Pixel 6 Pro Random Reboot on Android 14: How to Fix

In this guide, we will show you various methods to fix the Pixel 6/Pro random reboot issue on Android 14. These devices were the first in the lineup to behold Google’s own Tensor chipset [with a touch of Exynos]. And it’s fair to say that the initial usage experience was not worth appreciable [with poor network connectivity, excessive battery drainage, and overheating being the talk of the town]. However, it was compensated to an extent with impressive software experience.

Pixel 6 Pro Random Reboot on Android 14

However, the fourteenth iteration of the OS seems to have nullified that positive factor as it’s currently giving quite a tough time to the end users. Many of them have voiced their concern that their Pixel 6 Pro running the latest Android 14 tends to undergo reboots at random intervals. During calls, watching a video, playing a game, or simply using an app, the device restarts all of a sudden in any of these scenarios.

Pixel 6 Pro Random Reboot on Android 14

Making matters worse is the fact that it has been quite a few months since the issue was first reported and is still bugging the users to date. Even more scary is the fact that Google has already tagged this issue as fixed, so you shouldn’t expect any more patches/fixes to be rolled out from them. Fortunately though, there do exist numerous workarounds that should help you rectify this issue. So without further ado, let’s check them out.

Fix Pixel 6/Pro Random Reboot on Android 14

Pixel 6 Pro Random Reboot on Android 14

It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success. So with that in mind, let’s get started.

FIX 1: Reboot to Safe Mode

In some cases, a third-party app or service might conflict with the proper functioning of the device [such as the Crunchyroll app with Android 14]. To verify the same, your first course of action is to boot your device to Safe Mode. Doing so will disable all the third-party apps and if this rectifies the underlying issue then the culprit is definitely a third-party app that needs to be uninstalled at the earliest. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. Long press the power button to bring up the Power menu. Then press and hold the Reboot option.
  2. This will bring up the Safe Mode prompt, tap OK. Your device will now boot to Safe Mode.Pixel 6 Pro Random Reboot on Android 14
  3. Now enable and disable Airplane Mode and check if the app is able to connect to the internet.
  4. If they are, then reboot your device back to normal mode.
  5. Now uninstall each third-party app related to the network, one at a time, until the issue is rectified.

FIX 2: Reset App Preferences

In some cases, corrupt app settings could have an adverse impact on your device. So you should consider reverting all the app preferences to their default state. Doing so will reset the configs and settings related to the apps as well as all the restrictions put in place (it will not wipe any app data) and will give you the stock settings to work upon. So let’s put this fix to the test and check out the results.

  1. Head over to the Settings > System menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Reset Options and tap on Reset App Preferences.
  3. After that, tap on the Reset Apps button in the confirmation dialog box.
  4. Check if it fixes the random reboot issue on Pixel 6 Pro.

FIX 3: Reflash Firmware

Your first course of action should be to reflash the same firmware that is installed on your device. This process doesn’t require an unlocked bootloader and will not wipe off any data, but still, please take a backup, just to be on the safer side, and then refer to our guide on How to Install Firmware via ADB Sideload on Pixel 6/Pro.

Pixel 6 Pro Random Reboot on Android 14

FIX 4: Reset Device

Next up, you should consider factory resetting the device to its default state. This will remove all the corrupt data and configuration settings and might rectify the issue that we are currently dealing with. So let’s give it a try using the below-given steps and check out the results [the process will wipe off all the data. so take a backup beforehand].

  1. Head over to Settings > System > Reset Options.
  2. Then select Erase All (Factory Reset) > Erase All.Pixel 6 Pro Random Reboot on Android 14
  3. Now wait for the reset to complete (could take a while).
  4. Check if it fixes the random reboot issue on Pixel 6 Pro.

FIX 5: Switch to Android 14 Beta

You could also consider switching over to the beta builds of Android 14. They receive updates at a much faster rate and the issues that are present in stable builds might not necessarily be there in the beta builds [or would have already been rectified]. So if you are planning to take a jump, then just head over to this site and opt for your device to receive Android 14 Beta updates. However, do note that whenever you plan to switch back to stable, you’ll have to reset your device.

That’s it. These were the various methods to fix the Pixel 6/Pro random reboot issue on Android 14. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are aware of this issue, but they haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.


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