How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds

I Learned How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds Using a Few Simple Steps | Buds & Buds 2 Covered 2022

I recently purchased a pair of Samsung Galaxy Earbuds on Amazon and fell in love with them instantly.

They’re some of the most effective earbuds in the market today and for good reason. 

However, my joy was short-lived as I faced issues with connecting them to my devices at home and couldn’t use them as I had planned.

To sort out my issues, I took to various platforms like Reddit and even Samsung’s support page to figure out what’s wrong and I was surprised when I saw numerous users face similar problems.

So, I tried a couple of quick hacks I found online and they immediately helped resolve my problem.

Today, I’m going to take you through how to use Samsung Galaxy earbuds so you don’t have to worry about a thing. This guide will cover everything there is to know about using the Galaxy earbuds, right from how to pair them to how you can get the most they have to offer.

Let’s begin!

Here are some keep topics I’ll cover in this article:

  • How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds with a Samsung Phone
  • How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds with an Android Phone
  • How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds with an iPhone
  • How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds with a Computer
  • How to Control Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • Troubleshooting Sound Quality Issues on Galaxy Earbuds

How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds

How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds with a Samsung Phone

Pairing Samsung Galaxy earbuds to a Samsung smartphone is super easy and quite fast.

They are compatible with Samsung devices running on Android 7.1.1 and later, so a majority of the new-age Samsung smartphones are compatible with the Galaxy Buds and Buds 2.

Here’s how to connect a pair of Galaxy buds with your Samsung phone.

  • Start by placing both the earbuds in the charging case and then close the case
  • The LED indicator will begin to flash, signaling that the ear buds are ready to pair.
    • If there’s no LED flash then try charging the earbuds and the case before proceeding to the next step
How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • Now, open the charging case for the earbuds to enter Bluetooth pairing mode
  • Your Samsung smartphone will automatically recognize the earbuds and ask if you want to pair with them
  • Select Connect and follow the on-screen instructions to finalize the pairing process

How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds with an Android Phone

Since Android (non-Samsung) smartphones do not have built-in apps such as SmartThings or the Galaxy wearables app, these have to be downloaded from the Google Play store before you can try pairing the earbuds with your phone.

It takes a couple of minutes more than the method listed above, but the steps here are quite similar and you can connect any older Android smartphone to the earbuds in no time.

How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • Sign into both the apps using your registered Samsung account or create a new account to link and control your devices
How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • Now, follow the same steps as mentioned above – “How to pair Samsung Galaxy earbuds to Samsung smartphone

In order to complete the pairing process, you will need to run the Galaxy wearables app on your Android smartphone for the final few steps.

How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds with an iPhone

Not many people will want to use Samsung earbuds with an iPhone since Apple already has the AirPods in circulation.

But if you can’t afford the AirPods and you already have a pair of the galaxy earbuds, you can follow these steps to pair them to your iPhone.

  • Start by placing both the earbuds in the charging case and then close the case
  • The LED indicator will begin to flash, signaling that the ear buds are ready to pair.
    • If there’s no LED flash then try charging the earbuds and the case before proceeding to the next step
  • Now, open the charging case for the earbuds to enter Bluetooth pairing mode
How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • On your iPhone/iPad, navigate to Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth pairing
  • Locate the earbuds and then tap on their name to initiate the pairing process
  • Once the devices are connected, you can go ahead and listen to music or handle calls on your iPhone via the Galaxy earbuds.

How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds With a Computer

To pair your Galaxy earbuds with a laptop or computer, there’s a specific process you’d have to follow.

These steps will help you pair your Samsung Galaxy earbuds with a Windows or Mac computer.

Windows

  • Start by placing both the earbuds in the charging case and then close the case
  • The LED indicator will begin to flash, signaling that the ear buds are ready to pair.
    • If there’s no LED flash then try charging the earbuds and the case before proceeding to the next step
How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • Now, open the charging case for the earbuds to enter Bluetooth pairing mode
  • On your Windows computer
    • Start menu > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > Add a New Device
  • Tap on the name of the earbuds to pair the two devices together.

Mac

  • Start by placing both the earbuds in the charging case and then close the case
  • The LED indicator will begin to flash, signaling that the ear buds are ready to pair.
    • If there’s no LED flash then try charging the earbuds and the case before proceeding to the next step
  • Now, open the charging case for the earbuds to enter Bluetooth pairing mode
How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • On your Mac tap on the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar and then click on the toggle button to enable Bluetooth pairing
  • Now, locate the earbuds from the list of available devices and then tap on the name of the earbuds to pair the two devices together.

How to Manually Pair Samsung Galaxy Earbuds 

If your earbuds are charged and you’re unable to pair them with the charging case, you can try manually pairing the earbuds to your smartphone or laptop by following these steps.

  • Take the Galaxy earbuds out of the charging case and place them in your ears
  • Tap and hold the touch pad on both the earbuds and wait until you hear the Bluetooth pairing sound
How to Use Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
  • Now, open the Bluetooth pairing page on your smartphone or laptop and proceed to detect the earbuds
  • Tap on the name of the earbuds to pair the two devices together.

How to Control Samsung Galaxy Earbuds

Unlike some brands, Samsung provides users with built-in touch controls for their Galaxy buds.

You can use these controls to manage your music playback and even handle your calls.

Music controls

Play or pause a track: single tap

Play the next track: double tap

Play the previous track: triple tap within the first 3 seconds after a track starts

Restart the current track: triple tap at least 3 seconds after a track starts

Call controls

Answer an incoming call: double tap

Decline an incoming call: tap and hold

End a call: double tap

Turn the microphone on or off during a call: tap and hold

Place the current call on hold and answer a second incoming call: double tap

Switching between the current call and the held call: double tap

Retrieve a held call after your current call ends: tap and hold

Troubleshooting Sound Quality Issues on Galaxy Earbuds

There may be some instances where you might come across some sound quality issues with the Galaxy earbuds. These problems can easily be fixed by troubleshooting the earbuds and correcting what’s wrong with them. 

Here are some of the most common audio related issues on Galaxy earbuds and their fixes.

The Galaxy Earbuds have been exposed to water

You might face sound quality issues with your earbuds when they have been exposed to water.

Wiping the earbuds with a clean cloth or a cotton swab will get rid of any remaining water droplets that are causing the low sound quality.

Keep the Galaxy Earbuds close to the primary device

If the earbuds and your phone are not within range then you will not be able to hear anything on the earbuds.

Moreover, you will begin to notice a drop in the connection the further away you move from the phone. The only fix here is to keep both devices in close proximity for you to have a good, listening experience.

The Speaker ducts are dirty

When the speaker ducts and grooves get dirty or are clogged with earwax, there’ll be a significant drop in the volume and quality of music.

You can remove any debris by using a soft toothbrush or a cotton swab. The best way to do this is to detach the ear tip from the bottom of the earbud and then proceed to clean the ducts.

Update the firmware

Another reason why you will face sound quality or connectivity problems with your earbuds is when the firmware is old and the earbuds have not been updated recently.

Simply update the software via your phone and you’ll be good to go.

To update the Galaxy earbuds software, launch the Wearables app and then tap on Earbuds settings followed by Earbuds software update.

Takeaway

Well, that’s all there is to know about how to use Samsung Galaxy earbuds. 

I do hope my guide has helped you connect and use your Galaxy earbuds with your smartphone or laptop.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below.

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