You can now legally repair an iPhone from home by asking Apple for parts

That the screen or some other element of a phone breaks is something that is the order of the day. The risk of dropping your mobile or tablet is always there, although the chances increase if you neglect the terminal. But if it’s under warranty, you can always take it to Apple support. And if not also, although you will have to go through the box.

In fact, the official Apple Support application that you can download on iOS devices was updated a couple of months ago to tell you how much it would cost you to fix your iPhone or iPad, depending on the fault. You can also take it to an official dealer. Or, if you are a handyman, from this week fix it yourself.

iPhone self-repair program

Apple announced today that it is now available the repair self-service, which offers repair manuals and original Apple parts and tools a través del Apple Self Service Repair Store. The program is currently only available in the United States, although “it will be extended to other countries -starting with Europe- at the end of this year” according to Apple

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The new online store offers over 200 individual parts and toolswhich allows “customers experienced in the complexities of electronic device repair” be able to make repairs of elements of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models and the iPhone SE (third generation), such as the screen, the battery or the camera. Later this year, the program will also include manuals, parts and tools for repairing Apple silicon-based Mac computers.

How to order parts from Apple

To start the Self-Service Repair process, the customer will first review the repair manual for the product you want to repair by visiting support.apple.com/self-service-repair. You can then go to the Apple Self Service Repair Store and order the necessary parts and tools.

All original Apple parts “They are designed and manufactured for each product, and go through extensive testing to ensure the highest quality, safety and reliability. The parts are the same – at the same price – as those available through Apple’s network of authorized repair providers.. For certain repairs, “customers will receive a credit when returning a replaced part for recycling.”

Apple tools available to customers at the Self Service Repair Store they are the same ones used by the Apple repair network. They are designedtailored to help provide the best repairs for Apple products”, and include torque wrenches, repair trays, display vises and batteries, etc.

tool rental

Apple will offer rental tool kits for $49. so customers who don’t want to buy tools for a single repair will still have access to these professional repair tools. One week rental kits will be shipped to customers free of charge.

In order not to have a single doubt about the delicate process of assembling and disassembling an iPhone, it is best to read the document that Apple has also published, called “Expanding Access to Safe, Reliable, and Secure Service and Repair”.