May 14th, 2020

Android users looking for an alternative to Apple’s AirPods have flocked to the Samsung Galaxy Buds for their ease of use, design and superior audio quality (when compared to their main competition).

Overall, the Samsung galaxy Buds offer a great experience for most users. But if you’re reading this article, you probably already know that since you’re looking for a way to reset the Galaxy Buds, and that’s what we’re here for.

Why reset the Galaxy Buds?

While the Samsung Galaxy Buds are great and one of our favorite wireless Bluetooth earbuds, there are issues that can pop up from time to time. A reset can often resolve these issues since it restores the Galaxy Buds to their factory default setting. This process is also recommended if you are selling the Galaxy Buds or handing them off to another family member to use.

The list below highlights a few issues your Galaxy Buds may be suffering from that may be resolved with a hard reset:

  • Distorted or robotic audio
  • Frequent disconnections from your device
  • Issues connecting or pairing with a new device
  • Issues reconnecting with a previously paired device
  • Unable to install a firmware update
  • Slow or inconsistent charge

How to reset the Galaxy Buds

If you’ve determined that a hard reset for your Samsung Galaxy Buds is needed, the step below will walk you through the process. Resetting the Galaxy Buds will erase any settings you may have made and remove them from the list of connected devices within the Galaxy Wearable app and your phone’s Bluetooth settings. This method will work for the original Samsung Galaxy Buds and newer Galaxy Buds+.

NOTE: This reset method only works if you are using an Android-powered smartphone. If you happen to be using the Samsung Galaxy Buds with an iPhone, you will need to borrow an Android device from a friend or family member, install the Galaxy Wearable app and then follow the instructions below.

  1. Place the Galaxy Buds in their case and let them charge for at least 10 minutes
  2. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap About earbuds.
  4. Tap Reset earbuds
  5. Tap Reset to initiate the Galaxy Buds reset process

The reset process for the Galaxy Buds should only take a few seconds. You’ll know that the process is complete once your Galaxy Buds are no longer listed within the Galaxy Wearable app.


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