Want to repair your iPhone 12 or 13 at home? Here’s how to do it yourself
Apple is launching a self-repair service that will allow you to fix your phone in the comforts of your home
The company will sell parts and tools while offering instructions on how to repair your products, without bringing them into the store or to a third-party repair shop, according to Apple’s announcement.
Only the iPhone 12 and 13 can be repaired at home at the start, followed by Macs with M1 chips. You can replace iPhone’s display, batteries and camera, with more options coming later.
The service will be available early next year.
And if you return the used parts, Apple gives you a recycling credit that can be applied towards purchase.
The company says the program should be used by “individual technicians with knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices.” Most customers should still consider visiting a professional repair provider.
If you do choose to tackle your phone repairs at home, the device’s warranty won’t void, though you may further damage the device in the process of repairing it, according to TechCrunch.
Apple plans to sell more than 200 individual parts and tools with repair manuals. Pricing for these parts and tools has not been announced yet.
If you’re the kind to take matters into your own hands, this is a neat solution.