iPhone cases made from rugged materials like polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), and silicone offer great protection. Also, cases that include features like raised edges to protect the screen and camera, shock absorption, and drop protection features are particularly protective.
While it is possible, it's not typical for an iPhone case to cause signal interference. Cases made of metal or with significant metallic components could potentially interfere with signal reception, but most commercially available cases are designed not to cause this problem.
Most cases are compatible with wireless charging, especially those made of plastic or silicone. However, cases that are particularly thick or have metal elements may interfere with wireless charging. If wireless charging is a feature you use regularly, it's worth checking if the case is compatible before purchasing.
It depends on the design of the new iPhone. Apple often changes the dimensions, camera placement, and other design elements in new iPhone models. Thus, an older case may not fit correctly on a newer model. Check the compatibility information provided by the case manufacturer.
While some iPhone cases offer a degree of water resistance, they usually do not make your iPhone completely waterproof. Unless the case is specifically designed and advertised as waterproof, it's safest to assume it offers little to no protection against water damage.
In general, a case will not significantly protect your phone from overheating. While a case can provide some insulation, it might also potentially trap heat. Avoid exposing your phone to high temperatures for extended periods, even if it's in a case.
Depending on the material and quality of the case, the color may fade over time. Cases exposed to sunlight for extended periods, or that come into frequent contact with dyed fabrics or other colored materials, are more likely to fade. High-quality cases are often more resistant to fading.
The cleaning method can vary depending on the case's material. Generally, a soft, damp cloth with mild soap can be used to clean most iPhone cases. Always dry the case thoroughly after cleaning. Silicone cases may require a specific cleaning routine, so it's always a good idea to check with the manufacturer.
It depends on your needs. Hard cases often provide more protection against drops, while soft cases (like silicone) may offer better grip and are generally more lightweight. Both have their pros and cons, so choose based on your priorities—whether that's protection, style, grip, or something else.
Clear iPhone cases, especially those made of silicone or TPU, can turn yellow over time due to a process called photooxidation. This happens when the case is exposed to UV light over time. This discoloration is more noticeable with clear cases and less so with colored or opaque ones.