Google Pixel Buds: Quick Start Guide

Can't wait to start using your Google Pixel Buds? This quick start guide will get you set up and ready to go.

Google Pixel Buds Pro

Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Connect

Google Pixel or Android 6.0+

  1. Open the Google Pixel Buds wireless charging case. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status light outside) and keep the case next to your phone.
  2. Make sure your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth® and Location are on.
  3. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the wireless charging case until the light starts pulsing white.
  4. Tap the Google Pixel Buds pairing notification and follow the on-screen steps.

Other devices

  1. Open the Google Pixel Buds wireless charging case. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status lights both inside and outside) and keep the case next to your phone.
  2. Make sure your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth is on.
  3. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the wireless charging case until the light starts pulsing white.
  4. Select Google Pixel Buds from the list of new available Bluetooth devices.

Step 2: Fit

  1. Make sure the eartip is firmly attached to the earbud and does not easily pull away.
  2. Gently insert your earbuds. Left (L) and Right (R) indicators are on the earbuds. The earbud should tuck into the ear and you should slightly rotate it until it fits comfortably without any pressure.
  3. Pixel Buds come pre-attached with medium eartips. If needed, try one of the different eartip sizes included. Ears are so unique that your left ear is likely different from your right ear.
  4. You can also run a guided check to see if you have the best seal by using the Eartip Seal Check within your Pixel Buds settings.

Learn more here.

Step 3: Gestures and controls

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.

  • Tap to answer calls, play/pause media
  • Double tap to skip track
  • Triple tap to go to previous track
  • Swipe forward to increase volume
  • Swipe backward to decrease volume
  • Touch and hold to speak to your Google Assistant (requires Assistant set up)
    • Pixel Buds Pro only: With touch and hold configured to ANC, toggle between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode
      Note: Some features are only available with certain touch and hold combinations. Learn controls for Google Pixel Buds.

Learn more gestures here.

Google Pixel Buds A-Series

Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Connect

Google Pixel or Android 6.0+

  1. Open the Google Pixel Buds wireless charging case. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status lights both inside and outside) and keep the case next to your phone.

  2. Make sure your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth® and Location are on.

  3. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the wireless charging case until the light starts pulsing white.

  4. Tap the Google Pixel Buds pairing notification and follow the on-screen steps.

Other devices

  1. Open the Google Pixel Buds wireless charging case. Ensure that the earbuds and charging case are charged (white status lights both inside and outside) and keep the case next to your phone.

  2. Make sure your phone is unlocked and your Bluetooth is on.

  3. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the wireless charging case until the light starts pulsing white.

  4. Select Google Pixel Buds from the list of available Bluetooth devices.

Step 2: Fit

  1. Make sure the eartip is firmly attached to the earbud and does not easily pull away.

  2. Gently insert your earbuds. Left (L) and Right (R) indicators are on the earbuds. The stabilizer arc should tuck into the ear and slightly rotate it until it fits comfortably without any pressure.

  3. Pixel Buds come pre-attached with medium eartips. If needed, try one of the different eartip sizes included. Ears are so unique that your left ear may be different from your right ear.

Learn more here.

Step 3: Gestures and controls

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.

  • Tap to answer calls, play/pause media

  • Double tap to skip track

  • Triple tap to go to previous track

  • Swipe forward to increase volume

  • Swipe backward to decrease volume

  • Android 6.0+ only: Press and hold to speak to your Google Assistant (requires Assistant set up)

Learn more gestures here.

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