Samsung Galaxy Buds (Earphones)
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 are small but powerful earbuds. They deliver excellent sound quality and active noise cancellation.
They are also significantly cheaper at $150 and offer the same or better functionality as Apple’s AirPods Pro.
You’ll find the Buds 2 on Clearance if you look.
Woot earlier this week offered a $125 discount on the Buds 2, which was available even before the headphones were officially launched. Crazy.
Samsung’s Buds 2 has intelligent capabilities, similar to Apple’s AirPods. These make it easy to sync your earphones with your mobile device, like the one shown above.
This is true if you own an Android device or Samsung Galaxy phone.
You can use the Buds 2 to connect a Samsung Galaxy phone, Android phone, iPhone, or PC. I’ll show you how to do this. This will protect you on all fronts.
How To Connect Samsung Earbuds
How To Pair Galaxy Buds With A Samsung Device Automatically
1. You should ensure that the Galaxy Buds are fully charged and in their case.
2. Place the Galaxy buds case next to your Galaxy device, and then open it.
3. Your Galaxy Buds will automatically enter Pairing Mode. The Galaxy buds screen on your phone will ask you if you would like to connect Galaxy Buds.
4. Tap Connect
How To Manually Pair Galaxy Buds With A Samsung Smartphone
You can connect your Galaxy Buds manually if you are having trouble pairing them.
1. Check that the Buds have not been paired with any other nearby phones. If they are, either unpair them from the phone or disable Bluetooth.
2. You can try the automatic method again.
3. If that fails, you can enter pairing mode manually by touching and holding both Galaxy Buds’ touchpads.
4. Open the Settings app on your phone.
5. Tap Connections and then Bluetooth.
6. Once it appears, tap on the entry to activate your Galaxy Buds.
How To Pair Galaxy Buds With A Non-Samsung Android
Galaxy Buds can also be used with other Android devices, although the connection process might differ depending on which device you are using.
These steps may vary depending on the Android device you use. However, in general, you will need to visit your Bluetooth settings page to select and pair a new appliance.
1. Check that the Buds have not been paired with any other nearby phones. If they are, either unpair them or disable Bluetooth.
2. Your earbuds will automatically enter pairing mode when you open the Galaxy Buds box.
3. Open the Notification Center on your Android and then press and hold the Bluetooth button.
4. Select Pair new device, tap to pair a new Bluetooth device on the Bluetooth settings page.
5. If the Galaxy Buds are within range, they will be listed alongside nearby devices. You can select them to pair with your Android.
How To Pair Galaxy Buds With iOS Device
You will need to pair your Galaxy Buds and an iPhone by going to the Bluetooth page in your iPhone’s Settings. Find your Galaxy Buds under the list of nearby Bluetooth devices.
Our article on pairing Galaxy Buds and an iPhone provides a step-by guide.
How To Connect Galaxy Buds With A Mac
It is easy to pair the Galaxy Buds and a Mac. Open System Preferences > Bluetooth. Click Connect when you see the Galaxy Buds on the list. Click the box at the bottom to see a Bluetooth symbol in the menu bar. This will make it easier for you to connect galaxy buds or disconnect your earbuds.
Pair Galaxy Buds With A Windows 10 Laptop
Pair the Galaxy Buds and a Windows 10 computer by opening the Start Menu, then searching for “Bluetooth”. You can click Bluetooth and other settings. Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Devices> Bluetooth & Other Devices.
Select Bluetooth from the pop up message window and click Add Bluetooth or another device. After searching for nearby devices, the computer will display a list of available earbuds.
How To Connect The Galaxy Buds With Your TV
You can adjust your TV volume using your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds2, Galaxy Buds+, or Galaxy Buds Live.
To pair your earbuds with another device, open the Galaxy buds case and put them in pairing mode. If your earbuds are already paired with another device, insert them into your ears.
Navigate to your TV’s Bluetooth audio device list and choose the earbuds you want to pair. This process will vary depending on the model of your Samsung TV.
- 2019-2018 and 2017 Smart TVs (R-N, M, and M models): Click on Home, select Settings, and click Sound. Select Sound Output and then choose Bluetooth Speaker List.
- 2016 Smart TVs (K-models): Click on Home, then select Settings, and finally select Sound. Select Expert Settings, then select Wireless Speaker Manager, and finally select Bluetooth Audio Devices.
- 2015 Smart TVs (J Models) – Bluetooth audio devices. Select MENU and then select Sound. Select Additional Settings and then choose Bluetooth Audio.
- 2014 Smart TVs (H Models) – Bluetooth audio devices. Select MENU, then select Sound, then select Speaker Settings. Select TV Sound Output and then choose Bluetooth Headphone.
Make Connections Between Devices Paired
You can easily switch between your Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds2, Galaxy Buds2, Galaxy Buds+, or Galaxy Buds Live if you pair them with two phones or tablets via the Galaxy Wearable App.
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone or tablet. The earbuds will automatically connect to the device. You can simply tap Connect if Galaxy Wearable app is already opened.
- Open the Bluetooth settings on your second device and tap the earbuds to switch back to the original device. The earbuds will be disconnected from the second device.
- Open the Bluetooth settings on your first device to reconnect and tap the earbuds.
The pairing information for the earbuds will be accessible on any other Samsung devices that have been signed into your same Samsung account. Switching between these devices is possible.
Navigate to Settings on your device and then click the button. Tap on Connections and tap Bluetooth. Next, select the earbuds which have been connected to your Samsung account.
