1. Just buy the case for your smartphone already. We get it, it's bulky, but at least buy a slim case. The slim cases will still protect your iPhone more than you know. I'd go for Otterbox or Lifeproof since they have some waterproof ones. It'll be a horrible experience to go kayaking or paddle boarding at Lady Bird Lake just to end up getting your phone drenched. We'll repair your iPhone for you, but in the long run, you'll save yourself money if you go for the case.
2. We've had some customers bring in their iPhone for repairs when they dropped their phone right after parking their car and opening the door. Why? Because they had their iPhone in their lap instead of in a secure spot in their car. Better yet, why not just buy a smartphone mount for your car. It'll be better for you as a safe driver too, since you can look at your phone and look out the windshield at the same time instead of looking down at your lap. For instance, I took a trip to Dallas once and this exact event happened to me. I learn from my mistakes and I learn quickly. I have dropped it numerous times after that, but thank goodness I've already bought my Otterbox case.
3. Make sure to not put your iPhone in a jacket pocket or anywhere else that isn't secure. Many phones will slip out and fall to the ground. BAM! Now you're in the busy city of Austin and you need your iPhone screen replaced. Don't worry, we got you covered. Just try not to do it again. This will also relate to tip #1.
4. If your iPhone or other smartphone is damaged, get it repaired and buy the case sooner than later. It's better to get it fixed so it can last longer and to prevent it from getting damaged anymore. Most damamges people request for are screens and water damamge. Here at ATX Phone Repair, we do iPhone screen repairs Austin at an affordable price. Request a tech to come out and fix your device. We offer warranties for repairs.