According to the posts — first spotted by Android Police — Samsung earbuds tend to overheat when exposed to direct sunlight. After a few minutes, the earbuds begin to beep and don’t stop until removed from the sunlight and allowed to cool down.
The reports indicate the issue tends to happen outside and in temperatures ranging from 90-100°F (about 32.23-37.78°C). However, it’s worth noting some people also experienced the issue indoors.
So far, no one on the MobileSyrup team has encountered the overheating issue with their Galaxy Buds. Granted, while temperatures in Canada can be quite warm, we don’t often see temperatures that high for extended periods of time. Even this summer, which has been particularly hot for the Toronto area, hung out around the 30° area.
Still, that doesn’t mean the overheating issue can’t happen. If you’re a Galaxy Buds user and have encountered overheating issues, sound off in the comments and let us know.
It’s unfortunate that Samsung’s earbuds have this issue. So far, Samsung’s earbuds have consistently ranked among the favourites of the MobileSyrup team. The recent Galaxy Buds+ were well liked, while MobileSyrup managing editor Patrick O’Rourke says he’s a fan of the new Buds Live — an official review is coming soon.
Thankfully the issue sounds like it won’t impact Canadians too much, but if you spend a lot of time outdoors or live in a particularly warm area, you may want to avoid the Samsung earbuds for now. Plus, if there are problems with the earbuds in hot temperatures, cold temperatures may impact functionality as well.