If you’ve ever had trouble finding a place to repair your Samsung phone, Best Buy has some good news: It will start approving approved repairs later this year.
Following an initial pilot program that saw Best Buy provide repair services for Samsung phones in selected locations today Samsung has announced That it is partnering with Best Buy to offer official repairs by Samsung-certified Geek Squad agents in more than 100 retail stores.
As you would expect from a first-party repair service, Best Buy will use genuine Samsung repair parts, including the ability to provide same-day repairs for most non-foldable Samsung phones (e.g. Galaxy S phones, but not Galaxy Z – series devices).
Best Buy says it will be able to serve devices that are within or outside the warranty, from front and rear screen replacement to battery replacement, and even repairs to ports and camera repairs. The Galaxy S phones are among the most commonly listed devices for repair at Best Buy Location. Galaxy S8 And up, or from the Galaxy Note phone Galaxy Note 8 And above. And in early November, you’ll even be able to get your foldable galaxy Z-series phone service, though you should leave it with Best Buy instead of being able to fix something right away.
Unfortunately, it is not clear whether Best Buy will be able to offer a screen replacement or a screen protector replacement. Samsung’s foldable phone, a service I could really use last year when I tried to find a way to get rid of the bubbles stuck in my bottom Z Fold2’s protective film. Gizmodo has reached out to Samsung for more information and we’ll update the story when we hear back.
However, the official Samsung stores are much larger than the Apple Store and the level of customer support and repair service available at Apple’s Genius Bars, making it easier for Samsung phone owners to book appointments for routine repairs is a great change that will help you keep up. Now and in the future the device is up and running.
To Make an appointment yourself, you can book one using Samsung’s online service request form Here.