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Google Pixel XL Device maintenance Soft reset (forced reboot)

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Google Pixel XL - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 1
  • If your Pixel XL doesn’t appear to be working completely as it should, you can solve this in many cases by turning your device off and then on again, or giving it a so-called ‘soft reset’.
  • With a soft reset, the operating system is rebooted and all services reloaded.
  • If you use this method of resetting, all your personal data, files and apps on the device will remain unchanged.
  • Choose Next for step-by-step instructions.
Google Pixel XL - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 2
  • To reboot the Pixel XL, press and hold the power button on the side of the Pixel XL.
Google Pixel XL - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 3
  • The Pixel XL will automatically reboot.
Google Pixel XL - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 4
  • If this screen appears, enter the pincode and choose the tick symbol.
  • If this screen does not appear, go to the next step.
Google Pixel XL - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 5
  • If this screen appears, drag the lock symbol up to unlock it.
  • If this screen does not appear, go to the next step.
Google Pixel XL - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 6
  • The Pixel XL has been rebooted.
Google Pixel XL - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 7
  • If the problem persists, try using a so-called ‘hard reset’ to solve the problem.
  • With a hard reset, the device is reset to the factory settings.
  • Note: In contrast to a soft reset, with the hard reset all your personal data, files and apps on the device will be lost.
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