How to use 360 ​​recording on Samsung Galaxy phones

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in hand.


Most recent wireless headphones have turned to spatial audio to create the most immersive listening experience. In a recent time Software DeploymentSamsung is allowing Galaxy devices running One UI 5.0 or later to record surround sound videos by leveraging Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Probuilt-in microphone.

Once the buds are paired, users can record the sound in front of them through the phone’s microphone, along with what’s happening to the left and right through their Galaxy Buds. The devices basically work in harmony.

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So now, in addition to listening to spatial audio-enabled tracks on Spotify and Apple Music, users can listen and share their own videos in the most immersive way.

How to use 360 ​​recording on Samsung Galaxy phones


Before learning how to enable 360-degree recording, note that there are some hardware requirements. You will have to meet the following:

Since 360-degree recording is still new, it’s important to make sure both your Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and your Galaxy phone have the latest software updates.

You can test it yourself headphone update in the Samsung wearable app. Just make sure the headphones are charged and in the charging case when you do.

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You can check if your Galaxy phone has the latest update by going to your phone’s settings, tapping the “Software update” tab, and if a new update is available, you’ll be prompted “Download and install”.

Once everything is up to date, pair your Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with your Galaxy phone via Bluetooth.

Now it’s time to enable 360 ​​degree recording in your camera settings. Open the camera app and tap the camera settings (gear icon) in the top left corner (when held in portrait orientation).

Swipe down and select “Advanced video options” in the menu. From there, enable “360 Degree Recording”.

Progress on enabling 360 recording, shown with a series of screenshots on a Samsung phone against a blue background.

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Once you’ve turned on the 360-degree recording option and the Buds 2 Pro is in your ears, you’re done! Press the video record button when you’re ready and your Galaxy phone and earbuds will start capturing audio together.

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To make sure this is working, test recording by flicking your finger from the left side to the right side of your head. Then listen to the video to see if the audio path is clear.

Frequently asked questions

What are the audio features of the Galaxy Buds 360?

Galaxy Buds 360 sound by Samsung spatial soundallows you to experience sound from all directions instead of just in front of you.

What is 360 degree recording?

360-degree recording is a manual camera setting that allows Galaxy users with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Fold 4or model Galaxy S23 to record a video while they are wearing the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. 360 recording takes advantage of the microphones from both the phone and the headset for a more immersive and immersive audio experience.

Do I need to wear Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for 360 degree recording to work?

Correct. Not to be confused with 360-degree audio listening, 360-degree audio recording is currently limited to the Buds 2 Pro.

Has the 360 ​​recording function been implemented yet?

Samsung started rolling out the latest feature last month, so pay attention and make sure your phone and headset are up to date.


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