Learn controls for Google Pixel Buds

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.

How to use touch controls on your earbuds | Google Pixel Buds

 

Tap

  • Play / Pause media
  • Answer call

Double Tap

  • Next track
  • End / Reject call
  • Stops Google Assistant

Triple Tap

  • Previous track

Swipe Forward

  • Raise volume (not available on Pixel Buds A-Series)

Swipe Backward

  • 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:

The Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-enabled Android device and data connection. Data rates may apply. For minimum requirements, go here. A Google account is required for full access to features.
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.

 

 

Tap

 

 

Double Tap

 


Triple Tap

 

 

Swipe Backward

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
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