What to do if you lost your Pixel 6a phone

If you somehow managed to lost your Google Pixel 6a smartphone, then you may still be able to find it. To see how you can potentially recover your missing phone, you can check out this article from Seeking Tech.

Requirements

If you want to locate your lost Google Pixel 6a, then the following requirements must be met:

  • The phone must currently be turned on.
  • The Pixel 6a must currently be connected to either a mobile network or Wi-Fi.
  • The smartphone must be signed into a Google Account.
  • Your phone must not be hidden on Google Play.
  • The Location feature is enabled on your Pixel 6a.
  • The Find My Device feature is enabled on your smartphone.

To check whether or not your phone has been hidden on Google Play, you need to go to this link and then make sure that the Pixel 6a can be shown in menus.

How to find your lost Pixel 6a phone

In order to find your lost Google Pixel 6a phone, you can try doing the following:

1. First off, you need to be using another device.

We suggest using another smartphone that is connected to a mobile network if you think that you lost your phone while you are outside.

2. Next, you need to go to the Android Find website on the other device. You can also open the Find My Device App.

3. On the website or app, sign into main Google Account profile that you used for your Pixel 6a.

4. After signing into your Google Account, the website or app will then attempt to make contact with your phone.

If you have multiple Android devices tied to the Google Account, then make sure you switch over to your missing Pixel 6a so that the website or app is making contact with the correct device.

5. Once the contact has been established, you should see a map showing the approximate last known location of your Pixel 6a.

6. If you are close by the area in the map, then you can select the Play Sound option on the website.

By doing sound, your smartphone will ring for 5 minutes even if you previously set it to silent mode.

7. Use the ringing as an audio cue to locate your phone.

How to secure your lost Pixel 6a phone

If you think that a stranger will be able to find your lost Google Pixel 6a phone before you do, then you might want to consider securing your device.

In order to do so, you need to do the following:

1. Go to the Android Find website or Find My Device App with another device and then sign into the same Google Account as your Pixel 6a.

2. After the website or app is able to locate your phone, select the Secure Device option.

3. If you are asked to sign in again, then make sure you do so.

4. By securing your device, it will be signed out of your Google Account. You can also choose to display a message or phone number so that a stranger can contact you if they found your missing smartphone.

Keep in mind that you are still be able to ping the location of your lost Pixel 6a even after using the Secure Device feature.

How to erase all your data on your lost Pixel 6a phone

If you believe that it is no longer possible to recover your missing Google Pixel 6a, then you might want to consider erasing all the data you have stored on the phone in order to prevent a stranger from accessing potentially sensitive information.

In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:

1. To start off, head over to Android Find website or Find My Device App with another device and then sign into the same Google Account you used for your Pixel 6a.

2. After the website or app is able to make contact your phone, you need to select the Erase Device option.

3. If you are asked to sign in again after selecting Erase Device, then make sure you do so.

4. By deleting all of the data stored on your phone remotely, you will no longer be able to locate your phone by using the Android Find website.

How to fix Pixel 6a adaptive brightness issues

Your Google Pixel 6a comes with a feature that will automatically increase or decrease the screen brightness level depending on the lighting condition of the surrounding environment.

If the adaptive brightness setting doesn’t not seem to be working properly, then you can check out this troubleshooting article from Seeking Tech to see how you fix this issue.

1. If your Pixel 6a is brand new or have been reset to its factory default setting, then we recommend that you give the adaptive brightness at least a week to build up its algorithm.

During this time, we recommend that you manually adjust the brightness level so that your phone will be able to learn your brightness level preferences. Make sure you change the screen brightness to your liking during various times, and under different lighting conditions, throughout the day.

In order to manually adjust the screen brightness, you can swipe down from the top of the screen two times to bring up the expanded Quick Settings menu. At the top of this menu, you should see a slider with a sun icon that you can use to adjust the brightness level.

You can also go to the Settings App and then select Display. In the Display menu, you need to select Brightness Level and the slider should appear at the top of the screen.

2. To detect the lighting condition of the surrounding environment, the Google Pixel 6a uses a sensor located in the same area as the back-facing camera lens.

To make the automatic brightness setting more accurate, try not to block out this sensor. Otherwise, the screen may appear brighter than what you are expecting.

3. If the adaptive brightness feature is still not working after trying the aforementioned steps, then you may want to try resetting the adaptive brightness profile so that your Google Pixel 6a will be able to completely relearn your preferences.