The Galaxy Buds2, Galaxy Buds+, or Galaxy Buds Pro will automatically switch to your phone if you receive a call. Your Galaxy tablet can play music, so your Buds will automatically switch to your phone to make the call. To use this feature, you must link your Samsung accounts to both of your devices.
You can switch between Bluetooth devices using the Media and Device panel.
Disconnect The Earbuds
There are several ways to disconnect your Samsung headphones from a connected device.
- Close the lid and place the earbuds in the charging case. This will cause the earbuds not to pair with the connected device.
- Navigate to the Galaxy Wearable app and tap Bluetooth Menu (the three horizontal stripes), then tap Disconnect.
- Navigate to Settings and then tap Connections. Click Bluetooth settings. Next to your earbuds, tap the Settings icon. Finally, tap Unpair.
What To Expect When Connecting Galaxy Buds To Non-Compliant Devices
You can use galaxy Buds on any Bluetooth device other than Samsung Galaxy phones. However, certain functions may not work on other brands’ devices. Because the Galaxy Buds work best with Samsung devices, they are Samsung products.
These are some Samsung-exclusive features you won’t find on devices not compatible with Galaxy Buds.
- Seamless switching: Switch your buds’ audio input between 2 Samsung devices.
- 360 Audio: Immersive sound profile available only for devices with the latest One UI (Samsung’s custom Android).
- Buds Together: You can pair two Galaxy Buds sets to enjoy the same music. Similar to Apple’s feature, you can pair two sets of AirPods to the same phone.
- Gaming Mode: Bluetooth audio can sometimes have a slight delay, which causes delayed sound. Gaming Mode lowers audio latency but results in higher battery consumption.
- Bixby Voice assistant: While you won’t have the ability to use Samsung’s voice assistant, you can still use Siri, Alexa, or Google by setting up touch inputs.
- Automatic pairing mode: The Galaxy Buds will initiate a pairing sequence between your Samsung phone and your Galaxy Buds when you open the case. Manual pairing is required for non-Samsung smartphones.
Active noise cancellation can be used regardless of your Samsung device, as it is already activated right out of the box. You can’t adjust the noise-canceling intensity via the Galaxy Wearable app for Android devices or the Galaxy Buds app.
Also, the Samsung Galaxy Buds app is slowing down in support and updates. Their last update was November 2020. You can use your Galaxy Buds+ or Galaxy Buds Live on iOS device, but the app will be less polished than that for Android device.
How Do You Use The Galaxy Buds Pro Controls?
You can complete many tasks with the touch controls on Galaxy Buds Pro.
These are the default gestures, and what they do:
- You can easily stop or start playback by simply tapping a single button.
- Double-taps will take you to the next track.
- Triple taps will take you back to the original track.
- You can also modify the settings to change the effect of the “touch and Hold” gesture.
- Touch and hold the button “Touch and Hold” in the Samsung Galaxy Wearable App, and then choose the action you want for each earpiece. There are two options:
The noise controls can be toggled between Ambient Sound and ANC modes.
- Increase the volume.
- Reduce the volume.
- Use the voice assistant.
- Spotify should be available on the Galaxy device.
Touch controls can be used to control your phone’s ringtone or if you are in a call.
These gestures will replace the normal functions of your phone when it rings or you are on a call.
- Double tapping will answer or terminate the call.
- With a touch and hold, the call is terminated.
How Do You Put Samsung Wireless Earbuds In Pairing Mode?
Close the charging case and place your earbuds inside. The case will then be opened after a 5- to 6-second delay. The wireless earbuds will enter Bluetooth pairing mode when the earbuds are inserted into your ears.
Pair them with other devices if they are already paired. Hold the touchpads in your ears for a few seconds to enter pairing mode.
Why Does Only One Of My Samsung Headphones Work?
If one of your Galaxy Buds works, that means the Bluetooth feature is on and the Galaxy Buds have been approved on your phone. It is possible to turn it off and then switch on Bluetooth functionality using another Bluetooth-enabled phone.
How Can You Fix Bluetooth Earbuds That Only Work One Way?
These are 8 easy steps to troubleshoot any wireless headphones that have a side issue.
- You can check the side balance.
- Check Your Track Mono Or Stereo.
- Turn on/off your headphone.
- Connect Bluetooth.
- While listening to audio, insert the sound cable plug.
- While listening to audio, pull the sound cable back.
How To Reset Samsung Buds
Navigate to the app store to open the Galaxy Wearable App on your Galaxy device. After completing the Watch settings, tap on Live and then tap Pro. To reset your Galaxy Buds earbuds, tap About earbuds and then Reset.
Why Won’t My Galaxy Buds Connect To My Phone?
The Galaxy Buds should be paired again with the smartphone. After removing your Bluetooth profile from the smartphone, you can pair the Galaxy Buds again. Bluetooth settings can be found in Settings > Connections. Re-pairing both Galaxy Buds to your smartphone will allow you to verify if they work.
Galaxy Buds can connect to two devices at once. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus allows you to connect to multiple devices simultaneously and can seamlessly switch between them by playing a song/video. The second device will play the sound, while the first will pause.
You now know how to connect your Galaxy Buds with different platforms and devices so you can enjoy your favorite songs on any device. Be patient, and if the connection doesn’t go through after a couple of tries, disconnect and reconnect the device. We hope you found this article helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.