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How to Hard Reset Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Here’s how to hard reset Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL with hardware keys. You can reset Google Pixel 4 to factory settings using Power and volume up & down button. Perform a master reset on Pixel 4 XL to fix black screen problem, phone won’t turn on, touch screen not working, keeps rebooting itself, stuck on Google logo and more.

You can perform a Google Pixel 4 factory reset using recovery mode also called a hard reset or master reset. It will remove all phone data from your device including internal storage, Google account, third party apps, videos, photos and more. Make sure back up & restore your important data before applying this. Check out the below-given step by step process to hard reset Pixel 4 and 4 XL using hardware keys.

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How to hard reset Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL

You can factory data reset or hard reset Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4 using below given complete guide.

Step 1: Confirm Powered off your Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL.

Step 2: Long press the power button and volume down button at the same time until the screen turns on.

Step 3: Press the volume down button until Recovery mode appears on the screen.

Step 4: Press the Power button to enter your Pixel 4 into recovery mode.

Now see the Android Robot exclamation mark with the “No command” symbol appear on the screen.

Step 5: Tap & hold the power button and press the volume up button only once to view the recovery mode menu.

You can see the Reboot system now, Reboot to bootloader, Apply update from SD card, Apply update from ADB, Wipe data/factory reset, Power off and other recovery mode options on Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4.

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

Step 7: Press the power button.

This message view: Wipe all user data? This cannot be undone!

Step 8: Press the volume down button to select Factory data reset.

Step 9: Press the power button.

Now, wait until you complete the process. It will reset your Pixel 4 & 4 XL to factory settings. Also, the factory reset Google Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4 using phone settings. Check out the below steps.

Factory Reset Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL using phone settings

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the app drawer and tap on Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on System.

Step 3: Tap on Advanced.

Step 4: Tap on Reset options.

Step 5: Tap on Erase all data (Factory reset).

Step 6: Tap on Erase all data.

Confirm your PIN or Password or Pattern to unlock your device.

Step 7: Tap on Erase all data again.

It will remove all your phone data from your Pixel 4 & 4 XL device.

And that’s it. Hope these solutions worked for you. Do you still have any question regarding hard reset Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL? Let us know in the comments below!

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