The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro headphones are the latest wireless headphones from the house of Samsung. This time around Samsung has given these heads a great set of features, including spatial audio and noise cancellation. And features like Noise Detect add to the convenience as it takes care of automatically switching between ambient noise and noise cancellation. The best part is that it is just as simple and easy to connect to Samsung Galaxy phones as it is to other Android phones, iPhones or even Mac laptops.
Yes, you read that right. This pair of wireless headphones can also work as a pair of ordinary headphones. So whether you want to connect them to your Windows laptop or your iPhone, it’s doable. The only downside is that you tend to lose some functionality when connected to other devices.
So, if you’re ready, let’s see how to connect your Samsung wireless earbuds to devices other than smartphones. But first,
1. How to pair Galaxy Buds Pro with iPhone
Step 1: If you have already paired the headphones with another device, it is best to reset the headphones before proceeding. To do this, press and hold the touch keys until you hear a series of beeps.
2nd step: Then open the bluetooth menu on your iPhone through Control Center. If the headphones are in pairing mode, they will appear in the device list.
Just tap to select, and that’s about it.
Advantages and disadvantages
While all previous Galaxy Buds let you connect to Apple iPhones using the iOS Buds app, Galaxy Buds Pro do not support this feature. Instead of pairing it through the app, you will go through the usual methods of connecting the wireless earphone via Bluetooth.
This means that you will miss out on features like ambient noise, touchpad customization, and more.
2. How to pair the Galaxy Buds Pro with your Windows PC or desktop
Step 1: On your Windows 10 PC or laptop, press Windows + I key simultaneously to open Settings. Find Device> Bluetooth and other devices, then click Add Bluetooth and other devices> Bluetooth to start the scan.
If the Buds Pro headphones are nearby, they will appear in the scan. Once done, all you have to do is click Connect to complete the pairing process.
However, if the Galaxy Buds Pro does not appear on the first scan, make a note to put the earbuds down before attempting to pair them again. To do this, wear the Galaxy Buds Pro and press and hold the touch keys until you hear a series of beeps.
Advantages and disadvantages
If your laptop has a newer Bluetooth card, Windows 10 also lets you activate Microsoft Swift Pair.
When activated, the laptop will give you the option to connect to previously connected Bluetooth devices such as headphones and earphones, even when they are disconnected or not paired.
Second, the Samsung Buds Pro still gives you the option to play with touchpads. For example, a single tap will play / pause songs, and a double-tap will skip songs.
And here is the interesting part. The headphones will switch to ANC when you press and hold the touchpad. Cool, right? You need to make sure that the “ long press and hold ” action is assigned through the Samsung Wearable app on your phone.
3. How to pair Galaxy Buds Pro with your Mac
Step 1: Open the Action Center on your Mac (top right corner) and select Bluetooth> Bluetooth Preferences from the menu. Again, you need to keep the headphones close to your Mac.
If the headphones are in pairing mode, they will appear under Devices. Click the Connect button, and that’s about it.
Similar to Windows 10 laptops, you will be able to use all three touchpad actions. So if you hear someone calling while listening to your favorite songs on Spotify, you need to tap it once to pause the song. Cool, right?
Bonus: How to pair Galaxy Buds Pro with your Samsung smartphone
Now, if you have Samsung smartwatches like the Galaxy Watch 3 or the Galaxy Active 2, you can also pair your headphones to the watch. One of the main advantages is that you can leave your phone at home when you go out to run and walk and continue to listen to music. You need to download some Spotify playlists or add some songs offline.
Sounds exciting, right?
Let’s see how to pair Galaxy Buds Pro with Samsung smartwatches.
Step 1: Go to Settings> Connection> Bluetooth on your watch.
After that select bluetooth audio.
2nd step: Press Scan and the buttons will appear in the menu. All you have to do is log in.
Then go to the Music widget on your watch and listen to your favorite songs. Just make sure to toggle the little smartphone icon to switch to Watch mode.
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In addition to having a chic look, the Samsung Galaxy Buds also manage to deliver pleasant voices. Compared to their predecessors, they fare much better in terms of comfort and fit. They stay addicted and allow you to go about your business without any distractions.
Last updated Feb 13, 2021
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