
BEST SLIDER CASE
This minimal slider case from Design Skin offers style and convenience at an incredible value of just under $20. The vertical slider mechanism keeps this case super slim for even the tightest of jeans while still making room for two cards underneath the hood. As far as shock absorbency is concerned, this case uses both TPU and PC materials to prevent drop damage and scratches. Now, this iPhone wallet case is available in matte black, pink, white and yellow, but the white looks clean and allows you to easily differentiate your phone in a sea of black cases. Design Skin makes this slider case for all models from the iPhone 6 and newer.
11. Bellroy Phone Case
BEST HIDDEN POCKETS
Some might not feel comfortable showing off their cards visibly the way lots of iPhone wallet cases do. If you’re more of the secretive type, look no further than the Bellroy phone case available in every 11 and 12 iPhone size. The case features a pocket for your cards on the interior of the case for safe, sneaky keeping. The Bellroy is made from eco-tannned leather and polymer and can be purchased in many colors under the rainbow. Sadly, you have to take the case off if you’re into wireless charging, but it is a great, colorful option for keeping your cards safe.
12. Spigen Slim Armor CS
Total protection for your iPhone that’ll cost you just $18? Sign us up. The Spigen Slim Armor CS case is made for the iPhone 12 and has options ranging back to the iPhone 6. It has a sleek, almost futuristic-looking design to it and can hold up to two of your most important cards to keep on your body at all times. It’s definitely more on the minimal side of cases and doesn’t feel so bulky in your pocket, which is great given the amount of coverage it brings to your iPhone. Get it in black, pink or blue depending on your preference.
13. Vena Wallet Case
Here’s one thing the majority of us can probably agree on: a naked iPhone is a beautiful iPhone. Think about the first day you got your iPhone, the second you took it out of the box. That gorgeous shine, that sleek craftsmanship, that elite look. All gone the second you put a case on it. Although the Vena wallet case doesn’t resemble your naked iPhone, it is thin enough to still feel like your naked iPhone. Throw it in your pocket and you won’t even realize you have a case on, even though it does. It’s been tested to survive 26 drops from a 4-foot level, it has room to stash a few cards and it can even stand up if you please.
14. LUPA iPhone 12/12 Pro Wallet Case
BEST FOR PARENTS
For some reason, this is the kind of fold-out wallet case that screams “mom and dad” to us. For real, just imagine your mother whipping this out at the dinner table, throwing on those readers that she keeps on her head and tapping away from a foot and a half distance from her face. There isn’t much to it, but mom and dad will love it if you’re gifting it to them.
15. Lucrin Geneva iPhone 12 Pro Max Wallet Case
They might be on the pricier side, but they’re also on the prettier side. Lucrin creates a slew of leather phone wallet cases made from your choice of smooth, granulated, goat, vegetable-tanned, crocodile style and real ostrich leathers, depending on your preference. Colors range from classics like blacks, browns and tans but also head into more unique leather colors like greens, purples, pinks and yellows. You can even customize this case and choose whether or not to have the Lucrin logo on or not. You can get one of these cases phone iPhone 6 sizes and up, too.
16. Tumi Folio Wallet Case
BEST WATER RESISTANT CASE
Tumi is one of the most trusted names in travel accessories which is why there’s no surprise that they make one of the best iPhone wallet cases for guys. This classic folio-style case is made from water-resistant leather and is equally as dashing as it is protective. The phone case shell is fastened to the folio and has a raised edge to protect your phone if dropped. The left-hand panel comes with three card slots and a convenient pocket behind for storing business cards or cash. For the businessman on the go, this Tumi case is perfect. It’s thin enough for wireless charging and looks great coming out of a suit pocket. Pick this up for your iPhone X, XS, any 11 model or any 12 model.
17. BEMAL for iPhone 12 Wallet Case
While the majority of the cases here aren’t really as fun as some people might like, here’s one for those of you who like to have a little fun with your iPhone cases. This wallet case from BEMAL is covered head to toe in a black and white cow pattern to bring a bit of needed pizazz to the sleekness of your iPhone 12. It has two card slots, a space for your driver’s license and a little pouch to stash some cash. Don’t love the cow pattern? No worries, there are a ton more to choose from, ranging from a starry space scene to an array of large pineapples.
18. Snakehive Vintage Wallet
BEST STANDING OPTION
Having the option to tilt your iPhone on its side is perfect for people who like to watch some Netflix or YouTube videos on their lunch break. We know you do it, don’t lie. This handsome case is also made from real leather to take the look up a notch and comes in various colors like brown, green, blue, plum and more. It features drop- and scratch-protection you don’t get from other iPhone wallets, especially ones that look as vintage as this.
19. Dockem iPhone Case with Magnetic Mount
BEST FOR CAR DOCKING
Car docking? Hear me out — if you’re somebody who’s constantly driving, you use a phone for navigation and you like cool accessories, this is the best iPhone wallet case for you. See, Dockem has included a surprise in each of these cases: a built-in magnet for “dock”-ing your phone while driving, located right next to the camera lenses. For those who have never used the magnetic docking system ever before, it’s insanely convenient compared to the other fastening methods. All you do is place the phone on the dock and it stays put while you drive. The case itself is, what the brand describes as “vintage style synthetic leather”, so sounds like it feels great in a hand. And with the dual card pockets on the outside, this iPhone wallet case sounds like a real humdinger of an accessory. Find one for your iPhone model X and newer.
20. Speck Presidio Wallet iPhone 11 Case
BEST SAFETY TRACK RECORD
For those who have used smartphones over the last decade, Speck should be a brand you’ve seen and maybe even used before. Known for superior grip and protection, Speck’s iPhone wallet case extends their track record to add convenience to the mix. This case keeps things simple on the outside, with a slot fitting up to three cards and safety bevels around the screen of the phone and the exterior camera. What you can’t see here is the dual-layer IMPACTIUM cushioning for precise shock absorbency, the Microban product protection that eliminates bacteria growth and the rigorous drop testing from heights up to 13 ft. If you’re a Speck fan, tried and true, this is the best iPhone wallet case for you. Grab one for your iPhone model 6 up to an iPhone 11.