Set up Google Pixel Buds

What you need to get started

Note: Google Pixel Buds will function as a standard Bluetooth headset on iOS.

Use of the Google Pixel Buds as an audio headset requires a Bluetooth enabled companion device. For minimum OS and hardware requirements go to 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

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 see a pulsing orange LED , your device battery is low and not ready to pair. Please wait for a few minutes until you see 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 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 > Bluetooth.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth .

Step 4. Pair Google Pixel Buds to your mobile device

On your mobile device's Bluetooth menu, tap on the Google Pixel Buds headphones to pair them with your phone.

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

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. On your mobile device's Home screen, tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Find your Google Pixel Buds in the list of Bluetooth-enabled devices and tap the info button.
  3. In the info menu, tap Disconnect.

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