How to factory reset your new Google Pixel 3 XL

A factory reset is the most common method of reset users often use. This is the kind of reset you do if your phone has some firmware issues but can still boot up properly. The fact is almost every software problem on your Google Pixel 3 XL can be fixed by a factory reset so you must learn how to do this as you may need it in the future.

Just like the hard reset, all your files and personal data that are stored in your phone’s internal storage will be deleted so you need to create a backup of those things if you don’t want to lose them. You may copy them to the cloud or just move them over to your computer since your phone doesn’t have an SD card slot.

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 XL 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 perform Factory Reset on Pixel 3 XL via Settings menu

As I said earlier, you can use this method any time as long as your phone can boot up properly. You will be accessing the reset command through settings so everything must be working to be able to factory reset your phone. If for some reason you can’t access settings, then reset your phone using the other method.

Now, here’s how you factory reset your Pixel 3 XL…

  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.

After this procedure, you will have to setup your phone like new since everything is deleted and all settings brought back to default. You may use a different Google ID to set the phone up–that’s the advantage of this method.

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