How to use new widgets for Galaxy Buds Pro

Last Update date : Jan 26. 2021

Widgets are very useful for viewing app information or controlling certain functions using your mobile device. You can add widgets for your Galaxy Buds Pro and control your earbuds easily.

Before you try out the below recommendations, be sure to check that your device's software and related apps are updated with latest version.

Easy access to Galaxy Buds Pro controls

The widgets on the home screen of your mobile device help you keep track of certain things while you're wearing the Galaxy Buds Pro. You can see your earbuds’ battery status at a glance and switch Active noise cancelling, Ambient sound, or Off right from the widget.

galaxy buds pro widgets

Note: 

  • The Galaxy Wearable app is compatible with Android devices running Android 7.0 or higher and 1.5GB RAM or above, but Galaxy Buds Pro is not compatible with the iOS Buds app and can only be connected via Bluetooth.
  • In case of non-Samsung Android devices, some features may not be available unlike Samsung devices.

How to add Galaxy Buds Pro widgets

Prior to following the below instructions, ensure that you have paired your Galaxy Buds Pro to your compatible smartphone and the Galaxy Wearable app is latest version.

Step 1. Press and hold an empty spot on a Home screen, and then tap Widgets.

Step 2. Find the Galaxy Buds Pro widgets, and then tap them. There are two widgets to choose from:

quick control widget quick control widget

Quick control allows you to switch Noise controls mode without opening the Galaxy Wearable app or touching your earbuds.

You can also select Block touches to lock the earbuds’ touchpad.

battery info widget battery info widget

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.

Step 3. Touch and hold the widget you’d like to add, and then move it around your Home screen. You can drop the widget on the screen by releasing it.

Note: If you are unable to add the widget or remove from Home is greyed out, you may have enabled Lock Home screen layout. To disable this setting head into your Settings > Home screen > toggle off Lock Home screen layout. 

Step 4. To change some of the widget's settings, touch and hold it. A pop-up menu will appear. Tap Widget settings to choose the widget’s background color and transparency. If you have Dark mode enabled, you can match the widget’s color by tapping the switch. 

widget settings

Step 5. You will then be able to switch Noise controls mode, switch Block Touches, or check the Battery Levels of the case and earbuds.

Note: Device screenshots and menu may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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