Set up Google Pixel Buds

 

How to connect your Google Pixel Buds Pro to your phone | Google Pixel Buds Pro

Quick Start Guide 

Can't wait to start using your Google Pixel Buds? This quick start guide will show you how to pair so you can get set up and ready to go.

Google Pixel Buds Pro and Google Pixel Buds

Step 1: Connect

Google Pixel or Android 6.0 or newer

  1. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status light when the case is plugged in or opened).
  2. Open the Google Pixel Buds wireless charging case and keep the case next to your phone.
  3. Make sure that your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth® and Location are on.
  4. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the wireless charging case until the status light starts pulsing white.
  5. Tap the Google Pixel Buds pairing notification and follow the on-screen steps.

Other devices

  1. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status light when the case is plugged in or opened).
  2. Open the Google Pixel Buds wireless charging case and keep the case next to your phone.
  3. Make sure that your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth is on.
  4. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the wireless charging case until the status light starts pulsing white.
  5. Select Google Pixel Buds from the list of new available Bluetooth devices.

Step 2: Fit

  1. Make sure the eartip is firmly attached to the earbud and does not easily pull away.
  2. Gently insert your earbuds. Left (L) and Right (R) indicators are on the earbuds. The earbud should tuck into the ear and you should slightly rotate it until it fits comfortably without any pressure.
  3. Pixel Buds come pre-attached with medium eartips. If needed, try one of the different eartip sizes included. Ears are so unique that your left ear is likely different from your right ear.
  4. You can also run a guided check to ensure that you have the best seal by using the Eartip Seal Check within your Pixel Buds settings.

Learn more here.

Step 3: Gestures and controls

Google Pixel Buds allow you to control your media, manage your calls, or use your Assistant while on the go with just a few simple gestures.

  • Tap to answer calls, play/pause media
  • Double tap to skip track
  • Triple tap to go to previous track
  • Swipe forward to increase volume
  • Swipe backward to decrease volume
  • Touch and hold to speak to your Google Assistant (requires Assistant set up)
    • Pixel Buds Pro only: With touch and hold configured to ANC, toggle between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode
      Note: Some features are only available with certain touch and hold combinations. Learn controls for Google Pixel Buds.

Learn more gestures here.

Google Pixel Buds A-Series

Step 1: Connect

Google Pixel or Android 6.0 or newer

  1. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status light when the case is plugged in or opened).
  2. Open the Google Pixel Buds charging case and keep the case next to your phone.
  3. Make sure that your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth® and Location are on.
  4. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the charging case until the status light starts pulsing white.
  5. Tap the Google Pixel Buds pairing notification and follow the on-screen steps.

Other devices

  1. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status light when the case is plugged in or opened).
  2. Open the Google Pixel Buds charging case and keep the case next to your phone.
  3. Make sure that your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth is on.
  4. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the charging case until the status light starts pulsing white.
  5. Select Google Pixel Buds A-Series from the list of available Bluetooth devices.

Step 2: Fit 

  1. Make sure the eartip is firmly attached to the earbud and does not easily pull away.
  2. Gently insert your earbuds. Left (L) and Right (R) indicators are on the earbuds. The stabilizer arc should tuck into the ear and slightly rotate it until it fits comfortably without any pressure.
  3. Pixel Buds come pre-attached with medium eartips. If needed, try one of the different eartip sizes included. Ears are so unique that your left ear may be different from your right ear.

Learn more here.

Step 3: Gestures and controls

Google Pixel Buds allow you to control your media, manage your calls, or use your Assistant while on the go with just a few simple gestures.

  • Tap to answer calls, play/pause media
  • Double tap to skip track
  • Triple tap to go to previous track
  • Android 6.0 or newer only: Press and hold to speak to your Google Assistant (requires Assistant set up)

Learn more about gestures here.

Set up Google Pixel Buds

Pixel & Android 6.0 or newer phones

What you need to get started

Use of the Google Pixel Buds as an audio headset requires a Bluetooth® enabled companion device. For minimum OS and hardware requirements go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help. Additionally, the Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-enabled Android device and data connection. For minimum requirements, go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help.

