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The 22 best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases you can buy

Looking for a case for your new iPhone 14 Pro Max? Here are your best options.
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November 15, 2022
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max purple back
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Apple didn’t rock the boat too much this year with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it’s still by far the most expensive phone Apple sells. If you’ve spent the cash on Apple’s most premium smartphone, you’ll want to slap a case on it. Whether you’re looking for rugged protection, better grip, or a stylish aesthetic, these are the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases you can buy.

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Best standard iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

UAG Metropolis LT

UAG Metropolis LT iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Rugged but light
  • Great protection
  • Built-in magnets
  • Folio version also available

Standard cases are the most varied in design, but one that really caught our eye is the Metropolis LT from Urban Armor Gear. The brand is best known for rugged cases, and although this one maintains the rugged look with a Kevlar finish, it’s surprisingly light. There are also built-in magnets on the back to support wireless chargers and MagSafe accessories. If you like to get even more utility out of your cases, there’s also a version with a folio wallet case design that also gets our seal of approval.

Spigen Liquid Air Armor

Spigen Liquid Air Armor iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Fantastic grip
  • Thin and light
  • Very affordable
  • Great protection
  • Not MagSafe compatible

Spigen is always a favorite of ours here at Android Authority, and the easiest case to recommend for most people is the Liquid Air Armor. It isn’t the flashiest case and it doesn’t have any magnets, but the rubberized texture on the back and sides afford an excellent level of grip and protection. It’s just a great basic case, and it’s one of the cheapest iPhone 14 Pro Max cases you can get.

Caseology Parallax

Caseology Parallax iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Striking design
  • Built-in magnets
  • Affordable
  • Military-grade protection

The Caseology Parallax has a very recognizable design, with 3D hexagons adding visual interest and grip to the back of the case. There are built-in magnets, too, although the textured back does somewhat weaken the connection with some MagSafe accessories. Wireless chargers will work just fine, though. It also comes in a variety of color combinations to match your style. It’s not the thinnest, but it does offer MIL-STD 810G certification at a price tag that just about anyone can afford. Especially if you’ve already dropped over $1,000 on an iPhone 14 Pro Max. If you want the splash of color but not the texture, the Caseology Nano Pop is also a great pick.

Otterbox Commuter

Otterbox Commuter iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Incredible drop protection
  • Pocketable design
  • Port covers
  • No built-in magnets
  • A bit pricey

While Otterbox mostly makes bulky, rugged cases capable of taking a beating (scroll down to see those), the Commuter hits a nice middle ground. It still offers the company’s trademark drop resistance, but in a much more pocketable package. It’s certainly not thin, but it offers far more protection than any of the cases above, including dust covers to keep dust and debris from messing up your iPhone. However, you will pay a bit of a premium, and there are no built-in magnets, so most MagSafe accessories are off the table.

Moment Case

moment case iphone 14 pro max
  • Great colors
  • Subtle design
  • Built-in magnets
  • Essential for Moment lenses/mounts
  • Lanyard holes included

If you want to use Moment’s excellent phone lenses, you’ll need a Moment case. Thankfully, the case itself is really nice, even if you aren’t investing further in the company’s ecosystem of accessories. It has a subtle design with great color options, and built-in magnets to support both MagSafe accessories and Moment’s proprietary mount system.

Best thin iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

PHNX Thin Case

iPhone 14 Pro Max mnml case
  • Super thin and light
  • Flexible installation
  • No visible branding
  • Comes in three colors
  • Limited protection

As the name implies, the PHNX thin case lives up to the name, coming in at just .35mm thin. It’s also completely plain on the outside, with no visible branding to be found. There are three colors available: matte black, frosted white, and frosted black. The thinness does allow for wireless charging, but MagSafe accessories won’t stick very well due to the lack of magnets in the case.

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Spigen Thin Fit

Spigen Thin Fit iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Thin and light
  • Some protection
  • A bit slippery
  • Not MagSafe compatible
  • Very affordable

Spigen’s take on a thin iPhone 14 Pro Max case is also worth a look. It’s not quite as thin as the options above, but it’s much cheaper. The case is still very thin, and the minimal extra thickness does help protect your iPhone from minor drops. However, we found it to be a bit slippery in the hand, and compatibility with MagSafe accessories and chargers is very limited. Still, it’s a great budget case.

Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Silicone case
  • Great hand feel
  • Nice colorways
  • Built-in magnets
  • Not the thinnest
  • Pricey

Apple’s own Silicone Case with MagSafe is a bit thicker than the options above, but it’s the thinnest and lightest you can get from any first-party case. As always, you’re going to pay a bit of an Apple tax, but you also get a lot more options when it comes to colorways. The soft-touch silicone finish affords the case a nice grip and hand feel, to boot. As the name implies, it has built-in magnets to support the widest possible range of MagSafe accessories.

UAG [U] Dot

UAG Dot iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Dimpled back
  • Nice colorways
  • Soft-touch silicone
  • Built-in magnets
  • Pricey

Urban Armor Gear is best known for rugged cases, but its thinnest case is a stylish alternative to Apple’s case above. It’s still made of soft-touch silicone with built-in magnets, but instead of a plain back, it has a dimpled pattern. This gives it a bit more visual flair, although you may need to clean it a bit more often depending on your use. Unfortunately, it’s not really any cheaper, and it’s not exactly the thinnest case you can buy.

Best rugged iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Otterbox Defender Series Pro

Otterbox Defender Pro iPhone 14 Pro MAx case
  • Excellent protection
  • Dust ports
  • Anti-microbial coating
  • Bulky
  • Built-in magnets
  • Pricey

When most people think rugged cases, they think Otterbox, and the Defender Pro is as resistant as it gets. The thick and bulky case more than exceeds military-grade drop resistance, and the included dust ports help keep dust and debris from gumming up the works. The Pro model has an anti-microbial coating to prevent odors or discoloring, while the non-Pro model does not. There’s no difference in price, however, so we recommend going with the Pro version. Both have built-in magnets and an optional belt holster that doubles as a kickstand.

UAG Monarch Pro

UAG Monarch Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • 25-foot drop protection
  • Built-in magnets
  • Nice rugged design
  • Added grip
  • Pricey
  • More UAG cases available

UAG’s most resistant case, the Monarch Pro, leaves nothing to be desired from the Defender Pro above. The five-layer design promises an incredible 25 feet of drop protection (not that you should test it), as well as built-in magnets for MagSafe accessories. There are a few colors available, and if you don’t mind paying a premium, the Kevlar edition is a personal favorite of ours. If you want to save money and don’t mind dropping the magnets, the clear-backed UAG Plasma and streamlined Pathfinder cases are also worth a look.

Spigen Tough Armor

Spigen Tough Armor iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Mil-grade protection
  • Rugged design
  • Very affordable
  • Build-in kickstand
  • Integrated magnets
  • More Spigen options available

Spigen’s rugged iPhone 14 Pro Max case isn’t quite as resistant as either of the options above, but it’s far more affordable. Not to sell it short — it offers military-grade protection and bulky corners to prevent drop damage in most cases. The hard shell design has an integrated kickstand for media viewing, but it doesn’t have quite as much grip as we’d like from a rugged case. Still, you won’t find a more resistant case at this price point outside of Spigen’s own cases. The Spigen Mag Armor trades a bit of protection for better grip, and the Rugged Armor is somewhere in between.

Best clear iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Spigen Ultra Hybrid MagFit

Spigen Ultra Hybrid MagFit iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Built-in magnets
  • Very affordable
  • Good protection
  • Three color options

The Spigen Ultra Hybrid is almost always our favorite clear case, and that holds true for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, the version we’re recommending is the MagFit version, which, as you might guess, features magnets in the back. If you don’t need the magnets, there’s a version without them, although it’s not any cheaper, so you might as well get the MagFit version and keep your options open. No matter which one you pick, the resistant bumpers will keep your iPhone safe for years to come.

Caseology Skyfall Clear

Caseology Skyfall iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Nice color options
  • Clear backing
  • Nice grip
  • Mil-grade protection
  • No magnets

For a slightly different take on a clear iPhone 14 Pro Max case, Caseology’s Skyfall Clear is an interesting choice. It features thicker, opaque bumpers with a clear backing. This gives it a bit more protection than traditional clear options and opens the pathway to add a splash of color. However, there are no magnets in the back, so most MagSafe accessories won’t stick. Wireless chargers, on the other hand, still work just fine.

