The 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. All gestures can be performed with either earbud.
- Play / Pause media
- Answer call
- Next track
- End / Reject call
- Stops Google Assistant
Raise volume (not available on Pixel Buds A-Series)
Lower volume (not available on Pixel Buds A-Series)
Touch & Hold (requires Android 6.0+ and Assistant)
- Listen to notifications (release after chime)
- Talk to your Google Assistant (speak while holding)
Note: As soon as you touch and hold either Google Pixel Bud, you can speak to the Google Assistant. You don't have to wait for a tone.
You can also say "Hey Google" or "OK Google" to talk to the Google Assistant without touching your earbuds.
Important: The Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-enabled Android 6.0+ device, Google Account, and an internet connection. Data rates may apply. See minimum requirements.
Pixel Buds (2017)
The Google Pixel Buds allow you to control your media, manage your calls, use your Assistant, or translate spoken languages while on the go with just a few simple gestures. The available gestures are:
Google Translate on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Pixel phones.
Internet connection required. Fees may apply.
Touch & Hold
Note: You don't have to wait for a tone. As soon as you touch and hold your right Google Pixel Bud, you can speak to your Google Assistant.
Note: All gestures are performed with the right earbud.
Gesture with a finger to perform commands
|To do this...||Perform this gesture|
|Answer call||Tap the right earbud|
|End call||Touch and hold the right earbud|
|Ignore call||Touch and hold the right earbud|
|Play or pause media||Tap the right earbud|
|Increase volume||Swipe forward on the right earbud|
|Decrease volume||Swipe backward on the right earbud|
|Invoke your Google Assistant||Touch and hold the right earbud|
|Confirm your choice with Google Assistant||Tap the right earbud|
|Stop your Google Assistant||Double tap the right earbud|
|Listen to notifications with Google Assistant||Double tap the right earbud|
|Wake/Sleep your Pixel Buds||Triple tap the right earbud|