Technically speaking, the iPhone 12 mini isn’t the smallest iPhone Apple has ever made. However, it certainly feels small in the hand. As such, you may need a case to help keep it safe.
So we’ve put together a list of some of the best cases you can pick up right now for the iPhone 12 mini. Each of the cases are available now, offering a range of designs, protection levels, and price points. So let’s just get right to it.
Related: check out our roundup of the best cases for all iPhone 12 models
The best iPhone 12 mini cases
- Spigen Ultra Hybrid
- Apple Silicone Case
- OtterBox Commuter Series
- Apple Leather Case
- Apple Clear Case
Spigen Ultra Hybrid
The Spigen Ultra Hybrid case is designed to be thin and lightweight, but still offer up plenty of protection for daily use. It has a durable PC back and a TPU bumper, and it’s crystal clear transparency (on the back) means you can still show off your iPhone 12 mini’s original color.
There are raised bezels on the front to protect the display, and raised bezels on the back to help protect the rear cameras. The case offers cutouts for the speakers and Lightning port, and the pronounced buttons on the side make it easy to feel them and press when needed.
The Spigen Ultra Hybrid case is available now from Amazon in several colors: Crystal Clear, Red, Matte Black, and Sand Beige.
Apple Silicone Case
Apple’s back with another silicone case for its newest iPhones. This one for the iPhone 12 mini will fit perfectly with the small handset, and offers a silky, soft-touch exterior that should feel great in the hand. Meanwhile, inside there is a microfiber lining to help prevent scratches with daily use.
Apple says the case has a “magical” attach and detach experience, which is due to the MagSafe support in this case. It has precision magnets in the case to help the accessory attach to the iPhone 12 mini. Those magnets also make it so the silicone case supports wireless charging through MagSafe.
Apple tests the silicone case over thousands of hours. The silicone case from Apple is available now from Amazon in Kumquat, White, Plum, Pink Citrus, Cypress Green, Deep Navy, (PRODUCT)RED, and Black.
The Totallee thin case for the iPhone 12 mini keeps things minimal. It is only 0.02 inches thin, so it’s not going to be adding any bulk to your small iPhone. So if you purchased the iPhone 12 mini for its pocketability, this case will certainly help with that goal.
There is a raised lip around the cameras on the back, helping to protect them through daily use. This thin case is designed to fit perfectly with the phone, so it will have a snug fit and not peel off over time. There are cutouts not only for the Lightning port and the speaker on the bottom, but also the side buttons as well.
The Totallee iPhone 12 mini case is available now from Amazon in Green, Frosted Black, Clear (soft), Navy Blue, and Frosted Clear. However, keep in mind that some cases will be in stock at a later date, while others are available now.
OtterBox Commuter Series
The OtterBox Commuter cars for the iPhone 12 mini will add a bit of bulk to your small iPhone. However, it offers plenty of protection for the trade-off. For instance, it features a lasting antimicrobial technology on the outer shell that helps prevent the build-up of common bacteria. That includes a silver-based growth to stop the growth of bacteria.
The exterior buttons on the case are pronounced, making them easy to press. There are ports for the speaker and the Lightning port for when you want to charge with a wire. The inner area of the case is soft to help prevent scratches with daily use.
The OtterBox Commuter case for the iPhone 12 mini is available now from Amazon in Aqua Sail, Blazer Blue, Black, and Pink.
Apple Leather Case
The Leather Case from Apple will fit nice and snug in the iPhone 12 mini. It’s made from specially tanned and finished leather, and it will develop a natural patina over time. It’s soft to the touch and should be comfortable to use over time with daily use. And thanks to MagSafe, it will snap or detach quickly and easily with the precise magnets. That means it supports wireless charging as well.
It’s not a thick case, but it will help protect your device from small drops and what not. And the inside of the case is soft as well, making sure not to scratch the handset.
The Leather Case for the iPhone 12 mini is available now from Amazon in (PRODUCT)RED, Saddle Brown, Black, Baltic Blue, and Black.
The new MagSafe-compatible case from Gear4 is designed to offer a clear case so you can still see the color of your phone, while offering up plenty of protection. The case offers up 13 feet of drop protection, the Crystal Palace Snap case is constructed from D30 Crystalex. And Gear4 says the case won’t yellow over time due to the materials being what they are, even with daily use.
The case from Gear4 is also made in part from recycled materials, so it’s an eco-friendly case as well.
The major benefit is the MagSafe compatibility. With this, Gear4’s case works with MagSafe attachment accessories, including wireless charging. The case also “snaps” into place thanks to the built-in magnets. So even with the case installed, the iPhone 12 mini will still see perfect alignment for the best possible wireless charging speeds (dependent on the wireless charger, of course).
The Gear4 case is available from Amazon.
Apple Clear Case
If you want to go with a clear case, and want to pick up an Apple-official option, then here you go. The case is manufactured from a blend of clear polycarbonate and flexible materials. It will fit exactly onto the iPhone 12 mini, and fit right over the buttons so they are easy to use. Meanwhile, the interior and exterior of the case have a scratch-resistant coating to keep the phone safe for daily use.
The case also features an anti-yellowing coating as well, so it shouldn’t get discolored over time.
And, as you can see from the image above, it features MagSafe technology as well. The Clear Case will attach magnetically to not only other MagSafe accessories, but also MagSafe wireless chargers. It will perfectly align with a wireless charger to offer the best possible wireless charging. It works with Qi-certified chargers, too.
The Clear Case for the iPhone 12 mini is available now from Amazon.
Here’s another clear case option (there are a lot of these for the iPhone 12 mini), but this one’s from Speck. It’s a company that has made a name for itself over the years by building some top-notch accessories. The Presidio case is no exception. It offers plenty of protection, while keeping a slim profile. And while the case has a clear design (except the Obsidian color options), it also offers a pop of color, too.
The Speck case features the company’s IMPACTIUM shock barrier design, which means it can survive a fall from up to 13 feet. The clear coating will resist discoloration over extended use periods, and it won’t yellow, either. And with Microban, the case will remain clean even with daily use.
Raised bezels will help protect the display and the rear cameras.
The Presidio case from Speck is available now for the iPhone 12 mini in Clear with Gold Glitter/Clear, Clear/Atmosphere Fade, Clear/Black, Clear/Clear, Clear/Clear Grip, Clear/Rosy Pink, Clear/Vintage Rose, Obsidian/Obsidian, Obsidian/Obsidian Grip.
The Mous case has a lot going for it. It’s thin, so it doesn’t add bulk. It’s designed to offer up superior drop protection. And it has its own magnetic features built right in. However, it’s worth noting that this is not a MagSafe accessory. So while it can work with a MagSafe wireless accessory, it won’t line up perfectly and it can’t wirelessly charge as quickly as a MagSafe-compatible case.
With that in mind, the Mous Limitless 3.0 case does offer up the company’s own magnetic charging technology called AutoAlignPlus. This will work with Mous’s other magnetic accessories, including a suction mount, a wireless charger, and a card wallet.
With Mous’s AiroShock technology, the case can survive plenty of falls. The case offers raised bezels to protect the display and the rear cameras. And, finally, the cases are made from high-end materials.
The Mous Limitless 3.0 case is available now from Amazon in Bamboo, Black Leather, Aramid Fibre, Speckled Black Leather, and Walnut.
Do you have any suggestions? What do you think are the best iPhone 12 mini cases? Make sure to share your input in the comments section.