Fix: Samsung Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro are Dead or Not Working

Samsung has an impressive line of audio products regarding true wireless earbuds, namely the Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro. Yes, they are priced slightly on the higher side, making them inaccessible for the average buyers. But the sound quality and features you get for the price somewhat justify the high price tag. But despite its whole list of features and premium pricing, it is still not free of faults. There is a particular software bug that is troubling many users.

The troubled Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro users reported the problem with its charging and dead state. If the Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro are dead, and the user puts it to charge, they show up as wholly charged even when they are not turning on. So people are confused about how they can charge their dead earbuds if it shows full when they try to charge them. There is a trick to it, and we will look into it in this article. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

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How to fix Samsung Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro Dead or Not Working?

In an ideal scenario, when you put the earbuds in the case, they start charging, and after an hour or so, they are charged up correctly to a functional level. But that is not happening with some users.

If you use the buds regularly, you won’t face this issue. But if you have kept them aside for a while, they will be dead, and when you try to use them again, you won’t be able to. The buds are entirely unresponsive when left unattended for a while, and even if you try to charge them up, it does not work. This bug is not limited to only bud galaxy bud as well. All Samsung Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro like Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro+, Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro Live, Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro Pro, Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro 2, and Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro 2 Pro are affected by it.

To fix this, there is a simple tweak. But before you get to the tweak, you should know that the green light means the charge is complete, and the red light indicates the charging state for the buds.

Charging Tweak:

  • Firstly, you need to charge up the case to have sufficient power to charge up your buds. You can put the case in charge for a couple of hours.
  • After the case is charged up, place one of the earbuds in the case and check whether you see the red light flashing.
  • Because of the bug, the light changes from red to green in about 30 seconds when you put the earbud in the case. A green light indicates the charge is complete, and the case won’t charge the buds in that state. But if you remove the bud from the case, it won’t turn on either.
  • So it would be best if you kept repositioning the buds in the case repeatedly until you got the red light. Once you get the red light, you can let go of the bud and then let it charge for an hour or so.
  • Ensure you do not close the case while the bud is charging.
  • Repeat the same steps for the other earbud and charge it up for an hour or so.

After both buds are charged up, you can connect them to any compatible device and start using them. This time you need to ensure that you do not leave the buds unattended for a long time. If you use the buds regularly, you do not have to use this charging tweak again. You can charge the earbuds together usually.

Now, if the earbuds are still facing some issues in terms of connectivity, you can try the two solutions mentioned below.

Restart your Buds:

Restarting the buds only takes a few seconds.

  • Put both the buds in the case and plug the charger into the case.
  • Close the lid on the case and wait for 10 seconds.
  • After that, open up the lid. That will be enough to restart the Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro.

This will restart the Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro for you. If this does not help, try the factory reset option mentioned below.

Factory Reset:

Factory reset will clear out everything on your earbuds, including all previous connections saved with them. It will be like the way it was when you first purchased the earbuds. This can help clear out any possible software inconsistencies with the earbuds.

  • Place both the buds in the case and charge them up for at least 10 minutes to reach the minimum usable level.
  • Open the Galaxy Wearable application.
  • Tap on the About earbuds option.
  • Tap on Reset earbuds.
  • Then tap on Reset to confirm your action.

After the factory reset is complete, you should be able to use the Galaxy Buds / Buds Pro usually.

So this is how you can fix the Galaxy Buds and Buds Pro dead or not working issue. 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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