Listen to music, calls & more on your Pixel phone

You can listen to music, calls, videos, and other sounds on your phone. You can use your phone's built-in speakers or audio accessories like headphones, earbuds, and speakers.

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Troubleshoot sound problems

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

Choose how to listen

You can listen to your phone through its built-in speakers or other audio accessories. 

Option 1: Listen through your phone's speakers

By default, your 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 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 phone, sound plays through the accessory.
  • Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL (2019)
    Use audio accessories with USB-C connections.
  • Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL (2019)
    Use audio accessories that have USB-C connections or 3.5mm jacks.
  • 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. Learn what comes in the box with your phone.
  • 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. Learn what comes in the box with your phone.
  • Pixel & Pixel XL (2016)
    Use audio accessories that have USB-C connections or 3.5-mm jacks.

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 phonesFind 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.

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