For most of us, our phones are always with us whether we’re texting the group chat, scrolling through social media or listening to music with our Bluetooth earbuds. That’s why it’s important to add an iPhone case for protection, but not all of us have the money to drop $50+ on a designer case — and that’s where our wallet-friendly picks come in. Rather than splurge on pricey protection, though, you can still have the best iPhone case for under $20.
Not only are affordable phone cases available in stylish patterns and colors, but they can still offer just as many protective qualities compared to the pricey ones. Plus, with Prime Big Day Deals coming sometime in October, you’re guaranteed stellar deals. That way, you can spend your savings on other necessities, like Apple Music deals or celebrity headphones.
Don’t want to wait for holidays or major shopping events? We did the digging for you and rounded up a mix of iPhone cases under $20 no matter what your aesthetic or needs are.
Keep reading to shop our picks below.
Deadheads, this one is for you! Show off your love for your favorite band with a groovy tie-dye pattern case that features the iconic Grateful Dead teddy bear in the center. The case is also customizable, giving you the option to make it extra protective and MagSafe. Models compatible with this phone case include the iPhone 6 all the way to the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Barbie is calling and your cart is begging you to pick up by adding this Barbie phone case to your phone. It comes shaped as a vintage cell phone made from a protective silicone case that’s scratch- and waterproof. Just choose from the 18 iPhone sizes and you’ll be ready to complete all of your Barbiecore outfits.
Want to really make your iPhone flourish? This floral iPhone case comes patterned with different color flowers on a clear background — so you can still show off your iPhone’s unique color. It’s made from a gel material and has been drop tested at up to 4 feet. The style is only compatible with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13.
Keep things simple with a clear iPhone case for over half off, dropping it down to an affordable $18.50. Your phone will be protected from drops up to 13 feet as it uses a rubber material to absorb shock. The raised bezel edges will help prevent your screen from shattering while the built-in antimicrobial treatment from Microban assists in keeping the cover from discoloration.
You’ll want to wave hello to friends with your phone in hand just for a chance to show of this wavy phone case. It comes in a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, white, black and more. You can choose from 15 iPhone sizes and enjoy carrying your phone around with less of a sweat as it’s dirt-, drop- and scratch-resistant.
Consider this Wildflower iPhone case a total checkmate in comparison to others on the market. Not only does it boast a stylish white and brown checkered pattern, but it’s on sale for 49% off and can fit an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro.
Get the most bang for your buck with this ULAK iPhone case as not only does if feature a thick, drop-resistant casing, but has ridged edges for added protection. The set also includes a screen protector to keep your touchscreen from garnering any cracks and scratches. This can fit an iPhone SE 3rd and 2nd generation.
Some cases come with too much bulk that makes slipping your iPhone into your pocket or purse almost impossible. Spigen’s Hard Shell case attempts to correct that by using a more thin design that’s able to fit on an iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The design has an anti-scratch backing and features cutouts for buttons and charging ports.
Go for a sleek look using Elago’s iPhone case that’s made from a smooth silicone material. With 18 colors to choose from, you can customize the look to your liking while the raised lips help protect your case from scratches, cracks and more. This design is MagSafe compatible and can fit on an iPhone 13 Pro.
Get the benefits of an OtterBox case without having to drop a ton of money on one. This under $20 phone case is compatible with iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 models, can be used with an Apple MagSafe charger or wireless charger and was made with 35% recycled materials for added sustainability. If that doesn’t seal the deal, the brand also claims the hard case has Drop+, which is 3X as many drops as military standard.