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The Best iPhone Cases for Kids: 8 Tough, Kid-Proof Options

These durable cases will take a beating but keep your iPhones intact.

It’s simple: If you let your kid paw at your iPhone and want to ensure the screen isn’t constantly slimy or stricken with a spiderweb of cracks, then you need a good iPhone case for kids. After all, children have ever-sticky hands and a penchant for dropping things no matter how careful you tell them to be. The best of the best iPhone cases are a bit pricey, sure, but they more than pay for themselves protecting a phone through a few dozen drops. Then again, there are also a number of moderately priced iPhone cases for kids that offer protection without costing you an arm and a leg.

So, whether you’re looking to add durability, drop protection, or water repulsion, here are eight great iPhone cases for kids — or for adults who want to protect their phone from grabby hands. 

If you're looking for lots of protection without much bulk, this case is a great option. It's built to withstand 10-foot drops and has features like a raised bezel that do the extra work of preventing scratching and shattering even if your phone lands on the ground directly face down. It has a soft, grippy exterior with two layers of stop and shock protection. There's even an anti-microbial finish that inhibits bacterial growth inside the case. Just note that compatible screen protectors are sold separately.

  • Lightweight, ultra-slim TPU core absorbs and disperses shock to protect your iPhone against 10-foot drops
  • Textured covers make your phone's buttons easy to detect even without looking
  • Slim, tapered design securely and comfortably fits in your hand
  • Pebbled texture along the sides provide an enhanced grip to keep your phone from slipping out of your hands

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This behemoth has a soft bubble-pattern rubber interior lining combined with a hard polycarbonate shell for protection. That means it absorbs and deflects shock when your iPhone XR is thrown or dropped. A raised lip protects your screen from drops and surface scratches.

  • Compatible with iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 (Not Plus)
  • FRĒ: Built-in scratch protector is virtually invisible to the eye and touch; full access to buttons and controls - charge and sync through the USB port
  • Water and Snow Proof: Fully submergible to 6.6'/2 m for 1 hour; Sealed from snow, ice, dirt & dust particles - meets or exceeds IP-68 Ingress Protection Rating
  • Shock Proof: Withstands drops from 6.6'/2 m - meets or exceeds MIL STD 810F-516
  • Proper installation of a Life Proof product is important to successful use so please review the installation video and check the user manual to ensure correct installation. Includes Life Proof 1-year limited warranty (see website for details) and 100% authentic

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Knock the belt-mounted phone all you want, but it's a classic and having your phone within arm’s reach (while not distending a back pocket) can come in pretty handy. This case uses a tri-layered system to protect your phone: an inner, rubbery layer; a hard, polycarbonate outer shell; and an integrated screen protector. On top of all of this, a four-point snap system affixes it to a belt or strap to keep it within easy reach.

Grippy-enough to not slide around on your dashboard, but not so much as to make removing it from your pocket a pain in the ass, this phone hits the grippy sweet spot. The minimal case also comes with a screen protector and corners that create air pockets to cushion a fall. It weighs just 1.6 ounces and is slim enough so that you'll barely notice it's there at all.

This slim case has a hard shell exterior that is co-molded with a soft, impact-absorbing TPU layer and shockproof materials. There's a raised bezel around the perimeter that keeps the screen and camera protected. It also boasts military-grade shock protection and the company swears it can withstand an impact of up to 6.6 feet.

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