Google adds a reminder to clean your Pixel Buds every once in a while

The yellow Pixel Buds Pro wireless earbuds sitting in their charging case with the lid open, resting on an orange table beside a plastic cup of colorful lemonade.
You really should be checking them regularly anyway, but hopefully, this helps to avoid any gross build-up. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

When was the last time you cleaned your earphones? Ideally, you’re not leaving it long enough to see a sizable amount of crud building up (which is fairly unavoidable when you’re regularly shoving them into your ears), but if you happen to own a pair of Google Pixel Buds or Pixel Buds Pro then don’t worry — Google will soon remind you. As reported by 9to5Google, the latest version of the Pixel Buds app (version 1.0.555017123) includes a new notification that will prompt users to regularly clean and maintain their earbuds.

The updated app is currently rolling out via the Google Play Store, and according to a few 9to5Google readers, some users are already starting to see the cleaning notification. Within the prompt, Google notes that…

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