Users of Galaxy products will be able to repair them themselves thanks to a new program set up with the help of iFixit, a leading advocate for the right to repair. Initially, the Galaxy S20 and S21 ranges of smartphones, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7+ tablet are affected, with expansion to come for other devices.
From this summer, American owners of these terminals who would like to carry out a repair at home will be able to receive certified parts, specific tools, as well as guides and step-by-step instructions. At first, it will be possible to replace the screen, the glass back and the charging ports. Defective parts may be returned to Samsung for proper recycling.
Later, these are other elements that will be replaceable by oneself (one thinks in particular of the battery). This program is of course reminiscent of the one announced to everyone’s surprise by Apple last November, which will allow you to repair iPhone and Mac with your big fingers in the comfort of your home. There too, it is a question of certified parts and repair guides.
Apple will allow its customers to repair their iPhones and Macs themselves
Many will be happy to see that Apple and Samsung allow users to open and repair their hard-earned devices. However, it’s not all kindness for manufacturers (especially Apple, which has fought like hell against the right to repair): pressure from the legislator is very strong, both in the United States than in Europe.