How to Reset App Preferences Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through restoring default preferences for disabled apps, background data restrictions for apps, or any permissions on the latest Google Pixel smartphones. Here’s a quick guide to reset app preferences on Google Pixel 7.

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

There may be instances when you open a certain file and your phone would ask you to choose which app to use to open and view the selected file or data type. This usually happens when you’ve installed multiple apps with the same functionality. Unless you’ve already set the default app to process a specific file type or data protocol, expect your device to ask you to choose your preferred app to use each time you try to open that file. 

If for some reason you chose the wrong app, you can always put things back to their original setup. This is when resetting app preferences comes in handy.

Depicted below is the actual process of resetting app preferences on the Google Pixel 7 device. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.

  1. To get started, launch the Settings app menu.

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    To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to launch the Apps viewer then find the Settings icon represented by a gear-shaped icon.

  2. In the Settings menu, scroll to find then System.

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    On the following menu, you will see system-related features and options that you can use and manage.

  3. Scroll all the way down to the bottom section then tap Reset options.

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    Different types of reset commands will load up on the next screen.

  4. Tap Reset app preferences from the given options to proceed.

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    A pop-up warning will load up next.

  5. Read and review the message to learn what exactly happens when you reset app preferences on your device. Then, tap Reset apps to confirm action.

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    The reset will then instigate. The entire process only takes a few seconds to finish so everything should be all set in just a moment.

  • Settings
  • Google Pixel 7

What happens after the app reset?

All preferences for disabled apps, disabled app notifications, default applications for actions, background data restrictions for apps and any permission restrictions will be reset and restored to their original configurations.

Apps that require access to any of your phone’s system services like the camera, contacts or location will then ask for your permission whenever they’re launched. Granting permissions is important for these apps to work as intended.

Reset app preferences to deal with in-app glitches

Performing this reset is also deemed among other potential solutions to random app problems attributed to in-app glitches or corrupted app data. So if you happen to bump into relevant issues when using a particular app on your Pixel phone, consider doing this reset if the problem continues and the app does not work even after restarting the phone.

This reset does not affect any saved information from the phone’s internal storage and so you will not lose any saved files. This process also does not delete any app data.

And that’s how to reset app preferences on the Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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