Learn controls for Google Pixel Buds

The Google Pixel Buds allow you to control your media, manage your calls, or activate Google Assistant while on the go with just a few simple gestures. All gestures can be performed with either earbud. Pixel Buds Pro will allow you to turn off and customize touch controls under Pixel Buds Pro settings and then Touch controls

How To Use Touch Controls Google Pixel Buds Pro | Google Pixel Buds Pro

 

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)

    You can also control the volume by saying, “Hey Google, turn up the volume.”

Swipe Backward

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

    You can also control the volume by saying, “Hey Google, turn down the volume.”

Touch & Hold (requires Android 6.0+)

Toggle ANC (Google Pixel Buds Pro only)

Use Google Assistant

  • For Google Pixel Buds Pro (that are configured to Assistant), Google Pixel Buds, and Pixel Buds A-Series:
    • Listen to notifications (release after chime)
    • Activate Google Assistant (speak while holding)
Activate Google Assistant on Pixel Buds Pro

How you activate Google Assistant will depend on how you’ve configured the left and right buds of your Pixel Buds Pro.

If your LEFT bud is configured for:

And your RIGHT bud is configured for:

Then to activate Google Assistant:

Noise control

Noise control

Use hotword (“Hey Google”)

Noise control

Assistant

Use hotword (“Hey Google”) or

touch and hold RIGHT bud

Assistant

Noise control

Use hotword (“Hey Google”) or

touch and hold LEFT bud

Assistant

Assistant

Use hotword (“Hey Google”) or

touch and hold LEFT or RIGHT bud

Good to know:

  • At least one of your worn earbuds must be configured for Assistant if you want spoken Assistant notifications. An example of a spoken notification is, “You have a message from [contact name].”
  • When you touch and hold either Google Pixel Bud, wait for a chime and then speak to the Google Assistant. You can also say "Hey Google" or "OK Google" to talk to the Google Assistant without touching your earbuds.
  • 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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