In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:

  • Start off heading into the Settings App of your Pixel phone.
  • After opening the Settings App, you then need to tap Apps.
  • From the Apps menu, you then need to tap the “See all apps” option.
  • Once you get to the All Apps menu, you need to select Device Health Services.
  • In the App Info menu of Device Health Services, select Storage & Cache.
  • Inside the Storage menu of Device Health Services, you then need to select the Manage Space option.
  • After getting to the Clear Storage menu of the Device Health Services app, select the Reset Adaptive Brightness option.

After resetting the adaptive brightness feature, manually adjust the brightness level to your liking during various time of the day over the course of the next week in order to help your phone learn your preferences.

4. We also recommend that you keep your Pixel 6a updated to the latest firmware as a new release may help improve upon the adaptive brightness functionality.

You can manually update your smartphone by opening the Settings App. In this application, you need to select System, System update and then Check for Update.

How to fix Pixel 6a auto rotation issues

The Google Pixel 6a comes with a feature that will detect whether or not you are holding the smartphone horizontally in landscape mode or vertically in portrait mode and then rotate the screen accordingly.

If you are experiencing auto-rotate issues with this smartphone model, then you can check out this troubleshooting article at Seeking Tech.

1. The auto rotation issue could be a temporary bug on your Pixel 6a. Therefore, you can try restarting your phone to see if doing so will make the auto rotate feature more accurate.

2. You can also try turning off and then turning on the Auto-Rotate setting. In order to do so, you can take the following steps:

  • Pull down the Quick Settings menu by swiping downwards from the top of the screen.
  • Expand the Quick Settings menu by swiping downwards from the top of the screen again.
  • In the expanded Quick Settings menu, tap the Auto-Rotate setting to turn it off and then tap the same setting again to turn it back on.
  • If you don’t see the Auto-Rotate setting, then you need to swipe to the right to see if it is located in the next page.

3. If you are enabled face detection for the auto-rotation feature, then make sure that you aren’t blocking the front-facing camera lens. Otherwise, your Pixel 6a won’t be able to detect your face.

4. Furthermore, you should also make sure that you are using your phone with some lighting available. If it is completely dark, then the front-facing camera lens may not be able to accurately detect your face.

5. If you still can’t get the auto-rotate feature to work with face detection, then we suggest disabling this setting by doing the following:

  • Open the Settings App on your Google Pixel 6a.
  • In the Settings menu, you then need to select Display.
  • From the Display menu, scroll down and then select Auto-Rotate Screen.
  • After getting to the Auto-Rotate Screen menu, make sure that the Enable Face Detection is disabled.

By disabling face detection, your Pixel 6a will now use accelerometers to determine when to rotate its screen.

6. If you are using accelerometers for the screen rotation, then there is a possibility that these parts are stuck for one reason or another.

To potentially get them unstuck, you can try hard tapping the back of your Pixel 6a several times.

7. You can also try disabling the Quick Tap feature by doing the following:

  • Begin by opening the Settings App.
  • Inside the Settings menu, you should then go to System.
  • From the System menu, you then need to select Gestures.
  • After getting to the Gestures menu, you then need to select Quick Tap to Start Actions.
  • In the Quick Tap to Start Actions menu, make sure that the Use Quick Tap setting is turned off.

8. If the auto-rotate feature is not working only when you are using a certain app, then you can try updating the app to the latest software version.

9. It is also a good idea to update the firmware of your Google Pixel 6a as doing so may help fix the auto-rotation issues.

To manually update, open the Settings App and then go to System > System Update > Check for Update.

10. You may also want to consider doing a factory reset. In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:

  • Go to the Settings App.
  • In Settings, you should head over to System.
  • From the System menu, select Reset Options at the bottom.
  • After getting to the Reset Options menu, select Erase All Data (Factory Reset).

11. If your Pixel 6a is still not auto-rotating correctly, then there may be a hardware problem. In this case, we recommend that you contact Google to get support.

What to do if your Pixel 6a keeps dropping calls

When calling someone and/or receiving a call, your Google Pixel 6a may end up randomly dropping the session for no apparent reason. To see how you can potentially fix this call dropping issue, you can take a look at this troubleshooting article from Seeking Tech.

1. The first potential fix you can try is to restart your phone as doing so may help fix any temporary software bugs that could be causing your calls to cut off.

