Google releases Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro repair manuals
Google continues to make it easier to repair the Pixel 7 series without needing to visit a repair shop. To recap, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro owners can already pick up original spare parts, courtesy of iFixit. While iFixit's repair guides are free to use, Google has now provided official repair manuals that cover disassembly, re-assembly and parts replacement in detail.
Sadly Google has geo-fenced their use, with a French IP address required to access either repair manual. This could be achieved with a VPN service, though. A translation tool may also be helpful, but most steps contain pictorial advice. Ultimately, iFixit's guides may be more accessible for now. However, Google's official repair manuals are more extensive, with 173 pages dedicated to the Pixel 7 and 197 pages spanning all possible Pixel 7 Pro repairs.
It remains to be seen whether Google will offer translations of these repair manuals into other languages. Seemingly, Google has only published these to boost the French Repair Index scores of its Pixel smartphones, details of which iFixit has covered in an extensive article. The EU is working to introduce a comparable service across the Eurozone though, which should prompt Google to offer these kind of repair manuals in other languages.