Our hands are not getting any bigger, but our phones are. Which means we drop our phones more? Thank goodness for phone grips! Here are some of the best phone grips for the iPhone! (We’ve tested both normal and MagSafe phone grips).
iPhone 14 Update – We’ve tested all the phone grips in this list against the iPhone 14 and we the list still stands. We’ve been testing the new grips from Rhinoshield (the GripMax and GripMini) and they’re quite good. Those products are going to make the Top 3.
If you’re looking for in-depth mobile reviews, look no further than Mobile Reviews Eh. Everything we do is based on actual usage and we test the products our everyday lives for days, weeks and even months before doing an actual review. For this video, we cycled through both normal grips and MagSafe phone grips for over 3 months before finalizing the review.
For our best Phone Grips for the iPhone review, we ranked the phone grips using this set of criteria: testing each grip as a stand, MagSafe compatibility, hand comfort in both horizontal and vertical planes, durability, customization, protection, card capacity, and ease of use.
Top 10 Phone Grips
Frequently Asked Questions
top 10 Best Phone Grips For the iPhone
#10. Ghostek Loop - Simple but effective phone grip and stand
We like Ghostek. They’re a company that often flies under the radar, but they produce unique products. Ghostek is always trying to be better,, which is something we appreciate.
Ghostek loop has a few things that set it apart from other fabric-based phone grips. The first is it’s rigid stand, and the second is that it’s removable. Removing the grip allows you to mount the device in a non-MagSafe car mount easier.
We wouldn’t say this is a MagSafe compatible grip but the loop is long enough that you could mount it at the bottom of the device and still let your device use certain MagSafe accessories. However, the low setup is a bit awkward because it makes the iPhone feel top-heavy.
#9. Moft Snap+Stand - A good looking phone grip
Out of the half dozen Moft products that we’ve bought, Moft Snap+Stand is the only product we like. And that says a lot because we still have some bone to pick with Moft Snap+Stand.
We really like the design of the Moft Snap+Stand. This is one of the more comfortable phone grips that we’ve used because of the large surface area of the back and the ability to twist the grip to match your fingers. This Moft MagSafe phone grip product looks great and doesn’t look like an eyesore like other iPhone phone grips.
There are two downsides to this product that keeps it low in our best phone grips for the iPhone roundup. The first is the wear and tear. This is the only grip that started to rip after six months of usage. The other is the inability to use the Max sized iPhones with the vertical stand feature. It just topples over.
#8. FlipGrip - They need a Magsafe phone grip version!
FlipGrip is a very comfortable grip thanks to the weight of your iPhone being able to sit across two fingers, and the entire grip rotates to fit the angle of your hand. Opening the grip results in a satisfying click so those with fidgety fingers will love it.
The FlipGrip offers landscape viewing if you install it around the middle of the device. An obvious downside of FlipGrip is that you can’t use MagSafe. We tried a low mount with one of these phone grips and couldn’t get the MagSafe charger to fit (the low mount also didn’t allow us to use it as a stand).
#7. PopCase - A disappointing phone grip and stand
We were quite excited to buy the PopCase because of all the features PopSocket put into it. You get iPhone protection from the case and PopSocket usage that doesn’t hinder the MagSafe. PopCase felt like it was a great phone grip in the making! The feature that we were most excited about was the portrait stand feature. It’s a bit wobbly but it does work.
This was not the case in real life. The PopCase buttons are quite stiff, the case is also really slick/glossy. Which to be fair has to be glossy in order for the PopSocket to slide around, but it is so slick that it feels greasy. The glossy back also scratches easily.
With all that being said, this is the best MagSafe compatible phone grip that we’ve used which is why it’s #7 on our list.
#6. Loopy Case - Hard to beat a Classic Phone Grip
We’ve been using Loopy Cases for seven years now. Prior to MagSafe, the Loopy Case was the best phone grip for the iPhone. The Loopy Case is well made with lots of different designs, and the loop is super comfortable.
In reality, we’d say the Loopy is 50% phone grip and 50% handle. This the only phone grip that allows you to safely flip the phone out of your hand but still keep it on your fingers (think carrying your groceries).
The downside is that you can’t use anything MagSafe with the Loopy Case. And let’s be honest, MagSafe is awesome. This is the only product that we’re torn over as it is great but the MagSafe incompatiblity keeps it from making the Top 5 in our best phone grips For the iPhone 13 roundup.
#5. Nillkin SnapGrip - Smartly Designed
Nillkin SnapGrip ain’t bad. It’s a semi-permanent phone grip that’s compatible with MagSafe. It’s odd that nobody else does this. Nillkin SnapGrip also offers both landscape and portrait stand modes, and unlike most phone grips, the angle isn’t fixed.
However, the grip is awkward to use as there are two joints to deal with. The joints also don’t lay flat if not folded properly. The loop itself is metallic, so it feels like a guillotine against your fingers. It’s not as bad as normal loops like the Anker Magnetic Ring, but you’ll start to feel the loop after a few minutes.
#4. LoveHandle Pro - The best Phone grip (non MagSafe)
The LoveHandle Pro is one of the most comfortable grips to use. The band is wide, loose enough to fit two fingers easily, and best of all, it’s customizable. The LoveHandle Pro also functions as a stand for both portrait and landscape modes.
If you’ve got restless fingers, you’re going to love that it also clicks. The downside is that this phone grip is semi-permanent which means you can’t use MagSafe with it. We think LoveHandle shouldn’t totally think about making a MagSafe phone grip version.
