7 best Galaxy Buds Plus settings you should know

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus contains balanced audio output and if you’re already in the Samsung ecosystem, it makes sense to invest in these wireless Bluetooth headphones. Of course, you need to change the settings of your Galaxy Buds Plus according to your taste.

The companion app for the Galaxy Buds Plus, aptly named Galaxy Wearable, gives you plenty of room for personalization. From changing touchpads to changing the amount of ambient sound, you can do a lot. And did we tell you that you can also add a touch action? Interesting, right?

So here we are with some of the best settings you should check on your Galaxy Buds Plus.

Before that, take a look at these:

1. Control notifications

Imagine that you groove on your favorite song, and as it reaches crescendo, a series of pings and beeps disrupts the whole scene. Bummer? Do not worry. The Galaxy Buds Plus gives you finer control over your phone notifications. While the ideal solution is to delete all notifications, it may not be a workable solution as you may miss out on important ones.

Therefore, the best option is to select the apps that you think are important and silence the rest.

To do this, open the Samsung Wearables app and select Read notifications aloud> Applications to get notifications, then tap the drop-down list.

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Select All from the list and toggle the switches for the applications for which you want to be notified. And that’s it, as simple as that.

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After that, every time your phone receives a notification of approved apps, you will hear a soft beep.

2. Invoke the Google Assistant

The Galaxy Buds Plus’s touch buttons let you skip tracks or answer calls without pressing the earphones on your ear. Although single tap and double tap have fixed actions, the good news is that the ‘long press and hold’ action can be customized to meet your needs.

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For now, the Wearable application offers you three options – Voice assistant, ambient sound and volume reduction. All you have to do is select Touchpad, press one of the options (Right or Left), then select Voice Assistant from the menu.

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The best part? You can choose individual actions for the headphones. For example, you can activate ambient sound when you press and hold the right touchpad, and activate the voice assistant when you hold down the left touchpad. Cool, right?

So what can you ask Google Assistant to do? To get started, you can ask them to play music, or you can call someone hands-free. Just say the command in natural language.

Note: If you select Volume on one of the buttons, unfortunately, the same will be reflected on the other, which means that one will be used to increase the volume and vice versa. But don’t worry, the next tip will give you plenty of room to change this default behavior.

3. Time for some experiences

Besides the standard touchpad actions, the Buds Plus also contains a few experimental features. Hidden under Labs, these settings allow you to get a little more out of your humble wireless Bluetooth headphones.

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One of the most interesting features of these Samsung headphones is the Double-tap action. Unlike the one mentioned above, here you have to tap the edge of the headphones to adjust the volume. That way you can use the tap-and-hold action of the buttons for another action.

However, making them work is easier said than done. Chances are it will take a while to get it to work (and a lot of song skips).

4. Activate ambient sound during calls

The Ambient Sound function of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus keeps you aware of your surroundings. This feature uses the head mics to filter out ambient noise, which it does decently. However, this does not completely cancel them out and you can still pay attention to the sounds in your environment.

The only thing you need to get is a good fit. The lack of a good fit can make you hear screams.

With the Galaxy Buds Plus, not only can you activate it at the touch of a button, but you can also activate the ambient sound when you are on a call. Naturally, this comes into play if you frequently take calls during your journey.

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To activate it, go to Advanced settings and flip the switch to Use ambient sound during calls.

Did you know: The Galaxy Buds allows you (older version) to activate the ambient sound only when the two buttons are active.

5. Lock the headphones

As useful as it sounds, touch buttons can be annoying, especially when you’re training. Fortunately, you can temporarily lock the buttons.

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To do this, go to the Wearable> Touchpad application and activate the touchpad lock card.

Now, you won’t accidentally skip songs when you wipe the sweat off your head.

6. Activate the right Dolby Atmos profile

Do you listen to a lot of music on your Galaxy Buds Plus? If so, it’s best to switch to the Dolby Atmos apt profile on your Samsung phone. For now, said mode offers you three options to choose from – Movie, Music and Voice, outside of Standard Auto.

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With the Music profile enabled, you will get a clean and rich sound experience, while switching to the voice profile will improve voices in a video or movie. Well, the Movie profile will help deliver a pronounced audio experience.

All you need to do is long press the Dolby Atmos icon in the Quick Settings menu and select the same.

7. Add your own sound profile

If you have a Samsung phone, you may want to try the Adapt Sound feature. This function modifies the low and high tones emitted by the earphones or headphones according to your listening skills and adjusts the result accordingly. After all, each ear perceives sound differently. I find this feature particularly useful because my ears cannot distinguish low tones.

Interestingly, it is also easy and simple to configure. Once your headphones are on, go to Settings> Sounds and vibrations> Sound quality and effects> Adjust sound and tap Create custom profile.

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The phone will then guide you through the process. When finished, save the profile and select it.

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To hear the difference in sound quality, press the cog button and listen to the two sound profiles.

Get the most out of your headphones

So this is how to get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus. From defining your tactile actions to activating the best possible sound, there are many things you can do. And next time, the battery will be low, activate Wireless PowerShare on your Samsung phone from the Quick Settings menu and set the charging case on the back of your phone.

What’s the best thing you like about these Samsung wireless headphones? I love the fact that they stop automatically when I take them off the ear, although the touchpads sometimes drive me crazy. And you?


Looking to connect your headphones to the Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Active 2? Click on the article below to find out how to connect the two gadgets.

Last updated Jul 1, 2020

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