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9 Essential iPhone Accessories for Travel

9 Essential iPhone Accessories for Travel

If you have an iPhone, and love traveling, I think we share the same interests. And I believe you will find this post about iPhone accessories for travel informative and helpful.

I have a Canon M10 Mirrorless, it’s light enough to carry around to take beautiful pictures. However, most of the time, I only travel with my iPhone. It could not only take photos, and edit those right away, and a lot of supporting features as you know, of course, but pretty much lighter than a true camera. Moreover, to fully enjoy the trip with your phone, I’m sure you will need the below accessories.

1. Power Bank

Anker 5000mAh powerbank, one of the ideal iPhone accessories for travel
The Anker 5000mAh power bank.

Definitely, this is the first-ever thing you have to remember preparing for any trip. By using your iPhone’s camera to take pictures or record videos, it could consume your phone battery a lot. At that moment, a power bank will be your best friend. You can recharge your phone fully with a power bank in the day, then charge the power bank at night for the next day’s use.

In order to choose a power bank, I would consider its capacity first, material second, and brand third. Specifically, a 5000mAh power bank is far good to fully charge an iPhone one time. Also, it’s smaller, saving space, and lighter than the 10000mAh or 20000mAh to carry around easily. Then, I would choose the ones with a Lithium polymer battery (LiPo), which is pretty suitable with most nowadays smartphones, including the iPhone. Finally, those with well-known brands in the industry such as Anker, or POWERADD are highly preferred.

If you are confused about picking a suitable power bank for your iPhone, you may want to see my suggestions below:

2. Camera Lens

The Broad Life - QJXV team is taking wefie at Lung Cu, the Northernmost point of Vietnam
Taking a pic of the whole team with a wide-angle lens.

You know, iPhone’s camera cannot take pictures from a wide-angle. And that’s when you need a camera lens. Especially in case you want to take a beautiful pic of a very tall building like Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Tower, you will see this item helpful. In addition, a camera lens even supports your iPhone to take macro photos.

You can consider this Xenvo Pro Lens Kit in case you want to buy one. With 0.45x wide-angle, 15x macro, I believe it’s one of the best iPhone camera accessories for travel.

3. Selfie Stick

Using selfie stick to take pic while riding motorbike on a pass of Vietnam
Using selfie stick to take a pic while riding a motorbike on a pass of Vietnam.

Your package of iPhone accessories for travel would be incomplete without a selfie stick. This stuff is very useful in case there is no one around, or people are busy, to help you taking beautiful pictures. Sometimes, a beautiful moments just happen for a few seconds, and that is when a selfie stick is extremely in need. Additionally, it might help you to take small group photos.

Selfie stick is not a new product. It even has a lot of kinds on the market. But only a few are advanced as it is compact, expandable in long range, and suitable with many iPhone generations. You ought to consider those.

4. Tripod Mount

Tripod, a must have iPhone accessories for travel

This could be a particular item for semi-pro or professional photographers, but it is clearly missing without adding a tripod mount to the list of iPhone accessories for travel. A tripod mount will help to reduce blurry images by keeping the phone balance when taking pics. As a result, iPhone users can create more beautiful photos easier.

A good tripod mount should have its components designed compactly, conveniently, and portably for a long trip. Its 3 legs must be lightweight but strong enough to support its users maximum. Moreover, a tripod mount usually goes with a remote to control in a long-range, don’t forget to check this one when buying a tripod.

5. International Travel Adapter

International Adapter, an important iPhone accessories for travel

You bring a lot of technical devices or gadgets, but at the end of the day, you realize that you have no suitable plug to charge them for next-day use. Have you ever been in that situation? If your answer is yes, definitely you need an international travel adapter.

There are many different types of plug and socket used in countries. Even the iPhone sold in different countries have different plug chargers. If you try to find a suitable plug every time traveling to a country, it will cost your time a lot. Instead, you just need an international travel adapter to effortlessly solve every socket case in every country.

To save your time looking for one, here are some of my suggestions:

6. Waterproof Case

Waterproof case supports water-related activities
The waterproof case supports water-related activities.

I had an old iPhone that was broken by the sea of Binh Ba island, Vietnam. Just 2 seconds into the water, my phone has gone forever. From that day, I always bring along an iPhone waterproof case every time I go to a seaside or do activities that relate to water. It not only makes me feel more comfortable but more convenient for my travel experience.

With a waterproof case, you can easily do phone photography under the water, even in deep. Also, the case is further suitable with water-related outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, or many kinds of surfing, etc. Furthermore, some cases with a strap to hang on your neck or wrist will support your underwater action easier and more flexibly.

With so many waterproof cases in the market could make you confused, here are my best suggestions that will save your time researching:

7. Earphone

Apple Airpod is the best companion with iPhone

The one best companion with iPhone that everyone knows. Indeed, a pair of earphones is useful not just in your trip but in any of your outdoor activities or relaxed moments.

