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Get the latest Galaxy Buds update for a more stable Bluetooth connection

After rolling out a major update for the Galaxy Buds just a month ago, Samsung has now released another update for its cord-free earbuds. It’s a minor update but the company says that it will improve the stability of your Bluetooth connection.

Some other improvements are included in this firmware update as well. The update can be installed using the Galaxy Wearable app. You can also use the dedicated PC tool for updating Galaxy Buds firmware.

Bluetooth connection stability has been improved

Samsung has released firmware version R170XXU0ASE1 for the Galaxy Buds. The changelog mentions that it adds fixes to stabilize Bluetooth connection. We did experience Bluetooth dropouts a few times as mentioned in our Galaxy Buds review. Hopefully, these fixes will help reduce the frequency of dropouts.

Furthermore, the update also resolves an issue with sound loss on one side of the earbuds when the Ambient sound feature was enabled. Speaking on Ambient sound, a notification alert has now been applied to Ambient sound when it’s enabled by a long press of the touchpad. That’s all there is to this firmware update which weighs just over 1MB.

Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your paired smartphone to install this update. The app will notify you automatically that an update is available. If you’d rather do this through your computer, just use the Galaxy Buds Manager program on your Windows or Mac computer.

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timjrc
timjrc

Hey guys
I I’ve also had continual problems with galaxy buds, installed the latest update continued to uninstall and reinstall repair and connect the buds, running the latest firmware update on my S8. Problem is that in airplane mode or do not disturb while listening to music cuts out after 40 minutes and buds completely disconnect. ,especially if not using the phone within that time.

geapgr
geapgr

THIS IS THE SOLUTION! smartphone = Samsung galaxy note 8 buds 1. when smartphone foes in the pocket -> buds audio cuts off (even with the latest buds update which made it worse) 2. note 8 with other Bluetooth earpieces works spot on! 3. buds with other smartphones work perfectly . with my iPhone 6s no problem when the phone is placed in a pocket the problems seem to have been fixed after some two months of endless searching in forums with the following change settings – display – bt – accidental touch protection once you’ve done this you will… Read more »

Higira
Higira

On #3. its not true. I am using OP6T with the ear buds and i am getting constant disconnects with Bluetooth… after 3 updates it seems to either make it worse or make it slightly better… but it still happens. I’ve used other BT headphones (sony) and it has ZERO disconnects. What a waste of 120 bucks…

acikgozkadir
acikgozkadir

I’am sorry but connection quality with this buds are uacceptable. It disconnects when the phone is in my back pocket, and it got worse with the latest update. Thank god I haven’t paid for this, it was a preorder gift for the S10.

cardicek
cardicek

Me connected foolishly sometimes in the bag otherwise play cool but this should fix as quickly as possible. otherwise I have no problem. S8+ ETL

daanfire
daanfire

Great update Samsung 🙄
Now my right bud doesn’t connect. Tried everything no succes.

nachosuarezw
nachosuarezw

After update the proximity sensor of the left bud stop working. So, when I take both buds off the music doesn´t stop

fideladio
fideladio

The latest update on the Galaxy Buds, which claims to fix the Bluetooth problem did NOT fix the problem, as a matter of fact, I feel it’s even worse than before. NOT COOl SAMSUNG, NOT COOL!

geapgr
geapgr

This update, based on the notes was about solving the very annoying showstopper of the BT audio cutting out whenever you attempted to place the smartphone in the pocket. the problem itself is VERY VERY discouraging as i have NEVER EVER had a problem like this with any BT device. well… the update not only does NOT solve the issue / problem , but it renders it more problematic. i am utterly dissapointed with Samsung. this shouldnt be happening!!!

locarno
locarno

Samsung is the best.

cardicek
cardicek

Exactly sometimes it works fine and sometimes I don’t get it. When I pull the cellphone out of the bag everything works as it should? is it really making Samsung a joke about how the update is tested? Remember already and release functional versions: X

vanillasky
vanillasky

My Buds stopped working after I tried to update them. It was copying only 50% of update file, few times and after I restarted my phone the right bud does not connect. I’ve read it’s quite common problem. Be careful when updating them

cardicek
cardicek

Budsy came to me today and maximum satisfaction 🙂

cardicek
cardicek

So sorry to comment on something that I did not properly tested was stupid. At home ok no outage but outside? what 30m breaks but plays further … Samsung Sory but this? for the money I really did not expect and I am curious what it will do in public transport: D

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

need to try this later, my current buds has been rendered useless as the connections weren’t strong and kept of dropping off every time i put my phone back in my pocket

karelnovak
karelnovak

Perfect, thnx for an update as installing right now and hopefully it will fix annoying issue with disconnecting buds during a phone call 😉

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

It’s funny, when you released the article about the OneUI update for the Galaxy Watch (which I’d not received) I then checked my buds. And I actually got this. Shame they’re not so efficient with other updates… 😒

henklbr
henklbr

What other updates do you mean?

cardicek
cardicek

none just grinds nonsense

Wilksie
Wilksie

Same here. I went to fire up the Wear app to check for the new One UX and this update came in.

It seems the Galaxy Watch update is rolling out in the USA first. Nothing in the UK.

risky_24
risky_24

I have the watch One Ui update since yesterday and also the buds update and I’m in the UK.