Updated: April 02, 2023
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by Denys Kashnytskyi
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Forgot pin to unlock my pixel 6

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Do you mean Google Pixel 6 phone?


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Thanks for the clarification

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How am I going to recover my pin or is there a universal pin

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Have you already tried face unlocks?
or fingerprint

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The only option it's giving me is to type in a pen number no fingerprint no unlocking it with face. The only way I can get into it is with a pin number

Factory reset is suitable for you?

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Because it`s going to delete everything of your phone

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There's nothing on the phone anyway
It's brand new

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Okay, let's get there. Tell me how to factory reset it

First of all, you need to power your device off
Go back to the screen, scroll down and turn it off

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It's off

Press Power and Volume down buttons and hold them
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Okay I did that and a screen popped up at the top right that says start with an arrow down below that says press the volume keys to select different menu. Down below it it says fast boot mode
What do you want me to do?

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Once you get to this screen scroll down using volume key
to recovery mode

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Okay I'm at recovery mode now. Do you want me to hit the arrow point to the right?

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And click on it

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It says no command in the Android guys on his back with a red triangle with explanation mark in the middle of it

Once you get to this screen scroll down using volume key and you can see recovery mode
And after choosing, click power button in order to select this option

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No, I see options between reboot system now reboot to bootloader and a fast boot. Apply update from ADB wipe data factory reset. Is that what I need to do? Wipe data factory reset?
There's a view recovery logs
Do I need to wipe data factory reset? Is that what I need to hit?

Yes, you need factory reset
But this option will delete everything

Customer Replay

Okay it says data wipe complete. So now what do I need to do reboot system now?

Just Power and Volume down buttons and hold them
And reboot

Customer Replay

Okay, it's powering back up and I think I'm good

Well done!
Is there anything else I can do for you today?

Customer Replay

No that's it

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