How To Reset Applications On Google Pixel 7

The best way to fix app-related problems on your Pixel 7 is to reset the app you’re having problems with. An app reset simply means to clear its cache and data and in most cases, that’s enough to fix app crashes and other issues. 

Problematic third-party apps are often very easy to fix but pre-installed ones might need a little bit of troubleshooting since they’re embedded in the firmware itself. 

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

But even so, if it’s just an app problem, you’ll probably be able to fix it by yourself. So here’s how you reset an app on your Pixel 7. 

  1. To begin, pull up the app drawer and look for the app you’re having problems with.

    You have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to pull up the app drawer. 

  2. Tap and hold the app’s icon until the options show.

    It will take just a couple of seconds before you can actually see the options. In this tutorial, we will be using Instagram as an example. 

  3. Tap the App info icon.

    It’s the lowercase “i” inside a circle. 

  4. Tap Force stop first.

    This will stop the app’s services from running.

  5. Tap Storage & cache.

    It will bring you to the screen where you can manage the apps cache and data files. 

  6. Tap Clear cache.

    This will immediately delete the app’s saved cache. 

  7. Tap Clear storage and tap Delete to proceed.

    This will also delete the app’s data and downloaded files and at the same time, log you out of your account. However, you don’t need to worry about it as all the information in your account won’t be deleted. 

  8. You can also do this procedure by launching Settings.

    You can swipe down from the top of the screen twice to pull the Quick Settings panel and then tap the gear icon to open Settings. 

  9. Tap Apps and then select All apps.

    This will show you the list of the apps and services in your phone including pre-installed ones. 

  10. Scroll down to find the app you’re having problems with and tap on it.

    It will bring you the screen where you can force stop the app. 

  • Applications
  • Google Pixel 7

So now, just follow the same instructions as above and you’ll be able to reset the app you selected. 

This procedure is apparently very easy to do and follow. Aside from that, it’s also very effective in fixing app related problems. 

We hope that this guide can help you.

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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