How to Enable and Disable Repair Mode on Pixel Phones

Similar to Maintenance Mode in Samsung Galaxy devices, Google has added Repair Mode on Pixel phones with Android 14 December Feature Drop, which once enabled hides your data when you send the device for repair. Today, you will see how you can enable Repair Mode on Pixel phones.

What is Repair Mode on Pixel Phones?

It is a secure mode that protects users’ apps and personal data while the device is being repaired, preventing unauthorized access.

Users can turn on the Repair Mode on their Pixel devices when sending the phone to a technician or service center for repair or other fixes.

It helps users keep their apps and personal information, like photos, documents, messages, and contacts saved on the device, safe.

So with the Android 14 latest update, Pixel users can use this feature while giving their phones at service centers or shops.

Google has added this feature as a precaution to avoid any kind of data theft. Also, to enable repair mode on your Pixel device, you must have at least 2GB of free space.

Pixel Repair Mode Compatible Devices

Although the feature is quite useful and looks promising, it is not available for all Pixel devices. As of now, only a bunch of devices support this feature, which includes:

  • Pixel 5a (5G).
  • Pixel 6a.
  • Pixel 6.
  • Pixel 6 Pro.
  • Pixel 7a.
  • Pixel 7.
  • Pixel 7 Pro.
  • Pixel Fold.
  • Pixel 8.
  • Pixel 8 Pro

Upcoming Pixel phones will also have Repair Mode.

How to Turn On Repair Mode on Pixel Devices

Firstly, make sure that you have 2GB of free storage available. Also, you will need to use the screen lock to turn on the repair mode. Here’s how you can turn on repair mode on your Google Pixel phone.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Google Pixel phone.

Step 2: Click on System, then tap Repair Mode.

Step 3: From the next screen, tap on Enter repair mode, then enter your lock screen code.

How to Enable Repair Mode on Pixel Phones

Step 4: Your phone will then restart in repair mode.

Now, you can send or submit your Pixel phone for repair without worrying about your personal information.

How to Exit Repair Mode on Pixel Phones

Once your phone gets repaired, you can easily exit the repair mode by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your device.

Step 2: Go to System > Repair Mode > Exit Repair Mode.

Step 3: Enter the device lock.

Step 4: Your phone will restart automatically and get back to normal mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Quit Repair Mode on Google Pixel?

To quit repair mode and go to normal mode, navigate to Settings > System > Repair Mode. Tap on Exit Repair Mode, then enter your passcode.

What is Repair Mode on Pixel Phones?

Repair Mode is a feature in Pixel phones that, once enabled, helps users keep their apps and personal information safe when submitting the phone for repair.

So, this was all about what repair mode is and how you can enable it on Pixel phones. I hope the article helped you turn on and off the repair mode when submitting your phone for repair.

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Harsh Saxena

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1 thought on “How to Enable and Disable Repair Mode on Pixel Phones”

  1. I had wished, this repair mode would also – like Samsungs mode – offer a backup of the complete phone outside the phone in the cloud. That way one could save all data, including apps for backups in whatever needed cases.

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