Galaxy Buds+ supports multi-device connection only on Samsung phones

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Last Update: February 24, 2020, 03:54 UTC+01:00

Samsung’s new true wireless earbuds have garnered positive reviews everywhere (read our review), thanks to improved audio quality and longer battery life. However, the company backtracked on one of the features it showed off when it launched the Galaxy Buds+. Now, the South Korean firm says the feature exists, but in a limited way.

the official webpage Galaxy Buds+ had the “multi-device connection” feature listed, but it was later removed. When DroidLife contacted Samsung to clear up the confusion, the company said that the multi-device sign-in feature only works on Galaxy smartphones running Android 7.1.1 (or later) and have the SmartThings app installed on them.

Here is the official statement from the company:

Galaxy Buds+ offers users a convenient way to switch between devices logged into the same Samsung account with the SmartThings app installed. This feature can be accessed in the media panel (by selecting Galaxy Buds+) and is only available on Samsung mobile devices running Android 7.1.1 or later.

Also, the easy switch feature will only work on phones signed into the same Samsung account, much like how Apple’s AirPods switch between devices signed into the same iCloud account. DroidLife was able to test this feature, and they successfully switched the Galaxy Buds+ between the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Z Flip.

However, those who do not have two Galaxy devices should terminate the Bluetooth connection to the Galaxy Buds+ from one device and then reconnect to the other device. Is this feature important to you and does your purchase decision depend on the availability of this feature for non-Samsung devices?

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