You can now fix a Pixel with official parts from Google and iFixit

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Google Pixel owners can now repair smartphones themselves with genuine parts available to buy now from iFixit.

The partnership, revealed earlier this year, enables Right to Repair for Pixel 2 owners up to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro series.

Users in the UK, US and Canada who feel encouraged to try tricky tech tinkering can now purchase components such as the battery, display, rear camera array and more, with all the tools needed to do the job.

With all the necessary kit, a Pixel 6 Pro camera array costs £164.99, a Pixel 5 display costs £144.99 and a Pixel 6 battery costs £37.99, for example.

iFixit publishes guides for each of the repairs in question and promises to add more parts for supported phones in the future, as well as new handsets like the upcoming Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 phones. Everything is also covered by Lifetime warranty on parts, save batteries.

“When consumers have more options, more repairs are done, and prices stay fair, you can fix your phone yourself or take it to a wide variety of professionals,” iFixit says in a confirming blog post. the availability.

“Maintaining this kind of competition in the repair market is a critical part of why iFixit fights for right to repair laws. It’s refreshing to see more and more companies voluntarily stepping up and offering access to genuine parts.

iFixit says Google has been working hard to improve the repairability of its phones, making the components more modular, and the job is now playing out with offering official parts to loyal Pixel owners who fancy themselves with the screwdrivers.

Apple and Samsung are both making progress on consumers’ right to repair their smartphones, ahead of proposed regulations guaranteeing users’ rights at home and abroad.

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