How to Connect Pixel Buds

How to pair Pixel Buds to a phone, laptop, or other device

What to Know

  • Android Smartphone: Download Pixel Buds App from Google Play.
  • iOS Smartphone: Place Pixel Buds Case near your iPhone, hold the pairing button, open Settings, tap Bluetooth, and tap on the Pixel Buds.
  • Laptop Method: Open Bluetooth Connections while pressing the pairing button on the Google Pixel Buds case.

This article explains how to pair your Google Pixel Buds to a smartphone, laptop, and how to pair replacement Google Pixel Buds.

How Do I Pair My Pixel Buds?

Pairing your Pixel Buds on an Android or iPhone is a fairly straightforward process.

Android Method

  1. Download the Pixel Buds app.

  2. Make sure that your phone is unlocked with Bluetooth turned on.

  3. Tap the Pixel Buds app.

  4. The app will instruct you to press and hold the pairing button until the indicator light flashes.

  5. The phone will detect the Google Pixel Buds and you’ll see a headphone symbol at the top of your screen.

    Steps to pair your Pixel Buds on an Android phone.

iPhone Method

Pairing the Pixel Buds to an iPhone is a fairly straightforward process.

  1. Open the Pixel Buds case with the Pixel Buds inside of the case fully charged. Sit the case next to your iPhone.

  2. Hold the button on the Pixel Buds case until the pairing LED starts to blink. This indicates that the pairing process has started.

  3. Now on the iPhone open up the Settings menu.

  4. Tap on Bluetooth.

  5. The Pixel Buds will be showing in the nearby devices. Tap on the Pixel Buds and the pairing process will be complete.

How Do I Connect Google Pixel Buds to My Laptop?

Here is how you’ll pair your Pixel Buds to a laptop or a desktop computer.

  1. Click the Bluetooth icon, located in the bottom left corner of the taskbar (on macOS it will usually be in the top right).

    Bluetooth connection icon
  2. Click turn on Bluetooth and search for nearby devices.

    Adding bluetooth device
  3. Press and hold the pairing button on the Google Pixel Buds.

  4. The Google Pixel Buds should appear on nearby devices.

  5. Click “Pair” and your Pixel Buds will be connected to the computer.

Why Won't My Pixel Buds Connect?

If the Pixel Buds aren't connecting here's how to try to get them working again.

  1. The first thing that you should do is to delete the Pixel Buds from the Bluetooth menu.

  2. Click Forget Device on the Pixel Buds which are saved in the Bluetooth device list.

  3. Then pair the Pixel Buds from the earlier steps in this article.

How Do You Pair Replacement Pixel Buds?

You will need to forget the Pixel Buds from the saved Bluetooth devices list, on your smartphone because the saved pair of Pixel Buds will interfere with the pairing of your new set.

  1. Once you have forgotten the “lost” pair of Pixel Buds from the Bluetooth menu you’ll need to repeat the pairing process listed above.

  2. Laptop users will also need to go into the saved Bluetooth devices and remove the previous pair of Pixel Buds.

  • How long does it take to connect Pixel Buds?

    Without any issues, the process only takes a minute or so. Regardless of where you're connecting your Pixel Buds, pairing a Bluetooth device only involves a few steps at maximum and is usually done quickly.

  • Can Pixel Buds connect to multiple devices?

    Pixel Buds can be paired to up to a total of 8 different devices. However, Pixel Buds don't support Multipoint which is the simultaneous connection to multiple devices. Though, switching between devices with Pixel Buds is quick.

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