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Essential iPhone Accessories Every Apple Smartphone User Needs

Woman Holding iPhone Your iPhone is probably one of your most important possessions. Not only does it let you make calls and send messages, but it also gives you access to the Internet wherever you are and whenever you need it. Thanks to your iPhone, you’re never without quick access to your email, social media, and friends and family, 24 hours a day.

When it comes to picking up accessories for your phone, however, it can feel a bit daunting. This is especially true when you just buy a new iPhone.

There are an almost infinite variety of covers, chargers and accessories for the iPhone, and choosing between them can be tough. Here are some of the most essential accessories you should consider for your phone.

A Fast Charger

iPhone Charging Cable
Apple only bundles a charging cable with the iPhone currently

Apple doesn’t ship iPhones with the charger in the box anymore citing environmental concerns; so you need to buy one separately. Many people resort to using their old chargers. But they aren’t capable of charging your device as quickly as the newer iPhones can be charged. Hence it’s worth buying a newer one.

You can opt for the Apple-made option which is fine and it works as expected, but take a look at some of the other options too. The best iPhone 13 fast charger you’re likely to find suitable for your rapid charging needs may not necessarily be one by Apple.

The iPhone comes bundled only with a USB Type-C to Lightning cable. Make sure the third-party charger, with support for fast charging, that you choose works with USB Power Delivery (PD) and has a USB C port. Alternately, you can pick one that comes with the required cable.

A Phone Cover

iPhone With Protective Case Almost all smartphone users have probably suffered from a cracked or damaged screen at some point in their lives. Even though manufacturers constantly make improvements to the strength of their glass, a phone cover is still essential.

Look for one with cushioned edges and corners to protect the phone from falls. Ideally, you want your phone cover to have a slightly raised edge around the screen too as this can prevent the display from coming into direct contact with any flat surface on which it falls.

Pair your phone cover with a tempered glass screen protector and you’ll have the best chance of keeping your new iPhone in near-perfect condition. Apart from Apple itself, there are dozens of great options out there from brands such as Spigen, Otterbox and Speck.

An AirTag

apple airtag The Apple AirTag is quite a remarkable little gadget. By harnessing the power of all the nearby Apple devices connected to Apple’s “Find My” network, it’s able to constantly report its position to you.

Attach it to your valuables like your keys or wallet, and if you misplace them, you can use the AirTag to track them. It also supports precision finding once you get close enough. So you can walk right up to whatever your AirTag is attached to.

At around $30 each, AirTags might sound a bit pricey, but they’ve even proven indispensable for travelers with valuable luggage. So you’ll never regret forking over the money for them.

We’ve talked about the more practical iPhone accessories here — the bare essentials you need when you invest in a smartphone like this. But of course, many other accessories could make this list from wireless headphones to car mounts to good quality pop sockets.

But before you spend time looking around for accessories that will compliment your iPhone and your lifestyle, do shop around for the three most important ones mentioned above.