Pixel Buds connect via Bluetooth, so anything that causes Bluetooth connection problems can also prevent Pixel Buds from connecting. Pixel Buds also won’t connect if they aren’t charged or the batteries are dead. In some cases, firmware issues can also prevent Pixel Buds from connecting, in which case a reset usually fixes the problem.
To fix Pixel Buds that don’t connect, you’ll have to follow a number of troubleshooting steps and attempt several potential fixes. If your Pixel Buds connect at any point, you can stop the troubleshooting process and disregard the rest of the steps.
Here’s how to fix Pixel Buds that don’t connect: