Set up Google Pixel Buds

 

How to pair your earbuds | Google Pixel Buds

Pixel & Android 6.0+ 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

  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 see the white earbuds status light pulsing. If you see 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. Look for a pop-up notification on your phone. It will guide you through the rest of set up.

 

Still don't see 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 see “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 charging case until you see 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 above

Note: Full access to features requires a Google Account, Assistant-enabled companion phone running Android 6.0+, 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 see 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.

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 6 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 (Gen 1)

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 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 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 > Connected Devices > 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 see 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 see 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 case button for 3 seconds; if you see 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 > 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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