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Use Ambient Sound Mode on Your Earbuds

Ambient Sound Mode on Earbuds

Ever get lost in a song while you’re outside with your earbuds in and realize you can't hear what's going on? In today’s world, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings so you can detect any potentially dangerous situations. Well, you’ll never be caught off guard when you use Ambient Sound Mode on your earbuds.

You can activate or deactivate this feature via the connected phone.
During a call, Ambient Sound Mode turns off automatically. After the call, the mode returns to the previous state.
In Ambient Sound Mode, feedback may occur when adjusting the volume or touching the microphone. You will still hear loud external sounds in Ambient Sound Mode.

Ambient Sound Mode

Ambient sound mode lets noise from your surroundings flow in to your earbuds, so you can keep your ears open to what's going on in the world around you. Read on to learn how to turn it on and off.

Galaxy Buds

On your connected phone, open the Galaxy Wearable app and pair your Galaxy Buds to your phone if you haven't already. Swipe to and touch Ambient sound and then touch the slider to turn it on. You can use the slider bar to adjust Ambient sound volume or touch Voice focus to make voices stand out more clearly in Ambient sound mode.

Gear IconX/Gear IconX (2018)

Touch and hold the touchpad until you hear "Turn on ambient sound." Then, you will hear "Ambient sound turned on" and the feature will be activated. To disable ambient sound mode, touch and hold the touchpad until you hear "Turn off ambient sound." Then, you will hear "Ambient sound turned off" and the feature will be deactivated.

Note: You can also turn Ambient sound mode on and off through the Galaxy Wearable app.

Touch and hold Gear IconX touchpad to turn on Ambient Sound Mode

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