Samsung has announced a new partnership with iFixit, the leading online repair community, to launch a self-repair program that will see Galaxy device owners make their own repairs to the Galaxy S20 and S21 family of products, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7+.
Samsung’s self-repair Vs Apple’s self-service repair
If you watch Linus Tech Tips on YouTube, you might have seen his latest review on Apple’s Self-Service Repair program which allows customers who are comfortable with completing their own repairs access to Apple genuine parts and tools.
Samsung users who want to do their own repairs can now purchase convenient and easy-to-use genuine device parts and repair tools through iFixit, Samsung 837, and Samsung retailers and service centers at the same price as affiliated service providers at repair.
Samsungs service is offered on iFixit’s Galaxy page. Here you choose product-specific parts and a repair kit that comes with the same tools: suction handles, iFixit Opening Tool, tweezers, and a bit driver just to name a few.
Each of the repair kits also comes with a free return label so you can ship the old parts back to Samsung.
However, even in its current limited form, Samsung’s repair program is far simpler and more accessible than Apple’s self-repair program that started in May.
Apple requires people to rent tools and equipment for their iPhone repairs and completing a screen or battery swap involves calling a remote technician for the iPhone to recognize it as a genuine part. Samsung doesn’t have the same digital lockout mechanisms on their devices.
Apple Self Service Repair and the Samsung self-repair programs are available in the US and will expand to additional countries — beginning in Europe — later this year.