How to Hard Reset or Factory Reset on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

How to Hard Reset or Factory Reset on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Hard Reset is an urgent choice to complete when your Google Pixel or Pixel XL is experiencing some stubborn problems which is not possible to be solved with another option. When the problem is not really serious, you can try to solve it with other option such as by clearing the app and system cache. This Factory reset is not recommended to complete on your Pixel or Pixel XL if there is any other possibility to fix the issues. It is because a hard reset will wipe all data and settings from the device and return it to factory default settings. That’s why hard reset is also known as a factory reset or a factory hard reset. If your phone experiencing consistent problems, it is possible you have the right reason to perform this Factory Hard Reset. If this hard reset is your only choice for your Pixel or Pixel XL, we’ll be telling you everything you need to know about how to hard reset or factory reset on Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Just like we mentioned above that this action will wipe all data and settings from the device and return it to factory default settings, it is important for you to ensure that you have backed up all data on your Pixel or Pixel XL. You can read the tutorial here to get the instruction manual you need to do to back up all data on your phone, include photos and videos. Moreover, Google Pixel and Pixel XL has no other storage but the built in internal storage. That is why you need to ensure to upload everything to the cloud before completing the hard factory reset action.

How to hard reset or factory reset on a working Google Pixel and Pixel XL 

If your Google pixel or Pixel XL is still working, you can use this tutorial of how to hard reset or factory reset on a working Google Pixel and Pixel XL. You can start the hard reset by swiping the notification down from the top of the screen to open the notification section of the Pixel or Pixel XL and then select the gear icon to bring up Settings app. After you have opened the Settings app, select on Backup and reset listed under User and Backup and then choose Factory data reset. Select Reset device at the bottom of the screen. on the next screen, select Delete all and wait for the process to complete and the phone to reboot. It will take a while until the process is accomplished. After you complete this hard reset, you can start over your Google Pixel or Pixel XL

How to hard reset or factory reset on Google Pixel and Pixel XL with hardware keys

The previous instruction is possible to complete when your Google Pixel or Pixel XL is still working. Otherwise, if you find that the touchscreen of your Pixel phone or Pixel XL is unresponsive, there is a problem accessing the menu, or you have an issue with your pattern lock, then you can complete hard reset or factory reset using the hardware keys. You just need to follow the steps below:

  1. Turn off the Pixel or Pixel XL
  2. Press and hold the Volume up button, the Home button, and the Power button at the same time until you see the Android logo.
  3. Use the Volume down to select wipe data/factory reset option and press the Power button to select it.
  4. Use the Volume down to highlight Yes – delete all user data and press Power to select it.
  5. After the Pixel or Pixel XL has rebooted, then use the Power button to select it.
  6. When the Pixel or Pixel XL restarts, everything will be wiped and you need to set it up again to start over the phone.

All steps above may seem pretty easy and simple, but sometimes there is a failure within the process especially when holding several buttons at the same time. To ensure the precise of all steps, make sure that you really follow every single step of how to hard reset or factory reset on Google Pixel and Pixel XL correctly. Well, hopefully you can bring your Google Pixel or Pixel XL back to normal after you completed hard reset or factory reset. Anyway, hard reset or factory reset also can be performed when there is a stubborn problem with your Wi-Fi connection, such as when it is switching between Wi-Fi and data at random time. Just always remember to back up all data on the phone before performing this reset.

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