It could be that you ran into technical glitches on your smartphone, or you sold it for cash and need to be certain that the buyer has no access to your data, a factory reset is a vital trick we all must be familiar with.
Below is all you should know about factory resetting a Google Pixel, and what needs to be done before and after to save your data.
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How Can I Factory Reset A Google Pixel Device?
Backing up your data is compulsory before engaging in any factory reset. Your Google account username and password should also be noted. You have to make sure your mobile device is plugged into its charger too because resetting can take a while and you do not want your phone powering off during the process.
When you are set, this is how to reset your Google Pixel:
- Scroll down from the top of the display and click the gear icon to launch your Settings app.
- Choose "System" and then "Reset options."
- Select "Erase all data (factory reset)" and after that "Reset Phone" (you might need to type in your device's PIN, password or pattern for confirmation of this action.)
- Click "Erase everything" to get your Google Pixel back to factory settings.
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How Can I Restore A Google Pixel After A Factory Reset?
When the reset process is done, you have to restart your device and restore the backed up data with your Google account login info.
To get that done, a Wi-Fi connection is necessary and then follow the on-screen restart guidelines. Once you reach "Copy apps and data," choose "Next" and then "Can't use old phone."
After that, below "Copy another way," click "Ok" and then "A backup from the Cloud." You will now be able to get yourself signed into your Google account to view the backed up data by adhering to the remaining instructions.