Samsung Galaxy Buds major update brings Bixby support, new gesture, more

Samsung Galaxy Buds major update brings Bixby support, new gesture, more
Samsung announced a few months ago that customers who purchase the Galaxy S10 will receive the Galaxy Buds for free, but the South Korean company quickly ran out of free earphones and started to offer $200 gift cards instead.

Anyway, those who were lucky enough to get them for free, as well as those who bought them should be happy to know Samsung is now pushing out an important update to all Galaxy Buds out there.

The update brings a new gesture that will allow you to enable Ambient sound via long press, SamMobile reports. Also, the touchpad control has been improved when you double tap and triple tap.

More importantly, the update adds Bixby support, which means you'll be able to control the earphones with your voice (Korean and English). The following Galaxy Buds function can now be enabled with Bixby: Ambient sound, battery status, equalizer selection, and lock touchpad.

If you want to update your Galaxy Buds, here is what you'll have to open the Galaxy Wearable app from your smartphone (make sure the earphones are plugged in). If the update is available in your country, a notification should appear on your display. You can also manually check for the update by heading to Galaxy Buds / About earbuds / Update earbuds software.

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11 Comments

1. looneyhouston

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I updated mine and when I long press and keep my finger on it you hear the ambient sound kick in but as soon as you remove your finger the function stops. These headphones are the absolute worst headphones to talk to someone on. No one seems to make out what I am saying clearly ever. They are convenient for listening to your phone and that's about it

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

thats the point of the feature....you are meant to hear people while holding it incase you want to to hear the person. look up every review.

11. dumpster666

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

just about white.

2. dzigitto

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

Forget the bixby and the ambient sound integration. The main problem with these are the connection. It is simply terrible. Sometimes IT decides too crackle and pop when your phone is just laying in your pocket. Got mine for free with the phone, but for someone who payed full price for these.. Ouch..

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I wonder how often this happens with these wireless earbuds... i have a set of Backbeat fit 3100s and they do this... sometimes real bad, luckily i didn't pay too much for them and i knew they had some crackling issues... I would ask about airpods but i know those owners would never admit anything wrong about an apple product, so if anyone else could attest to this issue with other wireless earbuds let us know.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

"I would ask about airpods but i know those owners would never admit anything wrong about an apple product, so if anyone else could attest to this issue with other wireless earbuds let us know". I have the airbuds (previous xs max user) and the galaxy buds (current s10+ user) and the connectivity is a little better on the airpods. the drop outs happen sometimes with the buds when its in my pocket but it happens less frequently compared to previous bluetooth buds (jaybirds x2 and spigens). the buds will lose connectivity 2/10 in the specific area and airpods is close to 0.

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

thank you, Have you been to an area with a lot of interference from other bluetooth devices? like a gym? that is where mine just act a fool but resume normally once i leave

4. hopper

Posts: 78; Member since: May 08, 2017

Can i increase volume and skip songs?

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

if you have the galaxy app, yes.

9. RoryBreaker

Posts: 237; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

The call quality I've experienced with the Galaxy Buds is horrible. People can hardly understand what I say, anyone have the same issue?

10. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Now they are imitating what airpods can do. Shame that its still not up to the airpods.

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