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.

Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

Option 3: Plug in headphones or speakers

If you plug headphones or speakers into your Pixel phone, sound plays through the accessory.

  • 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 3.5-mm jack to USB-C adapter. See what comes in the box with your Pixel phone.
  • Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL (2017)
    Use digital audio accessories with USB-C connections. If needed, use your 3.5-mm jack to USB-C adapter.
  • Pixel & Pixel XL (2016)
    Use audio accessories that have USB-C connections or 3.5-mm jacks.

Troubleshoot sound problems

For more troubleshooting tips, join the conversation on the Pixel User Community.

Use recommended accessories

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.

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