UAG Pylo MagSafe

UAG Plyo MagSafe iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Excellent protection
  • Thick bumpers
  • Built-in magnets
  • Slightly bulky
  • A bit pricey

Want protection without the colored bumpers? Urban Armor Gear has you covered with the Pylo MagSafe. It features exceptionally thick bumpers to reach an impressive 16 feet of drop protection. That does make it heavier and bulkier than the options above, but it’s a small price to pay for protection. It also features magnets in the back for accessories. However, it does run quite a bit more expensive than the other clear cases above.

Best iPhone 14 Pro Max wallet cases

Smartish Wallet Slayer

Smartish Wallet Slayer Vol 1 iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Space for three cards and cash
  • Very affordable
  • Customizable designs
  • Not compatible with wireless chargers
  • Not compatible with MagSafe accessories

The Smartish Wallet Slayer Vol 1 and Vol 2 are probably the most iconic wallet cases out there for iPhones. They’re not particularly groundbreaking, but they’re super affordable and hold three cards and cash. There are a lot of colors and designs available too, including the option to upload a fully custom image to the back of the case. Both versions of the case are comparable, with Vol 1 opting for a hard back and Vol 2 opting for a soft, fabric backing. If you’re looking for a full purse replacement, Smartish also makes a full wallet case with a shoulder strap called the Dancing Queen.

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case

Mujjo iPhone 14 Pro Max leather wallet case
  • Luxurious leather finish
  • Holds one or two cards
  • Works with wireless chargers
  • No magnets

Most wallet cases are pretty short in the style category, but the Mujjo Full Leather Wallet case is an exception to the rule. The premium leather finish is soft and smooth, which both feels and looks fantastic. The small pouch on the back only holds one or two cards, but sometimes that’s all you need. The Ecco leather finish comes in three colors, but the cardholder design eliminates the option to use MagSafe accessories. Wireless chargers still work, but the connection isn’t great and you will need to remove your cards first. There’s also a non-wallet case version, which we have included a bit further down the list.

Spigen Slim Armor CS

Spigen Slim Armor CS iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Space for two cards or cash
  • Streamlined design
  • Very affordable
  • Limited color options

Spigen has one final entry in our list of the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases, and it’s another solid cardholder-style case. This one has a closable compartment for your cards, so you don’t have to worry as much about them falling out. However, it only holds two cards, and we’ve found that embossed cards can be a tight fit. Still, this form factor means the case is pretty streamlined for a wallet case, and should slip effortlessly into your pocket or purse. Like all Spigen cases, it’s also remarkably affordable.

Otterbox Strada

Otterbox Strada iPhone 14 Pro Max case
  • Folio-style case
  • Great drop protection
  • Leather finish
  • No built-in magnets
  • Pricey

The Otterbox Strada is a folio-style wallet case, which not only gives the case a few card slots on the inside, it also covers and protects your screen while not in use. This particular model is a bit expensive, but it has a genuine leather finish that looks and feels great. However, the case is a bit pricey, and it doesn’t feature any magnets in the back of the case, which we often see with this style of folio case.

Best leather iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Mujjo Full Leather Case

Mujjo iPhone 14 Pro MAx leather case
  • Gorgeous Ecco leather
  • Several colors available
  • No built-in magnets
  • Some protection
  • Pricey

We featured the wallet version of this case above, but the non-wallet version is perhaps a better buy. Its stylish, soft, and premium Ecco leather finish is a thing to behold, and it will develop a beautiful patina over time. This version will work a bit better with MagSafe accessories and chargers, but it still doesn’t feature any built-in magnets, so don’t get your hopes too high.

Apple Leather Case with MagSafe

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max leather case
  • Soft, premium leather
  • Excellent color options
  • Built-in magnets
  • Pricey

Our final pick is another first-party iPhone 14 Pro Max case. Apple’s Leather Case with MagSafe is exactly what you’d imagine it is, in the best possible way. The leather finish is soft and premium, and it comes in a huge variety of colors. Unlike the option above, it does feature built-in magnets for excellent compatibility with MagSafe accessories and chargers. It’s a hefty investment, but if you’ve already dropped the cash on an iPhone 14 Pro Max, it’s worth it.