Never drop your phone again with a smartphone crossbody bag

This is the newest way to protect your iPhone. (Getty Images)

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We all know that heart sinking feeling when you look down to see that your iPhone screen has smashed.

Sure, in recent years numerous gadgets have been created to help us protect our beloved smartphones, from protective screens to PockSockets.

But, let’s face it, cracking your new iPhone 11 screen is still very doable.

Enter the latest phone accessory that is not only convenient, but also has a up-and-coming sartorial status: phone bags.

The unisex creation sees a long strap attached to a phone case, which is designed to be worn around the neck or cross-body for a handy hands-free experience.

And it’s becoming a must-have accessory in 2020 - created by both high-end designers and independent brands.

Berlin-based brand Xou Xou, which was founded by mum-of-three Yara Jentzsch Dib in 2015, was one of the first labels to create the phone accessory.

The brands recognisable sturdy cord straps come in numerous colours that are connected to a hard silicone case and cost £49.

In December 2018 the acclaimed fashion tech brand sold its 100,000th smartphone necklace - and there’s no sign of their demand slowing down any time soon.

Meanwhile, luxury British label Anya Hindmarch recently launched a Pimp Your Phone collection, which includes an array of luxury-looking straps in numerous materials, from leather to a gold chain.

The strap of your choice can then be attached to a Pimp Your Phone case, so that you can carry your phone without worry.

There are also plenty of affordable options for iPhone’s, Samsung Galaxy’s and more on Amazon - with prices starting at just £9.99.

Shop our top picks of phone bags

Smartphone Necklace for iPhone XS | £21.27 from Amazon

Crossbody Case for iPhone 11 | £11.99 from Amazon

Crossbody case for Samsung S10e | £15.87 from Amazon

Phone Strap | £95 from Anya Hindmarch

Cross-Body Phone Holder iPhone X/XS | £8.99 from Amazon

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