#3. MagBak Wallet - Amazing phone grip with Card holder
When it comes to MagSafe Wallet, the MagBak Wallet is one of the best. It’s comfortable and has one of the highest card carrying capacities out of all the wallets that we tested. One of the problems we have with material loops is that it hurts the finger that it’s in. Especially with the heavier Max-sized iPhones. With the MagBak Wallet, you can remove some of the stitching so that you can fit more than one finger into the loop.
However, the magnetic strength isn’t as strong as our top picks so you’ll need to be careful when using it as a phone grip.
The MagBak Wallet is great on it’s own but becomes even better if you pair it with a MagBak case. This allows you to prop your iPhone in both landscape and portrait modes, and each case comes with MagStripes, The MagStripes can be used in your car as a mount or anywhere else you need to hang your iPhone.
#2. PopGrip - One of the Best MagSafe Phone Grips
PopGrip is our favorite MagSafe-compatible phone grip and could have been our best phone grips for the iPhone. Normally we are not a big fan of normal PopSockets, but the PopGrip is one of the most useful iPhone accessories we’ve used. It just works. Our phone feels secure while using the grip, and it’s easy to take off when we don’t need it. And being able to customize each grip has been the cherry on top of this MagSafe Phone Grip sundae.
There isn’t much that we can complain about with PopGrip. The only thing we’ve noticed from our usage over the last year was the finish on the back is starting to come off. The rubber finish on the back helps with keeping the grip on the iPhone, so you don’t want too much of it to come off.
#.1 PopWallet+ - The Best MagSafe Phone Grip
We said in our last entry that PopGrip was our favorite and probably the best phone grip for the iPhone. But there was one thing PopGrip didn’t have, which is a wallet feature. In PopWallet+, you get the best of PopGrip, but you have a wallet that comes with it. The wallet can hold 3-4 cards easily, and access is a cinch. However, PopWallet+ doesn’t have a strong magnetic connection as PopGrip. It’s still better than products like Moft Wallet but it’s far from being a deal breaker.
Honestly, if you need a wallet, get the PopWallet+. If you don’t, get the PopGrip. Both products are phenomenal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can MagSafe Grips Hold the Phone?
The MagSafe Grip can be used with most cases and iPhone models, but there are a few things to keep in mind. If you’re using a case, it’s important to check the strength of the magnetic connection. Some cases have weaker magnets, which could cause the grip to fall off more easily.
Additionally, the stiffer the buttons on your case, the more pressure you’ll need to exert on the grip to activate them. Finally, the size of your iPhone will also play a role in how much effort it takes to use the grip. Smaller iPhones will be easier to grip and leverage than larger ones.
The strength of the MagSafe Grip’s magnets is another important factor. Our Moft products have weaker magnets than PopGrip products (the best phone grips for the iPhone in our opinion), so they’re more likely to fall off. Keep all of these factors in mind when choosing a MagSafe Grip for your iPhone.
Are phone grips worth it?
We’ve been reviewing iPhone accessories for the last 10 years and the right phone grips will definitely improve your smartphone usage.
When 5W Qi-charging was the standard, it was a no-brainer to get a phone grip because the benefits outweighed the slow wireless charging. But with the introduction of MagSafe and 15W wireless charging, we’re hesitant about getting a permanent phone grip because you’re losing out on a lot of functionality.
A MagSafe phone grip is definitely worth it because you can attach it when you need it and remove it when you don’t. So, if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, go with a MagSafe phone grip.
Can phone grips be removed?
If you have a MagSafe Phone grip, you can remove it without damaging your device.
For all other phone grips, it depends on the type of adhesive used. Most phone grips use a semi-permanent adhesive that cannot be reused after the first application. If you are looking to remove a phone grip, turn off your device, warm up the adhesive using a hair dryer and take a piece of dental floss to separate the adhesive from the case/phone. This inability to reposition a normal phone grip is one of the reasons why we don’t recommend them for MagSafe compatible devices.
Do phone grips work with wireless charging?
The answer is, it depends on the grip. Some grips are thin enough to lay on top of a wireless charger, but your device may not charge at an optimum rate. The biggest benefit of MagSafe is the perfect alignment of the charge pad and the wireless charging receiver on the iPhone. Using a Non-MagSafe charger may still work if you can align it properly but it will not necessarily provide the best charge speeds.
Where should I put my phone grip?
For those looking to use a semi-permanent phone grip, our recommended method of attaching a phone grip would be to take the device in one hand, hold it in a manner where you can type on the screen with one hand and figure out where to put your grip.
This will allow you to get a feel for where you want your grip to be placed and also help to determine the size of the grip that you need. Once you have found the perfect spot for your phone grip, simply peel off the backing and attach it firmly to your device. For best results, we recommend that you let the adhesive set for 24 hours before use.
If you need to remove your phone grip at any time, simply peel it off gently and slowly. The adhesive is designed to be strong, but it will not damage your device if removed correctly.
For something like a PopSocket, you’ll want to aim for a spot between your index and middle fingers, between the distal interphalangeal and proximal intephlangela joints (the first and second bends in your finger). This will give you the most comfort and control.
For longer grips like the Pop Tart, we recommend placing it so that the loop fits around your middle finger. Depending on the size of the grip, angle it so that the grip lays flat on your finger. That will help with long term usability and prevent the grip from slipping off.
Experiment with different placements and choose the one that feels best for you.
Phone grips for silicone cases?
If you’re looking for a phone grip for your silicone case, we’ve got bad news: in general, silicone cases and phone grips with adhesives don’t work well together. Instead of risking the grip coming off the case (and subsequent phone drop), invest in a MagSafe Silicone case. If you don’t have an iPhone that is MagSafe compatible, look for a silicone case with a built-in grip. You’ll be glad you did!