Troubleshoot Freezing or Lagging Google Pixel 4 or 4 XL with this guide

Freezing and lagging is a very common issue either it is a flagship device like Pixel 4/4XL or any mid-range device. At some point, the device starts lagging and freezing while doing any heavy-duty tasks. If it is a mid-range device then it starts lagging in a few months but in flagship devices, it takes a little more time than mid-ranges devices but eventually it starts lagging and freezing. But no need to worry, we already have the solution for it. Follow the articles until the end to know how to troubleshoot the Pixel 4 lagging & freezing problem.

Google Pixel 4 series was announced and released last year in the month of October. Google’s offering a lot of new tech with the Pixel 4 series, including things like dual rear cameras, 90Hz displays, and its Soli radar system for the first time.

Pixel 4 lagging & freezing problem

Fix Google Pixel 4 or 4XL Lagging & Freezing Problem

1. Troubleshoot in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what is safe mode, in safe mode, the system temporarily disable all third-party applications you installed on your device. By doing this we can figure out which app is occurring the problem. Follow the below step to turn Safe Mode on:

  • Press and hold your device’s Power button.
  • On your screen, touch and hold Power off. Tap OK.
  • After you see “Safe mode” at the bottom of your screen.

After figuring out the apps which are creating the problem, follow the below steps to uninstall it(if required):

  • Open Settings from Pixel Launcher.
  • Tap on Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap See All Apps.
  • Tap an app that you want to uninstall
  • Tap Uninstall.
  • Tap OK to confirm.

2. Clear Cache from Recovery Mode

In case you don’t know what is recovery, the first thing the bootloader rings up is the recovery. Recovery Mode refers to a special bootable partition, which contains a recovery application installed in it. And you can fix some problems with your phone. Follow the steps to clear cache from recovery mode:

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  • Turn off your phone.
  • Once it is turned off. Press and hold the power and volume down button simultaneously until the Google logo pops up.
  • Release the Power button but keep holding down the Volume Down button until the recovery mode screen appears.
  • Press the power button to boot into recovery mode.
  • Use the Volume button to go to Wipe Cache Partition then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Press the Volume Down button to go to Wipe all user data option then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Wait until your device wipes out all cache or temporary data from the system partition.
  • Then press the Volume Down button to go to the Reboot system now option.
  • Press the Power button to confirm the selection.

3. Hard Reset the Phone

Follow the below steps to factory reset Google Pixel 4:

  • Open Settings app from pixel launcher.
  • Scroll down and tap on the System option.
  • Tap on Advanced option.
  • Tap on Reset option.
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset)
  • And then select Erase Everything.

4. Factory Reset the phone from Recovery Mode

Follow the steps to factory reset from recovery mode:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Once it is turned off. Press and hold the power and volume down button simultaneously until the Google logo pops up.
  • Release the Power button but keep holding down the Volume Down button until the recovery mode screen appears.
  • Press the power button to boot into recovery mode.
  • Once booted in recovery mode, use the volume buttons to highlight the Wipe data/factory reset option.
  • Press the power button to select that option.
  • After reset, simply reboot to the system by using the volume and power buttons.

Additionally, you can also post your specific problem in Google Forum.

Well, if you followed the above steps perfectly then you will fix the Google Pixel 4 lagging & freezing problem. But after the above methods, Google Pixel 4 isn’t behaving as expected then there might any other issue too. Well, in that case, you should check our Google Pixel 4 Troubleshoot Guide.

Do you own a Pixel Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for Pixel are coming soon.

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