Google Pixel And Pixel XL Screen Won’t Turn ON: How To Fix The Problem

Some have reported that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL screen won’t turn on. Even though the Pixel and Pixel XL buttons light up like normal, but the screen remains black and nothing is showen up. The Pixel and Pixel XL screen won’t turn on at random times for different people, but the common problem is that the screen fails to wake up.

It’s recommend to first connect the Pixel and Pixel XL to a power outlet to make sure the problem with the screen not turning on isn’t because of a dead battery. There could be several possible reasons that this is happening and we’ll try to give you different ways to fix the Pixel and Pixel XL screen problem.



Hit the Power button

The first thing that should be tested before any other advice would be to press the “Power” button several times to make sure there is an issue with the powering of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. If after trying to power the smartphone back on and the issue has not been fixed, continue reading the rest of this guide.


Boot to Safe Mode

When booting the Pixel and Pixel XL into “Safe Mode” It will only run on pre-loaded apps, this will allow you to see if another application was causing the issues. This can be done using the following steps:

  1. Press and hold the Power button at the same time
  2. After the Google screen appears, let go of the Power button then press and hold the Volume Down key.
  3. When it’s restarting, the Safe Mode text will be visible in the bottom left corner of the screen.



Boot to Recovery Mode and Wipe Cache Partition

The following steps will get the Google Pixel and Pixel XL into Recovery Mode by booting the smartphone:

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons at the same time
  2. After the phone vibrates, let go of the Power button, while still holding the other two buttons until Android System Recovery screen appears.
  3. Using the “Volume Down” button, highlight “wipe cache partition” and press the Power button to select it.
  4. After the cache partition is cleared, the Pixel and Pixel XL will reboot automatically


Read this guide for a more detailed explanation on how to clear cache on the Pixel and Pixel XL


Get Technical Support

If none of the methods have worked in trying to get the Google Pixel and Pixel XL to turn on after charging, it’s suggested to take the smartphone back to the store or to a shop where it can be physically checked for any damaged. If proven defective by a technician, a replacement unit may be provided for you of it could be repaired. But the main issue could be that the power button is not working on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.



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