Which have you lost more: your wallet or your smartphone? Even if you just thought to yourself, “nah; but my keys though,” keeping track of less things would just be easier, especially in times when a new iPhone can cost over $1,000. Enter the wallet case — the stylish and convenient way to tote around most of your life in one single pocket.
The best iPhone wallet cases seamlessly integrate with your personal style as an extension of who you are. If you’re into colors, leather, 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.
Each case featured has models available for previous generations of iPhone, but take a look at the most recent versions to find your favorite.
1. JIMMYCASE iPhone Wallet Case
JIMMYCASE makes the best iPhone wallet cases, hands down, as I 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.
Personally, I’ve been using this brand’s products since 2017 and can confidently say I have never lost a card or dollar bill and never cracked the screen of my 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.
2. The Ridge Card Case for iPhone 11
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.
3. Smartish iPhone 11 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 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.
4. TORRO Cell Phone Case for iPhone 11
To all the leatherheads out there, this is the best iPhone wallet case for you. TORRO cases are crafted from genuine American 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 five 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. Burkley Case Carson Detachable iPhone 11 Pro Max Wallet 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 Carson style case is available for the iPhone 11 Pro Max in four gorgeous colors that will develop an incredible patina over time in your pocket. Find the Burkley wallet case for your iPhone model as far back as the 7.
7. Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Smartphone Cover
BEST DESIGNER CASE
Ferragamo exudes class, and this iPhone wallet case from their Gancini collection is the perfect example. This Italian-made, genuine calfskin folio case is embossed with the signature Ferragamo horseshoe logo. 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, Ferragamo has your back once again. Though it doesn’t specifically state, this case looks like it fits the iPhone 11 Pro.
8. VRS DESIGN Damda Glide iPhone 11 Pro Max Case
Designed for the iPhone 11 Pro, 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 11 models and is the best iPhone wallet case for anyone who appreciates stealth.
9. Design Skin Slider Case for iPhone 11
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 yellow is a cool pop of color that 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.
10. Gear4 Oxford Eco
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 Gear4 Oxford Eco case for the iPhone 11. The case features pockets for your cards on the interior of the case for safe, sneaky keeping. The Gear4 Oxford Eco can survive a drop from up to 13 feet with no problem and has 360-degree protection around the entire case. It’s compatible with wireless charging unlike other cases that might block the signal and it’s also made from recycled plastic.
11. Lucrin Geneva iPhone 11 Pro 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.
12. Tumi Folio Wallet Case iPhone 11
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, 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max.
13. Snakehive Vintage Wallet for Apple iPhone 11
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.
14. Dockem iPhone 11 Wallet 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 “canvas style synthetic leather” with “UltraGrip twill style texture.” It 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.
15. 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 or newer.