Use call features on your Samsung earbuds

A woman talking on Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

When your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, or Gear IconX are connected to your phone, you can answer and control calls without picking up your phone. Go ahead, take a run or go to the gym when you want to. You won't have to worry about missing a thing.

Answer or decline a call

If you receive a call while wearing the earbuds, they will emit a sound, and a voice notification will inform you of the incoming call's phone number.

  • To answer the call, double tap the touchpad.

  • To decline the call, touch and hold the touchpad.

  • To end the call, double tap the touchpad.

  • To turn off the microphone, tap and hold the touchpad during a call so the other party cannot hear you.

If you aren't notified of the incoming call's phone number by voice notification, navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app. Depending on the earbuds, you may need to tap the SETTINGS tab. Tap Notifications, tap Manage notifications, and then tap the switch next to Incoming call.

Answer a second call

If you receive a second call while you're talking on the phone, the earbuds will emit a sound.

  • To end the current call and answer the second call, tap and hold the touchpad.

  • To place the current call on hold and answer the second call, double tap the touchpad.

  • To switch between the current call and the held call, double tap the touchpad during a call.

Note: When using the Gear IconX, you can only hear the other party's voice through the main earbud.

Call quality with your earbuds

Your voice will always come through when taking a call on your Samsung earbuds, even in crowded areas. Each earbud features an internal microphone and two external microphones that help filter out noise.

You’ll be able to hear during a call thanks to the internal microphone that limits surrounding noises. The external microphones focus on your voice so you can be heard clearly without interruption.

If you can’t be heard by the other party, you can try adjusting the earbuds or checking the microphone volume to make sure you aren’t muted.

Woman using Galaxy Buds Live for a phone call on a crowded street

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