Apple’s iPhone is already packed with premium tech, but there's a wide variety of accessories that will take the smartphone to the next level.


From desk stands to power banks and gaming controllers, there has never been more choice when it comes to add-ons. Much like the best iPad accessories, you may quickly wonder how you ever used your phone without them.

Many of the official extras for the latest iPhone 14 series will take advantage of Apple’s MagSafe technology. This is built into the back of the handsets and used to attach magnet-based accessories, including cases and wireless chargers. Do note that the majority of these add-ons only work with iPhone 12, 13 and 14 line-ups.

So if you already have an iPhone or are thinking about picking one up after reading our best iPhone guide, this article will list some of the best accessories in 2023.

Want to know more? Don’t miss our iPhone 14 review, and iPhone 14 Pro review. For the key differences between the standard iPhone 14 and the model before it, check out our in-depth iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 buyer’s guide.

Want more Apple? Here's our Apple iPad Air 5th gen review. Shopping for new earbuds? Check out this Beats Fit Pro vs Apple AirPods Pro comparison.

All pricing was correct at the time of publication.

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Top iPhone accessories at a glance:

The top 17 iPhone accessories in 2023

We have delved into the world of iPhone accessories to help you kit out your handset. Here's our guide to the top accessories that will enhance your iOS experience.

Apple MagSafe Wireless Charger, £38.90

Forget about fumbling around for a charging cable and adapter; the MagSafe wireless charger magnetically snaps onto the back of your iPhone 12 or 13. Shaped like a puck and a perfect size for sitting on a desk, it will charge from 0-50% in an hour. It’s still not as fast as traditional charging, but it’s undeniably convenient.

The big downside? For good performance, it needs a charging brick – a 20W USB-C adapter – that’s sold separately for £19, and the cable is just one metre long. The upside is it also charges older iPhones (8 or later) and Qi-compatible devices such as Google and Samsung handsets. They just won’t have the magnetic snap.

Buy the Apple MagSafe Wireless Charger for £38.90 at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro with Magsafe, £185.21

If you want to pair your iPhone with an Apple-branded set of wireless headphones, the premium AirPods Pro are one of your best options. Sure, they are a little pricey, but you get great audio quality, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and more than 24 hours of battery life via the case. Perfect for travelling, commuting or working out. If you're on a budget, check out the £47.98 Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 buds instead.

Buy the Apple AirPods Pro with Magsafe for £185.21 at Amazon

Ring Light with Extended Tripod Stand, £19.54

Aspiring YouTube or TikTok star, or simply want better lighting for Zoom calls? You need better desk lighting. Check out this 10-inch ring light, which comes with a 50-inch extendable tripod and a flexible holder for your smartphone. This model has three hues (Warm, Cool White, Daylight) and 10 levels of brightness for each.

Buy the Ring Light with Extended Tripod Stand for £19.54 at Amazon

Anker Wireless Charger, £15.99

Anker Wireless Charger

If you want a wireless charger and don’t care for the MagSafe connection, then this product from accessory-maker Anker is a great option. The PowerWave Pad will not be as fast as the official charger – with a 7.5W charge for the iPhone 12 and 13 – but it's more affordable. Do note that it needs the Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 wall adapter to enable the fast charging mode. Like Apple’s charger, that’s sold separately.

Buy the Anker Wireless Charger for £15.99 at Amazon

Spigen iPhone case, £12

Price: Dependant on model, typically between £10 and £25

If you want to protect your new iPhone from damage, you should consider picking up a case – and Spigen makes some fantastic protective covers. There is a wide variety of styles and colours available, including Ultra Hybrid, Liquid Air and Tough Armor. It’s not guaranteed to save your smartphone from a fall, but it will certainly help.

Apple has its own £49 silicone cases that snap on with MagSafe and a £59 leather wallet that magnetically snaps to the back of your iPhone to store credit cards.

Buy the Spigen iPhone case series for £12 at Amazon

Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds, £199

Released in the UK in January 2022, these new wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation are a must-have for exercise fans and boast seamless integration with iOS. With the same H1 chip found in the AirPods Pro, these are a sporty alternative to Apple's iconic white buds that come with a unique wing-tip design that keeps them snug in your ears while working out. For more, here's our full Beats Fit Pro review.

Buy the Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds for £199 at Amazon

Ideal of Sweden car vent mount, £29.99

The Ideal of Sweden car vent mount is a stylish magnetic smartphone holder that will look great with your iPhone. You don’t have to mess around with any side panels of a traditional plastic mount, simply snap your device onto the circular front so you can follow Google Maps or take calls while travelling. It comes in four colours - silver, gold, pink and black - so there’s likely to be a design for you.

