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Protect your iPhone 6/6S from spills, splashes, and submersion with one of these 15 cases

It would have been nice if Apple had made the iPhone 6/6S and the 6/6S Plus waterproof, or at least water resistant. One of the most common culprits for smartphone damage is liquids. Phones get dunked in the toilet, dropped in puddles, and have drinks spilled all over them. You can take your chances, or you can shop for water resistant or waterproof iPhone 6 cases. These waterproof cases will fit the iPhone 6S, too.

Updated on 3-7-2016 by Simon Hill: Completely reformatted, removed Trentium, replaced Dog & Bone with new model, added Pelican Marine, and updated alternative water resistance solutions.

Pelican Marine Case ($80)

Pelican Marine Case

This is a really tough case from a trusted name in case technology. The Pelican Marine scores an IP68 rating, which means it can be submerged in water up to 6.6 feet for half an hour. It’s also very rugged, meeting military drop test standard 810G. The five-layer protection includes shock absorbing elastomers, a polycarbonate shell, and a built-in screen protector. This case also adds grip, Touch ID still works, and though it completely covers the iPhone 6S, Pelican has worked to ensure that the audio isn’t too distorted.

Available at:

Amazon AT&T

Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact ($70)

Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact

You’ll enjoy peace of mind with this case, even if your iPhone 6 or 6S is submerged in water. It has an IP68 rating, so it can survive under 6.6 feet of water for an hour. Bad weather and dirt are not a problem, either. The case improves grip and gives you solid military drop protection, should you manage to drop it. Like a lot of rugged cases with all-around protection, there are some issues with this one, but Dog & Bone has made significant improvements over its original waterproof case. Touch ID works better, and it’s easier to swipe from the sides or up from the bottom to open the Notification center. In case you’re wondering about the name, “dog and bone” is cockney rhyming slang for phone.

Available at:

Amazon

Catalyst Waterproof Case ($70)

Catalyst Case

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option than this case from Catalyst, if you need something that can genuinely handle a dunk. This case is waterproof at up to 5 meters and boasts an IP68 rating. It also meets military standards for drop tests, so you can use your iPhone 6 outdoors with confidence, if it’s wrapped in one of these. Touch ID, buttons, and the touchscreen all work with the case on, and the ports are accessible via plugs, but not every cable is going to fit.

Available at:

Amazon

Lunatik Aquatik Case ($100)

Lunatik Aquatik

The Lunatik Aquatik is one of the few, fully waterproof cases with a slim form factor, and a colorful design. This one is TouchID compatible and scores an IP68 rating, which means the case will, at minimum, protect your phone when submerged for up to 30 minutes in up to 3 feet of water. Lunatik has another, beefier case that’ll withstand higher impact falls, if it’s rugged protection you’re after.

Available at:

Lunatik

Lifeproof Fre Case($40+)

Lifeproof Fre

One of the best waterproof iPhone 6 case manufacturers is Lifeproof (now owned by Otterbox), which has a reputation for delivering consistently dependable iPhone cases. The Fre has a scratch-resistant touchscreen cover and can also be submerged in up to 2 meters of water for up to an hour. For waterproof cases, Lifeproof is tough to beat on usability and style. You can pick this one up in a variety of different two-tone color combinations. It will also protect your iPhone 6 from snow, dirt, and drop damage.

Available at:

Amazon Best Buy Walmart

Related: The bigger they come, the harder they fall: Our favorite iPhone 6 Plus cases

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