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Amazon Echo Buds Quick Start Guide

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Amazon Echo Buds

Amazon Echo Buds

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What’s in the box

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Setup

Download the Alexa app

  1. Turn on Bluetooth for your smartphone.
  2. Download the latest version of the Alexa app from the app store. One app helps you get more out of your Echo Buds. It’s where you set up calling and messaging, and manage music, lists, settings, and news.

Set up your Echo Buds using the Alexa appAmazon Echo Buds fig-3

  1. Open the Alexa app, then open the Echo Buds case. Wait for the blue LED to pulse, indicating the earbuds are in pairing mode.
  2. Place the earbuds in your ears.
  3. Tap the notification at the top of the Alexa app, then follow the instructions to set up your Echo Buds. If the notification doesn’t appear in the Alexa app, tap the Devices iconAmazon Echo Buds fig-2 in the lower right of the Alexa app to get started.

Customize your fit

Ear tips
Your Echo Buds come with 3 included ear tip sizes. Find the ones that offer a snug and comfortable seal for the best sound.

Wing tips
3 sizes of optional wing tips are provided to help assure a secure fit. To install the wing tips:Amazon Echo Buds fig-4

  • Place the left wing tip, marked with an “L” around the left earbud, also marked with an “L”
  • Align the wing tip line with the “L” on the earbud. Verify that the microphones on the front of the earbud aren’t covered.*

Fitting your earbuds

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Insert the left earbud into your ear. Gently rotate the earbud to form a good seal. Tuck the optional wing tip under your ear ridge. Repeat the above steps for the right earbud.

Default touch gestures

Bose Active Noise Reduction and Passthrough Modes
Double tap the touch sensor on either earbud to switch between Bose Active Noise Reduction Mode to limit background noise, and Passthrough Mode to hear your surroundings.

Call controlsAmazon Echo Buds fig-6


When you receive a call, double-tap the touch sensor on either earbud to accept the call. To hang up the call, double-tap again. When you’re on a call and a second call is received (call waiting), double-tap to toggle between the calls.

Customizing touch gestures

Open the Alexa app, tap the Devices iconAmazon Echo Buds fig-2

in the lower right, then select Echo & Alexa > Echo Buds> Touch Gestures. You can then reconfigure the touch gestures for each individual earbud to your preference. The options available are:

  • Bose Active Noise Reduction and Passthrough Modes
  • Activate your smartphone’s default voice assistant (Siri or Google Assistant)
  • Mute your microphone
  • Pause and play your media
  • Skip to the next track
  • Go back to the previous track

Auto pause
Removing an Echo Bud from your ear will automatically pause your media. It will resume when you place your earbud back in your ear. This will not impact phone calls.

Using a single earbud
You can choose to use either the left or right Echo Bud independently. If you start with two earbuds and remove one, it will pause the media.

Charging your Echo Buds

To charge your Echo Buds, place them in the charged case. Your new earbuds must be charged prior to using them for an extended period of time. To recharge the case, plug one of the included micro-USB cables into the case and the other end (USB-A) into a 5W or higher USB power adapter that is safety certified for your region.Amazon Echo Buds fig-7

Always wipe off any sweat or moisture from your Echo Buds before charging

Checking the battery level

Earbuds
To view the battery percentage, check the Alexa app or say, “Alexa, what’s my battery level?” When your earbuds are in the charging case, press the button on the case to view the
battery level. The LED indicator will display the status of the earbud with the lowest battery level.Amazon Echo Buds fig-8

  • Green> 40%
  • Yellow < 40%
  • Red < 5%

Charging case
The charging case’s battery provides your Echo Buds with up to 3 additional full charges. With the earbuds outside of the charging case, press the charging case button to view
the case battery level.Amazon Echo Buds fig-9

  • Green> 1 full charge
  • Yellow< 1 full charge
  • Red Battery low

Talking to Alexa on your Echo Buds

To get started with Alexa on Echo Buds, simply say “Alexa” and then ask a question. 5ee the included Things to Try card to help you get started.

