Last updated: November 28th, 2022 at 16:38 UTC+01:00
A new trademark application filed by Samsung may have revealed the company’s future plans related to its Self-Repair program. Judging by the filing, Samsung appears to be working on a new mobile app called “Self Repair Assistant.” The app’s icon, shown in the trademark application, consists of a stylized cogwheel and wrench on a blue background.
Samsung launched its Self-Repair program in the USA in the summer. The gist o the program is to allow Galaxy device users in the United States to acquire phone parts and tools for DIY repairs. Samsung introduced the Self-Repair program in partnership with iFixit, the latter of which supplies said components, tools, and instructions for disassembly and repairs.
Self Repair Assistant may be an app for DIY enthusiasts
The trademark filing describes “Self Repair Assistant” as a “computer application software for mobile phones for self-installation and self-maintenance of smartwatches, tablets, mobile phones, and earbuds.” It’s supposed to provide “consultancy and information services relating to self-installation and self-repair” of various mobile device types.
In other words, Samsung may be working on a mobile app that would allow Self-Repair customers to gain more information on how they should manage and repair their Samsung mobile devices. So, instead of going through the iFixit website, Samsung may offer guides and other helpful tidbits of information through a dedicated mobile app, i.e., Self Repair Assistant.
At launch, the Samsung Self-Repair program covered only a handful of devices, including the Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy S21 trio, and the Galaxy Tab S7+. And not much has changed since. These remain the only devices covered by the program, so perhaps the dedicated Self Repair Assistant app could allow Samsung to expand on that list. Only time will tell, and of course, the presence of a trademark application doesn’t guarantee that the app will be released. Nevertheless, it might be the next logical step if Samsung intends to enrich this program and streamline the process for DIYers.