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How to Reset Google Pixel and Pixel XL Using Recovery Mode

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Facing the issue of Google Pixel unresponsive or touch screen not working? You need to perform a hard reset or factory reset Google Pixel and Pixel XL. A factory reset using recovery mode is also called master reset. If none of the solutions worked for you to fix your Pixel issues, you will try this. It will reset all your device personal data, account, third party apps, music, photos, system & app data, and other settings from your Pixel device. Also, useful for another issue such as Pixel restarting itself, the poor sound quality on calls, and more. If specific app-related issues, enable safe mode on Google Pixel and find that app & remove it.

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How to Hard Reset Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Below you can see a complete guide to Google Pixel and Pixel XL hard reset or factory reset using power and volume button. Make sure to back up your important data before performing below given methods.

Step 1: Turn 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.

Android system recovery mode Google pixel phone

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

Use Recovery mode on Google pixel

Step 3: Press the volume down button until view the 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 the Android robot exclamation mark with a red triangle symbol on your Pixel phone.

Factory reset Google pixel & pixel XL device

Step 5:  Press & hold the power button and press volume up button one time only and then release the volume up button only.

You can see the Google Pixel recovery mode screen that including reboot system now, reboot to bootloader, Apply update from ADB, Wipe data/factory reset, and other handy settings.

Step 6: Press the volume down button until Wipe data/factory reset.

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

Step 7: Press the Power button to continue the process.

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Step 8: 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 9: Press the volume down buttons to scroll to reboot system now, press the power button to select it.

Factory 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

Alteranative Way: Settings > System > Advanced > Reset options > Erase all data > Erase all data > Confirm lock screen > Erase all data

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