It’s usually a wonderful surprise to discover that your old phone case still fits your brand-new phone. However, if you’ve noticed that it’s happening less and less frequently, you’re not crazy – especially if you’re an iPhone user. The majority of the most recent and popular iPhone models will not fit in the same iPhone covers as older ones.

However, just to add to the confusion, previous iPhone models are still compatible with the same cases. Do you need some assistance making sense of it all? We’ve got you covered. Our iPhone case compatibility guide can rapidly educate you on the differences in compatibility between the various iPhone case sizes.

IPhone Case Compatibility

In the vast majority of cases, an iPhone case will not fit a different iPhone model. This is true of most iPhone models from various generations, as well as different iPhone models from the same generation (such as an iPhone 12 case and an iPhone 12 Pro Max cover) (such as an iPhone 6 Plus case and an iPhone 11 Pro case.)

In theory, iPhone versions like the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR have similar enough proportions to fit in the same case. However, the designs are enough dissimilar that you may be sacrificing a secure and protective fit. Controls and features may be misaligned as well; for example, an XR case on an iPhone 11 may obscure part of the camera.

Unless you have one of the models discussed in the following section, you should only purchase an iPhone cover that is expressly intended for your iPhone model. Furthermore, you shouldn’t expect to maintain your old iPhone cover when you upgrade to a newer model. Recent iPhone generations, as well as models within the same generation, have significant size and shape changes, making iPhone case compatibility between models impossible.

iPhones That Can Use the Same Case

However, with some previous iPhone generations, you may be able to use the same cover on multiple models. The following iPhone models are compatible with the same cases:

  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 8
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone SE (2016)

The phones listed above, unlike “nearly fits” like the iPhone 11 and XR, genuinely fit easily in the same cases. Qyutcase has grouped these models together in our iPhone case assortment to make it easier to discover the correct case for your iPhone.

Choosing the Appropriate iPhone Case

It’s more than just selecting a case that fits your phone when it comes to true iPhone case compatibility. It’s also about choosing a case that matches your way of life. When you’re looking for a new case, here are some of the items you’ll probably consider:

  • The ability of the case to protect your phone from drops, bumps, and scrapes.
  • How the case feels in your hands and how easy it is to hold
  • Whether the case’s cuts for speakers, buttons, and ports are precise.
  • The design of the casing has a pleasing aesthetic appeal.
  • Whether or not the case is composed of natural and environmentally acceptable materials