After sometime your iPhone may need repair. This is something that is inevitable. The good thing is that this is rare especially if you take good care of your iPhone.
You iPhone may get wet. There have been numerous cases where phone owners have spilled drinks on them, accidentally dropped them in the tub or they have experienced a couple of other watery mishaps. The fact that your phone is wet does not mean it is automatically dead. There are some cases where iPhone repair is still possible. You have to follow a few steps if you want to save a wet iPhone.
Remove your iPhone from water or the liquid as soon as possible. If the device is on, hit the Sleep/Wake button that is located at the top of the phone. This will turn it off. Make sure that you do not turn it on or dock it in a computer. Turning it on when it is wet will do more damage to the electronics in your device. Shake the water out and dry the phone. Depending on the extent of water penetration, you can be able to see water in the dock connector, headphone jack or other places.
Putting your phone in rice works. Get a zip-lock bag that is big enough to hold it and the rice. Put the iPhone inside it then fill a bigger part of the rest of the bag with uncooked rice. Do not use enriched rice because it can leave dust in your device. Leave it in the bag for at least two days. In some cases, you may need to leave it in the bag for even a week. This will allow the rice to draw moisture from your device. In case your phone behaves strangely after it starts working, put the device back in the bag. Many phones have been saved this way.
If this tactic does not work you can opt for other iPhone repair alternatives. There are multiple iPhone repair companies that have specialized in saving wet phones. The internet is a good place to start if you want to find them.