Software update for your Galaxy Buds

Last Update date : May 07. 2021
Software update for your Galaxy Buds

Keeping up with the latest updates on your earbuds is easy when you install Galaxy Buds Manager on your computer. Or, you can use the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone or tablet to not only pair and control your earbuds but also check for software updates for them. That way, you can ensure they stay current and you will get to enjoy all of your favorite music.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for earbuds sold in other countries.

Software updating tips

To help ensure your software updates run smoothly, there are a few things you can do on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Note: The Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Buds Live are not compatible with Galaxy Buds Manager on a PC.

  • The Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds Live can be updated on iOS phones using the Samsung Galaxy Buds app. Open the app, select your Galaxy Buds, and then tap Earbuds software update.

Note: The original Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Buds Pro are not compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Buds app.

  • To see what is included in the update before installing it, you can tap "What’s new"" on the update popup. That way, you will know exactly what is being changed.

  • Once the software updates have been installed, you can use a single earbud with your device.

Software updates with the Galaxy Wearable app

When a software update is available for the earbuds, the Galaxy Wearable app will notify you with a popup. Tap Update, and then follow the prompts. The earbuds will disconnect from the phone. Once the update is complete, the earbuds will automatically reconnect with the phone.

Software updates with the Galaxy Wearable app

To manually check for software updates, both earbuds must be charged and connected to the Galaxy Wearable app. Insert the earbuds into the charging case, leaving the lid open.

From there, use the appropriate steps based on the type of earbuds you have:

  • Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Buds Pro: Tap Earbuds software update, and then tap Download and install.

  • Galaxy Buds: Tap About earbuds, then tap Update earbuds software, and then tap Download and install.

Note: Due to compatibility requirements, the original Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Buds Pro cannot be updated on iOS phones. You can use the Galaxy Buds Manager software with a PC or Mac (see next section) to update the Galaxy Buds. The Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds Live can be updated on iOS phones using the Samsung Galaxy Buds app. Open the app, select your Galaxy Buds, and then tap Earbuds software update.

Software updates on a computer (Mac or PC)

Note: You can also update your earbuds using the Galaxy Buds Manager on your PC. But note that the Galaxy Buds Manager software on PC is not compatible with the Galaxy Buds Pro or Galaxy Buds Live.

1 From your computer, whether it is a Mac or Windows, navigate to the Samsung Support page for the Galaxy Buds or Galaxy Buds+ using your browser.
2 From the Samsung Support page, scroll to the "Manuals & Downloads" section, and then click the Download button next to the Galaxy Buds Manager software version you want to download (MAC or PC).
From the Samsung Support page, scroll to the "Manuals & Downloads" section, and then click the Downloads button next to the Galaxy Buds Manager software version you want to download (MAC or PC).
3 Once the download is complete, run the file, and then use the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
4 Next, make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both the computer and earbuds, and then open the appropriate Galaxy Buds Manager software on your computer.
5 Place the earbuds in the case if they are not already, and close the lid. Then, open the case to put the earbuds in pairing mode. You can also enable pairing mode by touching and holding both touchpads while wearing the earbuds.
6 On the computer, select the earbuds you are pairing by double clicking them, and then click Connect in the software. Once the earbuds are paired, click Check for updates. If an update is available, you can install it from here. Simply follow the prompts.

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