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 in class


Get true waterproof protection with serious drop protection on top. Catalyst cases have special acoustic membranes to provide better audio than most waterproof cases. They'll be available this December

$90 at Catalyst

Most popular

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!

$90 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. Audio quality may suffer a bit, but water and dust protection will not.

$20 at Amazon

Underwater photography

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

Rugged protection


If you need your phone to be waterproof as much as you need it to be drop-proof, Supcase has your case. It's built with extra thick padding on the corners and a strong polycarbonate hard shell. Mud wrestlers take note. This one's for you.

$25 at Amazon

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.

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