Sound from Galaxy Buds lags when videos or games are played
Sound lag is when the sound output on earbuds do not match what’s happening on the connected device's screen. There are several reasons why you may experience sound lag on your Galaxy Buds when playing videos or games. However, there is usually an easy fix, such as strengthening the Bluetooth connection.
Note: Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for earbuds sold in other countries.
- Sound lag can occur on any Bluetooth audio device. You can minimize the delay by limiting interference. Move the devices closer together to help improve the connection. Make sure there are not any objects, metals, walls, or people between the earbuds and other Bluetooth device.
- Additionally, avoid using devices that may cause interference like other Bluetooth devices, microwaves, and wireless routers.
- When using Galaxy Buds+, Buds Live, or Buds Pro paired with a Samsung phone or tablet, you can activate Gaming mode to halt lag. Open the Galaxy Wearable app, tap Labs, and then tap the switch next to "Gaming mode" to turn it on. This feature will minimize delays for a smooth sound.
- When playing a game, you can try pausing the game for a few seconds or restarting it. It is also helpful to check for updates to the game or your device.
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