The Oculus Quest is the first all-in-one gaming VR headset offering high-resolution graphics. It’s portable, comfortable, and easy to use — no PC or console required.
You can pair your Oculus Quest with an iPhone or Android phone in the Oculus mobile app. This allows you to view your Quest headset’s screen on your phone, cast your headset’s screen to a TV, and use your phone as a controller for the headset.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to pair a smartphone with your Oculus Quest for use as a control screen. Let’s get started.
What Are the Items in an Oculus Quest Headset?
When opening the box of the Oculus Quest Headset, you will find these items:
- A Manual.
- A VR headset.
- 1 charger and 1 charger cable.
- 2 Controllers.
- A spacer for people with glasses.
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2 Simple Steps to Pair Oculus Quest to Phone.
Now that you have your Oculus Quest, you’ll want to pair it with a phone. The very first thing you need to ensure is that your phone is either running Android 5.0 or Apple iOS 10 or later version. After that, here’s are th steps to pair your Oculus Quest with a phone:
Step 1: Download Apps.
Download the Oculus app. For Apple users, you can download the app from the App Store. Android users can find it on Google Play.
Then, launch the Oculus app and tap Sign In in the top-right corner of your screen. Next, sign in using your Facebook account credentials. If you don’t have an account yet, tap Create Account and follow the prompts to create one.
Step 2: Connect the VR Headset.
Now that you have an account, if this is your first time using this phone for pairing, you can manually pair your Oculus Quest with your phone by following these steps:
First, make sure these two devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi, and the Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.
Then, turn on your headset, then put it on and select Allow when prompted to give permission for the headset to access information from your phone.
On your phone:
- Step 1: Open the Oculus app on your phone and tap on Settings.
- Step 2: In Settings, tap on Pair New Headset at the bottom of the screen.
- Step 3: Strap on your headset, you will be able to see a five-digit code generated by your headset on the display.
- Step 4: Input this code to your phone and complete the pairing process.
If you have connected the two several times, all you need is to open the Oculus app on your phone, and keep your phone near the Oculus Quest headset. By right, your phone will identify and pair with the VR headset automatically.
What If My Phone Doesn’t Pair with Oculus Quest?
If you face any issues while trying to pair these 2 devices, you might need to double-check several things:
- You have connected your phone and Oculus Quest to the same Wi-Fi.
- Your Bluetooth is enabled.
- The Oculus app is up-to-date on your phone.
If the above settings are correct, then you might want to restart your headset and your mobile. This simple step can probably do the trick.
So that’s on for this guide on how to pair the Oculus Quest with your phone. We hope you find this article helpful. If you have any other questions or issues in the pairing process, let’s share with us below!
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