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How to Reset App Preferences on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

If you don’t want to lose any app data and reset all apps settings, you need to reset app preferences on Google Pixel and Pixel XL (7.1.2.) It will reset all preferences for disabling app notifications, disable apps, app background data restrictions, and any app permission restrictions. Here’s how to restore apps and settings in your Google Pixel and other Android devices. You can easily change app settings, app permission, and change default apps on Pixel phone. If your Pixel app crashes or freezes, it may be caused by apps. So force stop or clear cache & data of app in your Android devices.

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How to Reset App Preferences on Google Pixel and Pixel XL (Android 7.1.2 Nougat)

Here I will show you all apps related settings for your Google Pixel 7.1.2 and other Android devices.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Under the device section, tap on Apps.

List of install apps views on your Pixel phone.

Tap more in apps to reset all app on pixel

Step 3: Tap on Three vertical dots (More) from the top of the right side corner.

reset app preferences Google Pixel XL phone

Step 4: Tap on Reset app preferences.

You will show this message on screen: Reset app preferences?

How to reset app preferences Google Pixel phone

Step 5: Tap on Reset apps.

It will reset all apps settings on Google Pixel without losing any app data. It’s quite easy to reset app preferences Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone.

Alternative Way (Latest Version): Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps > Three vertical dots at the top right corner > Reset app preferences > Reset apps

How to Change App Permission on Google Pixel XL and Pixel

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Under the device section, tap on Apps.

Touch settings icon for app permission settings change in pixel

Step 3: Tap on the Settings gear icon.

Step 4: Tap on App permission.

Here, you can view various options for app permission such as camera, contacts, location, SMS, and more.

App permission on pixel and android phone

Step 5:  Tap anyone want to change app permission settings.

Also, set or change default apps using the above settings in your Pixel device. You can change the default SMS app, home app, browser app, and phone app in your pixel device using the below settings.

Set or change default app on your Pixel and Pixel XL phone

Settings > Device > Apps > Default > Change home app, phone app, message app, and browser app

If you facing any specific app related problem in your pixel and other android devices, clear the app cache on your device.

Clear app cache on Google Pixel smartphone

Settings > Device > Apps > Tap app name > Storage > Clear cache

If not fix app issue using the above settings, enable safe mode on Google Pixel XL to find a third-party app that causing any issue.

That’s all. Did you find the above steps helpful to reset app preferences Google Pixel and Pixel XL? If you find it helpful, don’t forget to share it with others. Stay connected with us for the latest Google Pixel tricks.

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