There are countless models and brands of earbuds available on the market. Most of them pair seamlessly with the latest devices, including the Galaxy Z Flip 4. However, you may encounter instances where your earbuds do not pair correctly with your Samsung Z Flip.
This could be due to compatibility issues between the two devices (this is usually not the case with Samsung earbuds), or because of software and Bluetooth mismatches.
If you’re experiencing earbuds pairing issues with your Galaxy Z Flip 4, this troubleshooting guide is for you.
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Fix 01: Remove and Pair Earbuds Again
If your earbuds were previously paired and worked well with your Samsung Z Flip 4 but now they don’t, it’s possible that the existing pairing data may have become corrupted.
In such cases, removing the earbuds from your device and pairing them again will resolve the issue. Here’s how you can do this:
- Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Z Flip.
- Navigate to ‘Connections’ and then select Bluetooth.
- You will see a list of paired devices. Find your earbuds in this list.
- Tap on the gear icon next to your earbuds name.
- Select Unpair or Forget to remove the earbuds from your device.
- Once the earbuds have been removed, turn off Bluetooth on your phone and then turn it back on.
- Put your earbuds in pairing mode (refer to your earbuds manual if you’re unsure how to do this).
- On your phone, select your earbuds from the list of available devices to pair them again.
Fix 02: Clear Bluetooth App Data on Your Z Flip 4
Your Z Flip 4 may not pair with your earbuds due to corrupted Bluetooth app data. This can happen due to a software glitch or if the Bluetooth service has been interrupted.
To resolve this, you need to clear the Bluetooth app data on your Galaxy Z Flip. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the Settings on your Z Flip 4.
- Scroll down and tap on Apps.
- In the list of apps, find and tap on Bluetooth.
- Tap on Storage.
- Finally, tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache.
This will erase all the data related to Bluetooth on your device, including all paired devices. After clearing the data, try to pair your earbuds again.
Fix 03: Reset Your Earbuds
It is possible the issue might not be with your Flip 4 but with the earbuds themselves. If the earbuds have a software glitch or malfunction, they might fail to pair with your device correctly. In such cases, resetting your earbuds can help solve the problem.
Here’s how you can reset your Samsung earbuds:
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your Samsung Z Flip.
- Tap on About earbuds.
- Tap on Reset earbuds, and then confirm by tapping on Reset.
Note: The steps above are for Samsung earbuds. If you are using earbuds from another brand, please refer to the user manual of your earbuds for the correct reset procedure.
Fix 04: Reset Network Settings on Your Z Flip 4
If you’re still having issues pairing your earbuds with your Samsung Z Flip, it might be due to a problem with the phone’s Bluetooth settings. Bluetooth is governed by network settings, so resetting these settings will solve the issue.
Here’s how to reset network settings on your Galaxy Z Flip 4:
- Open the Settings app on your Z Flip 4.
- Scroll down and tap on General Management.
- Tap on Reset.
- Select Reset network settings.
- Tap on Reset settings.
- If prompted, enter your PIN, password, or pattern.
- Finally, tap on Reset.
Fix 05: Try Pairing Another Set of Earbuds
If you still cannot pair your earbuds with Galaxy Z Flip 4, you need to isolate the issue. This is because it is essential to determine whether the problem lies with your Galaxy Z Flip or the earbuds.
You can do this by trying to pair another set of earbuds with your device.
Here’s how to do it:
- Turn on the Bluetooth on your Z Flip.
- Place the new set of earbuds in pairing mode.
- Select the earbuds from the list of available devices on your Z Flip.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.
If the new set of earbuds pairs successfully without any issues, it’s likely that the original earbuds are the source of the problem.
In this case, if your earbuds are still under warranty, consider taking them back to the retail shop for a replacement or repair. If they’re out of warranty, you might need to consider purchasing a new pair.