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Connect Your Samsung Earbuds to a Phone

Earbuds connected to a phone

Some things are just better paired together, and that goes double for your earbuds and phone. Connect your earbuds with your phone so you're able to stream music, set the main earbud, adjust the volume, and more. Thanks to the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone, you can control the earbuds and keep the tunes flowing.

To connect your earbuds to a phone, install the Galaxy Wearable app on the phone. You can download the app on phones running Android 5.0 or higher with RAM 1.5GB and above.

Pair Galaxy Buds to a Phone with Galaxy Wearable App

Pairing Galaxy Buds to your phone is practically effortless. In just a few steps, you'll be connected and ready to go. Start by Opening the Galaxy Wearable app.

Touch Start the journey. Place your earbuds in the charging case and open the case. Select Galaxy Buds from the list of devices, review the permissions, and then touch OK. When your device is spotted, select it, then pairing and setup will begin.

Next, review the Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement, and touch Agree. Select which notifications you want to receive on your Galaxy Buds, and then touch Next. Finally, review the tips on getting to know your Galaxy Buds, and then touch Finish. You're all set.

Pick your device screen with a list of devices

If you want to disconnect the earbuds from your phone manually, from the Galaxy Wearable app touch Menu or More Options, and then select Disconnect. Touch Disconnect again to confirm.

If you've already paired your earbuds with a phone, just open the charging case to reconnect them. If the earbuds fail to connect learn more here.

Pair Gear IconX to a Phone with Galaxy Wearable App

Open the Galaxy Wearable app, and touch Start the journey. Next, place the earbuds in your ears. Select Gear IconX from the list of devices, review the permissions, and then touch OK. When your device is spotted, select it, and pairing and setup will begin.

Next, review the Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement, and touch Agree. Select which notifications you want to receive on your Gear IconX, and then touch Next. Finally, review the tips on getting to know your Gear IconX, and then touch Finish. You're all set.

Pick your device screen with a list of devices

If you've already paired your earbuds with a phone or tablet, just open the charging case to reconnect them. If the earbuds fail to connect learn more here.

Pair Gear IconX (2018) to a Phone Using Bluetooth

Some phones, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth SIG, may be incompatible with the earbuds.

Got an iPhone or another Android that doesn't support the Galaxy Wearable app? No worries, you can use Gear IconX just like any other Bluetooth headphones.

With the earbuds inserted in the charging case and the case closed, press the Pair button on the back of the case for approximately 3 to 5 seconds. Navigate to your phone's Bluetooth settings and select Gear IconX from the list of available devices.

Press the Pair button on the back of Gear IconX (2018)

The charging case indicator will flash red, green, and then blue while in pairing mode.

Pair Gear IconX (2017) to a Phone Using Bluetooth

You can easily pair Gear IconX (2017) to your phone using Bluetooth. Take the earbuds out of the case and insert both earbuds into your ears. The earbuds will automatically turn on and enter Bluetooth pairing mode. Next, navigate to Bluetooth settings on your phone, and select Gear IconX from the list of available devices.

Woman listening to music with IconX

Some phones, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth SIG, may be incompatible with the earbuds.

Earbud Feature Compatibility with Phone

Features Samsung Other Android iOS Comments
Streaming Music   


 
Standalone Music   

 
Call   


 
Auto Activity Tracker*   


S Health 5.11 Version Required   
Fitness Coaching


 
Ambient Sound*


Galaxy Wearable Supported
Touch Pad Controls        
         Volume Up/Down


 
         Play/Pause


 
         Next/Previous Song


 
         Next Playlist


 
         Receive/End Call


 
         Reject a Call


 
         Readout Menu*


 
Gear Manager Settings        
         Music Transfer
PC Application Mac Application Galaxy Wearable Supported
         Play Music from Gear/Phone


Galaxy Wearable Supported
         Fitness Earbud Select


Galaxy Wearable Supported
         Playlist/Favorite


Galaxy Wearable Supported

*Connect to Galaxy Wearable at least once.

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