Five of the Best Waterproof iPhone Cases for Travel

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Maybe you want a case that will stop your phone being ruined if you are caught in the rain, or something for your holidays that will let you take fun underwater pictures and mess about at the beach.  

If you have splashed out for an expensive iPhone, then the last thing you want is it getting ruined by water. If it does get wet, check out our tips for drying out your smartphone.

I have rated these cases according to durability and waterproofing, and picked out a selection suited to different purposes. These include watersports, messing about in the pool, and everyday weather and splash protection. These phones might have basic protection against water and dust but are not waterproof and unlikely to survive complete submersion without protection.

All these cases fit the iPhone 6, and iPhone 5. 

 

 For the Swimming Pool: Anker Drybag

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Not so much a case as a drybag, this soft waterproof case is basically just a waterproof bag with a reassuring double-fasten seal.

Anker have a great reputation for providing quality products at reasonable prices, and this case is ideal for using at the swimming pool, or messing about at the beach. However, as it is not great for typing underwater, if you want to use your phone underwater for anything other than photos and videos, it might be best to get a hard-shelled waterproof case.

Pros

  • As it has a trapped air pocket inside it floats, so there is no chance of dropping your phone and losing it.
  • Can use buttons underwater

Cons

  • Difficult to type or use buttons extensively underwater
  • Not the most stylish of choices

Specs

  • Submersible to 30m
  • No added drop protection

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For Snorkelling: Optrix Body Glove

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This one essentially turns your phone into an adventure camera, offering added drop protection, full waterproofing, and also added camera functionality.

It is great for snorkelling, surfing and other watersports where you want to be able to capture great moments.

Pros

  • Includes two aluminium and glass interchangeable macro and wide angle lenses
  • Compatible with a range of accessories like suction mounts

Cons

  • Not possible to use front camera

Specs

  • Submersible to 6m
  • Drop tested to 6m

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 For Everyday Use: Lifeproof

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A fully submersible waterproof case that you can keep on all the time, whilst retaining full ease of use, It still allows you complete access to every button, control and port, and retains easy use of the touchscreen while adding minimal bulk to your phone.

Ideal for beach bums, or anyone who works in a situation where phone might get wet or get bashed.

Pros

  • Retains full phone functionality
  • Minimal bulk

Cons

  • Some users have reported that the rubber seals wear out after extended use..Silicone lubraicant might help this.
  • Questionable warranty and customer service rating

Specs

  • Submersible
  • Not drop tested

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 The Budget Option: Bessmate

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If you are prepared to risk your iPhone with a budget case, then the Bessmate would be the best one to take a chance on. It has supposedly been designed to meet military standards and claims to be submersible to over 6.6ft deep, while also providing drop protection.

Pros

  • Maintains fingerprint scanner functionality

Cons

  • The screen cover is too baggy making it difficult to type
  • Cheap appearance

Specs

  • Submersible to 2m
  • Drop tested to 2m

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For iPhone 7: UBeeSize

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Although the iPhone 7 is water-resistant, meaning you shouldn’t have any problem using it in the rain or accidentally splashing a beer on it, it is not marketed as waterproof – so probably best not to submerge it.

At the time of writing, there are not many waterproofing products available for iPhone 7, but the UBeesize case is a quality product at a very reasonable price.  It can be used for snorkelling, swimming, surfing, skiing or kept on for daily use.

Pros

  • Touch sensor is still useable
  • Very light and minimal bulk

Cons

None!

Specs

  • Submersible to 2m
  • Drop tested to 2m

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