To find out how you can properly restart the Pixel 6a, you can take a look at this tutorial.

After restarting your phone, make sure that you don’t have any other apps opened during a call as these applications may end up causing potential conflicts.

2. You can also try updating your Google phone as a new firmware may help fix the dropped call problems. In order to perform a manual update this device, you can do the following:

  • First off, you should open the Settings App of your phone.
  • With the Settings App opened, you should head to Settings.
  • Now that you are inside of Settings, you need to scroll down and then select System.
  • From the System menu, you then need to go to System Update.
  • In the System Update, you should select the Check for Update option.
  • If there is a new firmware available, then follow the on-screen instructions in order to download and install it.

3. You can also try switching the Wi-Fi calling feature on and off to see if doing so will improve the connection.

You can check out this guide to see how you can do so.

4. You may also want to turn off the Adaptive Connectivity setting. For the uninformed, this featured will automatically manage your network connections in order to improve battery life and performance.

To disable this setting, you need to do the following:

  • Go to the Settings App of your Google Pixel 6a smartphone.
  • In the Settings menu, you then need to select Network & Internet.
  • From the Network & Internet menu, you then need to go to Adaptive Connectivity.
  • Inside the Adaptive Connectivity menu, make sure you turn off this setting.

5. You might want to consider turning on the data roaming feature as well. With that said, you may be charged extra by using it.

If you are still interested, then you can turn this feature on by doing the following:

  • Head into the Settings App.
  • From Settings, you need to go to Network & Internet.
  • In the Network & Internet menu, you should then head to SIMs.
  • You then need to make sure that the Roaming setting is enabled.

6. If you are using Google Fi, then you can try enabling the W+ Connections setting by taking the following steps:

  • Start by going to the Settings App.
  • You then need to head over to Network & Internet.
  • Afterwards, select SIMs.
  • From the Google Fi menu, make sure that the W+ Connections setting is turned on.

7. If you are using 5G, then you might want to consider switching over to another mobile connection type.

If you are interested in doing so, then you can follow the steps laid out in this tutorial.

8. You can also try moving around to get a better connection in order to get a smoother call experience.

9. Furthermore, you should avoid areas that have a lot of wireless devices as these may interfere with the call connection as well.

10. If you are still getting dropped calls on your Pixel 6a even trying all of the aforementioned potential solutions, then we recommend contacting Google in order to get additional help on your issue.

How to add apps to the Google Pixel 6a home screen

In order to quickly access apps on your Google Pixel 6a, we recommend that you add their icons to the home screen. To find out how you can properly set up these shortcuts, you can take a look at this tutorial from Seeking Tech.

How to add an app shortcut to the Pixel 6a home screen

If you want to add a shortcut for an app on the home screen of your Google Pixel 6a, then you need to do the following:

1. To start off, make sure you turn on your Pixel 6a and then unlock its screen if you haven’t done these actions already.

2. Next, you need to open the list of installed applications. In order to do so, you can swipe upwards from an empty area of the home screen.

3. In the Installed Apps menu, tap, hold and then drag the application icon that you want added to the home screen.

4. You should now be in the home screen template. Here, you need to drag the app icon into an area where you want to appear in the home screen.

If you changed your mind in the template screen, then you can drag the icon to the Cancel option located at the top.

5. After you added the shortcut to the home screen, you will be able to move it around again by tapping, holding and dragging its icon.

How to add app folders to the Pixel 6a home screen

In order add app folder to the home screen of your Google Pixel 6a home screen, the you need to take the following steps:

1. Tap, hold and drag the app icon into the same area as the other app that you want to put in the same folder.

2. Make sure that the app icon you are dragging is overlapping with the other app in order to put these applications in the same folder.

How to add a disabled app shortcut to the Pixel 6a home screen

To add an app that you previously disabled to the home screen, then you need to do the following:

1. Start by opening the Settings App of your Google Pixel 6a smartphone.

2. You then need to select Apps from inside the Settings menu.

3. In the Apps sub-menu, you then need to select the “See all apps” option.

4. From the All Apps sub-menu, tap the drop-down menu located at the top.

5. In the drop-down menu, select the “Disabled apps” option.

6. Next, you need to select the application that you previously disabled.

7. In the App Info screen, you need to select the Enable option.

8. Go back to the home screen and then swipe upwards from an empty space to open a list of installed apps.

9. You should be able to find the app that you enabled here.

10. Tap, hold and drag the app icon in order to add the shortcut to your home screen.

How to prevent and fix Alienware AW3423DW burn-in and uneven brightness issues

The 34” Alienware AW3423DW Curved QD-OLED can be susceptible to screen burn-in and uneven brightness issues if you don’t take proper care of the product.

