Fix: Google Pixel Buds Not Pairing Issue

It seems that plenty of users are experiencing issues with the Google Pixel Buds wireless earbuds and whether the users are having a Pixel device or any other non-Pixel handset, the pairing or connectivity issues with Bluetooth is still there. Even Google has released a couple of software updates to the Pixel Buds including Pixel Buds A-Series, several users are still scratching their heads. Here we’ve shared some ways to Fix: Google Pixel Buds Not Pairing Issue.

Google has done a great job by providing a couple of possible troubleshooting steps or workarounds for the Pixel Buds family users to try fixing most of the software-related issues by themselves. However, take note that not everyone will gonna benefitted from these possible solutions. But we’ll always recommend our readers to follow each and every method one by one until the problem gets fixed completely.

Fix: Google Pixel Buds Not Pairing Issue

Fix: Google Pixel Buds Not Pairing Issue

Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the guide below.

1. Charge both Earbuds and Charging Case Sufficiently

You should check your Pixel Buds as well as the charging case if they’re sufficiently charged or not. If not, then place the Pixel Buds inside the case properly and then charge the case for around 30 minutes before trying pairing the earbuds again. Due to the low battery level on the earbuds or even on the charging case, the Bluetooth connectivity or pairing issue mat appear mostly.

2. Turn On Bluetooth and Pair Again

It’s also recommended to turn off and wait for a couple of minutes then turn on Bluetooth again to try pairing the Pixel Buds. Without turning off/on Bluetooth, you can also try turning on/off Airplane mode on your mobile to refresh the networking connectivity glitch.

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  • Make sure to confirm that Bluetooth is turned on and your Pixel Buds are within the range of connectivity strength.
  • Additionally, head over to the device Settings menu > Turn Bluetooth off and on.
  • Wait for the Pixel Buds to automatically reconnect with your previously connected device. It may take several seconds. If required, you can change which device you’re connected to by selecting ‘Pixel Buds’ from the Bluetooth menu on your device.

3. Remove/Forget Pixel Buds from your phone

The third thing you can do is to simply remove or forget your Pixel Buds from the handset (Bluetooth list) and then try reconnecting or pairing them again. Sometimes this trick also comes in handy to most affected users whatsoever. To do so:

  • Head over to your handset > Choose ‘Forget’ or delete your Pixel Buds in the Bluetooth menu.
  • Leave the charging case open and ensure the Pixel Buds are properly inserted inside the case.
  • Now, press and hold the pairing button for a couple of seconds.
  • Once the LED indicator starts bouncing the white light, your device is ready to pair.
  • Check for a pop-up notification on your phone and tap on it to complete the pairing process.

Note: On some Android devices, you may need to look for your Google Pixel Buds or Pixel Buds A-Series in the Bluetooth Settings menu then add them as a new device.

4. Ensure your Pixel Buds are responding

You should also check out whether your Pixel Buds are responding properly or not. To cross-check it, make sure to follow the steps below:

  • Plug the Pixel Buds charging case into a power source using the dedicated USB-C cable.
  • Now, make sure to remove the Pixel Buds from the case.
  • Put back one earbud inside the case again and watch for the earbuds status light to blink. If the light turns orange that means it’s charging and if it’s white then your earbuds are fully charged.
  • Put back the other earbud inside the case and watch for the earbuds status light to blink again.

5. Reset your Pixel Buds

Still, you’re facing issues with the Pixel Buds pairing? Well, try resetting your Pixel Buds by following the steps below:

Note: Resetting the Pixel Buds and the charging case will reset all their settings to the factory defaults including the earbuds name and preferences.

  • Plug the charging case into a power source using the stock USB Type-C cable.
  • Make sure that the Pixel Buds are properly placed inside the charging case seated within the charging case and leave the charging case open.
  • Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the case for around 30 seconds.
  • When the earbuds indicator light stops blinking, release the pairing button.
  • The earbuds indicator light will blink white and orange until the reset is complete. Then the indicator light will start blinking in white.
  • Your Google Pixel Buds will be reset completely and they should be ready to pair immediately.

6. Reset your charging case

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If none of the methods worked for you, try resetting your Pixel Buds charging case by following the steps below:

  • Just remove the Pixel Buds from the charging case > Press and hold the charging case button for around 40 seconds. (white LEDs will appear)
  • So, after around 7 seconds, white LEDs will turn off. But you keep holding the charging case button.
  • At the end of around 40 seconds, the left-sided LED will dimly flash amber 7 times.
  • Now, your charging case of the Pixel Buds has been reset.
  • Once done, try pairing your Pixel Buds with the mobile device again.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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