Have you ever been so frustrated with your phone that you feel like the only answer is to press the restart button? If you’re using a Google Pixel 6, don’t worry—we can help!
Sometimes our phones need a little reset to get back up to speed. And the good news is that restarting a Pixel 6 isn’t too hard.
Maybe your home screen isn’t updating as often as it should or you’re having trouble running applications on your Pixel 6. Whatever the problem is, a simple reset may be just what’s needed to get those pesky issues under control. So now let’s jump into how to restart your Google Pixel 6—it’s easier than it looks!
Soft Restart Your Pixel 6
Is your Pixel 6 acting up? One of the easiest and most effective things you can do to get it running smoothly again is to soft restart it.
So, how do you go about it? It’s actually quite simple. Here are three easy steps:
- Press and hold the power button and volume down button simultaneously for 7-10 seconds, or until your Pixel 6 restarts.
- When the Google logo appears on the screen, release both buttons.
- Follow the onscreen instructions and wait until your Pixel 6 has fully restarted.
This should help with most common issues that might come up with your phone—including if it’s lagging or unresponsive—and get it back to peak performance in no time!
Hard Restart or Factory Reset Your Pixel 6
When you need to restart your Google Pixel 6, you have two options: a hard restart or factory reset. Doing either is a quick and easy process that can help solve some of your device issues.
A hard restart is the simplest and most straightforward option. All you need to do is press and hold the power button for at least 30 seconds and then release it. This will force the device to shut down, and when you turn it back on, you should be good to go.
The second option is a factory reset, which will restore the Pixel 6 to its factory settings. Please note that this will completely erase all data from your device, so make sure you back up anything important before proceeding. To factory reset your Pixel 6, go into your Settings app > System > Reset options > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything. When this is complete, just follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Pixel 6 again from scratch.
Boot Your Pixel 6 Into Safe Mode
Restarting your Google Pixel 6 into Safe Mode can help you troubleshoot an issue with your device. With Safe Mode turned on, none of your apps will open automatically and any third-party apps you’ve installed will be temporarily disabled.
To boot into Safe Mode:
- Begin by pressing and holding the Power button on your Pixel 6 for a few seconds until the Power menu pops up.
- Now press and hold the Power off option until another menu appears with an option to Reboot to safe mode.
- Tap on that option and wait for the device to reboot in Safe Mode. You’ll know it’s done when you see a “Safe mode” badge at the bottom left of your screen.
- To get back out of Safe Mode, just restart your phone as you normally would and it’ll take you out of it.
By booting into safe mode, you can quickly detect if a problem you’re experiencing is caused by a third-party app, as all such apps are disabled in this mode—which can help narrow down possible solutions or allow you to uninstall suspected malignant software which might already have compromised your phone security or performance.
Wipe the Cache Partition to Restart Your Pixel 6
If your Pixel 6 isn’t responding correctly, you can try wiping the cache partition. This process will delete system caches like app data and log files, so don’t worry—it won’t delete any of your photos or other personal data.
Just follow these easy steps to restart your Pixel 6:
- Turn off the device by holding the power button down for about 10 seconds.
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously until the Android Recovery screen appears.
- Use the volume buttons to highlight “Wipe cache partition” and press the Power button to select it.
- After wiping is complete, use the volume buttons to select “Reboot system now” and press Power to restart your phone.
That’s it—you should find that performance has improved after a wipe of the cache partition on your Pixel 6!
Restart Your Pixel 6 to Recovery Mode
Sometimes, when you’re dealing with a technical issue, you need to restart your Pixel 6 to recovery mode. This can help fix software issues that are preventing it from working properly.
To restart it to recovery mode, here are the steps you should take:
- Ensure that your phone is off.
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.
- When the Pixel logo appears, release both buttons and press and hold only Volume Down until the Recovery options menu appears on the screen.
- Use your volume keys to navigate to Recovery mode, then press the Power button to select it.
- Your phone will now go into Recovery mode and start booting up in safe mode.
- Your phone will then display an Android robot with a red exclamation mark warning sign above its head; press and hold Power button then press Volume Up once, then release both buttons simultaneously — this will open up your phone’s recovery menu
- And finally, from this menu, you can select “Reboot system now” to restart your Pixel 6 in normal mode
Follow these steps precisely for successful restarting of your Pixel 6 into recovery mode if needed!
Restart Your Pixel 6 by Button Combinations
Are you having any problems with your Google Pixel 6 phone that just won’t go away? A restart can often be the quick fix. Restart your Pixel 6 by using button combinations.
Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Press & hold the side button & volume down button
Press and hold the side button (on the right-hand side of your device) together with the volume down button at the same time for around 10 seconds or until you feel a vibration.
Step 2: Release buttons after vibration
When you feel a vibration, release both buttons, and then wait for your phone to restart on its own. This process usually takes around 5-10 seconds.
If all goes well, your phone should boot up as normal and all settings and data will be intact! A restart is an effective way of quickly solving most problems with any phone (not just yours). So if you ever have any weird issues or minor hiccups with your Pixel 6, try performing a quick restart—it could make all the difference!