How to carry my phone while running

I’m a fitness freak and run about 5-6 times a week. I always carry my phone with me while running, but it’s so bulky. I’ve been looking at ways to carry my phone and found some great suggestions. However, there are some things I’ve been thinking about that I’m not sure how to implement. I’ll list them below, followed by the best solution I’ve found.

6 Ways To Carry A Smartphone While Running

How to carry my phone while running

You Hold It

Since not everything calls for expensive equipment, let’s start with this. Sometimes simply carrying a phone while running is the best option. I frequently hold my smartphone in my hand during short or medium runs. It’s not one of my favorites, but it’s also not all that horrible. The best part is that it is totally free.

You can add a ring grip to the back of your phone to make it even simpler and less likely that you drop your priceless phone.

The advantages of holding your phone while running include; easy access to your phone and it’s free. On the other hand, holding your phone while running can be disadvantageous. There’s a risk of potential dropping, no water protection, and you might feel uncomfortable holding it in one hand.

Pockets for Running Shorts

Men used to find it far simpler than women to run while carrying a phone in their pocket. Almost all of my dad’s running shorts have a large side pocket that can accommodate a smartphone even if it wasn’t made that way.

On the other hand, many of my own running shorts feature tiny pockets that seem to be made for a single sports gel. Thankfully, many brands of running apparel are now following suit and producing pants with pockets big enough for smartphones.

Bags, belts, and water bottles

You could have a solution for where to keep your phone while jogging if you’ve previously figured out how to carry water while running. Most belts, packs, and hydration vests can accommodate phones with ease.

Although there are many different hydration vest alternatives, I currently prefer the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta for long runs. The Nathan Speedshot Plus portable bottle holds my phone and keeps me hydrated throughout shorter runs.

Ankle Belt

Consider a jogging waist belt with a phone pocket if your route is not very hot or long but you still want to carry your phone while running. This frees up your hands and gives people without pockets more options for running shorts.

You must select a decent fit if you want to avoid bouncing and chafing. Because they tend to reduce these problems, wide and flat bands like the Flip Belt,


There are many variations available, and runners have been wearing armbands to hold their phones while running for a time. I tried a few different options when I initially started, about ten years ago. I didn’t like it personally, but I believe that is because I have short arms. I also believe that since then, the items on the market have improved.

Depending on the model, there can be just a fabric pocket or a clear touchscreen window. Some of them have ingenious features, such as a rotating mount that allows you to see your phone while it is on your arm.

Athletic bra

Although women frequently fall short in the race for running shorts pockets, we do have one advantage over men: sports bra pockets! Naturally, bra fit is a matter of personal preference, so this may not be suitable for everyone, but this reasonably priced pocket sports bra has a back pocket for a smartphone and has received some surprisingly positive reviews. Possibly worth a shot!


Whichever approach you decide to choose, I hope this article will help you figure out how to take your phone with you on your next run.