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What is everything I need, to start an phone repair shop? (Tools)

So I’m already repairing iPhones right now - But I’m really just doing what I think is the right thing.. So do anyone have some “nice to know” tips and maybe a list over every tool I need? I already bought the ifixit pro tech toolkit and I have a good supplier for my spareparts. What els would you recommend?

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Hi there Tobias and thanks for posting.

We’re excited to see you start your own phone repair service! People like you certainly make it accessible to repair various products and devices. While not required, we do recommend you to look into the iFixit MasterTech Certification program so that you can get a leg up on other competing businesses. Once you pass the exam, we’ll mail you a certificate and window cling so you can display it in front of your business. You can find more information about the certification on this page. If you’re still looking for more information, you can contact and the iFixit MasterTech team will get back to you right away.

Thanks and keep on fixing for the world!


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We have a whole bunch of resources set up for you ;)

In terms of tools, we offer a repair business toolkit—and there’s an option to save some money by leaving out the Pro Tech, since you already have one. In addition I would recommend:

  • Heat gun
  • Heat mat
  • USB ammeter
  • iPhone screen programmer

Those are the items I’d want to have on day one, but there’s a lot more to add as you increase your skillset and broaden the range of repairs you offer. A microscope can be really helpful for finding board damage; an ultrasonic cleaner is invaluable for water damage repairs. If you plan to do any soldering or microsoldering, that’s a whole other bag of jacks. There are lots of specialty tools for various categories of repairs, like the opening wheel and service wedge for iMac repairs. Read lots of guides and watch how-to videos for the repairs you plan to do, note what tools people are using, and go from there. Good luck!

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iFixit also sells a repair business toolkit that would be a pretty good guide on most tools you will need to do level 2 repairs

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Tobias will be eternally grateful.
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