Apple’s self-service repair program was officially launched last week, and many perceive this as a concession to the “Right to Repair” movement, which favors legislation requiring corporations to provide consumers with inexpensive replacement parts and repair equipment for their goods. You may now repair your iPhone’s display, battery, camera, and other components without voiding its warranty, but should you?
Hundreds of genuine components and equipment, such as screens, batteries, and cameras for Apple devices, are all available for purchase through the Self Service Repair Store online as part of the Self-Service Repair program. You can begin repairing your own device as soon as you have the proper paperwork and tools. Currently, the program is only available in the United States, but it will be made available in other countries, including Europe, by the end of 2022.
If you’re thinking about repairing your iPhone yourself, you definitely have a lot of questions about the program, which is still in its infancy. Is it costly? Is it simple to accomplish? Is your phone covered by the program? Would you be able to save money by doing so? Everything you need to know about Apple’s new do-it-yourself repair program.
An iPhone SE security screw kit costs 20 cents; an iPhone 13 Pro Max display bundle kit costs $312, depending on which model you have and which repair you need. In addition to the $49 tool rental packages, Apple may require a $1,300 security deposit for some customers. In addition to owning a supported iPhone model, you’ll need an IMEI or product serial number to purchase any genuine Apple components from the Self-Service Repair Store. Look for a 15-digit number in your iPhone’s IMEI setting, which can be found under General > About in the Settings app.
How to order parts and tools from the Self Service Repair Store
From the Self-Service Repair Store, you can purchase or rent the tools you’ll need for the repair. You’ll need your IMEI number in order to make any transactions. It is possible to keep track of your order through the Self-Service Repair Store after the transaction has been verified.
In a word, no. Aside from reading the handbook and analyzing the problem, you’ll need to order parts and tools, rent them from a repair shop, and wait for them to arrive at your home before you can fix your gadget. To fix your iPhone, you’ll need to disassemble it. If you’re familiar with all of that, then DIY repair is the best option for you to consider. If you’re still on the fence, it’s possible that you’d be better off having Apple or a third party repair your iPhone.
Once you’ve received your Apple parts and tools, you can follow the instructions in the repair manual to complete the repair. Additionally, certain fixes necessitate the use of a System Configuration step, which is a software program that completes the repair. The Self-Service Repair Store support team should be able to walk you through the procedure and explain exactly what you’ll need, but you will need to contact them to complete this final step.