Are you struggling to connect Pixel Buds to your laptop? Then you’ve landed at the right place!
In this guide, we’ll dive deep into how to connect Pixel Buds to your laptop in easy steps, whether you own a Macbook or a Windows laptop.
Further, we’ll also explore the main issues users face when pairing up their Pixel Buds to a laptop and how to overcome them.
With that said, let’s dive in.
How Do I Connect Pixel Buds to My Laptop?
To connect your Pixel Buds to your laptop:
Step #1: Turn on your laptop’s Bluetooth.
Step #2: Hold the pairing button on Pixel Buds and watch it appear on your laptop’s screen.
Step #3: Pair your laptop with these buds, and that’s it; your buds will be connected to the laptop.
With that out of the way, below are easy steps for connecting Pixel Buds to Windows and Apple laptops.
How to Connect Pixel Buds to a Windows Laptop
Follow these steps to pair up your Pixel Buds to your Windows laptop:
Step #1: Select the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar on your laptop.
Step #2: Toggle the Bluetooth to On if not already.
Step #3: Select Add Bluetooth or Other Device.
Step #4: Hold the pairing button on your Pixel Buds and wait for them to appear on your laptop’s Bluetooth list.
Step #5: Click on Pixel Buds on your laptop and select Pair.
That’s it; your Pixel Buds will be paired to your Windows laptop.
How to Connect Pixel Buds to an Apple MacBook
Follow these steps to use your Pixel Buds with your Macbook:
Step #1: Click the Apple logo on the left top corner of your Macbook.
Step #2: Select System Preferences and click Bluetooth to access Bluetooth settings.
Step #3: Click Turn Bluetooth On to enable Bluetooth on your Macbook.
Step #4: Take your Pixel Buds out of their case and press and hold their pairing button.
Step #5: The Pixel Buds should appear on your laptop’s screen. Click on them and select Connect.
That’s it; your Pixel Buds will connect to your Macbook in no time.
Note: You can also access Bluetooth settings directly from the top right corner of your top menu. Other than that, you can also use the search bar to find it.
Pixel Buds Not Connecting to the Laptop: What to Do?
If your Pixel Buds are not pairing up with your laptop despite enabling Bluetooth on both devices, the following solutions might help.
Pair Them Again
Whether on your Windows laptop or Macbook, access Bluetooth settings and click Pixel Buds. Delete or forget Pixel Buds from your laptop’s Bluetooth list.
Now, reconnect to the Pixel Buds and see if they work well with your laptop. If the issue is still there, it’s preferable to put your Pixel Buds in their case and take them out again. Now, try again and see if they connect to your laptop.
Reset the Buds
Another effective solution is to reset your Pixel Buds. To do so, press and hold their pairing button for over thirty seconds. That’s it; your Pixel Buds will be reset.
Update Laptop’s Bluetooth Drivers
Your Pixel Buds may not be connecting to your Windows laptop because of its outdated Bluetooth driver. Open Device Manager on your laptop and navigate to Bluetooth to see if its Bluetooth drivers are up-to-date.
If not, click Search for Latest Drivers and let Windows install them automatically. Alternatively, you can use a third-party app like DriverBooster to install the right Bluetooth driver on your laptop.
Tip: If your laptop connects to other Bluetooth devices like your phone, it likely doesn’t need a driver update.
How to Pair Replacement Pixel Buds to a Laptop
If you lost one Pixel Bud recently and got a replacement unit, it may not connect to the existing Bluetooth connection with your laptop.
Instead, first, forget or delete your Pixel Buds from the Bluetooth list on your laptop.
Now, reconnect your Pixel Buds to your laptop by leaving Bluetooth on and holding the pairing button on the buds. That’s it; the replacement unit will also pair up with your laptop by following these steps.
How Long Does it Take to Connect Pixel Buds?
Connecting Pixel Buds to your laptop is a quick process. Generally speaking, pairing your buds to the laptop takes around thirty seconds.
It only requires enabling Bluetooth on your laptop, holding the pairing button on your Pixel Buds, and selecting them on your laptop. But once both devices are paired, they’ll automatically connect as they get close in the future.
Can Pixel Buds Connect to Multiple Devices?
You can pair Pixel Buds with up to eight devices, such as your smartphone, tablet, TV, computer, laptop, and whatnot.
This way, whenever your Pixel Buds are near another paired, Bluetooth-enabled device, they’ll automatically connect to it.
However, since Pixel Buds don’t offer the Multipoint feature, they cannot connect to multiple devices simultaneously.
Why Can’t I Use Google Assistant Features With Pixel Buds?
Many people wonder why they cannot use Google Assistant features with Pixel Buds on their laptops.
The problem is these features only work with Pixel Buds when connected to a Google Assistant-enabled Android device. It could be your Android smartphone or an Android TV.
But you can’t use Google Assistant features since your laptop runs macOS, Windows, or ChromeOS, despite connecting Pixel Buds.
Google Pixel Buds Not Connecting to Laptop: Your Last Choice
If your Google Pixel buds are not pairing up with your laptop or any other Bluetooth device, it may be because they’ve become defective. In such a case, you can consider filing a warranty claim for your buds.
But if you don’t get warranty support from Google, consider taking your buds to a repair shop or replacing them with new ones.
If you regularly use Pixel Buds with your phone, you’ll also want to use them with your laptop for seamless audio output. Turn on your laptop’s Bluetooth and press the pairing button on your Pixel Buds to pair these devices.
As they pair, you can start using your Pixel Buds for audio output from your laptop. Until next time, cheer!