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Charging Google Pixel Buds

Charging your Google Pixel Buds is a quick and easy process when you follow these simple steps.

Charge safely. Before charging, please be sure you read and follow the safety information about charging Google Pixel Buds here or in the "Be Safe" guide included with your Google Pixel Buds.

How to charge your Google Pixel Buds

Match the L & R indicators of the Pixel Buds to the charging case magnetized pockets.

Once they're in, press down to make sure the charging pins are firmly in place. After placing your earbuds in their pockets, secure the cord by wrapping it around the rim of the charging case so you can carry Pixel Buds while they are charging.

A green LED light will appear, indicating that your Pixel Buds are charging.

The charging case must be closed in order for your Pixel Buds to charge properly.

How to charge your Google Pixel Buds case

Plug your charging case into a power source using the included USB-C™ to USB-A cable.

When should I charge my Pixel Buds?

The Google Pixel Buds provide up to five hours of listening time with a single charge. When you're getting close to five hours of usage, place your Pixel Buds into your charging case to recharge. When the charging case is fully charged, it stores multiple charges for your Pixel Buds so you can have up to 24 hours of listening time.

To help remind you of when you should charge your Google Pixel Buds, the buds will alert you with a low battery chime at 25%, 10%, 5%, and just before they completely run out of power.

Google Pixel Buds battery performance statistics are approximate and are based on listening time, audio control, and other factors. Actual results may vary. Case must be sufficiently charged. Testing conducted September 2017 on pre-production Pixel Buds connected to a pre-production Pixel 2 phone. Total listening times are approximate and are measured using fully charged Google Pixel Buds and a fully charged case for the first Google Pixel Buds re-charge cycle. Actual results may vary. Google Pixel Buds battery testing conducted in September 2017 on pre-production Pixel Buds connected to a pre-production Pixel 2 phone.

How to check the battery level of your Pixel Buds

Bluetooth settings (Requires a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL phone)

Headphones settings in Google Assistant

  1. Press and hold the center button on your phone to invoke your Google Assistant
  2. Tap on Headphones Settings
  3. Your device settings will also display the Pixel Buds battery level

Pixel Buds in the charging case

  1. To quickly check the battery level of your Pixel Buds when they're in the charging case, press the case button or open the lid of the charging case.
  2. If you see green LED, that means your Pixel Buds are good to go. If you see an amber LED, that means the battery in your Pixel Buds is critically low.
One solid green light The Pixel Buds battery is fully charged
One green light pulsing The Pixel Buds are charging
One amber light The Pixel Buds battery is critically low

How to check the battery level of your charging case

  1. If your charging case is empty, the white LED lights show the battery level of the case itself.
  2. If your Pixel Buds are in the charging case, you can press the case button to toggle between your Pixel Buds' battery and the battery in the charging case.
○○○ Three solid white LEDs The case battery is at 75% or higher
○○● Two solid white LEDs The case battery is between 50-75%
○●● One solid white LED The case battery is between 25-50%
●● One amber light The case battery is critically low


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