You can now repair your own iPhone or MacBook via Apple Self-Service

Apple Self-Service has just rolled out across large parts of Europe – here's how you can use it

Apple Self-Service Repair
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As fans and owners of Apple products, there is always one sticking point that arises – repairs. Generally, in the past, owners of Apple products would need to go to an Apple authorised technician in order to carry out repairs. Often, this resulted in extortionate bills, and left many looking for an alternative.

In November last year, Apple introduced the Self-Service Repair program, in a bid to combat this. The idea is simple – users can purchase parts for select repairs to older devices, like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, and complete them at home. Apple provides an extensive repair manual for the services users can undertake themselves.

Now, this service has rolled out to a handful of European countries. Customers in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK can all now make use of the Self-Service Repair program. 

The parts are offered at the same price as they are to Apple's network of authorised repair specialists, and you can even reduce the price in some cases by sending back your used parts for recycling. Apple will rent the toolkit out to you for one week, giving you everything you need to complete the repair. The rental costs £54.90 for seven days.

On iPhone's, you can carry out repairs on the battery, the bottom speaker, the camera, the display, the SIM tray and the taptic engine. On MacBook models, a more extensive range of repairs can be undertaken. everything from the keys and the battery, to the logic board and the trackpad can be repaired, with lots more in between. 

Apple Self-Service Repair

(Image credit: Apple)

Which devices are eligible for Apple Self-Service Repair?

The service allows repairs on any iPhone 12 or 13 variant, plus the new iPhone SE 3rd generation. In terms of MacBook's, users can elect to repair any device with an M1 chip. The full list is below:

iPhone models

MacBook models

It's a great service for those who feel comfortable making their own repairs, and should enable these people to extend the lifespan of their devices and save a little cash in the process. Personally, I'd enjoy having a go at any of the iPhone repairs offered here. The manual is really well detailed, including lots of safety information for what to do should anything go wrong. I'd feel comfortable enough with that level of information to undertake the job.

For the majority of people, the peace of mind of a trusted repair technician handling the job is likely to be worth more than the savings on offer, though. Unless you're really tech-savvy, you stand to risk an expensive piece of tech for a comparatively small saving.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.