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3 Ways to Fix Case Blinking Red Light on Galaxy Buds/IconX

Whether you have Galaxy Gear IconX or Galaxy Buds, the red light blinking issue is prevalent. This post focuses on Galaxy IconX, but the below methods also work on Galaxy Buds.

I encountered this issue on the second day of buying IconX 2018. It took me an hour to find the solution, but you don’t have to waste an hour. The article covers how to fix the LED light flashing issue.

To find out what can cause this issue, I tried to make this blinking issue happen. I found three possible causes and how to fix them.

Why do LED lights flash?

According to the manual, if the red LED flashes, the charging disables (most probably because of environmental problems). It can be anything, like temperature, water, or dust. But, in most cases, there is one thing which most people do, but they don’t know.

Checking the wingtips to fix the issue

The simple solution for me was that I was applying the wingtips wrong. In my case, I was using the left wingtip on the right earbud and the same for the right one. On each wingtip, you’ll find the side printed text. If you have changed the wingtips, then make sure that both are n the correct side.

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 LED Flashing Fix 1
Samsung Gear IconX 2018 LED Flashing Fix 1

Sticking a paper to apply force

If the above method did not fix, try placing a paper in the case. If the charging contacts are not connected properly, the light will flash. Sticking a paper will give help the buds connect to charging contacts. Check the below image.

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 LED Flashing Fix 2
Samsung Gear IconX 2018 LED Flashing Fix 2

Removing the wingtips completely

While finding a solution, I tried to charge them without the wingtips. The solution worked. The reason was that the wingtips take some room and may stop charging contacts from connecting. Removing wingtips can help them touch the charging contacts.

Conclusion

I hope one of the methods worked. Let me know if one worked. Also, if you have any other way to fix this issue, please let me know.

Antonio Guimaraes

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Thank, checking the wingtip did the trick for me.

Madhsudhan

Friday 27th of November 2020

Glad I could help.

Billy

Saturday 7th of November 2020

The same issue right one not working( no connect and charge 0 , charge case still red light and inside also red light on. Reset option can't touch it

Madhsudhan

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Sorry for the problem you are facing. Which model are you using?

E. Hernandez

Thursday 5th of November 2020

So my right earbud will not charge. When in the case the LED light is red. This is after charging. I tried to reset the buds but the option is gray in samsung wearable. Not sure what to do next. Please help.

Madhsudhan

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Sorry for the problem you are facing. Which model are you using?

Kathy C

Friday 31st of July 2020

tried all 3 and mine still wont work either

Madhsudhan

Friday 31st of July 2020

Sorry to hear that. Have you tried resetting the Galaxy buds? That might help. If not, then there is a technical problem with your buds. You should contact Samsung and see if they can help you out.

Nicholas

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Thanks I put the wing tips the to the wrong buds after cleaning it with isopropyl alcohol and cotton buds to remove the grit haha cheers have a good one

Madhsudhan Khemchandani

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Thanks. Glad it helped.