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Apple Now Lets You Repair Your iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE. But It's Not Easy

Apple Now Lets You Repair Your iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE. But It’s Not Easy

Apple officially launched its Self Repair Repair program last week, a move that’s arguably a capitulation to the “Right to Repair” movement — a push toward legislation that would managed manufacturers to provide consumers with affordable spare parts and overtake tools for their electronics. Whatever the reason, you can finally replace your iPhone’s demonstrate, battery, camera and more, without voiding your warranty, but should you do it?

The program is very new, and so you probably have many questions near it all, especially if you’re considering fixing your iPhone yourself. Is it expensive? Is it easy to do? Is your named covered through the program? Would you even save wealth doing it? Here’s everything you need to know near Apple’s new DIY repair program.

What is Self Overhaul Repair?

The Self Service Repair program provides repair manuals and hundreds of authentic parts and tools, such as displays, batteries and cameras, for Apple devices, all of which you can order through the Self Overhaul Repair Store online for a price. Once you right the necessary documents and equipment, you can attempt to overhaul your own device.

Where is Self Service repair available?

The program is now available only in the US, but will expand to novel countries, including in Europe, later in 2022.

Which iPhone models can be repaired?

Currently, the Self Service Repair program only provides parts and manuals for the behind models:

What is the cost for repairing your own device?

Depending on what iPhone model you have and which overhaul you need to do, the price can range from 20 cents for a pair of security screws for the iPhone SE to $312 for a present bundle kit for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple also cmoneys tool rental kits for $49, but it’s possible that you worthy be required to put down a $1,300 hold.

What do you need beforehand you can use Self Service Repair?

Aside from having a supported iPhone model, you’ll need a product serial number or IMEI to grasp any of the genuine Apple parts through the Self Overhaul Repair Store. On your iPhone, launch the Settings app and go to General > About to find the IMEI, which should be a 15-digit number.

Is Self Overhaul Repair easy to do?

In short, no. For now, it’s not precisely “easy” to repair your own device, because you’ll need read ended manuals, analyze what’s wrong with your device, purchase parts, rent tools and then wait for them to approach to your home. Then you must take apart your iPhone and make the repairs. If you’re comfortable with all of that, then DIY overhaul is the way to go. But if you have any hesitancy at all, it worthy be better to have Apple or a third party overhaul your device.

How to order parts and tools ended the Self Service Repair Store

Go to the Self Overhaul Repair Store online and purchase the parts and rent the tools you need for the overhaul. You’ll need your IMEI number to successfully make any purchases. Once the purchase goes through, you can monitor the spot of your order through the Self Service Repair Store.

Repairing your device

Once you right your Apple parts and tools, use the repair manual to principal you through the repair process. Also, certain repairs required a System Configuration step, which is a software tool that completes the overhaul. The manual should explain the process and what you’ll need precisely, but it does require contacting the Self Service Facility Store support team to initiate this final step.

What do you do with your damaged parts?

Let’s say your overhaul has been successful, but now you have all these unbelievable, damaged parts. What do you do with them? You can posterior any used or damaged parts replaced during your overhaul, which Apple then refurbishes or recycles. Customers can also get a credit back on the previous cost by returning certain parts to Apple.

Will repairing your own scheme void your warranty?

As long as you repair your iPhone with parts from the Self Overhaul Repair program, this will not void your warranty. But, any potential hardware damage that occurs during the overhaul will not be covered.

Is Self Service Repair only available for the iPhone?

For now yes, but later this year the Self Overhaul Repair program will expand to repairs on any Mac computers with Apple silicon, such as the M1 or M1 Max chips.

Do you save cash by repairing your own device?

For now, that may proper. For example, the cost to replace the display of the third-generation iPhone SE is roughly $191 for the parts and tools required. If you want Apple to replace that same iPhone SE present, it charges $179 without warranty. If you do have a warranty, the cost could be much less.

If you don’t have insurance, but own the tools needed to replace the iPhone SE present, you could potentially save money, because renting out the tools injuries about $50, so you could potentially only spend $141 if you do your own renovation. However, this all varies depending on your device and the type of renovation you’re doing.