Google is getting ahead of the Right to Repair movement and has partnered with a number of home repair and 3rd party service companies to make it easier to repair your Google Pixel handset.
Starting later this year, genuine Pixel spare parts will be available for purchase at ifixit.com for Pixel 2 through Pixel 6 Pro, as well as future Pixel models, in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and EU countries where Pixel is available. The full range of spare parts for common Pixel phone repairs — things like batteries, replacement displays, cameras and more — will be available either individually or in iFixit Fix Kits, which include tools like screwdriver bits and spudgers.
If you don’t want to make repairs yourself and would prefer professional help, Google has also partnered with independent repair providers like uBreakiFix, which has more than 750 locations across the U.S. and Canada supporting in-warranty and out-of-warranty Pixel repairs. Google has similar partnerships with walk-in support providers in Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.K., with more to come. Pixel repair options are available in all countries where Google sell Pixel phones.
Google is also making training, documentation, tools and spare parts available to their authorized repair partners, and plans on expanding this availability in the future.
Going forward Google will evaluate each new Pixel model on how easy it is to repair so they can reduce the effort, tools, parts and materials involved in the repair process.
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