Waterproof Cases and Covers for iPhone 4

One way to protect an iPhone is a cellphone case. Waterproof cases and covers for iPhone 4 provide an additional layer of protection for your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, their buttons, and screens. They can help ensure your phone stays in good condition for as long as possible.

What kind of features come with an iPhone waterproof case?

They are many aspects of protective iPhone waterproof cases that differentiate them, whether it's what they are made out of, their color, their design, or what kind of interesting additions they include. One major difference is the features of each case. Different types of iPhone waterproof cases include:

  • Housing: A tougher and more protective shockproof and waterproof case.
  • Pouch/Sleeve: A waterproof bag connected to a lanyard that allows you to conveniently carry your iPhone around your neck and take it with you to the pool or beach.
  • Clip: A waterproof case with an attachment that allows your phone to clip to your waistband.
  • Wallet case: A case that also has compartments for debit cards, cash, and identification that can be easily stored with your phone.
What materials are available for the iPhone 4 cases?

There are a variety of waterproof cases for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, available in a number of materials to suit your taste.

  • Rigid plastic cases
  • Silicone, gel, and rubber cases
  • Metal and aluminum cases
  • Nylon cases
  • Leather and synthetic leather cases
What's a LifeProof iPhone case?

The LifeProof iPhone case is a sealed waterproof case that covers both the back of the phone and the screen. These cases tend to be dirt proof, snow proof, and drop proof. The Lifeproof cover can be clipped to your belt, arm, bike, or can be used with suction mounts, quick mounts, and bar mounts to attach your iPhone to multiple surfaces. LifeProof is just one of many brands of waterproof cases, including Otterbox and Incipio, available for the iPhone 4 models.

How do you know if your case provides waterproof protection?

If you want to make sure your case is indeed waterproof, you'll want to test it. You can test the case in a sink or bowl filled with water at home. To do so:

  • First, be sure to remove your iPhone from your case.
  • Next, close your charger jack and earphone jack.
  • Submerge your case for at least 30 minutes to make sure it is indeed waterproof.
  • After the 30 minutes lapse, remove your case and open it, double checking that there is no moisture inside the case.