Google Pixel Is Frozen: Tips And Tricks To Get Back Up And Running!
Is your Google Pixel frozen on the lock screen or stuck in an unresponsive app?
Frustration is a thing of the past because we’ve got the ultimate fixes just for you!
In this guide, we’ll reveal our simple troubleshooting steps that will bring your Pixel back to life faster than you can say ‘voilà’!
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Before we get to the fixes, let's discuss some of the common reasons a Google Pixel can become unresponsive and freeze:
So in most cases, freezes are caused by a software issue like too many apps or a buggy OS update. But hardware defects are also a possibility.
Now let's go through each method to get your frozen Pixel working again!
The first thing to try when your Pixel phone freezes is a simple force restart. This resets the phone and rectifies any software glitches that caused the freezing.
Here are the steps to force restart Pixel models from the 4a onwards:
This simple reset will restart your Pixel software and boot it up fresh, which should fix any minor software glitches causing the freeze.
If a normal restart doesn't fix your freezing issues, the next step is to boot your Pixel into safe mode.
Safe mode loads Android with only the essential apps and services running. This allows you to troubleshoot whether a third party app is causing the freezing issues.
To enable safe mode:
Use your phone for a while in safe mode to see if the freezing issues persist.
If the problems disappear in safe mode, then a third party app is likely the culprit.
You can start uninstalling recently downloaded apps one by one to isolate the problematic app.
If the phone still freezes in safe mode, then the issue is related to a system app or hardware.
To exit safe mode, simply restart your phone normally.
The cache partition stores temporary system files and data on your Pixel. Over time, this cache can become corrupted or too full, causing performance issues like freezing.
Wiping the cache partition clears out all these temporary files and gives the phone a fresh cache to work with. This commonly resolves app crashing and freezing problems.
Here are the steps to wipe the cache partition:
Be patient while the cache is cleared and the phone reboots. This should wipe any corrupt cache files that may be causing stability issues. Test your phone to see if the freezing is resolved.
If all else fails, performing a factory reset can get your frozen Pixel back up and running.
This will completely erase all data and settings and restore the phone to factory condition.
Only use a factory reset as a last resort, as you will lose all unsaved files and have to start your phone from scratch.
Be sure to backup data first!
To factory reset:
Setting up the phone from scratch after a factory reset will wipe any corrupted software or files causing the freezing.
This is the most definitive troubleshooting step before contacting Google support.
After you've solved the current freezing issue on your Pixel, here are some tips to avoid it happening again:
Following best practices for software maintenance and hardware care will go a long way towards preventing frustrating Pixel freezes!
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Hopefully this guide gave you several effective solutions to revive your frozen and unresponsive Google Pixel phone.
The key fixes include forcing a restart, clearing the cache partition, factory resetting, and contacting Google for hardware repair if needed.
Implementing proper maintenance like closing unused apps, installing updates promptly, and restarting periodically can help avoid freezes going forward.
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