Pixel Buds configurable double-tap touch controls are actually, finally here

  • Pixel Buds configurable double-tap touch controls are actually, finally here

Pixel Buds configurable double-tap touch controls are actually, finally here

Turns out, that was just a bug.

Lastly, you can now turn the headphones on and off with a triple tap on the right earbud.

Google is also allowing users to customize the double-tap action. You can set it to either provide notifications (the existing behavior) or give it either of the new functions listed above. Some annoyances in the user experience meant I eventually stopped using mine over some of my other headphones, but a new update rolling out addresses some of the headphone's biggest annoyances. You can enable this feature within the Google Assistant app on your phone. It will then switch devices to the new one.

The final - of three - updates that'll be arriving for Google Pixel Buds is what Waraich called "Pairing devices made easy".

For those unfamiliar, the Google Pixel Buds are the official Google-branded wireless earbuds. For example, if you want to jump from your phone to computer, all you have to do is head into the Bluetooth menu on the device you want to connect to and choose the Pixel Buds. Even still, there have been a number of highly requested features since their launch, and Google has listened and is introducing two new gestures and Bluetooth switching on-device.

The update is starting its rollout today and should be available for everyone by early next week assuming everything goes well.