How to Factory Reset your Google Pixel 3

The Google Pixel 3 has an impressive set of hardware and the fact that it runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box is what makes it really competitive. But just like any other smartphones today, it’s far from perfect and sooner or later you may encounter an issue or two. Depending on what the problem is, you may be able to fix it by doing the factory reset that’s why it’s imperative that you know how to do this procedure.

In this post, I will walk you through on how to do the most used reset method which is done through the Settings menu. By doing this, you’re bringing the device back to its default settings and configuration and it also means that any personal or third-party files and data saved in the phone’s internal storage will also be deleted. Therefore, before you actually perform this method, make sure to make a backup of your important files or those you don’t want to lose.

Now, before I walk you through on how to do the factory reset on your phone, if you’re looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our Pixel 3 Help Guides for we have already tackled most of the common issues with this device. We may already have published articles that could help you fix your problem.

How to do the Factory Reset on Google Pixel 3

You could only use this method if your phone can boot up successfully and are responsive. Which means that you should be able to access the Settings menu without having any issues because if not, then there’s a different way to reset your phone. But assuming your Pixel 3 runs well, here’s how to do the factory reset:

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap System > Advanced > Reset options.
  3. Tap Erase all data (factory reset) > Reset phone. If needed, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.
  4. To erase all data from your phone’s internal storage, tap Erase everything.
  5. When your phone has finished erasing, pick the option to restart.

Once the procedure is done successfully, you would have to set it up like new. You can use a different Google account if you want to or you can use the same and restore your data stored in the cloud.

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