When was the last time you cleaned your headphones? Ideally, you won’t leave it on long enough to see a fair amount of junk build up (which is pretty unavoidable when you stick them in your ears regularly), but if you have a pair of Google Pixel Buds or Pixel Buds Pro , then don’t worry, Google will remind you soon. As reported by 9to5GoogleThe latest version of the Pixel Buds app (version 1.0.555017123) includes a new notification that will prompt users to clean and maintain their earbuds regularly.
The updated app is currently rolling out via the Google Play Store and according to some 9to5Google Readers, some users are already starting to see the cleanup notification. Within the message, Google notes that keeping the Pixel Buds clean helps maintain audio quality and makes sure the buds charge properly by preventing anything from damaging the charging pins or the speakers. That’s pretty sensible advice that can, and should, be applied to any However, if you’re having audio or charging issues, be sure to clean everything up before assuming the problem is something more nefarious.
Notifications should appear once the Pixel Buds app has tracked you wearing the earbuds for around 120 hours, rather than the device detecting any physical buildup that needs to be removed. Tapping the notification will also open Google’s existing guide detailing how to properly clean the Pixel Buds Pro’s buds and charging case. The video doesn’t show a specialized technique that’s specific to the Pixel Buds Pro, just a quick wipe with a clean cloth, so chances are you can apply the same steps to clean most other manufacturers’ headphones.