Tips and tricks to fix GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL problems. This is the first Android Oreo smartphone which release by Google with high end spec. The main differences between with XL and without XL are at LCD screen size 5 inches vs 6 inches and they have different resolutions for each type, GOOGLE PIXEL 2 use 1080p and GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL use qHD resolutions. This flagship Google smartphone is not use dual camera like other flagship brand but as we know GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) camera give very good result either main camera or front camera. We can choose to buy 64 GB or 128 GB internal memory. Like other Google smartphone, GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) does not have external MicroSD memory slot. Find more review information about how to solve trouble of GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) at www.hard-reset.org community.
What is Advantage of GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL Specifications?
Network GSM 3G HSDPA + 4G LTE
LCD 5 inches for Google Pixel 2
LCD 6 inches for Google Pixel 2 XL
Processor Octa-core 2.35 GHz Kryo & 1.9 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
Memory Internal 64 GB or 128 GB ROM
RAM 4 GB
Main Camera 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.4, for video conference or selfie photo
Operating System Android Oreo version 8
Battery Li-Ion 2700 mAh for Google Pixel 2
Battery Li-Ion 3520 mAh for Google Pixel 2 XL
How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?
The internal memory inside this phone is big enough to install interesting applications. We can buy 64 GB or 128 GB internal memory. We can not give additional storage if we need more, because GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) does not have external memory. We need to know that we will get pure Android operating system which does not contain any other bloadware applications like other brand. Therefore we will have many free storage left which will enough to use for install any other applications from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, Facebook, WeChat, Line Messenger, Skype, Telegram, Instagram, Snapchat, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and some other more. Please try to read many user reviews before download new or not famous applications, because as we know that some apps developers sometime create bad applications which put at Google Play Store, like contain viruses or malware that can make our GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) become hang or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. What we have to do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this phone. If our GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) can boot again, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our phone. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL). For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.
How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL ?
When is the right time to do soft reset? As far as our phone still work normally, then we do not need to do any soft reset or reboot procedure. But sometime installed or running applications become crash that make GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. Then we have to do soft reset. Please press and hold POWER button until GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) shutdown or turn off by itself. After it totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.
How to backup data or Contact at GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL ?
We can not use microSD external card to copy or move important files for backup. But we can connect this phone using computer with USB data cable and copy all important data to computer hard drive using computer’s file manager. If our GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.
#Option 1, How to Hard Reset GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL with software menu:
- Turn on GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL)
- Please make sure GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) battery already charge properly or have minimum 50% battery capacity
- Go to menu:Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
- ChooseErase Everything
- GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default
#Option 2, How to Hard Reset GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL with Hardware key button:
- Make sure the battery of GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) charge properly
- Turn off GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL)
- Press and hold together :Power Button + Volume Downuntil Logo appear at LCD screen
- If we see the menu at LCD screen, chooseWipe Data/Factory ResetwithVolume Buttonto select and usePower Buttonto ok or enter.
- The GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) will doing the process of restoring to factory default.
How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?
After use several month, we will have many important files inside GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL). Moreover this phone have good main camera at 12 megapixel and good front camera at 8 megapixel, then we will have many private and confidential photo videos recording as well. We have to secure all data inside GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) from unauthorized people when this phone away from us or stolen or lost. Fingerprint is located at back side of body, this is important and easy features to use. But we have to activate this sensor first before use it. Please make it active at menu Setting and register our fingerhand to make GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) can recognize our fingerprint. Some users maybe have difficulty to scan the fingerprint, then please use other alternative protections like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer or fingerprint sensor can not open with our finger-hand. What should we do?
Do not worry about this trouble, because Android already give solutions when we forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections. But we have to do hard reset or master format using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. Because GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) already use update new Android version, then it work with FRP (Factory Reset Protections). This is use for secure our phone after finish hard reset. We have to Verify your account with previous Google Account for make sure this phone is belong to us. Therefore we have to keep secure and always remember our Google account when using GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL).
Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL?
There is no secret hidden code for GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.
How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL ?
GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) does not have external memory (microSD) simcard slot. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.
Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.
How to Make Battery of GOOGLE PIXEL 2 / GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XLStronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?
GOOGLE PIXEL 2 use 2700 mAh battery capacity and GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL use 3520 mAh battery capacity. Actually we think that this battery will not lasting longer for active users, because usually ideal battery for 5 inches LCD screen size smartphone like GOOGLE PIXEL 2 will work good with at least 3000 mAh for work full one day without need to recharge. But Google said that this phone processor have efficient power usage which will consume less battery. The GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) battery is not removable, we can not replace with bigger capacity. However, the most power usage from this phone is LCD screen, therefore if we are kind of heavy users which have many social media group chat or playing games several hours continuously or watch full movie from this smartphone, then we have to do some adjustment to make GOOGLE PIXEL 2 (XL) battery can work longer. First make LCD screen brightness as low as possible to reduce battery power usage. Second steps are try to disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth or NFC. We can activate easily each connection when we want to use it. Nowadays, there are many applications which need to know our locations. Then please activate GPS battery saving mode to reduce battery usage. This option can be found from menu Setting > Location.