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How to factory reset the Google Pixel 6a

If you are having problems with your Google Pixel 6a and/or want to erase all of its stored data, then you might want to consider performing a factory reset. To learn about the various methods of factory resetting your smartphone, you can take a look at this tutorial from Seeking Tech.

Method #1

The fastest way to factory reset your Pixel 6a is by using its system menus. In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:

1. Start off this process by opening the Settings App on your phone.

2. Inside of the Settings App, you need to scroll down and then head into System.

3. After getting to the System menu, scroll down and then go to Reset options.

4. Once you get to the Reset Options menu, you need to select Erase All Data (Factory Reset).

Method #2

If you can’t access the menus of your Pixel 6a in order to factory reset the phone, then you can try using the Recovery Mode by doing the following:

1. Power off your Google Pixel 6a.

2. With your phone turned completely off, press and hold the power and volume down buttons at the same time for 10 to 15 seconds.

3. You should now be in the text only menu. Here, you need to press the volume down button until you see Recovery Mode.

4. Press the power button to go to the Recovery Mode.

5. In the No Command screen, press and hold the power button.

6. With the power button held down, press the volume up button and then let go of both buttons afterwards.

7. In the Android Recovery menu, use the volume down button to go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset.

8. With the Wipe Data/Factory Reset highlighted, press the power button to confirm your choice.

Method #3

If you have a computer, then you can use the Google Pixel Update and Software Repair. For this tool to work, you will need the Google Chrome web browser as well as being able to connect your Pixel 6a to a USB port of your PC.

If you met these requirements, then you can go to the Google Pixel – Repair and Software Update page and then follow the instructions.

Method #4

If you don’t have access to your phone, then you can also reset it remotely by doing the following:

1. Go to the Google Find My Device Website or Google Find My Device App.

2. Make sure you are signed into the same Google account you have currently logged into your Pixel 6a.

3. If you have multiple Android devices tied to your Google Account, then make sure you select your Pixel 6a.

4. Once the website or app is able to make contact with your smartphone, you then need to select Erase Device.

5. If asked, make sure you sign into your Google Account again to get started on the factory resetting process.