When launching the Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung announced that it would ship with a handy multipoint feature that would allow the earbuds to quickly switch between devices based on activity type. The company later announced that this automatic switch feature would soon be coming to other devices running One UI 3.1, and Galaxy Buds Live is now receiving a firmware update to support the feature.
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The Auto Switch feature allows the media on a Galaxy device to move when you switch to another device. So if you’re watching a movie on Netflix on your Galaxy Tab, but you get a call on your Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy Buds Live will quickly switch to the phone and then go back to the tab once your call is disconnected.
The function is being implemented as part of the R180XXU0AUB5 Firmware update that weighs 2.20MB and is now rolling out for Galaxy Buds Live owners worldwide. A Reddit user recently shared a screenshot of the update on the Galaxy Buds Subreddit, which also mentions another feature: “hearing aid”. This likely refers to a hearing enhancement feature that was previously announced that will allow users to amplify the sounds around them.
We cover the unique audio enhancements of the Galaxy S21 series coming to Galaxy devices with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update, but a couple of things are important to note. The Auto Switch feature will only work with two or more Samsung devices, so you will need at least two devices with One UI 3.1 for this feature to work properly.
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Users who own Galaxy Buds Live headphones can upgrade their devices (if eligible) to One UI 3.1 and then make sure their Samsung account is registered on both devices; This is how Galaxy Buds Live will know how to jump between your devices. The firmware update can be done from the Galaxy Wearable app and should be available to most users by now.
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