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How to Perform a Factory Reset on Google Pixel 6a

In this guide, we will show you how to perform a factory reset on Google Pixel 6a. There are many reasons why one would perform a factory reset on their device. Most users reset their devices when they encounter some software-related issues.

Other than that, devices are also reset when they need to be sold so that all of the private data is deleted. Whatever the reason there may be to factory reset your device, here in this guide we will be showing you how you can do exactly that. 

Google devices are particularly known for their software and also for their software rollout speed. The Google Pixel phones do not come with any kind of bloatware. This is one of the main reasons why Android users regard their software to be one of the best.

Even though the phones have great software, users seem to face many issues due to occasional bugs in the stable version. If you are also facing software issues with your device and to refresh it to get rid of those problems, then you can follow this guide to see how to perform a factory reset on Google Pixel 6a. 

Perform a factory reset on Google Pixel 6a

How to Perform a Factory Reset on Google Pixel 6a

Performing a factory reset will erase all of the data from your phone. This includes applications as well as all of the user data, which consists of photos, videos, images, documents, files and more.

So it is advised that before you proceed to perform a factory reset on your device, you should take a full backup of your phone’s data. In case you don’t know how to take a backup of your device, you can refer to our guide, How to Backup Your Android Device Without Root. Now follow the steps given below to perform a factory reset on Google Pixel 6a:

STEP 1: Head over to the Settings app on your Google Pixel 6a. 

STEP 2: Now scroll down and enter the System section. Now tap on Reset options. Now select Erase all and data (factory reset)

STEP 3: If you have set a lock screen password, you will be asked to enter it. Now tap on Erase data and tap on Erase data again. This will initiate the process. Wait till it is completed. 

How to Hard Reset Google Pixel 6a

If you just want to reset your phone to fix some software issues, then it is recommended that you try the hard reset method. Hard resetting your device does not remove data, so this is the preferred method if you just have issues with the software. Follow the given steps to hard reset your device:

STEP 1: First, power off your Google Pixel 6a by using the Power button. 

STEP 2: Now, boot into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding the Power and Volume down buttons together. 

STEP 3: Then use the Volume buttons to navigate to recovery mode and then select it by pressing the power button. 

STEP 4: Now press and hold the Power and Volume Up buttons together. This will show you the recovery options. 

STEP 5: After that, navigate to the Wipe data/factory reset option using the Volume buttons and select it.  

STEP 6: Once done, use the volume buttons again to navigate to Factory data reset and select it. 

STEP 7: In the end, proceed to the Reboot system now option and select it. 

So that was it from our side on how to perform a factory reset on Google Pixel 6a. We hope that you found this guide helpful. Let us know what you think in the comment section below. 

Uzair Hussain

Uzair Hussain is a dedicated writer who loves to read and research about android phones and technology. Has always enjoyed exploring further into tech and likes to share his knowledge through publishing writings.

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