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.
Table of contents
- Why do LED lights flash?
- Checking the wingtip (very common)
- Sticking a paper (like a test)
- Removing the wingtips (like a test)
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 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. The image below shows an email of IconX.
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.
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.
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.