If you're an iPhone user with a car, you probably rely on the Maps app when you're driving, and to keep your phone safely in sight, you need one of the best iPhone car mounts. They give you the flexibility to use your go-to commuting apps — from Maps to Music — hands-free.
Cradle Versus Magnetic
There are two basic types of mounts: cradle and magnetic. Cradle mounts tightly grip your phone from both sides. Magnetic mounts, on the other hand, have a small magnetic plate that attaches to your iPhone's case, helping it stick to the base of the mount. However, keep in mind that, though they're easier to remove and more discreet than cradle options, they have been known to block the wireless charging component in some newer models.
Mounts also vary in terms of positioning. You can install them everywhere from your car dashboard to the air vent (or even the windshield). Just make sure the one you choose is compatible with the location you have in mind. Also, check your state laws, as some states have banned windshield mounts.
The best iPhone car mounts are durable and suit your needs. To help you find the one for you, shop my roundup, below.