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Essential iPhone accessories every user should have in 2021

As the iPhone continues to evolve, so does the infinity of iPhone accessories on the market that seem to never stop coughing up new products. But what do you really need to trick out your iPhone, and what is a waste of your time? Keeping up with all those accessories can get overwhelming, even maddening. But we’ve got that covered for you. Check out our picks for the latest and best iPhone accessories in 2021 that will help you get the most out of your device, whether you have the most recent iPhone 12 or one of the models from years past.


We’ve all felt that uncomfortable pinky strain from holding our iPhone. PopSockets are among the simplest and best iPhone accessories to solve that problem. Grab yourself one of these for a more comfortable, collapsible grip on your phone. And with endless designs, customize your PopSocket to suit your personal style. Using one will feel strange at first, but within just a couple of hours, you’ll have no idea how you ever used your phone without one.

iphone accessories anker chargerAnker Nano Charger

If you’re looking for a powerful new charger, the Anker Nano is a game changer. For less than $20, not only is the Nano about half the size of a standard iPhone adapter, but this Anker adapter has the ability to charge your phone three times faster than the standard charger, up to 50% in just half an hour. Who wouldn’t want that? Designed for iPhone 8 or later models.

iphone accessories native union cableNative Union Night Cable

By now we’ve all agreed that the Lighting cable that comes with each iPhone is way too short and way too weak. There are plenty of alternatives, but the Native Union Night Cable is one of the most durable choices out there.

Conveniently, this cable is 10 feet long and has a weighted knot to secure your iPhone to whatever surface it’s on without any sliding and falling off. This knot will also secure the cable itself to any surface, whether or not your phone is connected.

tile mate starter packTile Mate Starter Bundle

A Tile Mate is what you need if you constantly misplace things. Download the Tile app on your iPhone to locate lost items like bags and keys, with the help of this Bluetooth enabled tracker. Tile Mate and the Tile app help you locate items within a 200-foot range. The Tile Starter Pack is the perfect pack to get you started. Never lose your gear again!

iphone accessories logitech charging dockLogitech POWERED 3-in-1 Dock

Logitech has multiple wireless chargers, but their POWERED 3-in-1 Dock is worth the investment. This 3-in-1 dock allows you to charge your iPhone on the upright charger, and also includes an Apple Watch charging puck, and another smaller space to charge another iPhone or your Airpods. This model is the perfect size and won’t take up too much space.

iphone accessories spigen screen protectorSpigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector

A glass screen protector is an iPhone essential. It doesn’t guarantee that your screen won’t shatter, but it adds an extra layer of protection and prevents scratching. The Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit screen protector is the best for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12, and includes a tool to help you line up the protector with your screen.

iphone accessories maxboost screen protectorMaxboost iPhone Screen Protector

Not everyone has the latest iPhone, and Maxboost screen protectors are a great alternative.
They offer screen protectors for a larger range of iPhone models, and also includes a frame to help with installation. Not to mention, Maxboost offers a lifetime no-hassle warranty.

iphone accessories lifeproof caseLifeproof Fré Case

Many phone cases falsely say they are waterproof, but the Lifeproof Fré Case is the real deal. This case claims to be fully submersible in water up to 6.6 feet deep for up to one hour. On top of being waterproof, the case is also drop proof, dirt proof and snow proof.

whoosh cleanerWHOOSH! Screen Cleaner

Whoosh! Screen Cleaner is one of the best iPhone accessories in that it’s the only cleaner that has been approved by Apple. This is a nontoxic, unscented liquid that is safe for all screens. Another plus is the formula is alcohol and ammonia free.

This cleaner kit comes with two scratch-free microfiber cloths that ensure your screen is left spotless.

iphone accessories apple battery caseApple Smart Battery Case

Apple’s very own Smart Battery Case is our favorite charging case. If you don’t want to be carrying around a portable charger, this case is a wireless alternative. What makes this case worth the purchase is you are able to track the case’s battery life easily on your IPhone’s lock screen and notification center.

ubeesize selfie ring lightUBeesize Selfie Ring Light

Whether you want to take the perfect picture or want to get into the world of vlogging, a ring light and tripod is very necessary. Luckily, UBeesize’s ring light comes with a tripod and a cell phone holder.

The ring light gives you 11 different brightness levels of warm, cool and daylight to choose from, giving you 33 options in total. The cell phone holder let’s you rotate your phone to capture your best angle, and the tripod is compatible with almost all smartphones. Another plus? This bundle comes with a Bluetooth remote to capture all your content hands-free.