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Buy the car vent mount for £29.99 at Ideal of Sweden

Gritin iPhone Stand, £8.49

If you are working or studying from home, you may want to consider a desk stand. The Gritin phone stand is a good choice, offering an adjustable holder that's made of solid alloy aluminium, plus rubber grips. A gap gives easy access for a charging cable, and it comes in a variety of colours: black, grey, red, silver and rose gold. You won’t miss any notifications – and can even watch some YouTube clips on the side.

Buy the Gritin iPhone Stand for £8.49 at Amazon

Anker PowerCore 20,000 PD, £39.99

This portable charger from Anker is compatible with all modern iPhones and will be a fantastic accessory for anyone who is travelling or likely to be away from a plug socket for extended periods of time. The PowerCore Essential has a large 20,000 mAh capacity and will charge your iPhone 12 up to 50% in around 30 minutes. It will work with any other smartphone and can also be used to power Apple iPads.

Buy the Anker PowerCore 20,000 PD for £39.99 at Amazon

Apple AirTags, £99 (4-pack)

Stick one of these little Apple-branded trackers onto your iPhone, and you will be able to quickly locate your smartphone. It has a one-tap set up on iPhones and will work hand-in-hand with the FindMe app. Perfect for peace of mind for anyone who gives their smartphone to their young children and finds it mysteriously goes missing.

Buy the Apple AirTags (4-pack) for £99 at Amazon

Razer Kishi for iPhone, £95.10

Razer Kishi for iPhone

If you use your iPhone for gaming and want to help replicate a console experience – especially on titles such as PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty Mobile – the Razer Kishi is the peripheral for you. It connects via the charging port and clamps to the sides of the phone. Sure, it looks more Game Gear than Nintendo Switch, but it gives you clickable analogue thumbsticks and a d-pad – that’s rare for mobile gaming. One other option is the £59.95 Rotor Riot Gaming Controller, which looks just like an Xbox pad.

Buy the Razer Kishi for iPhone for £95.10 at Amazon

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, £81.15

This new accessory from Apple snaps onto the back of your iPhone phone via MagSafe, providing instant wireless charging even while you are still using the device. The battery pack charges even faster when connected to a 27W or higher charger, but that power adapter and its cable are sold separately.

Buy the Apple Magsafe Battery Pack for £81.15 at Amazon

Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack, £8.65

One of the big changes with the most recent line-up of iPhones is they no longer come packaged with traditional EarPods. But if you still want to use an old set with a 3.5mm connector – or a third-party pair – then this cable will come in handy.

Buy the lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack for £8.65 at Amazon

Kodak Step Instant Printer, £67.97

The iPhone camera is great – but if you want to share physical pictures, the Kodak Step instant printer will let you do just that. Taking inspiration from polaroid cameras, it connects to your phone via Bluetooth and pushes out 2x3-inch sticky-back photos taken directly from your Camera Roll. A full charge will give you up to 25 of the prints. Is it a novelty item? Sure. Is it still kind of cool? Definitely, and great as a gift.

Buy the Kodak Step Instant Printer for £67.97 at Amazon

Belkin BoostCharge PRO 3-in-1 Wireless, £129.46

This "made for MagSafe" wireless charger is for Apple enthusiasts who not only have an iPhone, but also an Apple Watch and AirPods Pro. The Belkin BoostCharge powers all three devices at the same time, and thanks to a chrome finish it looks great while doing it. When connected via MagSafe, (iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 models) the phone can be in either portrait or landscape, providing charging speeds of up to 15W.

Buy the BoostCharge PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger for £129.46 at Amazon

DJI OM 4 Combo tripod, £148.95

If your iPhone is heavily used for taking video – maybe you need to shoot YouTube content or a new vlog – the DJI OM4 is a gimbal that will reduce shaky footage. It's a high-tech and hand-held stabiliser that can be used to hold your iPhone steady. The Combo bundle comes with a sling pouch, a magnetic clamp, a wrist strap and a grip that transforms into a tripod. A great option for content creators.

Buy the DJI OM 4 Combo handheld tripod for £148.95 at Amazon

Joby GripTight Pro 2 GorillaPod, £62.96

Another accessory that will enhance your iPhone’s photo and video capabilities is the Joby GripTight Pro 2 GorillaPod – a flexible and versatile stand that can be used as a traditional tripod, a handheld rig or even curled around fixtures such as street light poles or tree branches. It comes with a mount to add additional accessories, such as a microphone or portable light and is compatible with all sizes of iPhone.

Buy the Joby GripTight Pro 2 GorillaPod for £62.96 at Amazon


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