The best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases in 2023: Keep your new Apple device safe

Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases: Urban Armor Gear
Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases: Urban Armor Gear (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

Finding the best iPhone 14 Pro Max case can be a stressful endeavor, but don't worry as you're in good hands. We've become pretty adept at finding the best phone cases (opens in new tab) on the market from top-quality brands that you can trust. We've tried and tested a multitude of cases from expensive premium leather wallet cases, to the too-good-to-be-true bargains that you might find crop up from a third-party Amazon seller. 

Finding the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases on the market is a breeze when you know what to look for. Do you prioritize your iPhone's camera safety above anything else? Then you might want to consider a case fitted with a raised lip or edges that offer advanced drop protection, and for extra precaution, you may even desire to invest in a separate camera lens protector for your new iPhone 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab).

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Don't forget about protecting your smartphone screen too! Though some iPhone 14 Pro Max cases may include a screen protector or two thrown in for free, and some if you're lucky may even include an iPhone 14 Pro camera lens cover (opens in new tab)to protect your lenses. 

Be sure to triple-check your iPhone 14 model by heading into your device Settings - General - About - and finding the exact model or device name to ensure you purchase the correct case for your expensive new Apple smartphone. 

If you realize that you may have stumbled onto the wrong iPhone case buying guide, don't worry! As we have a whole selection of case guides listed below that should (hopefully) match your device model and be handpicked for your smartphone. 

Whether it's something sleek and stylish, light as a feather, waterproof, one of the best magnetic cases (opens in new tab), or something a bit more rugged and military-grade certified that you're looking for – we've got you covered (pun intended).

Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases in 2023

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Encased MAG SlimShield with card holder (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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01. Encased MAG SlimShield with card holder

The best value for money iPhone 14 Pro Max case bundle

Specifications

Color options: Black, Clear
Material: Faux Leather, Tempered glass

Reasons to buy

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Comes with a magnetic card holder that doubles as a kickstand
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Includes a screen protector
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Excellent price for what you get 

Reasons to avoid

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The magnets in the magnetic wallet case aren't the strongest and may slip
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The case itself is a little basic
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Not a real leather wallet (great for vegans - but not for those that want luxury)

You won't find better value-for-money than with this Encased bundle for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, this collection offers not only a MagSafe-compatible basic phone case, but has extra awesome accessories such as a wallet kickstand and screen protector bundled in too, at an excellent price! While it may not be the best and most rugged case on the market, it's great to get you started with your new phone. 

Encased offers a wide (and weird) variety of cases that suit every need, including cases that come with a lanyard strap, durable rugged cases, and those with built-in grip straps with geometric graffiti patterns. This set in particular Includes a tempered glass screen protector, giving you full 360-degree coverage for your device, as well as a sleek magnetic faux leather card wallet that doubles as a sturdy kickstand for streaming content. 

The corners of this case are fitted with a protective bumper, and a reinforced camera guard, which means your device will have some level of protection against the inevitable drops and damages that may occur. A scratch-resistant coating is also applied on the back of the case to prevent any marks from appearing. 

Mous Limitless 5.0 shockproof case in White Acetate and Walnut (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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02. Mous Limitless 5.0 shockproof case

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case that's almost unbreakable!

Specifications

Color options: Black leather, Walnut, Bamboo, Aramid Fiber, Black and White Speckled PU-coated fabric
Material: Aramid Carbon Fibre,

Reasons to buy

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Ultra-protective drop-proof design
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AiroShock impact absorbing technology
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Limited lifetime warranty

Reasons to avoid

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Very Expensive 

Mous is a smartphone case brand that is truly unrivaled. Cases from Mous are built using AiroShock technology, which provides your device with maximum impact protection. We recently reported how a Google Pixel 7 smartphone had been thrown off of a roof at Google HQ and survived (opens in new tab)- because of its protective Mous case - and emerged totally unharmed without a scratch on it! 

These cases are intelligently designed, and some models are built with a new and unique magnetic mounting technology, as well as being MagSafe compatible, so that you can add to the functionality of your case by using Mous accessories such as it's magnetic wallet or viewing kickstand with your iPhone 14 Pro Max device. 

This Limitless 5.0 range of cases are available in a multitude of materials besides the traditional Aramid Fibre, these include real black leather, real walnut, real bamboo, and a pretty cool white speckled PU-coated fabric. Grab yourself a Mous case and you'll never be concerned about your phone's protection ever again.

Clckr Clear Stand Cases with grip (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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03. CLCKR Clear Stand Case with grip

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case with a built-in kickstand

Specifications

Color options: Clear Black, Clear Purple
Material: 50% Recycled Materials, vegan leather strap

Reasons to buy

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Military-grade impact protection
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Raised edges protect the screen and camera lenses from drops
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The firm grip strap is comfortable for holding your device and also a stand

Reasons to avoid

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Stand 'snap' feature can be super tricky to keep stable 
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Clear cases tend to yellow over time
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Expensive for a clear case

This clear case from CLCKR is designed to support your device in a multitude of ways, acting as not only a secure stand for watching videos hands-free, but also as a comfortable hand grip for easy scrolling when using your phone, and reassurance that your expensive Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is always under your control. 

