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How to update the Google Pixel Buds A-Series firmware

The firmware for Google Pixel Buds A-Series can be updated, which may help improve the audio quality, battery life and connection performance. A new version may also fix bugs and glitched.

To find out how to update to the latest firmware for these wireless earphones, you can check out this step-by-step guide at Seeking Tech.

1. Before we begin, you will need to pair and connect your Pixel Buds A-Series to a smartphone that is running the Android 6.0 operating system or newer.

For this guide, we will be using the Google Pixel 6 with the Android 12 operation system.

2. You also need to download the Pixel Buds app from the Google Play Store.

To do so, tap the Play Store icon from the home screen. In the Play Store menu, tap the search bar and then input Pixel Buds. On the Google Pixel Buds product page, tap Install.

If you have Android 10 or newer, then the Google Pixel Buds app should already be installed on your smartphone when you first paired your earphones.

3. With the Google Pixel Buds app, your earbuds should automatically update to the latest firmware when there is a new one available.

The buds will download the firmware in the background while they are connected to your phone.

They will then install the new update once you put them back into the charging case.

4. In addition to the automatic updates, you can also manually update the firmware of the Google Pixel Buds A-Series by taking the following steps:

  • Open Google Pixel Buds app.
  • In the “Device details” menu, tap “More settings.”
  • Inside the “More settings” menu, tap “Firmware update.”
  • After getting to the “Firmware update,” you will see the “Update available” option if there is a new firmware available. Tap it to being the update process.
  • In the same “Firmware update” menu, you will also see whether or not “Automatic updates” have been available in addition to being able to view the current firmware version of the left earbud, right earbud and charging case.

To see how you can turn off touch controls when using these ear buds, you can take a look at this tutorial.