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How to hard reset Google pixel, Pixel XL

Facing issue of Google pixel freezing or unresponsive? Factory reset or hard reset Google pixel and pixel XL devices. It will reset all your device personal data, account, third party apps, music, photos, system & app data and other settings from your pixel device. So also called master reset. If you pixel device has any problem and not solved after all methods applied, you will try this. I hope this master reset on pixel is fix issue.

Also useful for another issue such as pixel restarting itself, touch screen not working, poor sound quality on calls and more. If specific app related issue, enable safe mode on Google pixel and find that app & remove it. Let see step by step process to factory reset or hard reset Google pixel and pixel XL phone.


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How to hard reset Google pixel and pixel XL

Below you can see complete guide to Google pixel and pixel XL hard reset or factory reset using power and volume button.

Step 1: Turn off your Google pixel and pixel XL 7.1.2 phone

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

Android system recovery mode Google pixel phone

You can view Android system recovery screen on Google pixel. By default start button show on Google pixel & pixel XL

Use Recovery mode on Google pixel

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

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

android robot exclamation mark with red triangle icon on screen

You can see the above screen of android robot exclamation mark with red triangle symbol on your pixel phone.

Factory reset Google pixel & pixel XL device

Step 5: Press & hold 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?

how to hard reset Google pixel 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.

Reboot system now on Google pixel phone

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

That’s all about how to factory reset or hard reset Google pixel phone.

Factory data reset Google Pixel & Pixel XL:

Factory data reset Google pixel device

Settings > Personal > backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone > unlock your device > Erase everything

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