The new Pixel Buds 2 is considered one of the best earbuds in the market, it has some amazing features, yet many people seem to know a little about these magical earbuds, luckily, in this article, we are going to share with you all the Google Pixel Buds 2 tips and tricks you must know about.
Pixel Buds 2 are top tier earbuds, they are sweat-resistant, they sound great, and offer changeable tips of a good courtesy that make them feel comfortable in your ears, yet there’s more to this Pixel Buds than just sound quality and fit, for instance, to keep tabs on your inbox, you can use this tiny gadget, because of Google Assistant integration they will automatically adjust the volume to match the sound perfectly of your environment, despite lacking active noise cancellation feature.
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From checking the battery and fast pairing to pairing your Google Pixel Buds 2 with a non-android device, we are going to share everything you need to know about Pixel Buds tips below.
9 Pixel Buds Tips and Tricks That You Really need to try
1. Get Real-time Translation With Google Pixel Buds
Can Google pixel buds translate languages? Yes, they can! and this is how;
2. Setting Up Your Buds is Easier Than Ever With Pixel Buds 2
There are many earbuds in the market, each with it’s pairing method, some of them are really annoying to pair and take a lot of time, but now with Google Pixel Buds 2, pairing has never been this easy, it takes less than 30 seconds to pair your Pixel Buds, all you need to do is just open the Google Pixel Buds 2 near your unlocked phone, a prompt will show up, tap on it, and let your Google buds and your phone do the rest.
Keep in mind that when your Pixel Buds are connected to your Google account an alert message will pop up, which means that you can now quickly connect any Android device to Your Pixel Buds, just wait for a popup message that says “Your saved device is available” when you open your Pixel Buds case near your phone, tap on it to connect.
You will see a prompt after pairing the Google Pixel Buds 2, requesting you to install the Pixel Buds App, because the app is going to unlock some new cool features and unleashes more capability of the Pixel Buds 2.
Notice that if you are pairing your Google Pixel Buds 2 to a Pixel device, you don’t need to install the app because it’s already built into your device, you can easily access it in the Bluetooth page on the gear icon next to your Google Pixel Buds 2.
For non-android devices, you can find instructions for pairing at the bottom of this post.
2. You Can Easily Check The Battery Level.
To check the battery status of your Google Pixel Buds 2 and the charging case, there are two main ways;
Firstly, You can simply open the Pixel Buds app on your phone, at the top you will see the battery stats.
Secondly, you can open the charging case while the Pixel Buds are still inside, then unlock your phone, two seconds later, an alert will tell you everything about your battery level.
Keep in mind that you can charge the Google Buds through the USB port at the bottom or by simply placing the case on a wireless charging pad.
3. Google Pixel Buds 2 controls.
Unlike other buds, you must use your phone to see notifications or skip songs, with Google Pixel Buds controls you can read your notifications by using google assistance, you can also swipe or tap on the touch panel to play and pause music too.
Here are some Google Pixel Buds 2 tips and tricks you need to learn to control your Pixel Buds easily:
Single tap: pause/play or answer calls
Double-tap: reject a call/skip a song/stop Google Assistant
Triple-tap: back to the previous track
Swipe forward: volume up.
Swipe backward: volume down.
Long-press: Google Assistant will read your notifications if you release them after hearing the chime, otherwise, if you keep pressing you will be able to talk to Google Assistant.
4. Google Buds Have a Cool Adaptive Sound Feature.
The Adaptive Sound feature is one of the best Google Pixel Buds 2 tricks, it can adjust the volume automatically based on your environment (noisy/quiet).
Notice that this feature is turned off by default, to activate it, you need to open the Pixel Buds app on your phone, tap on adaptive sound, and turn it on.
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This feature will make the perfect volume adjustments depending on the noise outside, keep in mind that if you manually make adjustments, it will stop making adjustments until ambient noise significantly changes.
5. How To Set up Google Assistant?
After you finish pairing your Pixel Buds, you will be asked to set up Google Assistance, by doing so, means that Google Assistance is going to read alerts from apps of your choice and let you reply without using your phone.
Of course, it’s possible for Google Assistant to do some simple task like adjusting your nest thermostat or controlling a smart light.
To start the setup process, open the Pixel Buds app and tap on Google Assistance, it will also access to your phone’s notifications, once done, you can select the apps that you want Google Assistant to read to you automatically, you can also turn” Hey, Google” wake phrase.
6. You Will never Lose Your Google Buds Again
It’s very irritating when you can’t find your Buds, it takes hours to find them and sometimes days, luckily Google Pixel Buds gen 2 solved this problem, they added a feature that helps you find your lost bud very easily, just open the app, select find device, tap on the Bud that’s messing, you will start hearing a sound that going to help you find it.
7. Google Pixel Buds 2 Have Ear Detection Feature.
With ear detection feature, you don’t need to pause before taking them off, they will turn off immediately after you remove them from your ears, it will also turn on as soon as you put them back on.
So, don’t worry about hitting pause before you take a Pixel Bud out.
8. Factory reset your Pixel Buds
Either You want to give your Google Pixel Buds 2 to someone or just want to start over, you can easily factory reset them, just start charging the case via USB-C port while google buds are still inside, then press and hold the button on the back until the light stops.
The light will change from white to orange for a few seconds, then it will return to blink white, indicating the reset is complete.
9. Pairing Google buds 2 With an iPhone, PC or Mac
You can pair Google Pixel buds 2 with any Bluetooth device including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, although, you won’t get most of their features like Google assistant and fast pairing, you will still have the same Google Pixel Buds gen 2 controls (pause/play/volume up …)
To pair your Google Pixel buds with a non-android device, follow these steps;
- While your Google Buds are in the case, open it, then press and hold on to the button on the back.
- Wait for the white light between the Pixel Buds 2 to start blinking.
- Look for your Pixel buds in the Bluetooth settings on your device.
- On your device select the Pixel buds, then follow the prompts to complete the pairing.
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Now that you learned all about Google Pixel Buds 2 tips and tricks, and learned all about the crazy features it has, you have no excuse switching to Google buds.
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