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With so many versions of iPads nowadays, it’s hard to figure out which case you’re even supposed to pick up. Make sure you’re getting the right case in the right size with our buying guide roundup!

What to Look for in an iPad Case in 2023

Picking a case for your iPad can be a daunting experience. You need to know what you want the case to do, as well as your budget. A Magic Keyboard might be a great keyboard case many turn to, but given its price, it may not be the best option for you if you don’t plan on using your iPad like a laptop a lot.

Once you know what you plan on using your iPad for, you can start shopping for a case—but you need to make sure you’re shopping for the right iPad model! Our buying guides below help you find the right case at the right size.

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Best iPad (9th Generation) Cases

While a new generation of the standard iPad is available, Apple is still supporting the ninth-generation iPad. If you’re looking to pick up this iPad version, make sure you get the right case. The two generation’s cases are incompatible, so double-check which generation you bought.

The Best iPad Cases (9th Generation) of 2023

Smart Cover for iPad (9th generation)
Best iPad Case Overall
Smart Cover for iPad (9th generation)
JETech Case for iPad 10.2-Inch
Best Budget iPad Case
JETech Case for iPad 10.2-Inch
Torro Leather Stand Case
Best Premium iPad Case
Torro Leather Stand Case
Logitech Slim Folio
Best iPad Keyboard Case
Logitech Slim Folio
URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Metropolis Case
Best Rugged iPad Case
URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Metropolis Case
Otterbox Symmetry Clear Series Case
Best iPad Case with Apple Pencil Holder
Otterbox Symmetry Clear Series Case
Fintie Kids Case
Best iPad Case for Kids
Fintie Kids Case

Best iPad (10th Generation) Cases

If you’re looking for the latest iPad model, you can’t go wrong with the 2022 iPad, which is the tenth-generation model. Just make sure you don’t buy the cases for the ninth-generation iPad! Our buying guide will steer you right.

The Best iPad Cases (10th Generation) of 2023

Spigen Liquid Air Folio
Best iPad Case Overall
Spigen Liquid Air Folio
ESR Ascend Trifold Case
Best Budget iPad Case
ESR Ascend Trifold Case
Torro Leather Case
Best Premium iPad Case
Torro Leather Case
Logitech Slim Folio
Best iPad Keyboard Case
Logitech Slim Folio
OtterBox Defender Series Pro
Best Rugged iPad Case
OtterBox Defender Series Pro
UAG Metropolis SE Series
Best iPad Case with Apple Pencil Holder
UAG Metropolis SE Series
OtterBox Kids EasyClean
Best iPad Case for Kids
OtterBox Kids EasyClean

Best iPad Mini Cases

If you need a compact tablet, look no further than the iPad Mini. This smaller model has all the functionality you love from Apple, but is easier to slide into a purse or bag. It’s a perfect eReader replacement, as well!

The Best iPad Mini Cases of 2023

ESR Ascend Trifold Case
Best iPad Mini Case Overall
ESR Ascend Trifold Case
MoKo Case
Best Budget iPad 6 Mini Case
MoKo Case
Torro Leather Smart Cover
Best Premium iPad Mini Case
Torro Leather Smart Cover
ProCase iPad Mini 6 Keyboard Case 2021
Best iPad Mini 6 Keyboard Case
ProCase iPad Mini 6 Keyboard Case 2021
Spigen Rugged Armor Case
Best Rugged iPad Mini 6 Case
Spigen Rugged Armor Case
ESR Magnetic Case
Best iPad Mini 6 Case With Apple Pencil Holder
ESR Magnetic Case

Best iPad Air Cases

The iPad Air is our favorite iPad model for a reason. It’s the perfect combination of size, functionality, and price. The Air is a great starting point if you’re unsure which model to pick up.

The Best iPad Air Cases of 2023

Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air
Best iPad Air Case Overall
Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air
ESR Magnetic Case for iPad Air 4
Best Budget iPad Air Case
ESR Magnetic Case for iPad Air 4
Logitech Combo Touch iPad Air
Best iPad Air Keyboard Case
Logitech Combo Touch iPad Air
Spigen Rugged Armor Pro
Best Rugged iPad Air Case
Spigen Rugged Armor Pro
Otterbox Symmetry Series 360 Folio Case for iPad Air
Best iPad Air Case with Apple Pencil Holder
Otterbox Symmetry Series 360 Folio Case for iPad Air
TORRO Tablet Case
Best iPad Air Leather Case
TORRO Tablet Case
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case
Best iPad Air Case with a Built-in Screen Protector
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case

Best iPad Pro 11-inch Cases

More of a tablet power user? The iPad Pro is the model to get. While the 11-inch iPad Pro model is the smaller of the two Pros, it has the same specs as the other iPad Pro model—and is cheaper, as well. Just make sure you grab the right size case!

The Best iPad Pro 11-inch Cases of 2023

Zugu Alpha Case
Best iPad Pro 11-inch Case Overall
Zugu Alpha Case
ESR Ascend Trifold Case
Best Budget iPad Pro 11-inch Case
ESR Ascend Trifold Case
Apple Magic Keyboard Case
Best iPad Pro 11-inch Keyboard Case
Apple Magic Keyboard Case
ESR Rebound Case
Best Case with Apple Pencil Holder
ESR Rebound Case
Nomad Rugged Folio
Best PremiumiPad Pro 11-inch Case
Nomad Rugged Folio
SUPCASE UB Pro
Best iPad Pro 11-inch Case with Built-in Screen Protector
SUPCASE UB Pro

Best iPad Pro 12.9-inch Cases

There’s a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro model in 2022, so if you want the latest, greatest, and most powerful, this is the model to buy. This is also your best choice if you’re looking for a laptop replacement. Make sure you’re not getting a case for the smaller Pro, though.

The Best iPad Pro 12.9-inch Cases of 2023

Zugu Alpha Case 2021
Best Overall
Zugu Alpha Case 2021
ESR Trifold Case
Best Budget
ESR Trifold Case
TORRO Leather iPad Pro Case
Best Premium iPad Pro 12.9-inch Case
TORRO Leather iPad Pro Case
Apple Magic Keyboard
Best Keyboard Case
Apple Magic Keyboard
Mous iPad Pro 12.9 Case
Best Rugged iPad Pro 12.9-inch Case
Mous iPad Pro 12.9 Case
ESR Pencil Case
Best Case with Apple Pencil Holder
ESR Pencil Case

Need More Accessories?

There’s more to iPad accessories than just cases. If you need help finding some other accessories, we have you covered:

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