After I bought my Samsung Galaxy Buds, I was more than excited to take it with me everywhere I go. But the first day I took it to work, I was very disappointed. Even though the media volume on my phone was full, volume on Galaxy Buds was too low.
I thought the Galaxy Buds’ ear tips were not the right fit for my ear. So I swapped them too much bigger ear tips that came with the Samsung Galaxy Earbuds. Galaxy buds volume control options were missing in the app and the phone itself.
To be honest, this did improve the sound quality as this increased the sound isolation with outside background noise. So, I looked around the web and found the solutions to Galaxy bud’s low volume issue even though the volume on your phone is at max. You know you can pair and use your galaxy buds on a PC/Laptop.
All these tips imply to Galaxy Buds and Galaxy buds plus. If you have any other suggestions, please leave a comment so that someone else might find it useful.
Galaxy buds Low Volume – Galaxy Buds Volume Control
How To Make Galaxy Buds Louder: 2021 UPDATES
Update: 24th June 2021 – If you are still having issues, let me know in the comments below. At this point, you should be able to control the volume of your buds from the Samsung Wearable app.
Update: 5th October 2020 – After millions of updates, Samsung has finally done a very good job with the Samsung earbuds firmware. I forget that these are the Samsung earbuds that I had a while back. Some of the things that have been improved significantly and have actually made me think if I should upgrade to Samsung Galaxy Buds.
- Connectivity – Keeping the occasional battle to get them to connect aside, it only takes a few seconds for the buds to automatically connect to my phone. The difference is significant. Before it could take 5-10 seconds to connect the buds to the phone. Now if it is already paired, they automatically connect in a couple of seconds.
- Both the earbuds work all the time – A weird issue me and some other users were facing previously. Even when I charged the buds while they were in the case, one of the buds would not work sometimes.
Please update your Samsung earbuds and your phone’s Software – This should solve your issue
If that does not help, try the following before looking for other solutions.
- Use Bigger Eartips – Using a bigger(tighter) Eartips will guarantee, increase the volume
- Clean the tips regularly
- More battery > Better audio quality and volume
- Update the firmware – you will be surprised how much this can help you
Update: 7th May 2020 – The “Media Volume Sync” option has been removed
Samsung has removed this option under Bluetooth > Advanced
Seems like Samsung has removed the Media volume sync options in their recent android software update for most of the smartphones. So if you are not able to find the “media volume sync” options under advanced settings for your Bluetooth, its a lot easier to get galaxy buds volume control on your device.
The option to control the volume on the galaxy buds from the galaxy bud’s touch control is still there. So if you would like to control the buds’ volume from the bud’s touch controls, you can find those steps below.
For everyone else who is looking to control galaxy buds volume from their phone, I would suggest you do as follows:-
- Go to “Settings” > “Software update” and see if there is a software update available for your Samsung device
- Download and install the software update and restart the phone
- Open the Samsung wearable app and reset you earbuds
- Pair your earbuds again with the phone after the software update
- Once connected the volume keys will control the overall volume of the phone including the Galaxy earbuds
If your phone does not have an update or there is a Media Volume Sync option even after the update, you can control the volume on your buds by following the steps I’ve mentioned below.
Please leave a comment if this update did not help you in controlling the volume on your earbuds.
Solution 1: Get Volume Control on Galaxy Buds Plus Touchpad
If you wish to use the Dual Audio and keep the volume levels on the galaxy buds, you can enable the Galaxy buds volume control that is on the buds touchpad.
- Open Galaxy Wearable app.
- Select Galaxy Buds from the list if you have other devices connected too.
- Scroll down and open “Touchpad.”
- Under “Touch and hold touchpad,” tap on either one of the options and set it to Volume Up/Down.
- Now to increase the volume, long press on the right earbud and you will hear a beep. To max out the volume, long press until you start hearing double beeps. To decrease the volume, long tap on the left earbud and this will increase the volume
Solution 2: Enabling Media Volume Sync On Your Phone (Latest Update has removed this option)
Update: 24th July 2021 If you have a old Samsung phone or have not updated the android version on your phone, try disabling dual audio and the volume controls on your buds.
Even though Samsung’s recent software update has removed the media volume sync, you might be in luck if you have not recently updated your phone’s software
- Connect your earbuds to your Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S9 Plus( This is what I own).
- Go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth .
- On this page, tap on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen and tap on Advanced.
- If you hear very low volume on your galaxy buds even though your phone is at max volume, you should see that the option “Dual audio” has been turned on. You will know it is on if the slider next to it is blue.
- Turn Dual audio off by tapping on the slider.
- Next, turn the option “Media volume sync” on by tapping on it. This will turn it blue.
- Now try increasing your phone’s volume while you are connected to galaxy earbuds, you will hear the drastic increase in volume.
3. Other Solutions For Quiet Galaxy Buds
Samsung earbuds are not the best built and since they are the first generation to its predecessor, Samsung earbuds plus there are lots of issues with the hardware itself.
So if nothing has helped, make sure you return them and get a replacement. I have got feedback from some of my friends that after the buds were replaced, they do not have any issue at all with their Galaxy Buds.
You will see in the comments down below, lots of users have mentioned that even after following all these tips they are still facing one of the below-mentioned issues:
- Volume low on left earbuds
- Right Galaxy Bud Quiter
- One earbud quieter than other
- Galaxy buds now loud enough
Other things that might help increase volume on your galaxy buds.
3.1 Get them replaced
If your galaxy buds are still under warranty, I would say that you should get them replaced
3.2 Try bigger ear tips
This is something that I have experienced myself and always suggest it to any user that has low volume issue on their earbuds. Using bigger ear tips gives you better isolation with the outside noise and will definitely improve the volume on your Galaxy earbuds
4. Why is this?
Unlike other Bluetooth headphones, Galaxy earbuds have their own volume control system. So, regardless of you increasing the volume on your phone to the max, this does not sync with the galaxy buds.
By turning the Media volume sync, we force the galaxy earbuds to sync with the phone’s volume rocker and gives maximum volume when the phone’s media volume is also at a maximum.
But we turned the “Dual audio off.” What if I want to use it and listen at max volume.
This allows you to use the “Dual Audio” feature and also listen audio on Earbuds at max volume.
The only downside was that when the earbuds are put on “Media volume sync” volume change is very smooth while as when it’s off, it does not feel quite smooth.
Regardless of which option you choose, this is the way to increase volume on Samsung galaxy buds.
If you have more queries, please leave a comment below on galaxy earbuds volume issues and your personal experience using galaxy earbuds.