To see how you can prevent, as well as potentially fix these problems, you can check out this guide at Seeking Tech.

How to prevent AW3423DW image retention and uneven brightness

Displaying a static image for a long time will lead to image retention issues such as ghosting in addition to brightness levels not being evenly disputed across the screen.

To prevent these from occurring on your AW3423DW, you can try taking the following precautionary steps:

1. The easiest way to prevent any potential retention problems is to occasionally turn off your monitor during long, multi-hour sessions.

After every hour of continuous use, it is a good idea for your eyes to take a short 5-to-10-minute break from looking at the screen. During this break time, you should also turn off the monitor so that it won’t get stuck displaying static images.

2. Anytime you don’t plan on looking at the screen for a long time, you should also power down the AW3423DW.

3. We also recommend setting a short timer where the screen will be turned off after a certain amount of inactivity.

On computers, you can find this feature in the Windows Power Options menu if you have a Windows PC or Mac Energy Saver menu if you are using a Macintosh.

4. With some devices (such as the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X), there is also a setting you can use to dim the screen after a certain amount of passed since activity was detected.

5. If you would rather leave your monitor powered on, then you can try setting up a dynamic screen saver in order to prevent any static images from being displayed for an extended amount of time.

6. You can also try turning down the brightness level by opening the on-screen display of the AW3423DW. Afterwards, go to Mene and then select Brightness/Contrast. In this section, you need to lower the brightness level.

7. Some videogames may have a lot of static images due to the user interface.

Fortunately, most modern games have settings that will increase the opacity of the static graphics. There may also be options where you can customize the user interface to appear dynamically or remove certain elements.

8. The Alienware AW3423DW uses a ultrawide screen ratio. As a result, you will get a lot of black bars as most videos or games don’t support that aspect ratio.

Therefore, you should be more cautious when viewing content that don’t completely fill the screen.

How to fix AW3423DW burn-in and uneven brightness issues

If you notice that your AW3423DW has some screen burn-ins and/or uneven brightness spots, then we recommend that you refresh its pixels.

If the Pixel Refresh feature does not help fix the image retention, then you can try refreshing the panel.

To see how you can do both of these actions, we recommend that you take a look at the steps laid out in this article.

Recommended Samsung S95B settings for PS5, Xbox Series X and S

The Samsung S95B OLED is one of the better 2022 television sets you can get for your PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and/or Xbox Series S. You can take a look at this guide to see what recommended settings you should use to get the most out of these gaming consoles.

1. To start off, make sure you connect your console directly to your Samsung S95B OLED. Using a HDMI splitter or HDMI pass-through may end up causing issues with input lag and picture quality.

Keep in mind that the Xbox Series S only comes with a HDMI 2.0 cable. Therefore, you may want to get a HDMI 2.1 cable if you want to take full advantage of the Series S display capabilities.

Both versions of the PS5, as well as the Xbox Series X, come with a HDMI 2.1 cable included.

2. Next, you can head into the Setting of your Samsung S95B and then go to the Connections > Game Mode Settings. From there, make sure you set Game Mode to Auto. By doing so, the OLED TV will automatically detect when you are playing a game and switch over to the Game Mode.

In this mode, you will get lower input lag. Furthermore, the Variable Refresh Rate feature will automatically be enabled for the television set.

3. Also in the Game Mode Settings menu, we recommend that you set the Dynamic Equalizer to 0.

4. In the same menu, you can also select Game Motion Plus. From there, we recommend that you disable the Game Motion Plus feature as it could introduce additional lag and unwanted visual effects to your games.

5. You can also get to the HDR Tone Mapping menu in the Game Mode Settings. From there, set HDR10+ Gaming to Basic and then enable the Game HDR Setting.

6. Go back to the Settings menu and then head over to Picture > Expert Picture Settings.

Inside Expert Settings, we recommend setting Sharpness to 0. Otherwise, there could be unwanted visual articles that come with an over-sharpened picture.

