Samsung earbuds are small and convenient to carry while still providing exceptional sound quality. While the portability of Samsung earbuds is appealing to many, it does make them easier to misplace than wired earbuds or traditional headphones.
Need help finding your Samsung earbuds? Keep reading to learn how to find your Samsung earbuds.
How Can I Find My Samsung Earbuds?
Samsung has equipped its earbuds with trackable technology that allows you to instantly locate your earbuds. Your Samsung earbuds can be tracked through the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. In the Galaxy Wearable app, there is a “Find My Earbuds” setting. This setting allows you to play a loud noise on your Samsung earbuds to locate them.
If you constantly lose your Samsung earbuds because they fall out, read our guide on preventing headphones from falling out.
Can You Track Samsung Earbuds?
Samsung earbuds can be tracked through the “Find My Earbuds” setting in the Galaxy Wearable app. To use the “Find My Earbuds” setting, follow these steps:
1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your Samsung device.
2. Tap “Find My Earbuds” to start the search for your Samsung earbuds.
3. The last known location of the Samsung earbuds will be displayed. If they are within range, you can play a beeping sound that will gradually become louder.
4. After you have located your Samsung earbuds, you can press “Stop” on the Galaxy Wearable app to end the search.
Samsung earbuds can be tracked using the “Find My Earbuds” setting, but only if they are within the Bluetooth’s range. If they are out of range, the last known location will show, but the location will not be updated.
Samsung earbuds use Bluetooth connection to communicate with your device. If the Bluetooth signal from the Samsung earbuds cannot be detected by your device, there is no way to play a sound off of the earbuds. Thus, Samsung earbuds can only be tracked if you are close in proximity to the earbuds.
Additionally, if the battery of your Samsung earbuds is dead, you will not be able to play a sound off of the earbuds, even if you are within range of them. Without battery life, the earbuds cannot connect to your device via Bluetooth.
The tracking feature of “Find My Earbuds” for Samsung earbuds is designed to help when you have misplaced your earbuds but know that they are close by. For example, if they have fallen on the floor in your room, or you packed them in a bag for a trip but forgot which bag they are in, you can use this app to track them down.
“Find My Earbuds” cannot play a sound if you have lost your earbuds far away or suspect that they have been stolen. In these situations, the earbuds are out of range and cannot connect to Bluetooth. If someone attempts to open or use your earbuds, the location will not update.
Do Galaxy Buds Have “Find My Earbuds?”
Galaxy Buds do have “Find My Earbuds,” so they can be tracked from the Galaxy Wearable app on your Samsung device. The Find My Earbuds feature allows you to see the last active location of your Samsung earbuds or play a sound off of your earbuds if you are within range.
By checking the last known location of your earbuds, you can see where your earbuds might be. The location only updates when the earbuds charging case is opened and the earbuds are within Bluetooth range, but the information can still be helpful in locating your earbuds.
If you see that the last known location of your earbuds is close by, you can use the “Find My Earbuds” feature to play a sound off of the earbuds. The sound will start quiet and gradually become louder to help you find your earbuds. Once you have found your earbuds, you can stop the sound through the “Find My Earbuds” setting.
Those who are used to the “Find My” feature that Apple offers may find the Galaxy “Find My Earbuds” feature lacking. When someone loses their AirPods, Apple offers the ability to track the location of the AirPods whenever someone attempts to use them and also offers a “Lost Mode” setting to help in situations where the AirPods are misplaced.
Unfortunately, Galaxy buds use only Bluetooth to power the “Find My Earbuds” setting, so there is no way to track your Samsung earbuds if they are out of range.
Find My Samsung Earbuds on iPhone
Samsung earbuds can be found on iPhone, and the process is similar to finding earbuds from a Samsung device. The Galaxy Wearable app can be downloaded on an Apple device to locate your Samsung earbuds.
After installing the Galaxy Wearable app, log in to your Samsung account associated with the earbuds. Then, you will be able to see the last known location of the Samsung earbuds.
Samsung earbuds must be charged in order to be located by the Galaxy Wearable app.
How to Find Samsung Earbuds Case
The Samsung earbuds case can only be located if the earbuds are inside the case because only the earbuds have Bluetooth connectivity. The Samsung charging case does not have Bluetooth capabilities, so there is no way to track it. It is just like losing any other type of charger.
If you have lost your Samsung earbuds case, it can be disappointing to know that there is no way to track the case. Fortunately, you can purchase a replacement charging case from Samsung or a third party. The charging cases from Samsung will offer more reliability but will come at a slightly higher price point than third-party cases.
Can You Locate Samsung Earbuds Cases?
Samsung earbuds cases cannot be located through the “Find My Earbuds” setting on the Galaxy wearable app because the case does not have Bluetooth technology. If the earbuds are inside the case, you will be able to track the case, but only within certain parameters.
Even if the Samsung earbuds are inside the case, you will only be able to track the earbuds if they are within your Bluetooth range, which is roughly 32 feet. If they are within range, you can play a sound off the earbuds.
Otherwise, the “Find My Earbuds” setting can only be used to show the last known location of the earbuds. If you have lost your Samsung earbuds case, this may be useful information because you can see the last known location where you took your earbuds out of the case.
Aside from checking the last known location, there is not much else you can do to locate your Samsung earbuds case.
What if I Lost One Earbud?
If you lost one of your Samsung earbuds, you can still track the missing earbud through the “Find My Earbuds” setting on the Galaxy Wearable app. You will be able to see the last known location of the earbud, and you can play a sound from the missing earbud if it is within range.
If you have lost one Samsung earbud and cannot find it, you do not have to purchase an entirely new set of Samsung earbuds again. Fortunately, Samsung sells individual replacement earbuds that you can purchase in the event that you have lost one earbud.
This will save you money because you can have a complete set again without purchasing an entirely new set of earbuds.
Why Won’t My Samsung Buds Show Up?
If your Samsung buds won’t show up on the “Find My Earbuds” setting in the Galaxy Wearable app, this is likely because they are out of range or the battery is dead. If they are out of range or more than 32 feet away, the Bluetooth signal cannot reach your device, so they will not show up.
If you have not charged your earbuds, they cannot be detected by the “Find My Earbuds” setting, even if they are in range. It is important to keep your earbuds charged in the event that they ever become lost or misplaced so you can check the last known location.
Additionally, dust or debris can block the signal of your Samsung earbuds, causing them to not show up on the app. If the earbuds are being worn, this will also stop them from showing up.
If your Samsung earbuds are not showing up, there may be a problem with your Bluetooth connectivity. Read our guide on how to fix Bluetooth delay on headphones.
Final Thoughts: Find My Samsung Earbuds
The Galaxy Wearable app can be used to locate your Samsung earbuds within certain limitations. Through the app, you can see the last known location of your earbuds and play a sound if they are within range.
If you are not able to locate your Samsung earbuds through the app, you may need to purchase a replacement. Fortunately, Samsung offers replacement charging cases as well as replacements for individual earbuds.