How to unlock Google pixel XL if forgot password

Forgot PIN or Password on Google Pixel and Pixel XL device? You can unlock Google Pixel XL if forgot password using factory reset your device. Also reset pattern or PIN using Google account and android device manager. This two options help to restore pixel XL when forget the unlock pattern or PIN.

Using your Google account, you can be able to reset your password if forgot. It’s quite simple to reset or change pattern lock on Google Pixel and Pixel XL 7.1.2. Try below given different methods to unlock Google Pixel XL if forgot password.

Read This: Forgot pattern lock on Pixel and Pixel XL: How to fix

How to unlock Google Pixel XL if forgot password

This factory reset or master reset on Pixel and Pixel XL delete all your personal data, Google account, Photos & videos etc. Before factory reset, backup & restore data on Google Pixel.

Check out each one listed below tricks to unlock Google Pixel without password or forgot PIN / Password.

1st Method: Hard reset / Factory reset Google Pixel & Pixel XL 7.1.2

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.

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

Recovery mode on Google pixel device

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 android robot exclamation mark with red triangle on your pixel phone.

Step 5: Press & hold power button and volume up buttons same time to scroll to wipe cache partition, press the power button to select it.

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

Clear cache partition Pixel XL device

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 on pixel XL phone

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

Now all your pixel phone data deleted including Google account, photos, videos, third party apps etc.

2nd Method: Unlock Google Pixel XL if forgot password using Android device manager

You can erase all data, lock the screen and change the screen lock using android device manager in your Pixel and Pixel XL device. If enable location on Google pixel, useful it if forgot pattern lock on Google Pixel & Pixel XL 7.1.2. You can show android device manager settings in your Google pixel XL device using below steps.

Settings > Personal > Security > Device administrations > Device administrators > Android device manager > Activate this device administrator

Step 1: Go to Android device manager in your desktop PC or laptop

Step 2: log in with your Gmail account

You can show your android devices list on desktop or laptop.

Step 3: Tap on “Enable lock & erase” to reset pattern lock

Below given three options shows up on your desktop PC.

Unlock Google Pixel XL if forgot password

Lock: Lock device and display message or phone number

Play sound: Your device will ring for 5 minutes, even if set to silent

Erase: Erase all content from the device. You will no longer be able to locate it

Step 4: Tap on “Lock

Step 5: Enter password & again enter to confirm it

Add message or phone number to unlock your pixel phone

Also add recovery message and phone number so anyone find your Google pixel 7.1.2 and other device, they will reach by you using phone number. It’s look like below screen.

That’s all. Do let us know you liked this tutorial or not. What other fixes do you know to Unlock Google Pixel XL if forgot password? Share with us in below comment box. For more great android tricks visit

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