Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Can Now Get Repaired Via Google's Mail-In Service


Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL owners can now send their smartphones to Google by mail to have them repaired.

The company launched this service back in September 2018, a couple of days before the official announcement of its latest phone lineup, which weren't eligible for mail-in repairs until now.

Pixel 3 Repairs

Previously, those with a broken Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL had to turn to third-party repair centers, such as uBreakiFix. Now that isn't the case anymore.

A repair job will take 7 to 10 days, according to Google. To avail the service, just head on over to the repair center page, click on "Start a repair order," and provide the necessary information, such as the phone's IMEI number, which can be found on the box it came in, its SIM card tray, or in Settings > System > About phone.

After that, all that's left is to ship the Pixel device. There's an option to use a prepaid package from Google too. Don't forget to create a backup, perform a factory reset, and take out the SIM card before mailing the phone in.

Repair Center Page

As Android Police reports, the repair center will still redirect Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users to walk-in locations. Apparently, Google has yet to update the website.

"Yes, all generations of out of warranty Pixels will now be part of the mail-in Google Repair options. We're in the process of updating the page to reflect that," Google told the news outlet.

In other Pixel-related news, Google is said to roll out the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite sometime this year. According to the rumor, they're going to be available through Verizon, and they could sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or 710, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of native storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front snapper. Also, the Pixel 3 Lite could have a 5.5-inch screen, while the Pixel 3 XL Lite could have a 6-inch display.

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