TECH BYTE: Samsung Announces Self-Repair Program

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — You can now be your own handyman – or handymandy – when it comes to your smartphone.

Samsung has announced a new self-repair program, which launches this summer.

There’s no reason to bring your phone to someone for repairs if you can fix it yourself.

Samsung says it’s offering a new self-repair program to give customers more convenient and accessible options to keep their devices in tip top shape.

The tech company says the program even minimizes e-waste, so it’s better for the environment!

Galaxy owners will benefit if they have any issues with their S20, S21, or Tab S7+ devices.

Samsung users will get access to device parts and repair tools, and they’ll have step-by-step instructions to guide them through the repair process.

Samsung is teaming up with online repair community iFixit on the program.

It will enable Galaxy owners to be pros in replacing displays, back glass, and charging ports.

They’ll then return those used parts to Samsung to be recycled.

Customers can actually recycle any unusable tech at more than 1,700 drop-off locations across the country.

Even though the DIY repair program launches this summer, the tech company hopes to expand it to more devices down the road.

Apple announced a similar repair program for its iPhone back in November. It’s supposed to launch in the U.S. early this year.

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