The Best iPhone VR Headsets For 2020

Virtual reality for the iPhone has been quite a frustrating experience. On one hand, we now have quite a few third-party headsets to choose from, however Apple has yet to actually create their own “official” VR headset for the iPhone. This makes it very difficult for consumers to know which headset to buy when it comes to VR on the iPhone. That’s why we’ve made a short list of the best VR headsets for iPhone that we’d recommend in 2020.
Before we start, I would say that from my personal experience, VR on the iPhone is not fully there just yet. I mean it works, sure, but the visual quality and software for it is so lackluster when compared to the PC VR headsets. If you haven’t already bought into an iPhone headset, I would really recommend checking out the Oculus Go before you do. This is the first proper stand-alone VR headset, meaning you won’t need a PC or phone to run it. You can check out our best accessories for the Oculus Go by clicking here.

Destek V5 VR Headset

For just $50, the Destek V5 VR headset is the best choice for someone looking to get into VR for the first time. It comes with a bluetooth controller included in most packages, and the V5 version has been upgraded in a lot of ways. Featuring a FOV of 110° it can really give you the feeling of presence and immersion while you’re playing.The Destek V5 headset works on both iPhone and Android devices, however be sure to check your phone is VR-compatible before buying! You can find a whole list of supported devices in the specifications below.

lens focus extremely well for a mobile headset and can be adjusted by lateral movement. You are also able to adjust the lense depth moving the phone closer to the lense, further increasing the presence and immersion as you see fit. The remote control is also a super handy accessory to have and put this headset well above most of the rest found for the iPhone.

Destek V5 Headset Specifications

110° with enhanced depth & perception.

iPhone 11/ 11 Pro/X/ Xs/ Xs Max/ XR/ 8 Plus/ 7 Plus/ 6 Plus/ 6s Plus, for Samsung S10 Plus/ S10 e/ S10/ S9 Plus/ S9/ S8 Plus/ S8/ Note 10 Plus/ Note 10/ Note 9/Note 8

5.5- 6.5 inches

Width: 60-83mm

7.5 x 3.5 x 4.2 inches

12.8 oz

  • Adjustable Headstrap
  • Conductive Touch Buttons
  • Adjustment Buttons For IPD
  • 94% Light Transmittance
  • Aspheric & Anti-Distortion Surface
  • Anti-Blue Light Coating

To summarise, we think that the Destek v5 VR headset is one of the best ones available for both iPhone and Android. If you can’t afford a full standalone VR headset, this is your best entrance into the world of virtual reality and is sure to supply you with hours of entertainment!

VR WEAR 3D Virtual-Reality Goggles

VR WEAR have been in the mobile VR scene for some time and they have had time to perfect their latest VR headset. Compatible with nearly all phones, it comes bundled with a bunch of accessories and goodies too. This is a great choice for those looking for a slightly cheaper headset than the Destek v5. Although it is not far of the Destek in my personal opinion, plus you get more in the box!

The quality of the headset is great and cheap materials have not been used like the vast majority of iPhone VR headsets. It features adjustable head straps on top and along the sides which allow you to fit the headset perfectly onto your head. There are comfortable cushioned pads inside the goggle’s interior. This headset is also very lightweight despite it’s large size, meaning you can have long VR sessions and not experience much, if any, dicomfort.

VR WEAR 3D VR Goggles Specifications:


iPhone 11/ 11 Pro/X/ Xs/ Xs Max/ XR/ 8 Plus/ 7 Plus/ 6 Plus/ 6s Plus, for Samsung S10 Plus/ S10 e/ S10/ S9 Plus/ S9/ S8 Plus/ S8/ Note 10 Plus/ Note 10/ Note 9/Note 8

Smartphone requirements:

OS Android 4.1 and higher, iOS 6.0 and higher (iPhone 4 and higher) or OS Windows Phone 7.0 and higher.

The availability of actuating devices: gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer (digital compass).

Smartphone size: 4.5-6.3 inches (maximum size supported is 175 x 85 mm)

19.3 x 11.5 x 14.7 cm

322g (476g boxed)

  • High-quality construction and materals
  • Fits nearly all smartphones and mobile devices
  • 2 Funny stickers included to customize your headset
  • Anti-heat ventilation holes
  • Holes for cable & headphone management

If you’re not a fan of the Desket V5, these VR goggles from VR WEAR are a perfect replacement candidate. With near identical specifications, this headset has some nice extras which aren’t included with other mobile VR headsets. Plus, stickers are cool!