Use widgets with your Galaxy Buds

Last Update date : Mar 06. 2021
Use widgets with your Samsung earbuds

You love using widgets on your phone, since they are perfect for viewing app information and controlling certain functions. If you are using your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, or Galaxy Buds Pro, you can add widgets to help you see your earbuds’ battery status and even turn off the earbuds’ touchpads if you need to. You can enable Active noise canceling right from the widget on your Galaxy Buds Live or Galaxy Buds Pro, and Ambient sound on the Galaxy Buds+.

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

Add widgets for your Galaxy Buds Pro

Note: There are two widgets available for your Galaxy Buds Pro. You can add them to a Home screen if you would like to quickly check your buds’ battery status or lock the touchpads

1 Press and hold a Home screen on your phone, and then tap Widgets.
2 Swipe left to find the Galaxy Buds Pro widgets, and then tap them. There are two widgets to choose from:

  • Battery info will let you know the current battery percentage of each earbud as well as the charging case. You can tap the widget to open the Galaxy Wearable app.

  • Quick control will let you enable Active noise canceling and Ambient sound. Tap the Noise control icon to cycle through the options, or turn off noise controls if you wish. You can also tap the Block touches icon if you need to lock the earbuds’ touchpads.
Quick control will let you enable Active noise canceling and Ambient sound. Tap the Noise control icon to cycle through the options, or turn off noise controls if you wish. You can also tap the Block touches icon if you need to lock the earbuds’ touchpads.
3 Once you have chosen the widget you like, you can add it to the Home screen by tapping Add. You can also select a background colour and transparency effect for the widget. If you have Dark mode enabled, you can match the widget’s colour by tapping the switch. Tap Save when you are finished, and the widget will be added.
4 If you do not like the widget’s location, touch and hold it, and then drag it to your new desired location.
5 To change some of the widget's settings, touch and hold it. A popup menu will appear. Tap Settings to edit the background colour.
6 Tapping Remove will delete the widget from the Home screen.
Add widgets for your Galaxy Buds Live

Note: Adding widgets to your Home screen will help you keep track of certain things while you are wearing your Galaxy Buds Live. If you are planning on using your earbuds all day, you can add the Battery info widget so you will know when they need to be charged.

1 To get started, press and hold a Home screen on your phone, and then tap Widgets.
2 Swipe left to find the Galaxy Buds Live widgets, and then tap them. There are two widgets to choose from:

  • Battery info will let you know the current battery percentage of each earbud and the charging case. It will also open the Galaxy Wearable app when selected.
Battery info will let you know the current battery percentage of each earbud and the charging case. It will also open the Galaxy Wearable app when selected.

  • Quick control allows you to select Active noise cancelling without opening the Galaxy Wearable app or touching your earbuds. You can also select Block touches to lock the earbuds’ touchpad.
3 Touch and hold the widget you would like to add, and then move it around your Home screen. You can drop the widget on the screen by releasing it.
4 If you do not like the widget’s location, touch and hold it, and then drag it to your new desired location.
5 To change some of the widget's settings, touch and hold it. A popup menu will appear. Tap Settings to choose the widget’s background colour and transparency. If you have Dark mode enabled, you can match the widget’s colour by tapping the switch.
6 Touching and holding the widget, and then tapping Remove will delete the widget from the Home screen.
Add widgets for your Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+

Note: You can use widgets for your Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+ too.

1 Press and hold a Home screen on your phone, and then tap Widgets.
2 Swipe left to find the Galaxy Buds or Galaxy Buds+ widgets, and then tap them. There are two widgets to choose from:

  • Battery info will let you know the current battery percentage of each earbud and the charging case. It will also open the Galaxy Wearable app when selected.

  • Quick control allows you to select Ambient sound when using your Galaxy Buds+. You can also select Block touches to lock the earbuds’ touchpad.
Battery info will let you know the current battery percentage of each earbud and the charging case. It will also open the Galaxy Wearable app when selected.
3 Touch and hold the widget you would like to add, and then move it around your Home screen. You can place the widget on the screen by releasing it.
4 If you do not like the widget’s location, touch and hold it, and then drag it to your new desired location.
5 To change some of the widget's settings, touch and hold it. A popup menu will appear. Tap Widget settings to choose the widget’s background colour and transparency.
6 Touching and holding the widget, and then tapping Remove from Home will delete the widget from the Home screen.

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