Acquiring a new set of buds could be fun. Yet, the anxiety of trying to figure out how to connect them with your other devices can quickly ruin the fun. You can use your earbuds to make calls or stream music from Bluetooth-enabled devices.
For the best experience, you need to install the Galaxy wearable app to have total control over your music. However, If the earphones have yet to be linked to the phone at least once, some features won’t appear in the app.
Read on to find out how to pair Samsung buds with your iPhone, Android, or Mac.
How to Put the Buds in Pairing Mode
For Samsung devices, the Galaxy Buds setup procedure is straightforward. A pop-up prompt enables you to pair your earbuds with only one tap. But when you want to use them with other devices, you must put them in pairing mode to get a connection.
Put the earbuds in your ears, then hold the touch sensors for about 10 seconds. When you hear successive beeps, your Samsung buds are now in pairing mode. You can also use the charging case to turn the Samsung buds to pairing mode.
Follow the tips below:
- First, return your buds to the charging case if you have removed them.
- Close the charging case and wait for 5–10 seconds.
- Open the case cover, and your buds will enter pairing mode.
Pairing Samsung Buds with Samsung Devices
Samsung has ventured into the wearable market to beat the stiff competition. The wearable app helps you connect to Samsung buds more conveniently. The app also lets you control your earbuds on some android devices.
Follow the steps below to download and use the Galaxy wearable.
Step 1: Download Galaxy Wearable
Go to Google Play Store and download the Galaxy Wearable app.
Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth
Turn on Bluetooth on your Samsung phone.
Step 3: Open the Earbud’s Charging Case
Opening the charging case will enable the buds to enter pairing mode. A pop-up will appear on your phone, asking you to accept the connection.
If the pop-up doesn’t appear, go to the Galaxy Wearable app and select the buds.
Step 4: Start Pairing
Tap Pair to accept the pairing request.
It’s worth noting that the process mentioned above only works if you’ve never connected another device to the wearable app. Otherwise, if you have, go to the app menu and select Add new device.
Here is a step-by-step video that explains how to pair your Samsung buds to a Samsung Galaxy phone for further reference:
Connecting Samsung Buds to Android Devices
You can directly link your buds to your Android device like any other Bluetooth device. This is especially helpful if you want to preserve space on your phone or don’t want to use the Wearable app.
Follow these steps to connect your Android device to your Samsung buds.
Step 1: Put your Buds in Pairing Mode
Open the case of the buds.
Step 2: Turn On Bluetooth
Go to your device settings and turn on Bluetooth.
Step 3: Start Pairing
Watch for the Samsung Buds to be detected by your phone. When your bud’s name appears, tap them to start pairing.
Connecting Samsung Buds to a Windows PC or Laptop
You can also connect Samsung buds to your computer or laptop. The procedure is the same as pairing with any other Bluetooth device.
Step 1: Put the Buds in Pairing Mode
Put the Samsung in pairing mode by opening the lid.
Step 2: Go to Settings
Press the Windows key + I or go to the Settings menu on your PC or laptop.
Step 3: Click on Devices
Click Devices to open the Bluetooth and other devices window.
Step 4: Click on Add Bluetooth
Click on Add Bluetooth or other devices, then click Bluetooth. Wait for your PC to find the buds.
Step 5: Complete the Pairing
After they become visible, click them to pair and proceed.
Here is a step-by-step video for further reference:
Features That Don’t Work on Non-Samsung Devices
Samsung buds are made to be highly compatible. Part of this is because they work well with Samsung smartphones, which make up over 25% of the smartphone market.
Also, in addition to SBC (Low Complexity Subband Coding) and their own Scalable Codec, they support the Bluetooth codec used by iPhones, known as AAC. This implies that even while utilizing iOS devices, you can anticipate their advertised sound quality.
However, some features don’t work on non-Samsung devices. These include:
- 360 Audio: The immersive audio profile is only available on devices equipped with One UI (Samsung’s customized version of Android).
- Seamless swapping: Automated audio input switching is a feature that allows seamless swapping between Samsung devices.
- Buds together: It’s a feature that combines two pairs of Samsung Buds to play the same music simultaneously. That is comparable to an Apple feature that lets you pair two AirPods with a single phone.
- Game mode: Bluetooth audio has a small latency, which causes a sound to be delayed. The lower audio latency in gaming mode comes at the cost of increased battery usage.
- Automatic Pairing: When you open the case, buds instantly start pairing with a Samsung phone. For non-Samsung devices, you have to pair them manually.
- Bixby voice assistance: The Samsung buds are among the best with microphones, but you can’t utilize Samsung’s voice assistant Bixby with the default Bluetooth connection.
Samsung buds have caused a buzz since they entered the market in 2019. These light, fashionable, wireless earbuds have a wide range of compatibility. You now know how to connect your buds to the gadget of your choice.
If you’re among the millions of people who own a Samsung phone, you’re probably also eager to learn more about the increased feature set.
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