In a perfect world, you’d use your Galaxy Buds with your phone all the time. But for most people, that’s not going to be realistic. There are plenty of situations where you might want to listen to music on your phone but not necessarily have it on hand, like when you’re doing housework or cooking in the kitchen. While you can use your Galaxy Buds with other Android devices and many third-party apps, like Spotify, there aren’t as many options for connecting them to an Apple device (for now). In this article, we’ll explain how you can connect Galaxy Buds with an iPad, so you can listen to music whenever it’s convenient for you without sacrificing quality sound.
How To Connect Galaxy Buds To iPad
Connect Galaxy Buds to iPad using Bluetooth
If you want to use your Galaxy Buds with an iPad, you’ll need to first connect them to your tablet through the Bluetooth option. To do this, you’ll need to open the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone and switch it to “On”. Then, press the “Boomerang” icon in the top right corner until it turns blue. From there, select your Galaxy Buds from the list of available devices and enter a passcode if prompted. You will now be connected with your buds through Bluetooth.
Connect Galaxy Buds using a 3.5mm headphone jack
If you have an iPad that doesn’t have a headphone jack, then you’ll have to connect Galaxy Buds using a 3.5mm audio cable instead of Bluetooth. To do this, follow these steps:
Open Settings on your iPad and tap “General” Select “Bluetooth” Tap “More” in the top right corner Select “Bluetooth” On the next screen, select “Add New Device” Enter the passcode if prompted Select “Galaxy Buds” You will now be connected with your buds through Bluetooth. If you don’t see them listed as an available device on this screen, try restarting or changing power settings for both devices (shut down and restart).
Remove Galaxy Buds from iPad
If all else fails but you still can’t get things working, you can try disconnecting the Galaxy Buds from your iPad and restarting it. This usually works for me on a regular basis, but every once in a while I have to restart my iPad twice before it works.
Use an adapter to connect Galaxy Buds to the iPad
If you don’t have an adapter that will fit your iPad, you can try using a 3.5mm audio cable instead of Bluetooth or removing them from your device altogether and connecting them through the headphone jack. You can also use an adapter that has a 3.5mm port on one end and two USB ports on the other end, like this one. The problem with adapters is that they are not as convenient as using the headphone jack for connecting to your iPad, but they can still work if you need to use them more often than Bluetooth does (such as when traveling).
How To Stream Music From An Android Device To Your Ipad
- Open the Music app on your iPad
- Tap the “Play Now” tab and select a song or playlist
- Tap the blue arrow to start streaming music from your Android device to your iPad
- Swipe up on the song, album, or playlist that you want to play from your device, tap “More” and select “Stream”
- Select a device that you want to use for streaming music from your Android device (if available)
- You are now connected with your Android device through Bluetooth with an audio cable (3.5mm or Lightning) attached to it and ready to stream any music or audio files that you have stored on it over Bluetooth to your iPad
- Play the songs, albums, or playlists that you selected in step 4 on the iPad
- If you have multiple Google devices syncing over Bluetooth at the same time, be sure that they are all set up as individual devices by going into Settings > Accounts > Add Account > tap “Other” > tap “+”, then select “Google” and add the account information for each Google account (if available). If this is not set up properly when attempting to sync devices together, then it will not work properly for streaming music from a mobile phone over Bluetooth either!
- If you are not using an adapter to connect your device to your iPad, then you can’t use the Music app on your iPad as a remote control. You will have to use your Android device instead of as remote control of sorts by using the Google Play Music app (which I will explain in step 10), or by using another application that allows you to play music from an Android device over Bluetooth.
- Tap the “My Devices” tab and select the devices that you want to stream music from over Bluetooth
Connecting Galaxy Buds to your iPad is a bit more tedious than connecting them to your phone, but it’s definitely doable. The good news is that once you’ve set up Bluetooth on your iPad, it will automatically discover your Galaxy Buds every time you turn them on. If you’re using a Mac or iTunes, you’ll have to pair your device manually, but once you’ve done that, it will save the connection information and pair with your device every time you’re in range. If you want to use your Galaxy Buds with an iPad, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Assistant app installed and make sure your Galaxy Buds and your iPad are fully charged. Once you’ve done that, you can use Google Play Music or Spotify to stream music, or you can use the default iTunes app to play music stored on your computer.
I have the new Galaxy Buds, do I need to pair them with my iPad?
Yes, you will need to pair your Galaxy Buds with your iPad. It is a bit more tedious than pairing them with your phone, but it’s not difficult at all.
Can I use my Galaxy Buds on a Mac or PC?
Yes, you can, you will just have to pair them manually by going into the Bluetooth settings on your Mac or PC and selecting “Galaxy Buds” under “Paired devices”. After that, make sure you go into Settings > Accounts > Add Account > tap “Other” > tap “+” and select “Galaxy Note 8” under “Other”. You can then add this account information for each Google account (if available). If this is not set up properly when attempting to sync devices together then it will not work properly for streaming music from a mobile phone over Bluetooth either!
When I connect my Galaxy Buds to my iPad using Bluetooth, does it say that it has connected successfully?
Yes! It will say that the connection has been established and will give you the option of playing music from your iPad over Bluetooth if you want to do so (you can also listen to audio files stored on an Android device by using Google Play Music).