Fix: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Not Connecting to Laptop or Mac

Samsung earbuds are a popular product for the masses who use Samsung gadgets regularly. They are highly compatible with Samsung smartphones, tablets, and even laptops. But for people who enjoy the Samsung earbud’s sound signature, the situation is a bit different. Some PC and Mac users(non-Samsung devices) have complained about compatible issues with their devices.

For these users, the earbuds do not pair or work properly, no matter how often the user tries to work with them. This has nothing to do with the earbuds in general, as the earbuds were not made only for Samsung devices. They were made to be used with any device you have, and a Windows PC from another manufacturer or a Mac are among them. So to fix the pairing and connecting issue with PC and Macs, you can try the solutions mentioned below. Undoubtedly one of the solutions discussed below will solve your problem. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Fix: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Not Connecting to Laptop or Mac

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Buds Live not connecting to Laptop, Mac, or Macbook?

Simple solutions are available that have worked wonders for several troubled users. And in this article, we will discuss them all. So try all the solutions mentioned below, one after the other, until you find one that works for you.

Unpair with other devices:

If you have your earbuds connected to a device, disconnect them before pairing or connecting them to your PC or Mac. Further, you can also try deleting or unpairing the earbuds from these previously connected devices. Sometimes when several devices are connected to your earbuds, there can be a problem connecting or pairing a new device. So go to your Bluetooth device list and remove the Galaxy Buds Live from that list.

Then try pairing the earbuds with the PC or Mac again. If it still does not work, try the next solution.

Try the two pairing methods:

Samsung Galaxy Buds live two methods for paring a new device. You need to try both the methods for your PC or Mac. The most simple and basic process is to open the case of the earbuds and search for your earbuds directly from your Mac or PC’s Bluetooth menu. Ensure you do not have the earbuds already connected to some other device. In normal circumstances, your PC or Mac should be able to find the earbuds instantly. And then, you can go ahead with the pairing process.

Another method you have is a bit more time-consuming. For this, you must first disconnect every device connected to your earbuds. Now take out the earbuds and place them in your ears. Now press and hold the earbuds from the outer part till you hear and continuous beeping sound coming out of the earbuds. This means that the earbuds are now ready for pairing. Once you have the constant beeping, find your earbuds from your PC or Mac’s Bluetooth menu, and it should work with paring them as well.

If, for some reason, none of the pairing methods work for you, try the next solution.

Run Bluetooth troubleshooter:

This solution is particularly for Windows users. Windows 11 has several troubleshooter options for its peripherals. A troubleshooter utility tool is built into the operating system, even for a Bluetooth device. You can try that to fix your problem with the Samsung Galaxy Buds live.

  • Open up the Windows Settings menu on your computer.
  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • From the list of options that show up, click on Troubleshoot.
  • Then go to other troubleshooters, and you will see a new menu.
  • Here, click on Bluetooth, and the Bluetooth troubleshooter will launch. Let the troubleshooter run the necessary action, and then try using the earbuds again.

If your issue is still not resolved, try the next solution.

Update Bluetooth drivers:

This solution is particularly for Windows users. Often a faulty driver is a cause behind a device not functioning properly. Even with your Bluetooth earbuds, that could be the issue. So you need to update the Bluetooth drivers on your computer. There are three ways to do it. You can do it manually, automatically, or using a third-party utility tool.

First, let’s see how you can do it automatically.

  • Click on the Windows key and search for Device Manager.
  • Go to Bluetooth and double-click on it to expand the driver list.
  • Right-click on your Bluetooth device here and choose Update driver.
  • Now, select Search automatically for drivers and let Windows look for the latest drivers for your device. Once it finds it online, it will install it for you.

For the manual process, you need to visit your laptop manufacturer’s website and look for the Bluetooth driver setup file. It will be like any other software installation file. Once you find the setup file, install it on your computer as with any other application.

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Besides these two methods, you also have a third option. You can install a third-party driver utility tool on your computer, which will automatically scan your computer for outdated or missing drivers. It will also install the latest drivers on your computer with a simple click. However, these utility software tools usually have a price tag. But the price is well worth it as you don’t need to worry about drivers on your computer again.

If updating the Bluetooth drivers on your computer also does not solve your problem with the earbuds, try the next solution.

Update Audio drivers:

Occasionally, problems with sound and audio devices can be resolved simply by updating the audio drivers. Windows need up-to-date drivers to stay compatible with every possible device out there. So if you are on outdated drivers, update the audio drivers immediately. That might solve your problem with the Galaxy buds.

There are three ways to update a driver. You can do it automatically, manually, or using a third-party application.

To do it automatically, you can use Windows device manager.

  • Press and hold Windows Key + X and choose “Device Manager” from the list of options.
  • Expand Audio inputs and outputs in the device manager window and right-click on your audio device’s name.
  • Choose “Update Driver.”
  • Choose “Search automatically for updated driver software.”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and install the driver update that shows up.

You need to visit your laptop’s manufacturer’s support website for the manual process and look for the audio driver setup file. It will be like any other software installation file. Once you find the setup file, install it on your computer as with any other application.

Besides these two methods, you also have a third option. You can install a third-party driver utility tool on your computer, which will automatically scan your computer for outdated or missing drivers. It will also install the latest drivers on your computer with a simple click. However, these utility software tools usually have a price tag. But the price is well worth it as you don’t need to worry about drivers on your computer again.

Now close every window and try connecting your Galaxy buds again. If it still does not work well, try the next solution.

Reset the Earbuds:

To reset the earbuds, you will need a Samsung smartphone already paired with your earbuds. Then download the Samsung wear app on that smartphone. Now open up the earbuds and connect them to the Samsung device. Then open up the application, and go to General. Here, you will find reset. Tap on reset and confirm your action when a pop-up shows up asking for confirmation.

After the reset, try pairing and connecting your Galaxy buds with the PC and Mac. It should work without any issues. If there is still a problem or you cannot pair even a Samsung device with the earbuds, then you should consider the last solution mentioned below.

Contact support:

If none of the above solutions worked for you, then the problem is definitely with the earbud’s hardware. In that scenario, the only option is to take the earbuds to the nearest Samsung service center and inform the technicians about your problem. If the issue is genuine and your earbuds are under warranty, the service will fix or replace the earbuds for you without any payment or issues.

So these are the solutions to fix Samsung Galaxy Buds Live not connecting to Laptop, Mac, or Macbook. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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