Listen to music, calls & more on your Pixel phone
You can listen to music, calls, videos, and other sounds on your Pixel phone. You can use your phone's built-in speakers or audio accessories like headphones, earbuds, and speakers.
Option 1: Listen through your phone's speakers
By default, your Pixel phone plays sound through its built-in speakers. See where your phone's speakers are.
Option 2: Pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers
If you pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers with your Pixel phone, sound plays through the accessory. Learn how to pair Bluetooth accessories.
Option 3: Plug in headphones or speakers
If you plug headphones or speakers into your Pixel phone, sound plays through the accessory.
- Pixel 3a & 3a XL (2019)
Use audio accessories that have USB-C connections or 3.5-mm jacks. See what comes in the box with your Pixel phone.
- Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL (2018)
Use the Pixel USB-C earbuds that come in the box with your phone, or other digital audio accessories with USB-C connections. If needed, use your USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter.
- Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL (2017)
Use digital audio accessories with USB-C connections. If needed, use your USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter.
- Pixel & Pixel XL (2016)
Use audio accessories that have USB-C connections or 3.5-mm jacks.
Troubleshoot sound problems
- Check your volume. Learn how to change your volume.
- If you're using a Bluetooth accessory, check the pairing. Learn how to fix Bluetooth problems.
- If you're using USB-C accessories, including adapters (dongles), check that they work with digital audio.
For more troubleshooting tips, join the conversation on the Pixel User Community.
If headphones say "Made by Google" or "Made for Google," we certified that they work with Pixel phones. Other digital audio accessories can also work with Pixel phones. Find accessories on the Google Store.
If you have a Pixel 3 or Pixel 2, your headphone adapter works with 3.5mm accessories that meet the Android headset requirements. If your headphones don't work with your adapter, contact the manufacturer and ask if your headphones meet the requirements.