Discover the Advanced audio settings on Galaxy devices

Advanced audio settings menu on Galaxy S22 Ultra

Bluetooth headphones and speakers have become increasingly popular thanks to their versatility. And with your Galaxy device's awesome Bluetooth audio settings, now they can be even more adaptable. You can connect wireless headphones, adjust the sound to match your preferences, and even listen to audio on separate speakers.

Connect multiple Bluetooth headphones

You can connect multiple pairs of Bluetooth headphones to your phone in case one pair dies or you forget a pair at home. You can even listen on two different headsets at once using the Dual audio features.

From Settings, tap Connections, and then tap Bluetooth. Make sure the Bluetooth feature is enabled. If it’s on, a list of available Bluetooth devices should appear. Tap the name of the headphones you want to pair, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Once they are paired, follow the same steps for the second pair of headphones.

Note: Make sure the headphones are in pairing mode while you are performing the setup.

Bluetooth switched on with a Galaxy phone

Create a custom sound profile with Adapt sound

We all hear sound differently. With the Adapt sound option, you can choose the type of sound that works best for you. Please be aware that headphones must be connected to the phone in order to use parts of this feature.

  1. From Settings, search for and select Sound quality and effects.

  2. Tap Sound quality and effects again, and then tap Adapt sound.

  3. If needed, tap Allow, and then choose your age group.

    Adapt Sound screen with information and options
  4. To hear a preview of the different options, tap the gear icon, tap Preview, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

  5. You can also create a sound profile based on your own hearing ability. Tap Test my hearing, and then tap Start.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to take a hearing test and create your very own sound profile.

Enjoy two things at once with Separate app sound

Note: Separate app sound only works when the audio device selected is different from your device’s main audio output device.

There's no need to compromise. With the Separate app sound feature on your device, you can play app media on an audio device, like a speaker, separately from your phone's main audio output. In other words, you can watch a YouTube video on your phone but play music on a speaker!

  1. From Settings, search for and select Separate app sound.

  2. Tap Separate app sound again and then tap the switch next to Turn on now.

  3. Tap Select, and then select an app to play on the separate audio device. Then, tap Back.

    A list of apps to choose from
  4. If needed, tap Audio device. Select the audio device you want to use for the app: you can choose either Phone or Bluetooth device. Just be aware that the Bluetooth option may only be available when a Bluetooth device is connected to your phone.

  5. Tap Back, and that app’s sound will play on the audio device you selected, whether it's your phone's speaker, Bluetooth speaker, or another device.

Use Music Share to share your favorite songs

Do you have a brand-new favorite song? Use Music Share to show it to your friends who are also interested in music. This feature allows you to connect a second phone to your audio device, such as Bluetooth headphones, so friends can listen along. And the second phone can even control the playback!

  1. First, make sure you have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on.

  2. Using two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick settings panel on your phone.

  3. Next, pair your audio Bluetooth device, such as a wireless speaker, to your phone if you haven't already. To do this, touch and hold the Bluetooth icon; your phone will automatically start searching for nearby Bluetooth devices. If needed, tap Scan at the top of the screen.

  4. Once your Bluetooth device is connected, navigate back the Quick settings panel. Swipe left, and then touch and hold the Music Share icon. If Music Share does not appear in the panel, you may need to add it.

    Music Share icon highlighted on the Quick settings panel
  5. From there, adjust your desired settings, such as how long devices will stay connected once music stops playing.

  6. When your friend wants to connect to one of your audio devices, they'll need to make sure that Music Share is also activated on their phone. They also need to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.

  7. Next, open the Quick settings panel on your friend's phone.

  8. Touch and hold the Bluetooth icon; your friend's phone will automatically start searching for nearby Bluetooth devices. If needed, tap Scan at the top of the screen.

    Bluetooth icon highlighted on the Quick settings panel
  9. When it appears in the list of available devices, tap the desired audio device (i.e. Galaxy Buds Live), the same one your phone is connected to. If needed, tap Allow on your phone to give your friend's phone permission to connect.

  10. Once it's connected, your friend will be able to play and control music on your audio device! All they have to do is go to their preferred music app and use the controls like they normally would.

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