Firmware

New Galaxy Buds firmware update stabilizes Bluetooth connection

Samsung regularly releases updates for its earbuds and there’s a new Galaxy Buds firmware update rolling out today. It follows the one released two months ago which improved streaming and phone call quality. The changelog isn’t a big one, only mentioned that the Bluetooth connection has been stabilized through added fixes.

This update has just started rolling out so it might take a while before you see a notification on your device. We’ve received it on our devices in Europe and the United States so far. It shouldn’t be long now before the update is available for everyone.

A new Galaxy Buds firmware update is rolling out

We had mentioned in our Galaxy Buds review that you will notice Bluetooth dropouts infrequently when using the device. Updates released since the earbuds came out have improved things somewhat but the dropouts haven’t completely been eliminated.

This new update, firmware version R170XXU0ASH2, is also an exercise in improving the Bluetooth connection between the Galaxy Buds and whatever device you’re using them with. Exactly what these “added fixes” are remains unclear. We’ll surely put this through the test to see whether or not there’s any change in the situation.

To get this new Galaxy Buds firmware update, just launch the Galaxy Wearable app on a device that they’re paired to. You will be notified automatically that an update is available. The Galaxy Buds Manager program is also available for Windows and Mac in case you want to update the firmware using your computer.

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jan
jan

This update finally managed to fix the connection issues between the Galaxy watch and buds. I have bought them exclusively for running while connected to my watch, so i could listen to music without carrying my phone with me. The connection was horrible, but this update fixed it completely! 2 days of running without any hicups, i’m overjoyed!

Gunter2
Gunter2

Waiting for my free ones to arrive!

CroGamer1
CroGamer1

I believe that I can shed some light on this update. Before the update, my buds worked very poorly with my Samsung 2019 Smart TV and a fairly recent laptop. After the update I noticed the quality improved quite a bit but there’s still work to be done! It still looses connection and there are some audio quality hiccups but it’s getting better! πŸ‘

Vuk995
Vuk995

Are these buds now worth buying? I consider buying these, but they are not that cheap to be “not worth it”… i saw maaany reviews, even ones “X months later”, but stil, most of them tell that everything is ok now, and some tell that they still have issues, like lagging when watching youtube, or microphone while having phone call.. can somebody tell me, are really worth it, because i mostly use my headphones at night in bed watching YT or “pre-sleep-music” but also phone call quality is important to me

cardicek
cardicek

Definitely worth it πŸ™‚ I’m max satisfied

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Phone call quality is good, but it nearly always drops after a few minutes… Sound quality is very good! Not great.. And battery life is pretty good too. Great for comfort but I’d never recommend leaving anything in your ear while you sleep.

locarno
locarno

why?

cardicek
cardicek

Why is this colleague a Huashit user and always writes stupid questions to every user query? Nothing like this is happening to me again: X Will you keep hitting everything around you for a long time? Remember and go to heal. Don’t write anything here and it will be calm

cardicek
cardicek

Why is this colleague a Hu ** hit user and writes stupid things to every user query? Nothing like this is happening to me again: X Will you keep hitting everything around you for a long time? Remember yourself.

locarno
locarno

yes

Cyril692
Cyril692

The update arrived in France.
They have always worked well with my Note 9, just some micro cut, if that can correct that it’s cool.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

If they’ve fixed the Galaxy Watch issue, happy days!

The Galaxy buds don’t work properly if my phone is on the left side of my body (next to the Galaxy Watch I wear). Its choppy and sometimes jus disconnects altogether.
Absolutely fine in my right hand pocket though! Lol

cardicek
cardicek

Do not be mad at me but what you write is nice stupidity myself own Galaxy watch active and nothing you write does not do so the problem is just for you πŸ™‚ papa This update is a lot better outages so far where there were none πŸ™‚

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Do not be mad. But if English is your first language you need to go back to primary school, also, you have the Watch ACTIVE. I have the normal Galaxy Watch! You’re comparing two different devices. So what you wrote is completely pointless.

locarno
locarno

what phone do u have?

cardicek
cardicek

Useless is what you write after every update you stupid πŸ™‚ better buy a proper smart. and don’t write that stupid thing

jan
jan

it is fixed now, i had the same issue, the connection was horrible while the buds were connected to my watch and i was doing various exercises (running,..) . This is now the fix, we have been waiting for