How to Set up and Use Galaxy Buds

Galaxy Buds can connect to any Android or iOS device

What to Know

  • Place your Galaxy Buds in the charging case and close it, then open the case to put the earbuds in pairing mode.
  • If the battery indicator doesn't flash when you close the case, your Galaxy Buds need to be charged for at least ten minutes.
  • For older devices, download both the SmartThings app and the Galaxy Wearables app to complete the pairing process.

This article explains how to use Galaxy Buds wireless headphones with compatible Android devices and iOS devices.

How to Pair Galaxy Buds to a Samsung Phone

Galaxy Buds are designed for simple and fast pairing. Here's how to connect them to your Android device. These instructions apply to Android 7.1.1 and later.

  1. Insert the Galaxy Buds into their charging case in the proper position. Close the case and the battery indicator should flash, indicating they're ready to pair.

    If the battery indicator does not flash, it means it needs to be charged. Let them charge for at least ten minutes before pairing them with your Android device.

  2. Open the charging case. The Galaxy Buds will automatically enter Pairing Mode.

  3. Your device will automatically recognize the Galaxy Buds and ask if you would like to pair with them. Select Connect.

  4. If any further steps are needed, your device will guide you through the process.

How to Use Galaxy Buds With Non-Galaxy Phones and Older Versions of Android

If you have an older Android device or a non-Galaxy device, you need to follow a few extra steps before you can use your new Galaxy Buds.

For older Android devices or non-Samsung products, you need to download both the SmartThings app and the Galaxy Wearables app from the Google Play Store. Once those are successfully installed, you will run through the same process as above, but you will need to use the Galaxy Wearables app to complete the pairing process.

How to Connect Galaxy Buds to iOS Devices

On iOS devices, follow the same steps as above, but navigate to Settings > Bluetooth once you've opened the charging case, then select your Galaxy Buds from the list of discoverable devices.

How to Get Galaxy Buds to Fit in Your Ear

The Galaxy Buds should fit correctly in your ear. You want them to be comfortable and secure, so try them on with the different wingtip extensions until you get the most comfortable fit.

Make sure you're also wearing the Galaxy Buds properly. Insert the earbud in your ear and twist to rotate the wingtip so that it sits within your ear canal. Galaxy Buds are touch-sensitive; they will make a noise once they recognize they're inserted securely in your ear.

Make sure you're attaching left wingtips to the left earbud and right wingtips to the right earbud. If you mix and match, the buds may not fit correctly in your ears or the charging case.

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