Set up Google Pixel Buds

Step 1. Make sure your Bluetooth is on

  1. On your mobile device's Home screen, tap Settings Settings and then Connected Devices and then Bluetooth Bluetooth.
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is toggled on Toggle on.

Step 2. Fast Pair Google Pixel Buds to your mobile device

If you have previously paired your Pixel Buds with another phone or tablet, you will find the Pixel Buds listed under Connected devices.

  1. Place the charging case next to your phone with the Google Pixel Buds still inside.
  2. Open the case.
  3. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the charging case until you have the white earbuds status light pulsing. If you have a blinking white/orange light instead, try closing the lid of the charging case and re-opening it. Then press and hold the pairing button again.
  4. You will get a pop-up notification on your phone that will guide you through the rest of set up.

 

Still don't get a set up notification?

Step 1. Charge the battery and enable Bluetooth.

  1. Review Set up Pixel Buds above.

  2. Ensure the Pixel Buds battery is charged and Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.

Charge safely. Before charging, please be sure you read and follow the safety information about charging Google Pixel Buds at https://g.co/pixelbuds/SafetyInfo or in the "Be Safe" guide included with your Google Pixel Buds.

Step 2. Turn on Location

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Location.
  3. If you don’t find "Location," follow the steps for older Android versions.
  4. At the top, toggle "Use location" on.

Step 3. Manually pair Google Pixel Buds

  1. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the opened charging case until you have the white earbuds status light pulsing.
  2. On your phone's Bluetooth settings menu, tap Pair new device.
  3. Tap on the Pixel Buds headphones’ name to pair them with your phone.
  4. On some Android devices, look for a pop-up notification on your phone that will take you through the rest of setup.
Other devices - Manual Pairing via Bluetooth

What you need to get started

  • Google Pixel Buds
  • A device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or newer
  • The Pixel Buds Web Companion App for Pixel Buds Pro is available on Chromebook (Chrome OS v117.0.5931.0 or newer) only at mypixelbuds.google.com.

Note: Full access to features requires a Google Account, Assistant-enabled companion phone running Android 6.0 or newer, and an internet connection. For minimum OS and hardware requirements and available Google Assistant languages, go to g.co/pixelbuds/help.

Use of the Google Pixel Buds as an audio headset requires a Bluetooth® enabled companion device. For minimum OS and hardware requirements go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help. Additionally, the Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-enabled Android device and data connection. For minimum requirements, go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help.

Set up Google Pixel Buds

  1. Make sure Bluetooth Bluetooth is enabled on your device.
  2. Place the charging case next to your phone with the Google Pixel Buds still inside.
  3. Open the case.
  4. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the charging case until you have the white earbuds status light pulsing.
  5. On your host device's Bluetooth menu, tap on the Google Pixel Buds headphones to pair them with your device.
  6. On a Chromebook: Click Select your Pixel Buds and then select your Pixel Buds and then click Connect.

Reconnecting Google Pixel Buds to your device

If your Google Pixel Buds are in the charging case, simply open the case and remove the earbuds to begin the reconnection process. If your earbuds were last connected to another device, make sure to select Google Pixel Buds in the host device’s Bluetooth menu to begin reconnection.

Pairing your Google Pixel Buds to additional devices

If you want to pair your Google Pixel Buds to an additional device, place them in the charging case with the lid open, and once the case status light is visible, hold the pairing button until the light starts pulsing to put them in pairing mode. While in pairing mode, the Pixel Buds will be ready to pair with your new device. Google Pixel Buds pairings can be retained for up to 8 devices. Further pairing of devices will forget the oldest one.

Switching connection between devices

To switch connections between devices which have already been paired with Pixel Buds, select "Pixel Buds" from the Bluetooth menu of the new device. Your Pixel Buds should disconnect from the old device and connect to the most recently connected device.

Pixel Buds Pro: When you enable Multipoint connectivity or Audio switching on Pixel Buds Pro, they can automatically switch between your last two connected source devices. Learn more at Use Multipoint connectivity on Google Pixel Buds Pro.

When undocking the buds from the charging case, if the last connected device is unavailable, Pixel Buds A-Series and Pro will search for and connect to the second last connected device.