The lightweight, ultra-thin, and impact-absorbing design of the CLCKR case keeps your device protected without the bulk of other rugged cases, adding only 2.6mm thickness to your device. Available with a black or purple strap, these cases aren't the most aesthetically pleasing - and aren't the cheapest either. 

Fitted with CL-KER (Kinetic Energy Reduction) technology, this case can redirect and disperse the effects of large drops, through specially designed air bubbles within the case, keeping your phone cushioned from impacts of up to 3.6 Meters (12 Feet), offering military-grade protection in a sleek format.

OtterBox Pop-Symmetry grip case in Blue (You Cyan This) (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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04. OtterBox Pop-Symmetry grip case

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case with a popsocket grip attached

Specifications

Color options: Black,Clear, You Cyan This (Blue), Periwink (Purple),Stardust Pop (Clear/Glitter), Glowing Aura (Pink),Flower of the Month (Clear).
Material: Synthetic rubber, Polycarbonate

Reasons to buy

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Swappable Pop-Top socket designs
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DROP+ 3X as many drops as the military standard 
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Includes OtterBox limited lifetime warranty

Reasons to avoid

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The overall design and solid color can look a little basic, tops can be swapped
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Very Expensive
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Claims to be wireless charging compatible but the case has no magnets

This slim PopSockets case from OtterBox is great for those a little clumsy or who like to use their device one-handed. The Pop-Symmetry series is a collaboration of the original OtterBox Symmetry Series, which has been integrated with the PopGrip by PopSockets. The PopGrip presses down flat to slip easily into tight pockets and (supposedly) works seamlessly with Qi wireless charging. 

The Otter + Pop Symmetry Series cases are bestsellers in the protective yet slim and stylish category of phone cases. The "PopTop" of the socket as it is called can be switched out to change up your look and be expressive, available through OtterBox's official website. *Tip* the cases are a little cheaper at the moment available directly from OB, and there are more styles available directly from OB than through Amazon. 

Pocket-friendly cases that are made with more than 50% recycled plastic, the Otter + Pop Symmetry cases are designed with lasting antimicrobial properties, to protect the case against many common bacterias, and offers DROP+ 3X as many drops as the military standard (MIL-STD-810G 516.6). While the integrated swappable PopGrip looks fun and is pleasant to hold, the case isn't the best for those who prioritize wireless charging the most.

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Civilian case in Olive Green (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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05. Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Civilian case

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case that's rugged and resistant

Specifications

Color options: Olive, Mallard (Blue), Black
Material: Polycarbonate, Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Reasons to buy

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Featherlight Armor Shell
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20ft Drop Protection to military grade and HyperCush technology
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Impact Resistant Bumpers

Reasons to avoid

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Very rugged case without the bulk, sometimes trade workers desire a heavy case to determine when it falls
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A little on the expensive side

This Civilian case from Urban Armor Gear offers extreme heavy-duty protection in a slim and featherlight format. Tested to 20 ft. (6 meters) drop protection, this case is certified to military standards and boasts ultra-responsive oversized tactile buttons that can deliver a crisp and clean click-feel, with a traction grip that also surrounds the perimeter of the case for easy handling and prevention of drops. 

With soft raised edges around the screen plus a raised camera bezel, this case is guaranteed to protect your delicate screen and lenses from any accidental damage and daily destruction that may occur. The ultra-lightweight PC and TPU armor shell feature a hex cushioning shock-absorbing softcore, with impact-resistant bumpers, and a shock-absorbing panel to defend your device to the max.

HyperCush technology is also fitted and engineered into this case to dampen and disperse the energy created when a mobile device collides with another surface. This UAG case overall is very reliable with a slim fit and has a built-in magnet module that can lock in place for wireless MagSafe charging compatibility.

Kate Spade New York Hardshell Case (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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06. Kate Spade New York Hardshell Case

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case that's super stylish

Specifications

Color options: Classic Peony, Flower Pot, Gold Floral, Multi Floral, Pearl Wild Flowers, White Zebra, Ombre Pin Dot, City Leopard Black.
Material: Made with recycled materials.

Reasons to buy

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Branded luxury case 
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10 ft drop protection tested
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Wireless & MagSafe-charging compatible

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive case
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Designs might not be to everyone's tastes 

This designer case from Kate Spade New York (opens in new tab)is elegant and chic for those who want a bit more style as well as protection for their iPhone 14 Pro Max. While it's a little on the expensive side, this isn't just a pretty case. 

Having been drop tested to withstand falls from 10ft high, and designed with a shock-resistant bumper, this case is completely capable of protecting your smartphone while keeping your aesthetic up to scratch. The case has also been built with dual-layer, co-molded construction for protection against bumps and drops.

The case has built-in magnets for MagSafe charging, designed for use with MagSafe charging accessories, and is coated with an antimicrobial technology that protects against 99.9% of surface bacteria.

