Galaxy Buds Setup and Pairing

Last modified : Feb 28. 2019

The Samsung Galaxy Buds are designed for premium sound and enhanced usability. With the compatible devices in the Galaxy S10 range, you can charge the Galaxy Buds with Powershare. Learn how to setup and pair the Galaxy Buds to your mobile device for a truly wireless audio experience.

Getting Started

Changing the eartips:

First thing is to change out the preinstalled ear tips to the right size for you. Correctly sized eartips will make sure you get the best sound from the Samsung Galaxy Buds, as well as making sure they're a comfortable fit.

1 Select the eartip that fits your ear
2 Hook one edge of the eartip around the lip of the Galaxy Bud and gently press the eartip into place
Hook the edge of the eartip with the lip of the Galaxy Bud and press into place

Changing the wing-tips:

Make sure to attach the Left wing tips to the Left earbud, and the Right wing tip to the Right earbud. Mixing them up could cause problems with the charging case, and might hurt your ears.

1 Select the wing tip that fits your ear
2 Line up the hole in the wing tip with the hook on the Galaxy Bud and pull the rest of the wing tip into the grooves
Line up the hole in the wing tip with the hook on the Galaxy Bud and pull the wing tip around the Galaxy Bud

Please Note:

  • Don't put the earbuds in your ears without ear tips or wing tips - you may hurt your ears.
  • Don't pull the ear tips or wing tips excessively when changing the sizes as they may tear.

How to wear the Galaxy Buds

Check the direction of each earbud and put them in your ears with the wing tip pointing directly upwards. Insert them until they're comfortable, then twist the earbud to rotate the wing tip so that it sits inside the auricle of your ear.

Twist the earbud until the wing tip sits underneath the cartilage of the outer ear

The touch-sensitive sensor will detect that you're wearing the earbuds and make a noise to alert you of the recognition. If the touch-sensitive sensor on the inside of the earbud doesn't make contact with your ear, the earbud may not work.

Pair the Galaxy Buds with a mobile device

1 Insert the Galaxy Buds into the charging case. Make sure the earbuds are sitting in the correct position.
2 Close the charging case. If the battery indicator light doesn't flash you'll need to charge the earbuds for at least 10 minutes before they'll pair to a phone or tablet.
3 Open the charging case. The earbuds will automatically enter Bluetooth pairing mode .
4 On a Samsung Galaxy device you should see a popup from the SmartThings app asking you to connect the earbuds. Select Connect.
Select Connect on the SmartThings popup

If you don't have the SmartThings app installed; and for all other devices, connect the Galaxy Buds to the device with the Galaxy Wearable App. iOS devices can pair the Galaxy Buds through the normal Bluetooth menu.

Download the SmartThings or Galaxy Wearable apps from the Galaxy App or Google Play stores to pair the Galaxy Buds to Android devices running Android OS 5.0 and higher, with more than 1.5GB of RAM.

5 Follow the steps on the Galaxy Wearable app to finish the connection.

Check out the full guide on Pair a device with the Galaxy Wearable app.

Paired Galaxy Buds

If the earbuds don't connect within 3 minutes, Bluetooth pairing mode will be deactivated. Close the charging case and open it to enter Bluetooth pairing mode again. 


Once the earbuds are connected to your mobile device, they will automatically attempt to connect to your mobile device whenever you open the charging case while the earbuds are inside it. 


If you want to connect to another mobile device after the initial connection, turn off the Bluetooth function on the previously connected device. To manually enter Bluetooth pairing mode on the Galaxy Buds, tap, then tap and hold the touchpad on the Galaxy Bud.

Tap, then tap and hold the touchpad on the Galaxy Bud to enter BT pairing mode manually

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