Tips and tricks to fix GOOGLE PIXEL 3 or PIXEL 3 XL problems. This is high-end smartphone from Google which release at 2018. This phone use Android Pie version 9.0 when the first time release in the market. Of course the upgrade for next Android version will be priority for this phone.  GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) does not have 3.5mm headphone port, but do not worry because Google already give USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack converter when we buy this phone. This phone is waterproof which can bring in the water about 30 minutes at about 1.5 meters deep.

 

What are the differences Between GOOGLE PIXEL 3 vs GOOLE PIXEL 3 XL ?

  • LCD at GOOGLE PIXEL 3 is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels while GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL use 6.3 inches with 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • GOOGLE PIXEL 3 does not have notch at screen while GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL have notch at screen
  • Battery at GOOGLE PIXEL 3 use Li-Po 2915 mAh while GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL use Li-Po 3430 mAh

 

Basically the differences between both type only appear at LCD size and battery capacity size. All other features and specifications are similar. For anyone who want to have bigger screen size then please go to XL version at GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL.

 

 

What is Advantage of GOOGLE PIXEL 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA + 4G LTE
LCD 5.5 inches for Google Pixel 3
LCD 6.3 inches for Google Pixel 3 XL
Processor Octa-core 2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver
GPU Adreno 630
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 Dual 8 MP f/1.8+8 MP f/2.2, for video conference or selfie photo
Operating System Android Pie version 9
Battery Li-Ion 2915 mAh for Google Pixel 2
Battery Li-Ion 3430 mAh for Google Pixel 2 XL

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery GOOGLE PIXEL 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

Using Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 give good performance for running almost all applications. This is Google smartphone, therefore the applications will be clean with Google apps only without bloatware. Of course we can install more applications for our daily activity from Google Play Store like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, WeChat, Line Messenger, Skype, Telegram, Snapchat, Viber and some other more. Although we have the smaller version of internal memory (64 GB), we still have many free storage to install. But unfortunately GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) does not have external memory MicroSD like other Google smartphone product. That is why if we have budget, having 128 GB internal memory is recommended.

Please do not install new or not famous applications before reading as many user review as possible, because some of them may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles at our GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) like 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 do we have to do? We need to try remove temporary files and caches inside this phone by doing reboot or soft reset or restart. If our GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) can boot again, then please download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, we suggest only download 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 3 (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 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL ?

Some installed applications may crash or corrupted when running, it can make some troubles to GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) like hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. We have to remote temporary files and caches by doing soft reset or reboot. Please press and hold POWER button until GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (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 3 (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 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (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 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL with software menu:

  1. Turn on GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL)
  2. Please make sure GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) battery already charge properly or have minimum 50% battery capacity
  3. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

 

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset GOOGLE PIXEL 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) charge properly
  2. Turn off GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL)
  3. Press and hold together : Power Button + Volume Down until Logo appear at LCD screen
  4. If we see the menu at LCD screen, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset with Volume Button to select and use Power Button to ok or enter.
  5. The GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) will doing the process of restoring to factory default.

 

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for GOOGLE PIXEL 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This phone have good camera with AI (artificial intelligence) ability to make sure our pictures/photo result become fantastic. We will have many private pictures or videos after use several month. We need to secure all important and confidential data from unauthorized people when GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) away from us or stolen or lost. Face reorganization or face unlock and fingerprint are good options to create security protections, but we need to register our face or fingerprint first to make it can unlock the protections. Both security options will need secondary lock which and be choose 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 using Google account to unlock it. Please turn on this phone, when it ask for security answer, then please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) locked or freezing about 30 seconds. At this situations we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button, to give our Gmail username and password account that we have already signed-in before. If we still can not access Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

 

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format GOOGLE PIXEL 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL ?

There is no secret hidden code for GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (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 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL ?

GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (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 3 (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 3 / GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

GOOGLE PIXEL 3 use Li-Po 2915 mAh battery capacity while GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL use Li-Po 3430 mAh. This capacity is not too big at these year, because there are more applications that we can install for our productivity. We have to know that GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) battery is not removable, therefore we can not replace with bigger battery. We can do some adjustment to make GOOGLE PIXEL 3 (XL) battery work more longer. Please make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. We also have to disable all not use connections like GPS or NFC or Bluetooth or Wifi. It is easy to turn it on one by one from notification bar drop down. When some apps want to know our location, then we suggest to activate GPS battery saving mode first.

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