Whether you have Galaxy Gear IconX or Galaxy Buds, the red light blinking issue is common. 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 could 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 (probably because of environmental problems).
It can be anything, like temperature, water, or dust. But, in most cases, there is one thing that most people do but 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, ensure both are n the correct side.
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 piece of paper will push buds to touch the charge contacts.
Removing the wingtips completely
If the above methods did not work, this solution might work. Try removing wingtips altogether, and charge earbuds without them.
If that does not work, add a piece of paper on the top. The solution worked for me while testing other methods.
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.
I hope one of the methods worked. Let me know if one worked. Also, please let me know if you have any other way to fix this issue.
My name is Madhsudhan Khemchandani. I have a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering (Honours). I have been writing articles on apps and software for over five years. I have also made over 200 videos on YouTube. Read more about me on the About page.