Invest in an Impact Resistant / Waterproof Case
Your iPhone is only going to be useful in an emergency if it’s functioning properly. And, as many of us know, keeping our devices safe during our day-to-day routines is hard enough. That’s why a good shock-, water- and weather-resistant case is a good idea.
Consider third-party options like Otterbox or Lifeproof. Many of the bulkier cases can withstand a lot more abuse and severe weather than your iPhone would be able to on its own. If those cases are too cumbersome for daily use, just keep them in an accessible place so you can put them on your device during an emergency.