How to Connect Samsung Earbuds to a Laptop

Galaxy Buds aren’t just for mobile devices

What to Know

  • First, put the earbuds into pairing mode by wearing them while charged and pressing/holding both touchpads.
  • Go to the Bluetooth Devices menu on your Apple or Windows laptop and find your Galaxy Buds on the 'available devices' list.

This article provides instructions for connecting your Samsung earbuds to laptops, including Windows and Mac computers.

How Do I Connect My Samsung Earbuds to My Laptop?

When you open the case of the Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds Live, or Galaxy Buds Pro, a compatible Samsung Galaxy device should give you an automatic popup to pair them. But, what if you want to pair your Galaxy Buds to a laptop for use while you work or study?

A few simple steps are necessary to connect your Samsung earbuds to a laptop, and they are just a little different depending on which operating system you're running.

How to Connect Samsung Earbuds to a Windows PC Laptop

Windows PCs will have slightly different instructions depending on which version you're running, but the below steps will get you to the right menus.

  1. If you have never paired your earbuds to a device, simply opening the case will put them in pairing mode. If you previously paired them to a phone or another device, put the earbuds in your ears and press and hold both touchpads until you hear a series of beeps indicating you are in pairing mode.

  2. Navigate to your laptop’s Devices menu. On Windows 10, this is located in the Settings menu.

    Devices highlighted from the Settings menu in Windows.
  3. Next, click Bluetooth & other devices (if it's not already selected).

    Bluetooth and other devices highlighted from Windows Settings
  4. From here, you’ll select Add Bluetooth or other device, and as long as your Samsung Buds are in pairing mode (as outlined in step 1), they will show up in this menu.

    Add Bluetooth or other device option from the Bluetooth & other devices menu in Windows
  5. Select them, and your Galaxy Buds are now paired to your laptop. Now, they should default to this laptop when you turn them on again.

How to Connect Samsung Earbuds to a Mac Laptop

Mac laptops running macOS all work the same and require you to navigate to the Bluetooth menu. Here's how to do that.

  1. If you have never paired your earbuds to a device, simply opening the case will put them in pairing mode. If you previously paired them to a phone or another device, put the earbuds in your ears and press and hold both touchpads until you hear a series of beeps indicating you are in pairing mode.

  2. Navigate to the Bluetooth section in the System Preferences menu on macOS.

    The System Preferences window on a Mac showing the Bluetooth icon.
  3. As long as your earbuds are in pairing mode as outlined in step 1, they should automatically appear at the bottom of the devices list underneath a thin gray bar. Click Connect next to the Samsung buds, and they are now paired. They should default to this laptop when you turn them on again.

    The Bluetooth pairing menu on macOS with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro ready to connect

Quick Tip

It is always best to navigate to the Bluetooth menu of all other devices paired with your earbuds for a more straightforward pairing. From here, locate your Galaxy Earbuds on the list of Bluetooth devices and select Forget or Unpair. Doing this will ensure they enter pairing mode more easily.

FAQ
  • How do I connect Samsung earbuds to my iPhone?

    If you have the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ or the Galaxy Buds Live, you can download the Samsung Galaxy Buds app from the App Store, select your model, and connect them to your device. If you can't use the Galaxy Buds app or prefer not to, put the earbuds in pairing mode and select them from Settings > Bluetooth > Other Devices on your iPhone.

  • How do I connect my Samsung earbuds to my Samsung TV?

    Make sure your earbuds are in pairing mode first. Then go to the Bluetooth settings on your Samsung TV and select your Samsung earbuds from the list. The exact sequence varies depending on your TV model but could follow this general pattern: Settings > Sound > Sound Output > Bluetooth Speaker List.


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