At the beginning of this year, Samsung announced that would allow owners of Galaxy devices the option to repair their devices themselves. A few months later, the company’s self-repair program has finally kicked off. Launching for the Galaxy S21 and S20 lines of smartphones, as well as the Tab S7 Plus, device owners won’t need to throw away their smartphones and tablets if they aren’t working properly. Instead, they can buy repair parts and tools for quick, DIY fixes.
While device repair may sound like a daunting endeavor, Samsung is providing full access to online repair guides that provide step-by-step instructions on how to fix specific problems and replace crucial items. Additionally, replacement parts and repair tools will be available through a handful of retailers, including iFixitSamsung 837 and samsung retail stores.
If you’re not looking to perform device “surgery” yourself, the self-repair program also offers a few different ways to connect with professionals to perform repairs for you. Device owners can get their technology fixed through in-store repairs, “Come to You” services, mail-in repairs, and other Samsung-licensed service providers. This means that no matter who you are, you can get your devices repaired instead of having to bear the cost of buying a new one.
When it comes to the price of replacement parts, Samsung will sell them to you at the same price that the company sells to affiliated repair providers. Depending on the type of parts you need, the price of repairing your smartphone or tablet can vary, but it will likely be much less than having to buy a new one.
In addition to reducing the cost of device replacement, Samsung’s self-repair program also helps limit the amount of technology waste that has quickly become a major contributor to landfills. It’s nice to see Samsung taking steps to cut consumer costs and help the environment, just like Apple did in 2021 through parts recycling and device repair.
While currently the only devices eligible for Samsung’s service are smartphones in the Galaxy S21 and S20 lines and the Tab S7 Plus, Samsung has plans to expand the service to more of its devices in the future. If you have an eligible device listed above, the self-repair program is available starting this August 2nd.