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How to Factory Reset Pixel 2

Posted by Desmond Andrada on December 14, 2017

There may be times when a certain problem requires the ‘nuclear option’ to solve it. In other words, everything you’ve tried just doesn’t work. As long as the problem isn’t hardware-related, a factory reset is almost guaranteed to do the trick. It’s advisable to exhaust all other options first, as this process will delete all user data and settings. Therefore, it’s imperative that you thoroughly backup your information before undertaking a factory reset on Pixel 2. Follow the steps below to return your Pixel 2 to its out-of-the-box factory settings

Pixel 2 Factory Reset

  1. Your device needs to be powered off
  2. Press the Home, Power and Volume Up keys simultaneously and hold them down until the Recovery Mode boot screen appears
  3. This looks exactly like the normal boot screen with the words ‘Recovery Mode’ in the top left
  4. Once you see the boot screen you can release the buttons
  5. In Recovery Mode you navigate menus using the Volume keys
  6. Select ‘Factory Reset’
  7. Choose ‘Yes’
  8. Reboot the device and you’ll find the OS to be like new again

If you happen to find a problem that a factory reset does not solve, you’ll need to contact the manufacturer or your carrier. Try calling the store where you bought the Pixel 2. They’ll be able to give you further guidance.

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