7. For the rest of the Expert Picture Settings make sure you do the following:

  • Set Brightness to 50.
  • Set Contrast to 50.
  • Set Color to 30.
  • Set Tint (G/R) to 0.
  • Set Contrast Enhancer to Off.
  • Set Color Tone to Warm 2.
  • Set Gamma to 0.
  • Set Shadow Detail to 0.
  • Set Color Space Settings to 0.
  • Set Peak Brightness to High.

8. You should also make sure that you turn off an energy saving features for your Samsung S95B OLED that may be automatically lowering its screen brightness level.

To do so, head over to Settings > All Settings > General & Privacy > Power and Energy Saving. Afterwards, make sure that the following are disabled:

  • Brightness Optimization
  • Brightness Reduction
  • Motion Lighting

9. Furthermore, you should make sure that you have the right picture settings on your console.

On the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition system, you need to go to the Settings > Screen and Video.

From the Screen and Video menu, make sure the following settings are correct:

  • Resolution is set to 2160p.
  • 4K Transfer Rate is set to Automatic.
  • VRR is Set to Automatic.
  • ALLM is set to Automatic.
  • HDR is set to On When Supported.
  • Deep Color Output is set to Automatic.
  • RGB Range is set to Automatic.
  • Enable 120 Hz Output is set to Automatic.

On the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, go to Settings > General > TV & display options. Inside the TV & display options menu, make sure that Resolution is set to 4K UHD.

From the same menu, go to “Video modes” and then make sure the following are enabled:

  • Allow auto-low latency mode
  • Allow variable refresh rate
  • Allow 4K
  • Allow HDR10

We recommend that you disable the Auto HDR setting in the “Video modes” menu if you want games that don’t support HDR to look as accurate as possible.

10. The Samsung S95B OLED TV Set should now be optimized for your PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and/or Xbox Series S.

With that said, you may still need to do some tweaking in some games. Fortunately, most modern releases come with in-game settings where you can adjust the brightness and/or contrast levels so that you don’t have to change your TV and/or console settings in order to get the best picture quality for that specific title.

How to fix Google Pixel Buds A-Series pairing issues

Before you need to connect your Google Pixel Buds A-Series to another device, you first need to go through the pairing process.

If you are having a hard time trying to pair these wireless ear buds, then you can take a look this troubleshooting guide to see how you can potentially fix this issue.

1. The first step we recommend taking is to charge your Google Pixel Buds A-Series in order to make sure that it has plenty of battery life for the pairing process.

If you are encountering problems trying to recharge this device, then you can check out this article.

2. Next, you should restart the device that you are trying to pair with your Google Pixel Buds A-Series.

3. After restarting the other device, make sure you enable its Bluetooth connection.

4. If the device also offers a location feature, then you should turn that on as well.

5. Furthermore, make sure that the other device is in the Bluetooth menu where it shows a list of devices that can be paired.

6. You then need to put your Google Pixel Buds A-Series in pairing mode by taking the following steps:

  • Open the charging case of your Google Pixel Buds A-Series.
  • If you haven’t done so already, place the left and right ear buds into their designated positions in the case. If place correctly, both buds should snap into place.
  • Press and hold the button located on the back of the charging case until you see a pulsating white light appear on the front of the case.
  • You should now be able to see the Google Pixel Buds A-Series appear on the Bluetooth menu of the other device.
  • Tap on the icon on the Bluetooth menu and you should see the option to pair your Pixel Buds A-Series.

7. If your ear buds still aren’t paired to the other device, then you can try resetting the buds by doing the following:

  • To begin, make sure you plug the Google Pixel Buds A-Series into a power source by using a USB cable.
  • Open the charging case and make sure you place the buds in their designated positions.
  • Press and hold the button on the back of the case for at least 30 seconds.
  • The status indicator on the case should blink white and orange during the reset process.
  • Once the status indicator only blinks, you can try to pair it to the other device again.

10. If you already have a Google Pixel Buds A-Series paired on the other device, then you can try deleting or forgetting it. Afterwards, you can try pairing your ear buds to see if you are able to do so.

11. We also recommend that you update the driver or firmware of the other device to see if a new release help improve the Bluetooth pairing process.

12. Moreover, you may want to consider factory resetting the other device. In order to do so, please refer to the instruction manual for the other device.