Moment Case for iPhone 14 Pro Max (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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07. Moment Case for iPhone 14 Pro Max

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case designed for adventurous photographers

Specifications

Color options: Olive Green, Black, Indigo Blue, Red Clay
Material: Grippy TPU

Reasons to buy

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Perfect for using Moment's range of professional lenses and filters
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(M)Force magnet array for connecting to Moment Mounts for MagSafe

Reasons to avoid

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If you don't intend to use any of Moment's range of products then the case alone is pretty ordinary and basic
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Drop-in Lens Mounts are sold separately

These Moment cases for the iPhone 14 Pro Max are a great choice, especially for avid smartphone photographers who may use additional detachable lenses, such as the Moment 14mm Fisheye lens (opens in new tab), with options to purchase drop-in lens mounts (sold separately) to ensure that Moment lenses will fit snuggly to your phone case. These cases are primarily available in the US, although Moment does ship worldwide (opens in new tab)when purchasing directly.

Fitted with a super strong (M) Force magnet array, and compatible with the complete range of Moment Mounts for MagSafe, these cases are perfectly designed for photographers and adventurers with busy lifestyles who rely on Moment's range of everyday mounts and accessories, such as those for your car, bike, and office phone stands for easier access and browsing.  

These cases also offer 6-foot drop protection for your device and include additional internal shock-absorbing geometry. A series of ribs surround the edges of the phone case and are specifically designed to direct force away from your device during any potential impacts and drops.

Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases: ESR Classic Kickstand Case with HaloLock

ESR Classic Kickstand Case with HaloLock (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

08. ESR Classic Kickstand Case with HaloLock

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case with a camera guard kickstand

Specifications

Color options: Black / clear
Material: Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Reasons to buy

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Compatible with Magsafe 
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Military Grade Drop Protection
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Shockproof Bumper

Reasons to avoid

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Translucent Matte isn't for everyone
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Has a silky feel to it

This HaloLock kickstand case from ESR is an excellent choice for those wanting something simplistic, in the format of a clear case, yet also offers superb levels of protection that can be relied upon. 

A pretty unique feature that other cases may not offer is the Camera Guard that doubles as an oddly-positioned kickstand. This guard/stand has been supposedly tested to withstand 3,000 uses, so you can rest assured that the hinge won't snap anytime soon. The case, while sturdy and durable, is admittedly a little on the basic side offering the bare minimum that you might expect from your phone case.

MagSafe compatibility is provided with this case as well as full bumper coverage, including military-grade drop protection, 'Air-Guard' corners, a scratch-resistant acrylic back, and raised edges that combine to keep your phone well protected from everyday drops, bumps, and scratches.

MOFT Strong Magnetic Phone Case in Cool White (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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09. MOFT Strong Magnetic Phone Case

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case that can self-heal from scratches

Specifications

Color options: Cool White, Smoky Black
Material: Plastic

Reasons to buy

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Strong magnet is great for accessories, Moft wallet stands, and car mounts
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Improves MagSafe Functionality
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Self-healing Scratch Protection

Reasons to avoid

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A little pricey for a basic case

This case from MOFT offers 5ft of drop protection, aided by a raised 1.6mm front lip and 0.5mm camera ring, ensuring extra protection for these areas in the event of any drops or falls. A new protective coating has been applied to the case too, providing it with the ability to heal any scratches and minor damage to the exterior, keeping itself as brand new as possible during the inevitable everyday wear and tear that cases go through. 

This case is also yellow stain resistant, keeping clear over time without any interference from the outdoor elements causing it to cloud. Fitted with a superior magnet array that actually improves the functionality of MagSafe-enabled products, we tested this case with MOFT's own range of Snap-on phone stands and magnetic wallets, and it worked exceptionally well!

Totallee Ultra-slim minimal case  (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)
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10. Totallee Ultra-slim minimal case

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max case that's basically invisible

Specifications

Color options: Frosted Black, Frosted Clear, Red, Green, Navy Blue, Pearl White, Clear (soft/hard)
Material: Polypropylene

Reasons to buy

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Only 0.02 inches thick with no bulk
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 Raised camera lip for protection
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30-day money-back guarantee

Reasons to avoid

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As basic as you can get
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Only protective against minor drops
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Very expensive

We have to be honest, we're a bit unsure about these cases from Totallee (opens in new tab). The plastic material is super see-through (even the colored variants) and it feels as if there's nothing to the cases at all, like they've been made from paper. Despite this, the case certainly appeals to the gimmick of being one of, if not the thinnest iPhone 14 Pro Max cases on the market, being only 0.02 inches thick!

The protection offered by these slim cases is minimal however, with only the most minor of drops and scratches protected by these light-as-air cases. They do have a raised lip and edge around the camera unit to prevent damage to your iPhone lenses, and the cases are backed by Totallee's 30-day money-back guarantee.

Whether these cases are awesome or totallee pointless remains to be decided - each case is engineered to fit perfectly to your iPhone 14 Pro Max, for the ultimate pocket-friendly and unintrusive case with absolutely zero bulk that's as light as a feather.

If you're thinking about ordering the iPhone 14 Pro Max or any of the latest iPhone range, you might also need the best iPhone power bank (opens in new tab) or an iPhone charger (opens in new tab). If you're happy with your current model but want to take your smartphone photography more seriously, then check out the best lenses for iPhone and Android phone (opens in new tab)s.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.