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Can you connect headphones to a Samsung Galaxy Watch?

Pair your headphones to your watch and take your music with you.

Published onFebruary 8, 2023

There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to connect your wireless headphones to your smartwatch. If you’re a frequent runner, you may want to take your workout playlist with you. Or perhaps you like the convenience of controlling Spotify and YouTube Music from your wrist. Either way, Samsung has made connecting headphones to the Galaxy Watch series a breeze. Here’s how to do it.


Open Settings on your Galaxy Watch, then navigate to Connections > Bluetooth. Select your headphones and tap the checkmark to pair them.

How to connect headphones to the Samsung Galaxy Watch

The steps below will work whether you own a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series or the older Galaxy Watch 4 line.

  • Swipe up from your watch’s home screen, then tap the Settings icon.
  • Select Connections.
  • Tap Bluetooth.
  • Toggle it on if it isn’t yet.
  • To connect to a pair of headphones, scroll down to Available Devices and tap on the headphones you wish to pair.
  • Accept the pairing request by tapping the checkmark icon.
  • Congrats, your headphones are now connected to your watch.

For additional settings, tap the settings cog icon alongside your headphones’ name. Here, you can either Unpair the device or grant it access to calls and audio.

Once a connection is established between the watch and your headphones, you can use the watch to control media playback. From the watch face, you’ll be able to change the volume, skip tracks, go to the previous track, play/pause playback, and more.


Yes, the vast majority of Bluetooth headphones are compatible with the Galaxy Watch.

Browse our list of the best true wireless workout earbuds and best Bluetooth headphones for more information.

No, you do not need Samsung-branded headphones, like the Galaxy Buds Pro, to take advantage of the Galaxy Watch’s Bluetooth headphone capabilities. Most pairs of Bluetooth headphones and earbuds will pair with your watch.

The feature is handy if you’re a runner who wants to listen to music downloaded or stored on the watch.

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