Though the iPhone XS has an IP68 rating, which guarantees protection in water up to 1.5m deep for 30 minutes, I know I don’t want to risk dropping it into a swimming pool completely unprotected. That’s where waterproof cases come in. They’re completely sealed off so not only are you protected from potential water damage, but also from dust and debris. These are the best on the market for the iPhone XS.

Best for Most


Staff Favorite

Get true waterproof protection with serious drop protection on top. Catalyst cases have special acoustic membranes to provide better audio than most waterproof cases.

$90 at Amazon


LifeProof FRĒ

The most popular waterproof case for iPhone gets the XS upgrade with all the same features, including drop protection, a built-in screen cover, and button covers across the board. It comes in some amazing colors, too.

$72 at LifeProof

Budget option


Just because this case is less expensive, doesn’t mean it’s less waterproof. It’ll keep your iPhone XS sealed up tight. The audio quality may suffer a bit, but water and dust protection will not.

$20 at Amazon


Hitcase Splash

If you’re looking for a waterproof case to help you take stellar underwater photos, look no further. Combine this protective case with Hitcase’s specially designed lenses for truly brilliant images.

$70 at Hitcase



This case is waterproof with a built-in screen protector. Get heavy-duty protection from drops, dust, dirt, and water. The OUNNE case is still wireless-charging compatible.

$22 at Amazon



If you want to go deep with your iPhone, but don’t want to worry about the pressure getting to it, this case is designed for underwater activities, complete with a special camera lens. It’ll handle up to 33 feet of immersion and comes in black or seafoam green.

$199 at Amazon

Find a perfect waterproof case for your iPhone

If you’re looking for serious water protection, you’re going to want a waterproof case, which always has the added benefit of being dust and dirt-proof, too. I swear by my Catalyst waterproof case, taking it with me every time I’m going to be near any body of water.

If, however, you’re a fan of underwater photography, HitCase’s Splash is the best for the price, and you can get extra lens kits as you go.

Of course, we had to test them both out to see which one we liked best.

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