The Galaxy Buds are Samsung’s true wireless answer to Apple’s wildly popular Air Pods, and, according to our analysts, they’re even a bit better. If you’re a dedicated Samsung Galaxy user, these are the earbuds for you.
How to Connect the Galaxy Buds:
The first step in connecting the Galaxy Buds with your device—any device—is to open their charging case. It might not look like it, but by opening the case, the earbuds automatically go into pairing mode, allowing phones, computers, and tablets to find them through Bluetooth.
Chances are you’ll be using the Galaxy Buds with multiple devices, so make sure to disconnect them from one device before trying to connect them to another. The earbuds will have trouble pairing otherwise. The easiest way to do this is to simply turn off Bluetooth on the first device before trying to connect with the second.
Pair Galaxy Buds with a Samsung Device:
Pairing the Galaxy Buds with your Samsung Galaxy device is a relatively short and simple process. All you have to do is have Bluetooth turned on and open the case. Your device will automatically detect them and a pop-up message will allow you to connect the earbuds immediately.
Otherwise, you can go into the Bluetooth settings and find the earbuds in a list, and the pairing process will begin automatically. Once the Galaxy Buds have been paired, you won’t need to go through the process again. In the future, just make sure that Bluetooth is on and then tap both earbuds at the same time to reconnect.
Customize with the Samsung Wear App:
Once the earbuds have been connected, your phone’s Samsung Wear app will automatically launch. This is where you can check the battery life on the Galaxy Buds and use the Find My Earbuds feature. You can also control equalizer, notifications, touch pad, and ambient sound settings. The app can even be used to reconnect the earbuds.
Unpair Galaxy Buds with a Samsung Device:
You can unpair the Galaxy Buds from your Samsung Galaxy device via the Bluetooth settings menu of the phone. The easiest way to do this is to pull down the notification shade from the top of the screen and open the Bluetooth menu. With Bluetooth turned on, the phone will search for nearby devices, but you can tap Details, then select the gear icon next to the Galaxy Buds on the list. This will show you the settings for the paired device, where you can tap Unpair to disconnect them.
Pair Galaxy Buds with an Android Device:
Thankfully, the Galaxy Buds work with other Android devices too, though the connection process may differ depending on your device. On the Google Pixel 2, for instance, you pull down the notification shade from the top of the screen and long-press on the Bluetooth button. Select Pair new device, then choose the Galaxy Buds from the list of available nearby devices.
Pair Galaxy Buds with a Mac:
Pairing the Galaxy Buds with a Mac is relatively simple. Open System Preferences > Bluetooth. When you see the Galaxy, Buds appear on the list of nearby devices, click Connect. Check the box at the bottom of the window and a Bluetooth symbol will sit in the menu bar, making it easier to connect and disconnect your earbuds.
Unpair Galaxy Buds with a Mac:
If you want to permanently unpair the Galaxy Buds from your Mac, go to System Preferences > Bluetooth and click the X next to the listing for the earbuds.