How to Factory Reset Pixel Buds

Problems with Pixel Buds can be resolved in seconds with a reset

What to Know

  • Connect the Pixel Buds case to a power source, and make sure the Pixel Buds are inside their case. Open the case.
  • Press and hold the pairing button located on the back of the case for 30 seconds or until the status indicator light stops bouncing.
  • The status light indicator will blink orange and white as your Buds are resetting, and it will bounce white when your reset has completed.

This article explains how to reset your Pixel Buds headphones back to factory defaults. Once reset, you will need to repair the Pixel Buds to any device previously paired.

Resetting your Pixel Buds can address any number of issues, but if you're having an issue with your Buds performing specific actions on your phone, you may have to troubleshoot on your actual device rather than the Buds.

How to Reset Your Pixel Buds to Factory Defaults

Luckily, you won't need a computer, tablet, or phone to reset your Pixel Buds. All you'll need is the Buds themselves, their case, a charging cable, and about a minute of free time.

Once you're ready to go, the process is simple.

  1. Plug your charging case for your Pixel Buds into a power source.

  2. Make sure your Buds are properly seated in your charging case and leave the charging case open.

  3. On the back of the charging case, hold the pairing button for 30 seconds or until the status light on the case stops bouncing.

  4. When the status light stops bouncing, let go of the pairing button.

  5. After letting go of the pairing button, the status light will blink white and orange to indicate the resetting process. When the reset is complete, the status light will begin bouncing white again.

  6. Once the status light is white again, your Pixel Buds have been reset and are ready to be paired to a device.

Troubleshooting Pixel Buds Issues

You can address most issues with a reset, but you cannot fix all issues this way.

If you're experiencing connectivity issues, make sure the Pixel Buds and the charging case are fully charged before trying to connect, as a low battery can sometimes cause connection problems.

Whatever device you're trying to pair to your Pixel Buds, make sure the device's Bluetooth is enabled. If it's not enabled, your Buds won't be discoverable as a Bluetooth device.

Switching Bluetooth on and off on the device you're attempting to pair your Buds with can also resolve issues pairing.

Lastly, if you haven't recently, update your Pixel Buds firmware.

  • How do I factory reset my Google Pixel?

    While pressing and holding the Power button, press the Volume Up button. Quickly let go of both buttons to display Android Recovery options. Use the volume buttons to move to Wipe data/factory reset and press the Power button.

  • How do you do a soft reset on Google Pixel?

    If the screen is frozen or unresponsive, first try removing and reinstalling the battery. If you cannot remove the battery, press and hold the Power button for up to 30 seconds until the device reboots. A soft reset will power the device off without causing loss of personal data.

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