1. HighwayBob's Avatar
    Right bud draining faster than left-screenshot_20220801-154919.jpg

    This started happening about a week ago and it's really annoying. I can't seem to get through one session at the gym before the right one drains enough to shut down. Any idea about a cause or solution? No other issues with these at all since I got them in 2020.

    Thanks!
    08-03-2022 03:32 PM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Guessing the battery just went bad.
    08-03-2022 08:00 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try to reset them ?

    Sent from my SM-S908U1 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-04-2022 12:01 AM
  4. HighwayBob's Avatar
    If that's the case then I will never buy Google Buds again. They're less than two years old.
    08-04-2022 08:21 PM
  5. HighwayBob's Avatar
    Try to reset them ?

    Sent from my SM-S908U1 using AC Forums mobile app

    I'll give it a shot but doubtful it'll work.
    08-04-2022 08:22 PM
  6. me just saying's Avatar
    do you use the buds one at a time or both? If one, do you use the right ear more often? If that is the case, it has used more charging cycles. more charging cycles used, the faster it will drain because of age.
    08-04-2022 09:08 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll give it a shot but doubtful it'll work.
    Yeah but worth a try

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    08-04-2022 09:40 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    If that's the case then I will never buy Google Buds again. They're less than two years old.
    As far as Li-ion batteries go, especially tiny ones, this isn't very surprising.
    08-04-2022 11:14 PM
  9. HighwayBob's Avatar
    I tried a reset and that did nothing.

    On the Google support forums it was suggested that I take the left bud out of the case for use first (out of habit I always take the right out first). When I did that the behavior changed and instead of the right bud draining quickly now it's the left doing it.
    08-07-2022 09:07 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks for updating us
    HighwayBob likes this.
    08-07-2022 09:26 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Something wonky is going on, because I just noticed similar behavior with my Pixel Buds 2nd gen, except it's my left bud that's draining quickly (while the right bud is remaining at 100%). I also reset my buds, and it didn't help.

    I've also been having more problems recently with the buds connecting even when they're still in the case, which is a problem if I'm trying to use the phone's own earpiece when answering a call. If the buds are actually connected without me being aware, it may seem like no one is on the other end of the call.

    I doubt it's an aging battery issue, because I don't use my buds very much.

    I sent feedback to Google about this. In the meantime, I wonder if I'll have to bust out the Buds A I just got with my Pixel 6a.
    08-07-2022 10:47 PM
  12. HighwayBob's Avatar
    I'm still seeing the same behavior. I posted on the Google support forums and basically got no real information. I notice a difference in charge between left and right of about 25% after 90 minutes of use and the bud removed from the case first is always the one that drains the fastest.
    08-13-2022 08:21 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm still seeing the same behavior. I posted on the Google support forums and basically got no real information. I notice a difference in charge between left and right of about 25% after 90 minutes of use and the bud removed from the case first is always the one that drains the fastest.
    Contact Google but I'm thinking your going need new buds
    08-13-2022 08:44 PM
  14. HighwayBob's Avatar
    I see no obvious way to contact Google for support for something like this other than to use the Pixel buds app developer support contact email listed in the play store.
    08-13-2022 08:49 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I see no obvious way to contact Google for support for something like this other than to use the Pixel buds app developer support contact email listed in the play store.
    https://support.google.com/googlepix.../7550589?hl=en
    08-13-2022 08:59 PM
  16. HighwayBob's Avatar
    I am chatting with support now. Not hopeful - whoever I'm dealing with doesn't seem too bright. I'll post an update when done.
    08-13-2022 09:03 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok
    If one rep can't help always ask for another or supervisor
    08-13-2022 09:07 PM
  18. HighwayBob's Avatar
    She wanted to send me a replacement until I pointed out that they're not under warranty, which she confirmed. Although they wouldn't be able to send a replacement anyway since they no longer have these in stock.

    They are giving me Google Store credit and the rep said she can't tell me how much it will be since the request has to go up to a higher tier of support. I'm not expecting much at this point.

    I pointed out that the Google support forums have other reports of this problem from users but I have never seen a solution. It can't be related to the battery's ability to hold a charge dur to age since the problem follows whichever bud gets pulled from the case first. No other troubleshooting steps are available.
    08-13-2022 09:48 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    At least you get some type of credit but move forward and get a new set and hopefully last longer.
    08-13-2022 10:00 PM
  20. HighwayBob's Avatar
    We'll see. I still have no credit - they are asking me to prove ownership, which I can't sine they were a gift. Now they want me to open the case and take a picture of the markings showing the case number and serial number next to a hand-written piece of paper with the sam info written on it.

    I pointed out that I can barely even make out that there are markings inside the case lid and there is no way I have found to photograph the markings - there is very little contrast between the case and the markings and they are positioned in a way that makes it impossible to get a good shot.

    I am now waiting for their response.
    08-16-2022 03:24 PM
  21. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    You did this?
    Attached Thumbnails Right bud draining faster than left-screenshot_20220816-134506_chrome.jpg  
    08-16-2022 03:45 PM

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