Samsung's Galaxy Buds are completely wireless earplugs. The compact earplugs not only make it easy to listen to your favorite tunes while on the go, but you can also enable an option to receive app alerts when important messages come in.
Here is our current list of tips and tricks for Galaxy Buds:
Pairing Galaxy Buds with a Galaxy phone is pretty simple. Open the case, wait a few seconds, press a button and you're done.
However, it can be more nuanced than that. We have a complete post with all the mating details you need to know here.
A crane, two cranes, three cranes, more?
Either Galaxy Bud will respond to cranes and let you control music playback or interact with your phone without having to touch the phone. The number of cranes in the center of Galaxy Bud will determine what happens:
- Single Press: Play / Pause
- Double Button: Play Next Track / Answer or End Call
- Triple Press: Play Previous Track  Press and hold : Adaptable (see below)
If you press and hold either the Galaxy Bud when the phone starts to ring, it will reject the call.
Customize, Print and Hold
You can customize what happens when you press and hold either Galaxy Bud, which assigns separate tasks. Open the Galaxy Wearable app, select your Galaxy Buds from the list of devices, and then select Touchpad .
Each Galaxy Bud has three potential settings for calls between calls and calls: Voice Command, Fast Surround Sound or Volume Up / Down.
Selecting the volume up or down of each bid automatically activates the opposite direction of the volume control to the second budget. If you assign the volume to the left bid, the right bid changes to the volume.
Lock the touchpad
Lock the touchpad on the Galaxy Buds in the Galaxy Wearable app under the touchpad. Doing so will prevent the touchpad from responding to any taps.
On the back of the Galaxy Buds case is a USB-C port for charging the case, or if you have a Qi compatible wireless charging plate, you can place the case on the pad and charge without any cables.
For those who own a Galaxy S10, you can use the phone's Wireless PowerShare feature to add extra power to your bag when you're on the go. Battery life on a single charge for Galaxy Buds should take you around six hours of use.
If you delete both Galaxy Buds, everything played will automatically pause. There is no setting or hidden button that you must activate in advance, it is a built-in function.
If you re-add Galaxy Buds, you will not automatically resume whatever you played.
Galaxy Buds lets you hear ambient sounds around you, say at an airport or while exercising. You can either set the connector to enable Ambient Sound on demand, or you can enable and customize the feature in the Galaxy Wearable app under Ambient Sounds.
The settings allow you to adjust the amount of ambient sound that comes through, and activate a function that enhances voices.
You do not need to use both
If you want to extend the battery life of Galaxy Buds, it is an option to use only one earbud at a time, leaving the other in the charging bag.
Outside of battery life extension, this is also an option for those who do not like the ambient sound function of Galaxy Buds.
Initial setting of Galaxy Buds prompts you to give earplugs access to phone messages. That's because when using Galaxy Buds, a warning followed by the app name can play in your ear.
In the Galaxy Buds section of the Galaxy Wearable app, select Messages and customize the list of apps for which you want alerts. The message content is not clear, but instead a warning is heard followed by "Slack" or "Facebook".
Find a lost earbud
Built-in Galaxy Wearable app is the ability to help you track a lost earbud. Your phone must be within the Bluetooth range of the lost Galaxy Bud, so it may be a start in some situations.
Open the Galaxy Wearable app and see your Galaxy Buds. Select Find my earbuds and then press the green Play button. Both buds begin to play a sound and become increasingly loud when played, to help you find it.