13. You can also factory reset the Google Pixel Buds A-Series by following the steps laid out in this tutorial.

If none of the aforementioned potential solutions help, then you can contact Google for additional support.

How to fix Alienware AW3423DW flickering issues

When using the 34” Alienware AW3423DW Curved QD-OLED, the screen may start to flicker. To see how you can potentially fix this problem with your gaming monitor, you can take a look at this troubleshooting article from Seeking Tech.

1. The first step you can try is to disconnect the HDMI or DisplayPort cable from the monitor and then reconnect it again.

Before connecting it back again, inspect the cable and port to see if there are any potential defects.

2. If possible, you may want to consider using a new cable as the current HDMI or DisplayPort cable could be defective.

3. You can also try turning off the monitor and then turning it back on again.

4. A power cycle may help with getting rid of the flickers as well.

In order to do, you can take the following steps:

  • Shut down the AW3423DW.
  • With the monitor turned off, you then need unplug its power cord from the power outlet.
  • You should then wait for around a minute.
  • After waiting, plug the power cord right back into the power outlet.
  • Turn on your monitor to complete the power cycle.

5. If you are connected the power cord of the Alienware AW3423DW to a power strip, then another device plugged into the same strip could be sending electromagnetic fields that may be causing the monitor to flicker.

In this case, you can try disconnecting the power cord of the other device from the power strip. Alternatively, you can either plug the monitor to a different power strip or directly to a wall outlet.

6. Furthermore, you can try restarting the connected device.

7. If you have the monitor connected to a computer or laptop, then you can try updating the driver of the graphics cards.

8. Moreover, you should also consider updating the firmware of the connected device as a new release may help fix the screen flickers.

9. You may want to consider setting the resolution of connected device to a different resolution.

If possible, try to set the connected device to 3440 x 1440, which is its native resolution of the 34” Alienware AW3423DW Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor.

10. You should also try setting to the monitor to a higher refresh rate.

11. The adaptive sync feature of the Alienware AW3423DW may also cause the screen to flicker.

If you are using a computer or laptop with an NVIDIA graphics cards, then you need to disable GSYNC.

If you are using a computer or laptop with an AMD graphics cards, then you need to disable FreeSync.

For game consoles like the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, you need to disable Variable Refresh Rate.

12. If you are only experiencing screen flickering when using a specific app or playing a specific game, then you can try updating the app or game to see if a new version will fix the problem.

13. If the 34” Alienware AW3423DW Curved QD-OLED is still flickering after you try all of the aforementioned potential solutions, then you might want to consider contacting Dell to get additional support.

How to restart the Google Pixel 6a

Restarting your Pixel 6a can be somewhat confusing if you aren’t familiar with using the smartphone. To see how you can properly reset this Google device, you can take a look at this tutorial from Seeking Tech.

Why you should restart your Pixel 6a

Restarting your Google Pixel 6a should provide the following benefits:

  • Close all opened apps.
  • Clear out any lingering processes.
  • Free up other hardware resources.
  • Refresh your wireless connections.

Google recommends that you restart your Pixel 6a occasionally so that your smartphone will be able to run efficiently.

How to restart your Pixel 6a

In order to restart your Google Pixel 6a, we recommend that you take the following steps:

1. To start off, you first need to get to the power menu.

The fastest way to do so is to press and hold both the power and volume up buttons at the same time.

If you have a hard time trying to open the power menu by using the power and volume up buttons, then you can change to a setting where you only need to hold the power button. If you are interested in doing so, then you need to do the following:

  • Go to the Settings App.
  • Inside of Settings, scroll down the list and then select System.
  • From the System menu, you then need to select Gestures.
  • After getting to the Gestures menu, you then need to tap the “Press and hold power button” option.
  • Now that you are in the “Press and hold power button” menu, you need to make sure that the “Hold for Assistant” option is disabled.

For more information about the “Press and hold power button” setting, you can check out this post.

2. With the power menu opened, you can then tap the Reset option.

3. The smartphone will then show a Restarting screen before it reboots.

4. Once the phone has rebooted, you should be able to start using normally again.

How to restart your Pixel 6a into safe mode

You can also restart your Google Pixel 6a in safe mode. In order to do so, press and hold the Power Off option or the Restart option in the power menu.

To exit out of the safe mode, you can tap the Restart option to reboot your Google Pixel 6a back to its normal mode.

To learn more about the safe mode for this phone, you can take a look at this article.