Being able to listen to whatever you want is always a nice thing, and headphones or earbuds are generally the best way to guarantee that. These devices can generally connect to a lot of different devices, including your phone, computer, or even your television. Today, we will be looking at connecting the Galaxy Buds in particular to a MacBook device.
To set up your Galaxy Buds with a MacBook, the process is simple. Make sure that your Galaxy Buds are powered on and are not connected to another device at the moment. Place them in your case, and close the charging lid. Turn on your MacBook and navigate to the ‘System Preferences’ section by clicking the ‘Apple menu’ located in the top-left corner of the screen. Click Bluetooth, open the Buds’ case to start the connection process, and click ‘Connect’ next to your Galaxy Buds.
But what do I do if I can’t get the Galaxy Buds to connect to the MacBook?
How to Connect Galaxy Buds to MacBook
The process of connecting your Galaxy Buds is a fairly simple process, one that only requires you to have your Galaxy Buds, their charging case, and the MacBook you are trying to connect them to.
Make sure that all three components in the process are adequately charged, as any one of them not being properly charged could create an issue in the connection process.
Make sure your Galaxy Buds are not currently connected to another device, place them in their charging case, and then close the lid.
On your MacBook, click on the ‘Apple menu’ icon located in the top-left corner of the screen, and then select ‘System Preferences’. Click on the Bluetooth option, and then open the Buds’ case to start the connection process.
You will see your Galaxy Buds appear in the Bluetooth section, with a ‘Connect’ option next to the name of the Buds. Click that, and you should be able to use your Galaxy Buds with your MacBook.
Why aren’t my Galaxy Buds connecting to my MacBook?
If you are having trouble getting your Galaxy Buds to connect to your MacBook, there are multiple things that could be going wrong.
Double check that your Galaxy Buds are not connected to a different device while you are trying to set them up, as the Galaxy Buds cannot connect to multiple devices at the same time.
If you are unsure what your Galaxy Buds are connected to, the best way to figure this out is to go into your Galaxy Wearable app. Note that you should use this app when connecting to non-Samsung devices. When connecting to Samsung devices, such as a Galaxy Watch, you should instead use the SmartThings app.
In either app, you can see what your Galaxy Buds are connected to at the time. Powering down said device should help you with the connection process.
If you do not have your phone, or have no device that can get the Galaxy Wearable app, you can still use them as Bluetooth earbuds by doing the steps in the above section. While you can use your Galaxy Buds without the app, you do still need the charging case.
Do Galaxy Buds connect the same way to all MacBook models?
While the method to connect your Galaxy Buds to one device may work, that does not necessarily mean that it will work with all devices, even if they are the same brand. Which makes people ask, do these methods also work with other MacBook models, like the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?
The good news is that, no matter if you have a MacBook, a MacBook Air, or a MacBook Pro, all of these devices have Bluetooth built into them. This is the case for any Mac computer devices released in 2011 or later. So long everything is in working order with both the Galaxy Buds and your MacBook, the model you have should not make any difference.
Do MacBooks support wired headphones or earbuds?
This is a valid concern, as many devices have begun tossing wired headphones and earbuds to the curb by removing headphone jacks. While this is the case with recent versions of the iPhone, every MacBook model supports the use of wired headphones and earbuds, if you were looking at those as alternatives.
What do I do if either my Galaxy Buds or MacBook are not working right?
One of the most annoying things to deal with is when a device is not working, especially if you cannot figure out exactly what the problem is.
Here, there could be any number of things that are preventing your Galaxy Buds from connecting, and it may be tricky to tell whether it is something you can even fix.
If you believe that the problem is either damage or defect, the best solution would be to get the affected devices repaired or replaced.
The Galaxy Buds would have to be sent to Samsung, while the MacBook would have to be sent to Apple. The repair or replacement process will ultimately come down to multiple factors. For one, you need to figure out whether either device still has its warranty.
The length of a warranty depends on the warranty provider. Both Apple and Samsung offer a limited one-year warranty plan for the MacBook and Galaxy Buds respectively. This warranty begins the moment you purchase the product.
Another major factor, however, is determining what caused the damage. If the device’s damage came as a result of a defect caused by the manufacturer, you might be able to get a repair or replacement covered under warranty.
However, if the damage was due to misuse or simple degradation over a long period of time, it is unlikely that you will be able to get either repaired. You may, however, be able to get a reduced price for repairing or replacing than you would if you simply repurchased the item.