Connecting Google Pixel Buds to Your iPhone: A Quick and Easy Guide

Connecting Google Pixel Buds to Your iPhone: A Quick and Easy Guide

Hey there! So, you’ve got your snazzy Google Pixel Buds and you’re super excited to pair them with your iPhone? Well, I’ve got you covered! In this nifty guide, I’m going to walk you through the simple steps to get your Pixel Buds linked up with your iPhone. Trust me, it’s a piece of cake!

First things first, let’s make sure you’ve got all the necessary gear. You’ll need your trusty iPhone and, of course, your fabulous Google Pixel Buds. Got ’em? Great!

Now, you’ll want to start by unlocking your iPhone and heading to the home screen. These simple yet essential initial steps will ensure you’re ready to rock and roll.

Okay, now it’s time to dive into the juicy stuff. Grab your Pixel Buds and open up the charging case. Look for the button on the back of the case and give it a nice, long press. When you do this, a tiny LED light on the front of the case should start flashing white. Just lovely!

Next, grab that iPhone of yours and head on over to the settings. Yup, you heard me right, we’re going deep into the settings to make this magic happen. Scroll down until you see the “Bluetooth” option. Tap it and let the fun begin!

Within the Bluetooth menu, you’ll see a list of available devices. Guess what? Your Pixel Buds should be right there, waiting for you! When you spot them, tap on their name and watch the magic unfold.

Here comes the exciting part! Your iPhone will work its magic and connect to your Pixel Buds. You may even get a sweet little pop-up notification to confirm the connection. Oh, joyous day!

Alright, it’s time for the final step. Open up your favorite music app, cue up a killer playlist, and let those glorious tunes flow through your Pixel Buds. You did it! You’ve successfully linked your Google Pixel Buds to your iPhone. Now, go on and enjoy the blissful experience of wireless audio!

Oh, and just a friendly reminder, if you ever want to disconnect your Pixel Buds from your iPhone, simply head back to the Bluetooth settings menu and tap the little “i” icon next to your Pixel Buds. Then, hit the “Forget This Device” option. Easy peasy!

I hope this guide has been helpful and that you’re now rocking out with your awesome Pixel Buds. Remember, if you need any further assistance, I’m here for you. Happy listening, my friend!

How to Pair Google Pixel Buds with iPhone

In October 2017, Google released the Pixel Buds. These earbuds come with the Google Assistant and support Google Translate, which is a big plus for Google users.

If you have an iPhone and want to use Pixel Buds, you’ll have to do a manual setup because the Fast Pair feature is only available for Android users. In this article, I’ll guide you through the setup process and provide some important tips.

Requirements and Limitations

Before we get into the setup, let’s go over the minimum requirements and limitations. To use Pixel Buds with your iPhone, your phone needs to have at least iOS 10.0 or a newer version.

Since these are Bluetooth earbuds, your iPhone must have Bluetooth version 4.0 or newer, as stated in the official specs and requirements.

However, there are some limitations. You won’t be able to use the Google Assistant or Google Translate with Pixel Buds on your iPhone. These features are only supported on Android devices with Android Nougat or later.

You’ll also need a Google account and the latest version of the Google app to use your Pixel Buds. If you don’t have a Google account, you can create one now.

Despite the limitations, you can still enjoy the Pixel Buds’ gesture controls and use them as a regular Bluetooth headset.

The Setup Process

The manual setup might take a bit longer than the Fast Pair route, but you’ll be able to start using your Pixel Buds in just a few minutes. Here’s how to connect your iPhone to your new earbuds:

Step 1

If you haven’t already, unpack your Pixel Buds. Remove any protective film if there’s one, and then proceed to the next step.

Step 2

After removing the protective film, leave the buds in the case and close it. It’s important to charge the buds for a little while before the setup, especially if they’re brand new. Charge them for at least 10 minutes to give them enough power.

If you’ve used your buds before, check the battery status. If you see a single pulsing orange indicator, the power level is too low for pairing. Charge them until the orange LED becomes white, and the white LED should also pulse.

For novice users, Google recommends reading the official safety guide to ensure that you’re charging the earbuds correctly. You can find this information in the printed guide included in the Pixel Buds packaging.

Step 3

Once your Pixel Buds are charged, turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone. Go to the Settings app on your home screen, tap on Bluetooth, and toggle the switch next to Bluetooth to turn it on.

Step 4

With Bluetooth turned on, you’ll see a list of available devices. Look for the Pixel Buds in the list and tap on them. Wait a moment for the devices to pair.

How to Reconnect Your Buds

If your iPhone and Pixel Buds lose connection, there are two ways to reconnect them. If the buds are in your ears, double-tap the right one. If the buds are in their case, open the case, take the buds out, and tap the right one twice.

If these methods don’t work, you can try resetting Bluetooth or restarting your phone and the buds.

Multiple Connections

You can pair your Pixel Buds with up to eight devices. Here’s how to connect them to another phone or Bluetooth-enabled device:

  1. Put your Pixel Buds in their charging case.
  2. When you see the green LED, press and hold the button inside the case for three seconds to switch the buds to pairing mode.
  3. Activate Bluetooth on the device you want to sync with your Pixel Buds and pair the two devices.

You can switch between devices easily. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the Bluetooth menu on the device you want to switch to.
  2. Scan for available devices.
  3. Select Pixel Buds from the list.

Your Pixel Buds will automatically connect to the chosen device.

How to Turn Them Off

You can turn off your Pixel Buds in two ways. The simple way is to tap the right bud three times. You can also use this gesture to wake them up. Alternatively, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Go to the Bluetooth section in the menu.
  3. Find the Pixel Buds in the list of devices and tap on their info button.
  4. Select the Disconnect option.

Basic Gestures

Let’s go over the basic gesture commands. Keep in mind that you’ll only tap and swipe the right earbud. With a single tap, you can answer a call. Android users can also confirm choices in the Assistant app. A single tap also pauses and plays media.

A double tap stops the Assistant and allows you to listen to its notifications. Triple taps wake up or put your Pixel Buds to sleep. Touch-and-hold ends calls and ignores incoming ones. A swipe forward raises the volume, while a swipe backward lowers it.

Tap and Swipe Your Pixel Buds

Even though iOS users can’t enjoy all the features of Pixel Buds, they are still excellent Bluetooth earbuds. They can compete with Air Pods any day of the week.

Do you use Pixel Buds with your iPhone? If not, would you be willing to give them a try? If you have experience with Pixel Buds, share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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