The average battery life of an iPhone 12 is rated for eight hours on a single charge. While many users might be perfectly content with that, you might not be — especially if you’re a heavy user. If you’re having a long day and you’re nowhere near a power socket, you’re going to need some way of boosting that battery until you get home. That’s why you need some extra juice, either in the form of a portable charger or integrated within your iPhone case as a battery pack. Battery cases are affordable battery boosters that attach to your iPhone and provide hours of extra power to keep you going. There are downsides though – some packs can be bulky, block wireless charging and Apple CarPlay can also be affected in some cases.
But if that doesn’t bother you, here are our picks of some of the best battery cases available for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. They’re cheap, stylish, and you never know when you are going to need them the most.
Alpatronix stands out because it allows wireless charging (unlike many other battery packs). Charge your phone on a QI charger and then the battery pack will charge itself using the same charger.
This doesn’t support Apple CarPlay but it does claim to give you an extended battery life of up to 120%. This is equivalent to 32 hours of extra talk time. If you don’t use CarPlay, this would be a top contender.
Featuring a 5,000mAh battery in a well-built hybrid structure of TPU and polycarbonate, Zttopo ensures you will never run out of juice in the middle of the day. It also has a kickstand to keep your hands free while watching content or taking video calls.
BOMT’s battery case comes with a large 6,800mAh battery, enough to fully charge your iPhone more than twice. It’s super easy to install and comes with a safe-circuit design to prevent overheating, overcharging and short circuiting the battery.
Wireless charging & 120% power
ZeroLemon gives you the best of both worlds – wireless charging and up to 120% more power. It’s also compatible with Apple CarPlay which vaults this battery case to the top of the pack.
As well as a more powerful battery charge, Luowan also provides a Smart LED Indicator which shows you how much battery you have left – 25%, 50%…etc. You can also switch off the battery pack without having to remove it.
SNSOU claims their product can provide up to 180% more battery life with a stronger than normal battery voltage. It also has a Smart LED indicator showing how much battery you have left. The only downside is that this pack does not support wireless charging.
Boost your battery by 2.5x
Unlike other cases in this list, which may come across as a bit boring with their all-black colorway, MAXBEAR’s battery case comes in an eye-catching blue and white color scheme. You get a large 7,000mAh battery, providing up to 150% extra juice and CarPlay support.
No wireless charging or CarPlay but Jerss does provide a powerful battery which will charge your phone in no time. LED lights will show you at all times the progress of the charge. You can also sync your phone to your MacBook without removing the battery case.
If you are a regular user of Apple Pay, using the Newdery battery pack doesn’t mean having to take the pack on and off your phone. Apple Pay contactless payments still work with the pack attached.
Double your battery life without adding any unsightly bulge with this compact battery case from Weijie. The case can be powered on with a click of a button and has discrete LEDs that tells you how much juice is still left in the tank.
As if it is a competition to outdo everyone else, Tengroad claims their battery pack provides 200% more charge to your phone. LED charging lights and the ability to switch off the battery pack without removing it makes it one to seriously consider.
This has all the usual battery charging features as all the others. But what makes Slabao unique is that the battery pack comes with a kickstand attached. So while the battery is charging, you can prop up the phone on its stand and view the screen, hands-free.
With so many iPhone 12 battery cases out there, it can be difficult to find the best one. But we believe you’ll surely find a perfect case for your iPhone 12 / Pro from our list. Each battery case has a unique selling point whether it supports wireless charging, Apple CarPlay, Apple Pay, or the ability to sync your iPhone to your MacBook.
Some of these cases can be bulky. However, we do have some options from BOMT, MAXBEAR, and Weijie that claim to be less bulky than their counterparts. If you’re a power user, the advantage of extra battery power will likely outweigh the inconvenience of a bit more heft. Since these cases are likely to always be on your iPhone, you will get much more peace of mind as opposed to carrying a portable charger. So pick one that suits your needs and stop worrying about running out of juice.