How to get patina on your iPhone 11 Pro leather case

If you remember last year I artificially aged my saddle brown leather case using sandpaper and oils. Well this year I’ve decided to let it naturally age, to be honest it’s what I’d recommend. The saddle brown is slippery out of the box but give it a couple of weeks and it’ll start to develop patina.

Mines a couple of weeks in and it’s started to darken on the edges now. What you can’t see is the protective slippery layer is breaking down and it’s much more tacky.

The back shows signs of wear now and is starting to get a bit of personality just based off my individual usage.

I’ll update as it ages over time.

Here’s my original post.