How to Turn Off Google Pixel When Screen is Not Working

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Has the screen of your Google Pixel phone been broken or damaged? Is the screen not working? In this guide, I’ll show you how you can turn off any Google Pixel phone without using the screen.

If your Google Pixel screen has been broken, you should turn the device off to save the battery. Otherwise, the device will suck the entire battery, which can decrease the battery life span. Many people think that long pressing the power button will turn off the device. But, it does not happen. It only triggers the forced reboot. But, using the combination of the power button and volume button, you can turn off your Google Pixel phone when the screen is damaged or the screen is not working.

How to Turn Off Google Pixel Without Using Screen

There’s a quick way to turn off your Google Pixel without the screen. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Press and hold the volume down and power button for 15 seconds. The device will boot into the Fastboot mode.

Step 2: Release both buttons.

Step 3: Press the volume down button once and then press the power button once. Your phone will turn off.

This method to turn off Google Pixel without using the screen works on all models, including Pixel 6, 6XL, 6 Pro, 6a, Pixel 5, 5a 5G, Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a, Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, and remaining models.

What Should You Do After the Screen is broken on your Google Pixel

If your Google Phone’s screen is broken, it can make the screen unresponsive. The phone can face the ghost touch problem. It means that the phone can perform actions even when you have not touched the screen. To avoid such situations, you should turn off your phone.

If you have taken insurance for your phone, contact the insurance company. Otherwise, take the device to the nearest service center and get the screen replaced.

I hope this guide was useful to you. Which Google Pixel phone do you have? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. This was more helpful than the 3 other videos I watched before it to try to figure how to turn off my Pixel 5a with a broken screen. Thank you!

  2. I have a broken pixel device and another pixel device that works. I performed the steps as written on both devices. I believe there is an error in this guide. The first 2 steps are correct, but for the 3rd step, pressing volume UP goes to power down device. Pressing volume DOWN just goes to “restart bootloader”

    If you hit volume UP, then the power button on step 3 this should work. (still hold volume DOWN for the 15 seconds)

  3. I have a pixel 7, the screen doesn’t display (only a corner of the screen lights up when the screen would be “on”) and the touch doesn’t work. This doesn’t seem to work, does anyone know what will?

  4. Doesn’t work on a pixel 6. Volume down and power is a screen shot. It doesn’t do anything else. 0/10.

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