Pairing your Echo Buds with other devices
To use your Echo Buds with other supported Bluetooth devices, open the charging case lid, then press the charging case button for 3 seconds. The light on the front of the case will pulse blue indicating that your Echo Buds are discoverable and ready to pair via Bluetooth. Then place the buds in your ears. On your computer, tablet, or another device, go to Bluetooth settings and look for Echo Buds to pair. If you are not pairing your Echo Buds directly with the Alexa app on a smartphone, Alexa functionality will not be available.
For troubleshooting and more information, go to Help & Feedback in the Alexa app.

Give us your feedback
Alexa will improve over time, with new features and ways to get things done. We want to hear about your experiences. Use the Alexa app to send us feedback or visit www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Setup troubleshooting

If Echo Buds are not showing up under Available Devices, you will need to manually put them into pairing mode. To do this, place both earbuds in the case, leave the charging case lid open, then press the charging case button for 3 seconds. The light on the front of the case will pulse blue indicating that your Echo Buds are discoverable and ready to pair via Bluetooth. Verify that you have Bluetooth turned on for your smartphone, and please try setting up your Echo Buds again. If you don’t see the blue LED, this may indicate that the battery is low. Place the earbuds in the case, close the case, and wait 15 minutes to charge your earbuds. Try setting up your Echo Buds again.

FAQs Amazon Echo Buds

How durable are echo earbuds?

The Echo Buds case charges the buds quickly; after just 15 minutes, two hours of listening are available. Up to 20 hours of listening are possible with the earphones and case together in terms of battery life.

What advantages do Echo Buds offer?

At $130, the Amazon Echo Buds are the best value among the wire-free earphones we’ve tried. They have a comfortable, remarkably secure fit, hands-free Alexa voice control, and strong active noise cancellation.

Can Echo Buds be used without the app?

To successfully pair your Echo Buds (2nd Gen) with a device, you must first register them in the Alexa app. Nevertheless, Alexa can only be used when an iOS or Android device is paired with the Alexa app. Echo Buds can be used with any Bluetooth device. Open the case while the Echo Buds are inside.

Are Echo Buds limited to Alexa only?

Also, you may use the Echo Buds with devices other than smartphones. With one major exception, they can be used with any device that supports Bluetooth because they are standard Bluetooth headphones. Using Alexa commands won’t work if they aren’t paired to an iOS or Android smartphone with the Alexa app.

Echo Buds are water-resistant.

You shouldn’t submerge your charging case or earbuds in water or other liquids because they are not waterproof. Your earbuds have been examined to meet IEC 60529 IPX4 standards and are sweat-resistant.

When taken off, do Echo Buds pause?

Your audio or music will immediately pause when you remove an Echo Bud from your ear. When you put your earbud back in your ear, it will start up again. Calls won’t be impacted by this.

What is the Echo Buds’ Bluetooth range?

Connectivity. The Bluetooth 5.0 range of the Amazon Echo Buds is just 6 meters, which is less than the standard Bluetooth range of 10 meters. The SBC and AAC codecs are also supported by the headphones, and they work incredibly well with no performance difficulties at all.

Are Echo Buds wirelessly rechargeable?

Yes, you can use any common Qi charging pad with the Echo Buds (2nd Gen) if you purchase them with a wireless charging cover. Here are the wireless charging pads we like best.

Are Echo Buds trackable?

You can track your workouts with your Echo Buds and utilize the Alexa app to find out more information, including Calories Used Up. Exercise Range. Step Total.

Can I use Echo voiceless?

Alexa may be contacted by touch rather than voice thanks to Tap to Alexa. Use Tap to Alexa on an Echo Show or a Fire tablet to interact with Alexa without speaking by tapping on-screen tiles or a virtual keyboard.

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