How to Connect Google Pixel Buds to iPhone and iPad

Google and Apple are both leading tech giants with equally popular products. It’s possible that you own devices from both companies, such as an iPhone/iPad and Pixel Buds. If you’re looking for ways to connect these devices, you’ve come to the right place.

Here you will know how to connect Google Pixel Buds to iPhone along with a quick guide on how to manage Pixel buds from an iPhone or iPad.

Google Pixel Buds stand out as one of the best audio products, offering a host of useful features coupled with crisp audio quality. Their reasonable pricing makes them an attractive choice for many users who may opt for Pixel Buds over AirPods.

Although Pixel Buds are primarily designed for Android devices, they can be seamlessly used with iPhone without any issues. However, it’s worth noting that when using Pixel Buds with an iPhone, you won’t have access to the dedicated app. The Pixel Buds app, designed for controlling the earphones, is not available for iPhone or iPad. Nevertheless, Pixel Buds still function as earphones, fulfilling its primary purpose.

Before you know how to connect Pixel Buds to iPhone, it’s essential to understand how to make Pixel Buds discoverable. Because its a Bluetooth device, its important that it is discoverable so that your iPhone can easily find it.

How to Put Pixel Buds in Pairing Mode

You can easily make the Pixel Buds discoverable by putting it in pairing mode. Obviously the Pixel Buds along with the case must have some battery. Now you can follow these steps:

How to Connect Pixel Buds with iPhone
  1. Open the lid of your Pixel Buds case. Make sure both buds are inside the case.
  2. While the lid is open, press and hold the button available at the back of the Pixel buds case.
  3. Release the button when the LED at front start blinking (usually takes 3 seconds).
  4. That’s it, your Pixel Buds are in pairing mode.

How to Connect Pixel Buds to iPhone

After putting the Pixel Buds in the Pairing Mode, you can connect it with your iPhone or iPad. The process is same for both iPhone and iPad. Here what you need to do:

How to Connect Pixel Buds with iPhone
  1. Unlock your iPhone and Open Settings.
  2. Now go to Bluetooth and enable it, by switching the toggle to On.
  3. It will now start searching for nearby Bluetooth Devices.
  4. Once your Pixel Buds shows, click on it.
  5. After selecting Pixel Buds, it will be connected to your iPhone.
How to Connect Pixel Buds with iPhone

Yes, that’s all you have to do to connect your Pixel Buds with an iPhone or iPad. While it may not be as easy as connecting AirPods, it’s still a quick and simple one-minute process.

How to Manage Pixel Buds on iPhone

After successfully connecting your Pixel Buds to your iPhone, you might also want to manage them. As previously mentioned, the controls are limited on iPhone compared to Android phones, given that Pixel Buds are primarily designed for Android. Therefore, only a few control options are available through the settings.

It let you change the name of Pixel Buds. You can choose its device type like Headphone, Speaker, etc. You can check the battery percentage of your Pixel Buds and that’s all.

Check Pixel Buds Battery on iPhone

To check the battery of your Pixel Buds on iPhone, you can add Battery Widget on the home screen. Go to home screen and long tap on an empty space until the iPhone go into jiggle mode.

Now tap the Add + icon on the top left corner. Browse and select Batteries widget. You will find few battery widgets, choose the one that shows battery in percentage or you can go for widget that don’t show percentage.

How to Connect Pixel Buds with iPhone

Once you choose the Widget, tap Add Widget and it will be added to your iPhone’s home screen. And it will display the percentage of connected devices including Pixel Buds.

I use Pixel Buds with both my Android phone and iPhone, and the connected device doesn’t impact the audio quality – it sounds great with both devices. However, it’s important to note that the audio quality can be changed by tuning in the music app. In my case, using the same app on both phones allowed for a fair comparison.

That’s it! I hope I’ve been able to address all your queries in this guide on connecting Pixel Buds with iPhone. If you have any further questions or if there’s anything I missed, feel free to let me know in the comment section.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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