There’s a major Pixel Buds A-Series pairing bug, but a fix is on the way

The Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds in their case sitting on a wooden bench outdoors.

Zak Khan / Android Authority


  • Google has confirmed user reports of a pairing bug on the Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds.
  • The bug sees users being unable to switch to a second paired device.
  • The company will issue a firmware update next week that addresses the issue.

Google’s Pixel Buds A-Series are a pretty decent pair of budget true wireless earbuds, offering great Android integration and a reasonable price tag. Unfortunately, a pairing-related bug has popped up in recent days, but it turns out Google is aware of the issue.

Some Pixel Buds A-Series owners found that the earbuds refused to connect to a second, previously paired device as of the v3.519.0 firmware update. Fortunately, Google has now confirmed on its community forum that it’s aware of the bug and working on a fix that should roll out soon.

“We are aware of an issue with our latest firmware update for Pixel Buds A-Series (v3.519.0) that affected some users’ ability to connect Pixel Buds A-Series to a second device (e.g. moving the connection from your phone to your tablet),” the company explained.

It added that the fix would be pushed out to all users as part of an update on February 6. So if you haven’t updated your Pixel Buds A in a while, you might want to hold off on doing so until that date.

The buds don’t support Bluetooth multi-point for multiple simultaneous connections, but you’d expect that the basic ability to switch between multiple paired devices would work fine. We’re nevertheless glad to see Google addressing the issue.

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