 
Pixel Buds (Gen 1)

The following items are included in the packaging for your Pixel Buds (Gen 1):

  • Google Pixel Buds (Gen 1)
  • Pixel Buds (Gen 1) charging case
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Safety & Regulatory Guide
The Pixel Buds (Gen 1) are packed inside the charging case

What you need to get started

Use of the Google Pixel Buds as an audio headset requires a Bluetooth enabled companion device. For minimum OS and hardware requirements go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help. Additionally, the Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-enabled Android device and data connection. For minimum requirements, go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help.

Set up Google Pixel Buds

Step 1. Unpack Pixel Buds

If there's a protective film between the earbuds and the case, remove that before charging.

Step 2. Charge Pixel Buds

Before setting up your Google Pixel Buds, charge them in the case with the lid closed for 10 minutes.

If you have a pulsing orange LED , your device battery is low and not ready to pair. Please wait for a few minutes until you have a single white LED pulsing.

Note: Charge safely. Before charging, please be sure you read and follow the safety information about charging Google Pixel Buds at https://g.co/pixelbuds/SafetyInfo or in the "Be Safe" guide included with your Google Pixel Buds.

Step 3. Turn on Bluetooth

  1. On your mobile device's Home screen, tap Settings and then Connected Devices and then Bluetooth .
  2. Turn on Bluetooth.

Step 4. Pair Google Pixel Buds to your mobile device

  1. Open the charging case next to your phone with the Google Pixel Buds still inside.
  2. If your Pixel Buds are outside of the case, put them back in, matching the L & R indicator of the Pixel Buds to the charging pods. Once they're in, press down to make sure the charging pins have good contact. A green LED light will appear to indicate that the Pixel Buds are charging.
  3. If you have one white LED pulsing , your device is ready to pair.
  4. Look for a pop-up notification on your phone that will take you through the rest of set up.

You can also prompt the pop-up notification to appear by opening your Assistant.

Still don't get a set up notification?

Step 1. Please review steps 1 through 3 above and ensure the Pixel Buds battery is charged and Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.

Charge safely. Before charging, please be sure you read and follow the safety information about charging Google Pixel Buds at https://g.co/pixelbuds/SafetyInfo or in the "Be Safe" guide included with your Google Pixel Buds.

Step 2. Manually pair Google Pixel Buds

  1. On your mobile device's Bluetooth menu, tap on the Google Pixel Buds headphones to pair them with your phone.
  2. Hold the opened case's button for 3 seconds; if you have one white LED pulsing , your device is ready to pair.
  3. Look for a pop-up notification on your phone that will take you through the rest of setup.
  4. On certain Android devices, you may need to look for your Google Pixel Buds in the Bluetooth setting menu and add them as a new device.

Reconnecting Google Pixel Buds to your phone

When you need to reconnect your Google Pixel buds to your phone, double tap the right earbud. If your Google Pixel Buds are in the charging case, simply open the case and remove the buds to begin the reconnecting process.

Connecting your Google Pixel Buds to additional devices

To switch connection between devices which have been previously paired with Pixel Buds, while connected to one device, simply select “Pixel Buds” from the Bluetooth menu of the second device. Your Pixel Buds should disconnect from the first device and connect to the new device.

Google Pixel Buds can be paired to a total of 8 devices. If you want to connect your Google Pixel Buds to an additional phone or simply change the phone they're currently connected to, place them in the charging case, and once the green LED  is visible, hold the case button for three seconds to put them in pairing mode. While in pairing mode, the Pixel Buds will be ready to connect to your new device.

Follow the set up steps listed above to complete the process of connecting your Pixel Buds to the new device.

Switching connection between devices

​To switch connection between devices which have been previously paired with Pixel Buds, while connected to one device, simply select “Pixel Buds” from the Bluetooth menu of the second device. Your Pixel Buds should disconnect from the first device and connect to the new device.

Turning off Google Pixel Buds

To wake your Google Pixel Buds or put them to sleep, triple tap the right earbud. As an alternative, follow the steps below.

  1. Open your mobile device's Settings.
  2. Tap Connected devices and then Bluetooth.
  3. Next, tap on your Google Pixel Buds in the paired devices list.
  4. When asked to disconnect your phone from your Pixel Buds, tap OK.
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