Boost Your Pixel Phone Performance with New On-Device Diagnostic Tool and Repair Manuals

Google recently announced some new features that will make it easier for Pixel owners to diagnose and repair their devices. One of the new features is a diagnostics app that can be run on Pixel devices to detect functionality problems before taking it to a shop for repairs. This app can be accessed through the Phone app and allows users to fully diagnose their device or check individual items or groups related to the device’s visuals, sensors, and more.

In addition to the diagnostics app, Google has also revamped several of its Pixel device manuals to make it easier for users to conduct at-home repairs. The company has released redesigned repair manuals for several Pixel devices, making it easier for users to troubleshoot problems and identify potential parts to replace. These manuals are available in English and French, with more arriving for previous and future devices in the coming months.

Google has also introduced a new “Repair Mode” for Pixels, which rolled out with its December 2023 feature drop. This mode is designed to safeguard users’ information when their devices are in for repairs. When activated, Repair Mode protects a user’s privacy by making all of their data inaccessible to others. This means that items such as apps, photos, messages, and contacts will remain hidden when the mode is enabled.

Furthermore, Google has expanded its coverage of supported, genuine parts for devices like the Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel Fold, making it easier for users to perform at-home repairs through iFixit. The company has also committed to several years of hardware support for its latest Pixel 8 series, ensuring that genuine parts will be supplied for the devices for an extended period of time.

In addition to these new features, Google’s work with uBreakiFix has brought more than 700 in-store locations where users can visit for quick repairs. The company has also committed to providing seven years worth of updates and genuine parts for the Pixel 8 Pro, making it unprecedented in the world of Android phones.

Overall, Google’s new features and commitments aim to make it easier for Pixel owners to diagnose, repair, and maintain their devices, ensuring that they remain in top form for an extended period of time.