There's a lot to love about the iPhone – it is a fast, versatile, smart device with outstanding design, a great camera, and access to the richest ecosystem of mobile applications. But perfect it is not. One of the iPhone's weaknesses is that it does not resist the elements as well as some other smartphones. In simpler terms, it is not water-resistant. Yet at the same time, it is estimated that about one in five smartphone deaths occurs as a result of liquid damage.
Thankfully, some accessory makers have already put two and two together and have addressed the issue with their products. Indeed, there are iPhone cases designed specifically to protect the iPhone against water ingress. These waterproof iPhone cases may not be pretty, but they could make the difference between a dead and a fully-functional phone after an accidental dunk in the pool. And below we have some of the better waterproof cases for the iPhone one can find on the internet. Do check them out!
7 waterproof cases for the iPhone 6s
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The FRĒ by LifeProof is designed to resist water, snow, and dust, all without being obnoxiously bulky or unpleasant to look at. In fact, the accessory is one of the better-looking specimens on the list, as it comes in a variety of colors and designs. The case should be able to withstand a 1-hour submersion down to 6.6 feet (2 meters), according to its maker. While that rating is impressive on its own, LifeProof has also made the FRĒ resistant to physical damage – the iPhone inside it should be safe even after a 6.6-feet (2-meter) drop.
This may be the most expensive waterproof iPhone case on the list, but its cost is justified. The FRĒ POWER resists water ingress as well as the previous case we showed you, and is just as durable, according to its manufacturer. But in addition to all that, the accessory has a built-in battery, which provides back-up power for your iPhone when it is needed. Essentially, the extra cell doubles the battery life of your iPhone, which is neat. On the downside, the case will add some noticeable bulk and weight to your iPhone.
The Seidio Obex combines polycarbonate and thermoplastic silicone vulcanizate to create a tough shield around your iPhone. That's a fancy way of saying that the handset is protected against serious drops and submersions down to 6.6 feet underwater. If black isn't exactly your color, the Obex also comes in yellow, pink, grey, or white.
The Griffin Survivor Summit comes with an IP55 rating, meaning that it isn't as resistant to water damage as the other cases on this list. But it can protect your iPhone against rain or splashes, as well as from dust, sand, and other fine particles. Plus, this is the most affordable case on our list. Oh, and did we mention that the Survivor Summit is designed to withstand 10-foot (3-meter) drops onto concrete?
This waterproof iPhone case is unlike the rest. While other cases cover the handset's screen with a transparent film, the Dog & Bone Wetsuit relies on a seal around the iPhone's front to keep liquids out. This leaves the touchscreen layer exposed, meaning that the touch system's sensitivity is not affected in any way. At the same time, the accessory has an IP68 rating and meets military standards for ruggedness.
This iPhone case is designed to be tough and waterproof, yet light and slim at the same time. Its five-layer shell protects the iPhone and its screen against scratches and drops, while the soft-touch finish is easy to hold and sufficiently grippy. As far as water resistance goes, the accessory is rated at IP68, which makes it no less resistant than the other cases we've listed so far.
And if you don't mind the wait – this particular waterproof iPhone case is still on pre-order – the Lunatik AQUATIK is sleek and light, yet provides the same IP68-grade protection as most other cases we just highlighted. The accessory is comprised of a polycarbonate outer shell and a silicone internal core, with a layer of Gorilla Glass covers the iPhone's screen. Black, white, orange, and pink are the colors the AQUATIK will come in.