OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z User Guide

Connection and Use

Power-on/off

Open the charging box to turn on the OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z. Place them in the charging box and close the cover to turn them off.


Device connection

Before pairing with a new device or reconnecting, please turn on the GPS location information, Wi-Fi / Mobile data and Bluetooth in the notification bar menu or phone settings.

While the buds are inside the charging box, open the charging box and press and hold the setup button for 2 seconds. The indicator lamp of the charging box will flash white. The buds will then be available for pairing.

  • If the box is being opened for the first time, OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z will automatically be available for pairing. If a OnePlus phone is used, the phone will automatically pop up an animation about connecting the buds. Follow the prompts to connect phone with OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z.

  • After factory settings are restored, pairing records will be erased. If the box is being opened for the first time, OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z will automatically be available for pairing.

If a OnePlus or Android phone with Fast Pair function is being used, enable Bluetooth on the phone, and open the charging box for the OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z. The phone will automatically pop up an animation about connecting the buds. Follow the prompts to connect phone with OnePlus buds/OnePlus Buds Z.

Note: For Non-OnePlus or Android phones without the Fast Pair function, open the charging box, and press and hold the setup button for 2 seconds. The indicator lamp for the charging box will flash white. Search for the buds in Bluetooth settings and tap Connect.


Automatic reconnection

After OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z have been successfully paired with a device, the buds will automatically reconnect to the device each time the buds start.

  • If reconnection fails, open the Bluetooth setting on the device, tap Previously Connected Devices and search for OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z, and tap the buds to connect them.


Reconnection after a long-distance disconnection

If the OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z have been disconnected from your device because you’re too far, and you return to the effective distance of the connection within 10 minutes, OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z will automatically reconnect with your device. If there is no reconnection for 10 minutes, the buds will automatically shut down. In this case, you can put the buds into the charging box, close the cover, and then open it to reconnect them.


New device connection in connected status

In case you need to connect the buds with another device, put the buds into the charging box and connect them based on the instructions in "Device connection" above.


Functions and Operations

Call

  • Answer a call: double-tap the touch area of the bud.

  • Hang up a call: double-tap the touch area of the bud.

  • Reject a call: tap and hold the touch area of the bud for 5 seconds.


Device switchover

Press and hold either bud (while powered-on) for 3 seconds to return to the last connected device.


Music/standby

  • Double-tap the left or right bud to play the next track by default.

           Note:For OnePlus 6 and newer versions, you can customize the double-tap function of the left bud and right bud on the phone to perform different commands, e.g., play/pause, next track, previous track, and wake up voice assistant.

  • On the OnePlus phone, go to Bluetooth & Device Connection - Previously Connected Devices, tap the OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z settings icon to customize the double-tap function in the device details interface.

           Note: Currently, this feature is only available on OnePlus 6 or newer versions.

           The duration of the double-tap setting will differ as per regions. Please keep your device updated to the latest software version to avoid missing any features.

  • Optional functions: Play/pause, next track, previous track, and wake up default voice assistant.

           Due to software updates, your experience of the software interface (including but not limited to software features, user interfaces, and interaction experiences) may differ from the interface presented in this manual. The software interface is subject to change.


Wearing detection

Wear the buds. During music playback, take them off to pause music automatically. If you put the buds back in within 3 minutes, music will resume automatically. If 3 minutes pass, you must play the music manually on the device.

  • Tapping for commands is only supported if you are wearing the buds.


Voice Assistant

Waking up the voice assistant

Set double-tap on OnePlus phone to start the default voice assistant.

Note: Currently, this feature is only available on the OnePlus 6 and later versions.

Buds Charging

Power level indication

  • If the buds are placed in the charging box, the indicator lamp will show the battery level of the buds, and ignore the battery level of the charging box.

  • Take the left and right bud out. The indicator lamp will show the battery level of the charging box.

  • The following table lists the meanings of the indicator lamp in different colors.

Bud(s) in the Charging Box

Light Indication

Light Color

One bud in the charging box

Shows the battery level of the bud in the charging box

Green: The battery level is higher than 20%.
Red: The battery level is lower than 20%.

Two buds in the charging box

Shows the battery level of the bud with less power in the charging box

Green: The battery level is higher than 20%.
Red: The battery level is lower than 20%.

No bud in the charging box

Shows the battery level of the charging box

Green: The charging box can fully charge the OnePlus Buds.
Red: The charging box cannot fully charge the OnePlus Buds.


Charging buds

Put the buds in the charging box to charge them.

(The charging contacts at the bottom of the buds’ handle must be clean, otherwise charging and use may be affected.)


Charge the charging box

  • You can connect the charging box to a power supply through the power cable delivered with the buds to charge it.

  • If the indicator lamp of the charging box is always red, the charging box is charging. If it is green, the charging box is fully charged.


Factory Reset

  • Put the two buds into the charging box and do not close the cover.

  • Press and hold the setup button on the charging box for 10 seconds. If the indicator lamp flashes red, release the button. The buds are reset.

  • After the buds have been reset, they will automatically be available for pairing when the cover is opened, and the indicator lamp will flash white.


Upgrade the buds

  • Connect the buds to OnePlus 6 or a newer version with Bluetooth.

  • After the buds are connected, see the details of OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z on the phone. Go to Bluetooth & Device Connection - Previously Connected Devices, tap OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z settings icon on the screen and turn on auto-update.


Buds Lost/Pairing

If you lost your OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z, turn on the Find My Earbuds speech to help you find them.

  • If the buds are connected to OnePlus 6 or a newer version, see the details of OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z on the phone. On the phone screen, tap Find My Buds, and tap play sound. The buds will beep to help you find them.

  • If the buds are connected to an Android phone with the Fast Pair function, see the details of the OnePlus Buds/OnePlus Buds Z on the phone. On the phone screen, tap Find My Device. The buds will beep to help you find them.

  • Do not play the sound if you’re wearing the buds.

Note: This function is unavailable on non-OnePlus phones or Android phones without the Fast Pair function.

If either bud is lost, put a new bud and the old bud in the charge box at the same time, press and hold the setup button for 2 seconds. The two buds will be rematched successfully. For buy a replacement for a left or right earbud, go to https://www.oneplus.com/global/support.


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