Best waterproof bags for iPhone in 2024

The best iPhone waterproof bags offer an inexpensive way to keep your device safe and dry when you want to grab pool pics, take your phone to the beach, or even when you're stuck in a storm. Most bags fit every version of the iPhone, and they're far more affordable than hard-to-find waterproof cases.

Note: Waterproof bags do not work with Touch ID. The biometric scanner in Touch ID needs to be able to read your fingerprint and requires a special membrane that allows the fingerprint scan to work.

Looking an easy way to keep your phone safe near the pool? Here are the best waterproof bags for iPhone

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Why do you need a waterproof bag for your iPhone?

Sometimes, we need our phones on us at all times, even at an amusement park or in the pool. Plus, a little added protection is worth it if you don't want to cover the cost of a replacement phone. Pro-tip: Before using your purchase, fill your waterproof bag with a paper towel and submerge it in a sink full of water for around two hours. If the paper towel comes out dry, you're good to go. If not, send it back.

Although many newer iPhones come with an IP rating, making them somewhat water-resistant, a waterproof bag like the JOTO universal waterproof pouch provides extra protection that helps with not just water but also snow, mud, and other wet substances.

The iPhone waterproof bag from Yosh is an inexpensive option that fits all iPhones up to the iPhone 12 and offers IPX8 certification. And if you have a big phone, like the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the best iPhone waterproof bag for you is Procase. This three-pack fits all iPhones and has a clear window on the front and back for taking pictures and checking notifications.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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