Google Pixel 6 Keeps Crashing? Here are the solutions

The Google Pixel 6 crashing issue can be caused by several factors. It can be due to a software issue, corrupted data, or a hardware problem. To fix this, you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

The Google Pixel 6 is one of the latest Pixel models released by Google this year that uses the company’s very own Tensor chip. This chip is designed to provide a much more personalized experience while consuming a low power. Some of its best features include a 6.4 inch AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, Google Tensor chipset, and a 4614 mAh battery just to name a few.

Why does my Google pixel keep shutting down?

Why does my Google pixel keep shutting down?

One of the issues that you Pixel users might experience with their phone is when it randomly crashes . This can be an annoying experience since you won’t be able to use your device properly.

Here’s our recommended troubleshooting guide that will help you fix this problem

Solution 1: Do a soft reset on your Google Pixel 6

Do a soft reset on your Google Pixel 6

A soft reset is done when a minor software glitch such this crashing issue occurs on your Pixel.

This procedure will reboot the operating system of the Samsung Pixel phone and reload all of its services. Your personal data, files, and apps will remain unchanged.

Soft reset

Push the Power button for a couple of seconds

When the power menu appears, tap on Power off option.

Wait for a few seconds then turn on your smartphone by pressing the Power key.

Once the soft reset is done try to check if the phone still crashes.

Solution 2: Clear the cache and data of the app on your Google Pixel 6

Does the problem occur when using an app on your Pixel 6? If it does then this could be caused by corrupted data stored in the app itself. Clearing the cache of this app will usually fix the problem.

Clear app cache

From a Home screen, swipe up to display all apps.

Go to Settings then Apps.

Tap See all ‘xx’ apps.

Tap the appropriate app.

Tap Storage & cache.

Tap Clear cache.

Once done try checking if the issue still occurs on your Android device.

Solution 3: Start the Google Pixel 6 in Safe Mode

If this issue occurs after you have downloaded apps from the Google Play Store then there’s a possibility that these third party apps are causing the problem.

When your phone runs in Safe Mode only the pre-installed apps will be allowed to run making troubleshooting app related issues easy to do.

Starting Google Pixel in Safe Mode

Press and hold the Power button until the ‘Power off’ prompt appears on the screen then release.

Touch and hold Restart until the ‘Reboot to safe mode’ prompt appears then release.

Tap OK to confirm.

When the phone restarts, ‘Safe mode’ appears in the lower-left of the unlock / Home screen.

If the crashing issue does not occur in this mode on your mobile device then it is most likely caused by a third party app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Solution 4: Perform a software update on your Google Pixel 6

If your phone is running on an outdated software version then there’s a possibility that it will keep on crashing. You need to make sure that the Pixel 6 is running on the latest software update.

Manually update your Google Pixel

From the Home screen, swipe up to view your apps.

Tap the phone’s Settings app > System > System update > Check for update.

If an update is available, follow the onscreen prompts to update to the latest software.

Once the install procedure has completed try checking if the issue still occurs.

Solution 5: Perform a factory reset on your Google Pixel 6

As a last resort you should consider doing a factory reset. This procedure will erase your phone data and bring it back to its original condition.

Before proceeding it is highly recommended that you backup your phone data.

Factory reset from settings

From the Home screen, swipe up to view your apps.

Tap the phone’s Settings app > System > Reset options > Erase all data (factory reset) > Erase all data.

If prompted, enter your PIN or Password.

Tap Erase all data. The device will reboot and begin resetting to factory settings.

You can also perform a reset from the recovery mode.

Factory reset in recovery mode

Turn off the device.

Press and hold the Volume down and Power button at the same time.

When you see the triangle with an exclamation point and Fastboot, release both buttons.

If you see an exclamation point and the words No Command, hold the Power button and press Volume Up button, then release both.

Use the volume keys to highlight Wipe data/factory reset, then press the Power button.

Use the volume keys to highlight Yes, then press the Power button. Wait while your information is deleted.

Use the volume keys to highlight Reboot system now, then press the Power button.

After the reset has completed try checking if your mobile device still crashes.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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