[2020] Best Tips & Tricks for Galaxy Buds [Plus] That You Should Try Right Now

After the resounding success of Galaxy Buds, Samsung has decided to reveal the Plus version of Galaxy Buds, popularly known as Galaxy Buds Plus. There is a huge difference between the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds Plus, in terms of sound quality, battery capacity, design, and of course, we can’t forget the Price factor. It doesn’t matter, you own Galaxy Buds or Galaxy Buds Plus, you can always try out the following tips and tricks for Galaxy Buds and Buds Plus. To customize the settings of Samsung Earbuds, the Galaxy Wear app plays a major role, lets you control various aspects of audio and gestures.

Besides, now the Galaxy Buds Plus works just fine with the iPhone too, all you need is to download the Galaxy Buds Plus App from the App Store to begin. It’s time to get the best out of your Galaxy Buds from the following tricks.

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Best Tips for Galaxy Buds Plus and Galaxy Buds

Customize Touchpad

Both, the Right as well as the Left Galaxy Buds has a touchpad for faster operations, including changing the songs on double-tap, play/pause the track on single-tap, and switch back to the previous song on triple-tap. Unfortunately, as of right now, you cannot customize all of these functions; however, the touch and hold interaction lets you choose between Volume Adjustment, Voice Command, Quick Ambient Sound, and Ambient Sound in Galaxy Buds.

While there is a little change in Galaxy Buds Plus, only three settings are available: Volume Adjustment, Voice Command, and Ambient Sound.

Alongside, if you choose to set the Voice Command, and have two voice assistants like Bixby and Google Assistant, then on tapping and holding the Galaxy Bud, you will be asked to select between Bixby and Google Assistant.

Else, go for Volume down and Volume up, or Quick ambient sound, that’s all we got for quick access for Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds Plus.

Quick look:

  • Play/pause: Single-tap
  • Next track and Pick or End Call: Double-tap
  • Previous track: Triple-tap

For Touch and hold, here are detailed steps.

  • Open the Galaxy Wearable
  • Go to the Galaxy Buds.
  • Tap Touchpad.
  • Under, Touch and hold touchpad, set preferences for Left and Right

Ambient Sound Mode

The Ambient Sound Mode is nothing new, but necessary when we are in public places like Trains, Airport, Gym, Jogging on street, etc. What is an ambient sound mode on Galaxy Buds? Well, it’s just a setting that lets the outer voice and chatters hearable even though we have Earbuds plugged in. You don’t need to remove the buds while talking to someone, or crossing the road.

It’s up to you, what amount of sound do you want to let through, drag the ambient sound slider in the Galaxy Wearable app. While when you feel, enough of surrounding sounds, disable the Ambient sound from the app.

Alternatively, there is one more option called Voice focus, that makes the human voice more clear from other ambient sounds.

  • Go to the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  • Tap Ambient sound in the Galaxy Buds section.
  • Toggle it On and also adjust the ambient sound slider if you want.
  • Don’t forget the Voice control toggle.

Galaxy Buds Can Read Notifications for You

The Galaxy Buds can read notifications for you while you are busy with work and don’t have time to check each notification at the same time do not want to miss any alert. Either allow the buds to read the notifications from all the apps or choose the important applications.

Furthermore, the other option is whether the Earbuds should tell you the name of the app from which you’ve received the notification or read the entire message for you. Here’s how to do it.

  • From the Galaxy Wearable app, go to the Notifications.
  • Toggle it ON, and head over to the Manage notifications to customize more.

Dolby Atmos

Without adjusting the best equalizer settings for Galaxy Buds, you’ve definitely missed the real stereo speaker and sound system of the buds. While exploring the Galaxy Phone, you might have noticed the Dolby Atmos button in the notification bar, tap on the Dolby Atmos to turn it on. This will make changes to the entire device.

On top of that, open the Settings app > Sound quality and effects, from here customize the equalizer settings or choose from available presets.

Notably, the Galaxy Buds and Device’s audio aren’t sync as per volume, therefore, the device’s volume and Galaxy Bud’s volume levels are different. If you want them to be the same, then head over to the Bluetooth settings menu and tap on settings gear next to the paired Galaxy Buds, and tap Advanced settings and toggle on Media volume sync.

Lock Touchpad – Avoid Accidental Touches

Believe me or not, sometimes the touchpad of the Galaxy Buds can be a headache, the accidental touches can play/pause, stop, and change tracks over and over again. Instead of dealing with such cranky interactions, why not disable the touchpad until you find somewhere safe.

Go to the Galaxy Wearable app > Touchpad > Toggle Lock touchpad On.

Use Wireless PowerShare

One of the best things about having the Samsung phones that supports Wireless PowerShare is it lets you charge other wireless charging compatible devices such as Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active, and of course other phones that support Qi wireless charging.

In case if you forget to juice up the Galaxy Buds or don’t have a wireless charger, then simply enable the Wireless PowerShare feature on the Galaxy Phone, turn the phone upside down, and put the Galaxy Bud’s case at the center of the phone.

Track a Lost Galaxy Buds

By any chance, if you dropped the one of the Galaxy Bud in the bedroom or at the office, but don’t know where then try out Find My Earbuds feature to track the lost Galaxy Buds right away. Though, the Galaxy Buds needs to be in the Bluetooth range of the device.

You’ll see Find My Earbuds option inside the Galaxy Wearable app. Plus, wear the other Bud in-ear that is with you, to avoid confusion as both the Earbuds will start making high-decibel and it would be difficult for you to track down the lost Galaxy Bud. The best thing is when the Earbud is plugged into the ear, it won’t make sound, only the lost will make a sound.

Use the Galaxy Buds Auto-Pause Feature

Galaxy Buds Auto-Pause is not new if you are using the Galaxy Buds for a long time, you might already have experienced that. On removing the Earbud, the music or whatever you are onto will stop playing automatically. Later, when you plug it back, just tap the touchpad to resume the media. By default, this function is enabled.

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