Feb 28, 2022 5 min read

Can I use just one galaxy bud earpiece?

Can I use just one galaxy bud earpiece?
Removing a single Galaxy bud for use
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Have you ever lost or damaged one of your galaxy earbuds and needed to use the only available one? Even if you weren't sure if it will work. It may be frustrating and annoying at first because everyone loves being immersed in their music or podcasts and it's quite comfortable to use both earbuds simultaneously. You can make the best of the situation and try to use only one galaxy earbud.

Hence, we will answer the question "Can I use only one galaxy bud earpiece?" and many more in this article.

Can I use one Samsung galaxy bud?

The answer to this question is yes. You can use one Samsung galaxy bud and still get the full experience of your music or podcast. You can save battery life by using only one galaxy earbud. The galaxy buds have an automatic switching function that allows you to listen to music and podcast in different ways depending on whether you are using one or both earbuds.

You can listen to your favorite songs in stereo mode if you wear both earbuds. If you only put one earbud in, you may listen to music in mono mode. This is done automatically for you because the earbuds can tell if only one earbud or both earbuds are actively in use.

Please note that some earbud features may not be available when using a single earbud. Features like noise-canceling and ambient mode may not be available on every earbud model.

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How do I use only one galaxy earbud?

To use only one earbud, follow these steps:

  • Ensure the charge on the earbuds and phone is at least 30%
  • Connect the earbuds to your phone using Bluetooth
  • Connection settings of the earbuds can also be managed by using the Galaxy wearable app, which can be downloaded from the Play store
  • Place both earbuds back into the charging case
  • Remove either of the earbuds from the charging case and leave the other one in the case
  • Place it in your ear and commence using it as normal

The sensors in the earbuds will automatically detect that only one earbud is in use. Then, sounds will be played in mono mode. Using both earbuds enables sound to be played in stereo mode.

Different types of buds displayed on a desk
Different types of buds displayed on a desk

How to make the most of your music or podcasts when using one galaxy earbud

There are a few ways that you can do to make the most of your music or podcasts when using one galaxy earbud. You can:

  • Increase the volume on your device to make up for the lack of sound coming from the other earbud
  • Use an app like Quiztones that will help to improve the sound quality of your music
  • Use  the earbuds with the built-in mic to take calls and control your music
  • Enjoy better sound quality by ensuring the earbud is tightly fitted in your ear canal. Then, experiment with different sound settings to find the best fit for you

Can I use different models of galaxy earbuds as a pair?

We conducted a small experiment to ascertain if this would work and came up short. It is best practice to use the pair of galaxy buds as it arrived when you ordered it.

However, two buds of the same models that weren't manufactured together can be made to work in sync as a pair. To pair them together, follow the steps below:

  • Ensure that your phone, buds, and Galaxy wearable app have been updated to the latest version.
  • The different buds you want to pair to work together must be of the same model and have opposite sides. i.e, only left, and right side buds can be paired
  • Go into the Galaxy wearable app and toggle off the "block touches" feature if your buds have the feature available and toggled on
  • Insert both buds into the charging case in their respective positions
  • While they are in their case, touch and hold the sensor area of the galaxy buds for 7 secs or more
  • The battery light of the buds will flash the green color before returning back to its initial default light
  • The buds are now paired and can be used with any compatible device

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What are the benefits of using only one galaxy earbud?

The benefits of using only one galaxy earbud are:

  • You can save battery life on your phone and earbuds by using only one earbud
  • The automatic switching function will allow you to listen to music and podcast in different ways depending on if you are using one earbud or both earbuds
  • You can still get the full experience of your music or podcast by using only one galaxy earbud
  • You can use still make calls and control music even with just one earbud
  • If the earbud is tightly fitted in your ear, you will still enjoy the better sound quality

Drawbacks of using only one galaxy earbud

It is important to note that if you have any kind of hearing loss, you should not use only one galaxy earbud as it may worsen your condition. You should use both galaxy earbuds to get the full stereo sound experience.

The other drawback of using only one galaxy earbud is that you may not get a full stereo sound experience. However, you can still enjoy your music or podcast by using only one earbud.  In mono mode, the sound will be played in one ear only. This is not a problem for some people, but others may find it unsatisfactory.

Bring out one bud of the Samsung galaxy bud from its casing
Bring out one bud of the Samsung galaxy bud from its casing

How to troubleshoot if I'm having problems using only one galaxy earbud

If you are having problems using only one galaxy earbud, there are a few things you can try:

  • Make sure the connection between the earbuds and your phone is stable
  • Ensure that the earbuds are properly charged and have at least 30% battery life left
  • Check that the Bluetooth connection on your phone is turned on
  • Replace the ear tips on the earbuds with new ones if they are old or damaged
  • Try rebooting your phone and the earbuds
  • If all else fails, try resetting the earbuds

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Conclusion

Overall, using only one galaxy earbud is a great way to save battery life on your phone and earbuds and still hear your music or podcast. The automatic switching function will allow you to listen to music and podcasts in different ways depending on whether you are using one or both earbuds.

You can also use still make calls and control music even with just one earbud. If the earbud is tightly fitted in your ear, you will still enjoy the better sound quality. However, keep in mind that if you have any kind of hearing loss, you should not use only one galaxy earbud.

Finally, it is possible to use only one galaxy bud without any problems. Simply take the earbud you want to use out of the charging case and use it as you would normally use a pair of galaxy earbuds.

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