How to Reset Samsung Galaxy Buds [Guide for all models]

Electronic gadgets have become a part and parcel of daily life. It has become nearly impossible to live without them. And, if something were to ever go wrong with them, it could cause panic- well, not for everyone, but for those who depend a lot on their gadgets can relate when their devices start malfunctioning. The same can be said with the Galaxy Buds from Samsung. An issue could arise where the buds refuse to work even after restarting them. Well, here is a guide that will help you to reset Samsung Galaxy Buds.

The Galaxy Buds by Samsung are amazing truly wireless buds that you can use to play music or answer and place calls. The buds have a pretty nice design as well as the charging case. The case is quite light and will fit easily into your pocket. Well yes, there are different models of the Galaxy Buds by Samsung, and the method to reset them is almost similar. This guide will also show you how to perform various troubleshooting methods before going ahead with factory resetting them.

How to reset Galaxy Buds

There are many reasons as to why you might want to reset the galaxy Buds in the first place. They are electronics in the first place, so yes, a few problems are bound to arise. They could be problems such as not being able to connect to a new device, simply not connect to an already paired device, random disconnection, problems in installing updates, distorted audio output or maybe they just refuse to charge at all.

Restart Samsung Galaxy Buds

When such issues arise, the first thing to do is give them a restart. Yes, the good old “restart and check if it’s fixed” method works most of the time. To restart the galaxy Buds, do the following

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  • Disconnect your earbuds from any connected device.
  • Put the earbuds back into the charging case
  • Close the charging case and leave it that way for 7-8 seconds.
  • Now, open the case and remove the earbuds.
  • If your previously paired smartphone is nearby, the earbuds will automatically connect themselves to the device.

A simple restart should fix up most of the issues. However, if there is a particular issue that still occurs, it is then time for you to factory reset your Galaxy Buds. Do note that when you factory reset your galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Wear app will no longer recognize your device and you will have to pair them again. Also, any data that has been stored in the Galaxy Buds’ storage will be erased completely.

How to factory reset Galaxy Buds

Before you get ready to begin the reset, make that the charging case has at least between 50 to 70% of charge in it. This is to ensure that the device does not go dead during the reset process.

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If you have the Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Buds Pro, open the Galaxy Wearable app > tap on General > followed by Reset. It will now ask you to confirm with the reset process, tap on Reset to confirm the process.

For the normal Galaxy Buds, open the galaxy Wearables app > tap on the About Earbuds, then Reset. Now, tap on reset to confirm the process.

Samsung Gear IconX users can open the app, select the Settings tab, and then tap on the About Gear. Now, tap on the Reset Gear option and then tap on Reset to confirm the process.


And this is how you can reset Galaxy Buds if it’s not working as it should be. If even after the reset the issues remain, you could try to check for updates if any. If these still do nothing, it is probably time to hand your Galaxy Buds to the Samsung Service center if they are under warranty, otherwise, it’s probably time to go ahead and get yourself a new set of galaxy Buds or any other wireless earbuds that you prefer.

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