How to Fix a Black Screen on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Annoying by Google Pixel unresponsive black screen issue? Here are the possible methods to fix black screen problem on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. First of all check your Pixel phone screen isn’t damaged or cracked. Sometimes facing Pixel black screen issues during incoming calls. Other issues related to this problem are Pixel screen isn’t responding or flashing or dead pixel on the screen. While using your device and suddenly nothing to show on screen, it completely looks like a black screen. While appear this black screen, you can’t operate your device. Sometimes your Pixel and Pixel XL won’t turn on also.

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How to Fix Black Screen Problem on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

fix black screen problem on Google Pixel phones

Try to Enable Safe Mode If the screen turns on sometimes

To find apps that causing issues, enable safe mode on Google Pixel & Pixel XL using the below steps.

Step 1: Press and hold the power button on your Pixel device.

Step 2: Touch and hold the “Power off” button until show “Reboot to safe mode”.

Step 3: Press “OK” to reboot safe mode on Google Pixel.

It will take 30-40 seconds to reboot your device.

Turn on safe mode Google Pixel to fix black screen problem

Step 4: View the “Safe modesymbol on the left side below the screen.

Check your Google Pixel is starting. If not found any problem, it means any third party apps causing the issue. Exit safe mode to restart your Pixel. Now delete the recently downloaded app one by one and check to fix the issue. After finding that app, re-install other apps. If you still found the issue in safe mode, the problem is hardware or OS related.

Factory Reset Google Pixel & Pixel XL If Screen isn’t responding

Make sure back up and restore your Pixel data before performing below given settings. It will delete your phone all data including Google account, photos, videos, music, and more.

Step 1: Turned off your Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Step 2: Press & hold the volume down button and the power button at the same time until the phone vibrates.

You can view the Android system recovery screen on Google Pixel. By default start button show on your phone.

Google pixel Recovery mode

Step 3: Press the volume down button until view recovery mode.

Step 4: Press the power button to restart into recovery mode.

You can see the above screen of the Android robot exclamation mark with a red triangle symbol on your Pixel phone.

Factory reset pixel and pixel XL phone

Step 5: Press & hold the power button and volume up buttons same time to scroll to wipe data/factory reset, press the power button to select it.

This message show on your Google Pixel & Pixel XL screen: Wipe all user data?

wipe cache data on pixel & pixel XL phone

Step 6: To confirm, press volume down buttons to scroll to Yes and press the power button to select it.

Clearing the cache may take 3-5 minutes.

Step 7: Press the volume down buttons to scroll to reboot system now, press the power button to select it.

Factory Data Reset Pixel to Fix Black Screen on Google Pixel

It will remove all your Pixel data. So make sure to backup Pixel important data.

Step 1: Go to “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap “Backup & reset” under the personal section.

Step 3: Tap “Factory data reset”.

Step 4: Tap “Reset phone”.

If set Pattern lock or PIN or Password or Fingerprint in your device, confirm it to unlock your device.

Factory data reset your pixel and pixel XL device

Step 5: Tap “Erase everything”.

It will delete all your personal information, accounts, music, photos, downloaded apps, and other data from your device.

Alternative Way: Settings > System > Advanced > Reset options > Erase all data (Factory reset) > Erase all data > Erase all data

Did this solution fix the black screen problem on Google Pixel & Pixel XL? What other tricky methods do you know to fix this problem? We invite you to leave your feedback in below comment box.

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