I have no idea of a description or introduction of this item to say, but a story to tell you. So, the story is, I just had a trip to Nha Trang, Vietnam. And the trip was awesome till the time I’m on a sleeper bus going back to my home city. On the way, a stranger just simply snored like a chainsaw while sleeping. Unfortunately, I forgot my earphone at home. As a result, I had to suffer that whole night. 8 hours on the road is like 8 days in a club standing next to a loudspeaker to me. That was horrible.

Genuinely, I suggest you always have earphones, either bluetooth or wired ones, on your iPhone accessories for travel list. If you don’t have a pair, you should find one.

8. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The JBL speaker that will fulfill nights when traveling
The JBL speaker that fulfilled my nights.

I always remember the night I and my friends did camping on top of Ta Nang’s mountain. We pretty much chilled with beer, BBQ, and music out loud. That night wasn’t fulfilled without a speaker. On another time, I did trekking at Bu Gia Map national park and camping next to a stream. And a speaker made my night too.

Imagine you and your friends are camping inside a forest, or on top of a mountain with a full-stars-sky above your head, then a speaker with your favorite songs is all needed to enjoy the whole night. Especially with those who love singing, or playing musical instruments, a speaker will support to show your talents.

If you want to know the speakers who fulfilled my nights and will make your nights, here they are:

9. Electronics Organizer

An organizer can help to arrange iPhone products and accessories easily
An organizer can help to arrange iPhone products and accessories easily.

So up to this point, you may have a list of iPhone accessories for travel, all you need now is a bag to contain your items. Not just to protect your kinds of stuff, you can organize the accessories to find and carry it out easily with an electronics organizer. Let’s find one now!

So those are my suggested list of iPhone accessories for travel. If you have any more suggestions I’m happy to listen and update the list.


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Khoi Nguyen builds The Broad Life with a desire to inspire people go exploring the world and live a more interesting, experience, and adventurous life. This blog shares the stories, pictures, and experiences at destinations where he has traveled to.


  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    I love your list! I don’t think I have seen an accessory that I didn’t like or deem necessary!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Thanks a lot for your complement! Glad that you like the list 🙂

  • Kelly Martin

    I didn’t know there were so many different iPhone accessories! These look great for travelling.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      There are more accessories with the iPhone but this list contains the most essential ones. Now you can have a check list to enjoy traveling with your iPhone

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    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yeah I did, with the iPhone accessories my trips were more enjoyable ^^

  • Erika Ravnsborg

    Thanks for the post. I’d like to get a water proof case for my phone. I’ll need that for sure

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Glad that this post helped you find a needed item for your phone, and for your trip to be enjoyable 😀

  • Erika Ravnsborg

    This sounds like a great idea! I would like to have a waterproof for my phone.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      That’s definitely the best idea! You will have many beautiful underwater photos with the waterproof case 😉

  • Cherishingflo

    International travel adapter is DEFINITELY a good idea!!!

  • Tori at Everyday Wholesome

    this is such great information for traveling! I will definitely save it and review it the next time I travel! It will make my travels better and definitely better documented! Thanks again!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Glad that you like the list. I’m looking forward your sharing of travel pics and videos on my blog.

  • jenschreiner

    Thank you for sharing this list. My husband travels a lot of work and has the iphone 9. Tons of useful accessories for him. Great round up post

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Glad that you like this post! I think you are saying iPhone X, though? As Apple doesn’t have iPhone 9

  • Cha Esper

    these are all essentials, even if I am not an Iphone user, I believe I still need some of these mentioned. 🙂

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  • Emman Damian

    I always have a powerbank with me. Two in fact! It’s very useful as you need to always be online.

  • katrina Kroeplin

    i actually have a few of these. i have a few powerbanks. they are very important as you never know when you will need them. a tripod is so much fun and well, a speaker is essential for music!!!

  • Rosey Marie

    A water proof case is of major importance when you are traveling. Water is not forgiving to electronics.

  • Shelly

    These are great suggestions! I have a few on the list and use it for blogging.

  • Daisy

    Very informative! Thanks!

  • Stephanie

    I never leave the house without my powerbank! Thank you for sharing this post, so many usefull tips!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yeah me too, powerbank is now like a very important accessory to me. Glad that you like the list!

  • WanderlustBeautyDreams

    I have some of these accessories already. I need to a speaker for my travel kit, I always forget to bring one. Thanks for sharing this amazing list and options.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      wow that’s great to have many of those accessories. Do you plan to have everything of them?

  • Nicole Hunter

    I want to travel with you! I love the list of must have travel accessories for your i-phone. A lot of the photos are fantastic so obviously your list is working!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      If you see my posts you will see the iPhone take really good pics. And with the accessories your pics is even more beautiful

  • Chris and Reg Travel

    We actually travel with a lot of the same things. Great post look forward to more.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Your trips must be so great with a lot of accessories supported.
      Yes I will have more posts of similar things 🙂

  • Karan Joshi

    yes,these accessories are necessary for very traveler. We travel worry free and comfortable if we are carrying this accessories. Thanks for the information.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      How do you prepare those accessories for your trip? Do you carry everything or just something essential?

  • codewithrandom

    iphone is precious and accessories to

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