Apple releases self-service iPhone repair manuals, parts and tools: How to get them

You can also pick up Apple Repair Tool Kits at $49 per piece for a week.

Apple is slowly opening the doors to its walled garden by making iPhone repair manuals, tools, and parts available for self-service repair. It is releasing more than 200 components and repair tools as part of this initiative. You may purchase such parts and equipment at the price at which they are available at Apple Authorized Repair Centers. In most cases, you will need a repair toolkit to complete the job. Just so you know, this Apple repair tool kit would cost you $49 per person.

So that’s the recently announced Apple Self Service Repair program. Let’s dive into the details:

How to Download Apple Self-Repair Manuals for iPhones

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First of all, Apple has shared the repair guides for some iPhone models like iPhone 12 series, iPhone 13 series and recent iPhone SE (2022). Using these new resources, you will be able to fix some of their hardware issues related to aspects like display, battery, and camera.

The company will add Apple-Silicon-based Macs to this list later this year.

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Coming to the task at hand, here is how you can download Apple repair manuals:

  • Go to the Apple Self Service Repair website.
  • Click on Manuals in the top menu bar.
  • On the new screen that loads, you’ll see repair manuals for compatible products alongside information and quick start guides. In this case, it is for recent iPhones.

You can also download repair manuals from these direct download links:

These manuals guide you on how to perform the repairs as well as the solutions to some problems or obstacles you may face.

Besides the manuals, you can also order the necessary tools and parts from the Apple Self Service Repair Store. According to Apple, this new online store provides access to “more than 200 individual parts and tools, which “are the same – at the same price – as those available to Apple’s network of authorized repairers”. This includes items such as torque screwdrivers, repair trays, display and battery presses, etc.

Additionally, the iPhone maker offers tool rental kits that cost $49 for a week’s use. It will, however, be shipped free of charge.

Apple Self-Service Repair is currently available in the US, but will expand to other markets like Europe later this year.

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