Many of us depend on us smartphones for all our media needs. Now, more than ever, we use a Bluetooth connection to play audio through speakers, headphones, car sound systems – the list goes on. If you have a Samsung smartphone like Galaxy S9, there are a number of Bluetooth tweaks and hidden tricks that can maximize your audio experience.
Most of these Bluetooth enhancements are not turned on by default, so you must enter your phone's settings to activate the feature. Fortunately, the configuration is relatively easy to access for the most part. We'll highlight the best below to help you make the most of its function. Galaxy Bluetooth.
Tip 1: Access Bluetooth settings quickly
Thanks to the updated Quick Settings menu that comes with Android Nougat, accessing Bluetooth settings is on you Galaxy It has never been so easy. You may know that tapping the Bluetooth icon here will quickly toggle the feature on or off, but there are two other ways to interact with this switch.
If you touch the word “Bluetooth” on the bottom icon, the Quick Settings page will change to a mini-menu where you can easily connect to Bluetooth devices. Pressing and holding the Bluetooth icon, on the other hand, will quickly switch to the full Bluetooth menu in your phone's settings, where you can perform various actions ranging from pairing to adjusting existing Bluetooth connections.
Although the Bluetooth Quick Settings tile is displayed in the front and center of the menu, you have additional options to move it to a more ideal location that better suits your needs. To move the Quick Settings tile, swipe down twice from the top edge of the screen to fully reveal the Quick Settings, then Touchez the menu button next to the settings wheel and select "Button Sequence" from the popup window .
From there, simply drag and drop the Bluetooth Quick Settings tile to the location you choose from the menu, then Touchez "Finish" to confirm and exit.
Tips 2: Adjust the media volume timing
Media volume sync it's a smart little fix found on your blog Galaxy a device that allows you to control the volume of your Bluetooth speakers or headphones directly from your cell phone, and vice versa. This not only ensures that your paired device stays on the same page when it comes to audio output, but also gives you the added ability to use a device to control the volume whenever it's out of range.
Without this setting activated, the volume buttons on your headphones will change it headphones up or down, but your phone's Bluetooth output volume level will stay the same. This is very annoying when your cell phone is set to low volume, because the headphone volume will never be loud enough unless you also increase the volume of your cell phone.
To activate this feature, drag the Quick Settings menu onto your menu Galaxy phone and hold the Bluetooth icon to go to its settings page. Now, Touchez on the three-dot menu button and select "Media Volume Sync" from the popup. From there, just press the switch near the top of the page to activate the feature.
Note Your Bluetooth speaker or headphones must also be compatible with Media Volume Sync for the function to work. It's easy to verify: Touchez the switch as highlighted above, and if your headphones are not supported, the switch will automatically turn off and notify you with a notice.
Tip 3: Set separate app sounds
One of the biggest annoyances you'll encounter when enjoying media on your Bluetooth headphones or speakers is audio interference from other applications. Every time you receive a notification, the music becomes almost inaudible for a few seconds. Thank goodness yours Galaxy Your phone has covered: This allows you to isolate the app from others and play audio exclusively through your Bluetooth speaker.
This is truly an ingenious arrangement. The point is, when connected to Bluetooth speakers or headphones, only sounds from a particular app can be played via Bluetooth. The rest of the audio from your phone will remain outside the internal speaker as usual.
To test it, go to your phone settings and Touchez "Sound and vibration". Here you will find the settings, appropriately named Separate application sounds. Select this option, then Touchez the switch once you are on the page to activate the feature. Touch “Select” on the message that appears to finalize your choice.
Now is the time to choose which application you want to play on your Bluetooth device, so touch the destination application or "Add application" to add it manually, then select "Bluetooth device" to point the application to your speakers or headphones. .
This is a great solution to interrupt notifications that I mentioned. All you have to do is choose your favorite music app, then any sound your other app produces will come out of your device's speakers instead of interrupting the Bluetooth stream.
Tip 4: Pair more than one speaker for more sound
If you have two speakers you want to pair with Galaxy devices and further increase the audio output inside your home, you will need to activate Dual Audio settings on your phone to connect to other speakers or headphones. Note that Dual Audio requires a Galaxy models that support Bluetooth 5 or higher, which means you need Galaxy S8 Galaxy Note 8, or newer models.
To test it, open the Bluetooth menu in Settings, then Touchez the three-dot menu button and select "Dual Audio". Now, Touchez the switch at the top of the "Dual Audio" page to activate the function. If you have Media volume sync If enabled, the message will inform you that the feature must be disabled for dual installation to work, so Touchez "Disable" to disable it. When done, you can pair a second earphone or speaker with you Galaxy tool
It should be noted that the audio output for two Bluetooth devices may not play in perfect sync, depending on your Bluetooth version. For example, one speaker may be slightly behind the other if one speaker uses Bluetooth 4.1, while others are active 5. This slight difference may not be an issue if you have speakers in a separate room. However, it is still worth considering.
Tip 5: Improve Bluetooth audio performance with custom codecs
If you Galaxy Android Oreo devices now have multiple audio codecs that you can choose to enhance your experience using Bluetooth headsets.
In short, the codec is used to compress digital audio streams, similar to ZIP files. Default, Galaxy It uses generic Bluetooth codecs, but some Bluetooth audio devices have more advanced codecs that improve the audio quality if your phone supports it.
For example, Sony's Bluetooth codec, LDAC, is considered one of the best codecs on the market due to its compatibility with high-quality audio. However, it has limited hardware support and is not available in headphones and speaker pairs as much as its more popular counterparts, Qualcomm's SBC and atpX.
With that said, the audio codec found in Oreo can easily be changed from standard SBC to AAC, aptX, Samsung HD, or LDAC. To try a different codec, enable Developer Options on your device, Touchez "Bluetooth Audio Codec," then select the codec from the list. For more information, be sure to review the following guidelines.
More information: Increase Bluetooth audio on you Galaxy S9 with custom codecs
Definitely, Galaxy smartphones They will be newer and more sophisticated Bluetooth enhancement features when future models are released. Therefore, we will make sure this list is always up to date and add more tips as they appear. In the meantime, feel free to send your comments below to let us know your favorite Bluetooth settings.
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