How to Find your Misplaced Pixel Buds?

If you have misplaced your Pixel buds and you are now restless because you need them, don’t worry this guide will help you find the lost buds.

While Apple users had an alternative for the missing headphone jack, Android users had to wait a while before getting truly wireless headphones from Google. Fortunately, this issue was fixed with the launch of Pixel Buds, which frankly was the best alternative for most Android users.

Like Apple, Google gives you a nifty way to find your headphones when you’re wearing them. Although they have a great design, the Pixel Buds are quite small and easily lost. So, if you’ve lost your Pixel Buds and want to get them back, our guide may be of use. Let’s take a quick look.

Different Ways to Find your Lost or Misplaced Pixel Buds

The “Ring” feature makes it easy to find your pixel buds. This function can be activated from your paired device and plays the Pixel Buds at a low volume. Over time, and as you search for your Pixel Buds, the ringtone volume will slowly increase, so they are easier to find.

However, if the Pixel Buds aren’t paired with your device and you don’t know how close they are, you can use the Google Find My Device app. They show you the last known location of your Pixel Buds when they were connected to your device. It can also help you find stolen recordings as it will show you the location as long as they are connected to the internet.


  • Pixel Buds app (if you’re using a non-Pixel phone)
  • Your device connected to your Pixel Buds

How to Find Lost or Misplaced Pixel Buds

Below are the separate instructions for Pixel and non-Pixel users.

For Pixel Users

  • Open “Settings” and tap “Connected Devices”.

  • Now tap on the “Settings” icon next to your “Pixel Buds”.

Misplaced your Pixel Buds

  • Select “Find my device”.

Misplaced your Pixel Buds

  • Now play “Ring Left” and “Ring Right”.

  • You should now be able to locate your lost pixel buds.

Note: If you’ve only lost one but can only call the lost cocoon.

For Non-Pixel User

  • Download and open the Google Pixel Buds app.

Misplaced your Pixel Buds

  • Tap on “Find device”.

Misplaced your Pixel Buds

  • Press “Ring Left” and “Ring Right”.

  • It should now be a lot easier for you to find your misplaced pixel buds.

Note: If you’ve only lost one but can only ring the misplaced the bud.

How can I Keep Pixel Buttons from Ringing?

There are a few different ways you can do to keep your Pixel Buds from ringing. These are listed below.

  • On the Find Device screen, tap Mute Right and Mute Left. This prevents heads from rattling and is a great manual option.
  • Locking your device or closing the Google Pixel Buds app will also prevent your headphones from ringing.
  • Put the ringing headphones in the charging case. This will also stop the buzzer.
  • You can also use the gesture to control the volume or track of the earbud that is playing. This also prevents the doorbell from ringing.

How do I find your Pixel Buds using the Find my device app?


  • Internet access via desktop or mobile device
  • The Find My Device application if you are using your Android device (optional)


Visit the Find My Device website or app as needed. Select your Pixel Buds if you have multiple devices linked to the same account.

Google will now show you the time and the connected device of the Pixel Buds. If no device is connected, the last device connected to your Buds will appear under its name. You will also get the time and date of the last connection in the device list with a temporary location on the map. You can use this place to find your pixel buds.

You should now be able to find your Pixel Buds from the Find My Device app/website.

Can I search for Pixel Buds in Google Search?

Unfortunately not, even though Google allows you to use the Find Device command for their phones in Google Search, it still doesn’t work with Pixel Buds. This could be a feature that could be introduced in the future or in the next generation of Pixel Buds. Only Google currently knows that.

Can I find the location in my “Google Pixel Buds App”?

In the Find Device section of the Google Pixel Buds app, you can currently only call your headphones. If you want to find it, you need to download the Find my device app or use the dedicated website.

We hope this guide has helped you learn everything you need to know about how to find your Pixel Buds from your device. If you have any problems or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us through the comments section below.

Conversation and transcription mode

The new transcription mode takes advantage of the usefulness of the conversational mode translation feature of Pixel Buds to help you talk to another person and allows you to read the translated language right into your ear to help you understand the essence of what is said in longer listening experiences.

This feature is currently available to French, German, Italian, and Spanish speakers to translate speeches into English. Note: Transcription mode works best in a quiet environment with one person speaking at a time. For example, just say “Hey Google, help me understand English” to start listening, and optionally follow him on your phone screen to see the translated transcript.

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