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Samsung working on a self-repair app

by on29 November 2022


Already patented 

Samsung has invented a new self-repair app to aid customers looking to fix their own devices and got it to the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The app for a “Self Repair Assistant” includes a blue Samsung-style Android app icon that has a gear and a wrench and is a “computer application software for mobile phones” for self-repair, self-maintenance, and self-installation of devices including smartphones, smart watches, tablet computers, and earbuds. 

The patent office application claims that the app could provide users with repair guides and part information on a variety of Samsung Galaxy devices and might be the result of Samsung's partnership with iFixit earlier this year, providing the online repair resource site with OEM parts and repair guides.

The programme currently has a small library of supported products and their parts that went live in August, including the Samsung S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra, S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and Tab S7 Plus.  The Tame Apple Press claimed at the time that Samsung was copying its DIY repair programme, only it was just cheaper and more useful.

 

Last modified on 29 November 2022
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