Samsung Galaxy Buds are completely wireless earphones. With the compact earbuds, not only can you hear your favorite tracks on the go, but you can also enable an option to get app notifications when important messages arrive.
Here are our current tips and tricks for the Galaxy buds:
Pairing the Galaxy Buds with a Galaxy phone is pretty easy. Open the case, wait a few seconds, tap a button, and you're done.
It may, however, be more nuanced. We have a full post with all the details you need to know here.
One tap, two taps, three taps, more?
Either Galaxy Bud responds to taps and allows you to control music playback or interact with your phone without having to touch your phone. The number of taps in the middle of the Galaxy Bud determines what happens:
- Simple Tap: Play / Pause
- Double tap: Play Next Track / Answer / End Call
- Triple Tip: Play Previous Track  Touch and Hold down: Customizable (see below)
If you press and hold the Galaxy Bud when your phone starts ringing, the call is rejected.
Touch-Sensitive Touching and Holding
You can customize what happens when you touch and hold a Galaxy Bud and assign 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 possible tap-and-hold interaction settings: Voice Command, Fast Ambient Sound, or Volume Up / Down.
If you increase or decrease the volume for one of the two buttons, the opposite direction of the volume control is automatically applied to the other level. That is, when you adjust the volume of the left bud, the right bud changes to volume.
Locking the Touchpad
Lock the touchpad of your Galaxy Buds in the Galaxy Wearable app in the Touchpad section. This prevents the touchpads from responding to touch.
Galaxy Buds let you hear ambient sounds in your environment, such as at an airport or while exercising. You can either set the touch-and-hold action to activate the ambient sound when needed, or you can enable and customize the feature in the Galaxy Wearable app under ambient noise.
The settings allow you to adjust the volume of the ambient noise and activate a function that amplifies voices.
You do not need to use both
If you want to extend the battery life of the Galaxy Buds, you can only use one earphone at a time, leaving the others in the charging case.
Outside the battery life, this is also an option for those who dislike the ambient sounds of the Galaxy Buds.
Find a lost Earbud
Also integrated into the Galaxy Wearable app is the ability to track down lost earplugs. Your phone must be within the Bluetooth range of the lost Galaxy Bud, so in some situations a non-starter is possible.
Open the Galaxy Wearable app and view your Galaxy Buds. Select "Find my earphones" and then press the green play button. Both buds begin to play a sound and grow louder to aid them in finding them.