(Last Updated On: October 9, 2017)

Everyone is crazy about the new Android smartphones by Google i.e., Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These are the best Android smartphones right now in the market with great look. We have recently published some stock wallpapers of Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL in case you need. Factory reset is one of the ways to troubleshoot with Android issues and easily fix bugs inside Android phone. However, you can also fix your Android issues by going into safe mode just like we do in Windows.

In this article, I will show you how to factory reset your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, Android phone. I’m not saying that you are factory resetting your Google phone because you have bugs in your phone, but you might factory resetting your phone for some other reasons. Maybe you are tired of all the customization you have made using customization Android apps now you want the default settings back by factory resetting Google Pixel 2 / Google Pixel 2 XL.

No doubt that factory reset can really improve your smartphone’s speed and performance.

Factory reset Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

There are 2 methods that you can use to factory reset your Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL i.e., Soft and hard reset. Both will get you same results.

Make sure you backup your Android apps and data on your external SDcard.

Soft Factory Reset Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

  • Go to Settings > System section
  • Where you will see, Backup & Reset  → Factory Data Reset

  • Now, on your Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL click Reset Phone → Erase Everything (This is remove everything from your internal memory)
  • Here, Pixel 2/ Pixel 2 XL will reboot
  • Congratulations, you have successfully factory soft reset your Android smartphone.
  • Wait, and see your phone will start again depends on the amount of data

Hard Factory Reset Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

  • To hard factory reset, you have to boot into recovery mode on your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
  • Tap on English option and Wipe Data and Cache 
  • Now you will see option for Erase everything that will wipe out everything from your internal memory
  • You will have to confirm, a message will appear: This cannot be undone
  • Once you proceed to hard factory reset, this might take a few seconds depending on how much data you have installed on the internal memory of device
  • Click on Reboot option (That will get you back to Android)
  • That’s it!

You have successfully learned to perform soft as well as hard factory reset Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL.