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Has anyone else noticed how sometimes your buds detect when they're removed from your ears and sometimes they don't?

Not a deal breaker for me, but I just wish these little bugs would be worked out.
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Hi James,
 
The in-ear detection has worked fairly reliably for me (with the exception of if I hold the removed Bud in such a way that my fingers cover up the proximity sensors so it thinks it's still in  my ear...).
 
You might see if cleaning the Buds might help improve your experience, as any sort of buildup on the sensors could affect their accuracy:
 
If that doesn't do the trick, please consider sending feedback to the Pixel Buds team when the problem occurs so that they can investigate ways to improve the in-ear detection reliability:
 
Cheers,
John
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Thanks John.
I've looked at the the Pixel Buds tear-down and know about the IR sensor locations that make the in-ear detection work.  I've made sure that those areas are clean and nothing that might otherwise create a false-positive sensor read is present, but I'm guessing it's just a buggy software thing since IR sensors are pretty straight forward.
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, as some online reviewers have noted.  Like I mentioned: it's not a deal breaker and nothing that would ruin the overall experience for me, but hopefully something that will be ironed out in time via a future firmware update.
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