Getting Started With Your Oculus Go




Before you get started...

To set up and connect your Oculus Go, you'll need to download the Oculus App on your supported mobile phone.

With the Oculus App, you can set up your headset, browse VR games and apps and customize your device settings.

Download the App:




Setting Up Your Oculus Go

To set up and connect your Oculus Go to WiFi, you'll need to download the Oculus app on your mobile phone. Oculus Go supports the following phones:

  • Any Android phone running software version 6.0 Marshmallow or higher.
  • Any iPhone running software version iOS 10 or higher.

You can download the Oculus Go app on your supported phone by going to oculus.com/app and following the on-screen instructions.

Notes:

  • Your phone must be connected to WiFi and have Bluetooth turned on in order to set up your Oculus Go.
  • If you install the Oculus app on an unsupported device, you may experience issues setting up your Oculus Go.

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Before you set up your Oculus Go headset, download the Oculus app on your mobile phone to get started.

To download the Oculus app:

If you're experiencing issues downloading the Oculus app, make sure you are using a supported phone, then try downloading the app from the Google Play Store or the App Store by searching for Oculus .

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Unboxing Your Headset

Before you begin setting up your Oculus Go headset, remove all items from the box to make sure you aren't missing anything.

The following items should be included in your Oculus Go box:

  • Oculus Go Headset
  • Oculus Go Controller
  • Glasses Spacer
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Controller Lanyard
  • Health and Safety Guide
  • USB Charging Cord
  • AA Battery

Before you connect your Oculus Go headset:


Connecting and Pairing Your Headset

When you're ready to start using your Oculus Go headset for the first time:

  1. Plug the charging cord into your Oculus Go Headset and a power source to begin charging it. The charging indictor will turn green once it is fully charged.
  2. Download and open the Oculus app on your iPhone or Android phone.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your phone to your headset and your headset to your WiFi network.
  4. Continue through the on-screen instructions to pair your controller with your headset.
  5. For an optimal experience, wait until your Oculus Go Headset is fully charged before wearing it.

Wearing Your Headset

To put your headset on:

  1. Loosen the side straps and then the top strap.
    • Be gentle when pulling or adjusting straps. If the side straps disconnect from your headset, you can reattach them.
  2. Starting from the back, put your headset on.
    • If you’re wearing glasses, put the headset on from the front first.
  3. Tighten the side tabs and then top strap.
    • Make sure the straps aren't too tight. The headset should fit comfortably and shouldn't apply too much pressure on your face and head.

To adjust your view:

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You can find serial numbers for your Oculus Go, as well as individual serial numbers for your headset and the Oculus Go controller. These numbers are useful if Customer Support is helping you replace an item, or if you are in the process of pairing a device.

To locate the serial number for your headset:

  1. On the left side of your headset, find the strap arm underneath the adjustable strap.
  2. Carefully loosen and lift the strap to expose the strap arm.
  3. Find the 14-digit serial number written on the bottom left portion of the strap arm.

To locate the individual serial number for your controller:

  1. Carefully remove the battery cover of your controller by lightly pulling at the bottom half of the controller until it comes loose.
  2. Remove the battery from the controller.
  3. Find the 14-digit serial number on the inside of your controller battery compartment.

To locate the serial number for your Oculus Go package:

  1. On the outside of your Oculus Go box, look for a small, white sticker marked with a bar code.
  2. Under the bar code, find S/N followed by the 14-digit serial number.
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The Oclus Go controller is a motion controller you can use to interact with apps and games on your Oculus Go. Before you can start using the controller, download the Oculus app, connect your headset to WiFi and pair the controller with your Oculus Go.

To pair your controller:

  1. Download the Oculus app and follow the onscreen instructions to connect your Go to WiFi.
  2. Insert the included battery into your controller, then tap continue on the Oculus app.
  3. Hold the Oculus and Back buttons on your controller until the controller LED blinks and then lights up.
  4. In the Oculus app, tap Left or Right to choose which hand you’d like to use and then tap Continue to finalize the pairing.
    • You can change which hand you’d like to use by selecting Handedness from the controller settings menu in the Oculus app.

Once you've paired your Oculus Go controller, the controller will automatically connect to your headset each time you turn it on, if it's nearby.

To unpair your controller:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.
  2. Tap Settings from the bottom menu.
  3. Tap the headset you currently have paired.
  4. Tap Controller, then tap the controller you currently have paired.
  5. Tap Unpair Controller.

Once your controller is paired, you can use your controller to interact with apps and games, using the buttons on your controller to do the following:

  • Trigger: Press to select things
  • Touchpad: Press to select things or swipe to browse
  • Back button: Press to go back to the previous screen or menu.
  • Oculus button: Press to go back to Oculus Home or press and hold to reset your controller orientation.
  • Press any button to wake the controller after you turn on your headset.

To remove the battery from your Oculus Go controller:

  1. Remove the battery cover of your controller by lightly pulling at the bottom half of the controller until it comes loose.
  2. Lightly pull on the battery from the bottom end of the controller until it comes loose and can be removed.
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If you're looking for information on prescription lens inserts for your Oculus Go, visit FramesDirect to learn more.

Before you wear your Oculus Go with glasses, check to make sure the width and height of your frames are the following sizes:

  • Width: 142mm or less
  • Height: 50mm or less

Once you've made sure your glasses are the right size, insert the eyeglass spacer into your Oculus Go headset to provide a larger fit.

To insert the eyeglass spacer:

  1. Using your fingers, carefully remove the lens rings and set them aside:
    • Place your headset facedown on a flat, clean surface.
    • Hold the headset still with one hand, and pull upward from the outer edge of the lens ring until it comes loose. Repeat this step for the other lens ring.
  2. Remove the facial interface foam.
  3. Insert the eyeglass spacer so the glasses logo is towards the top of your headset and gently press the spacer in place.
    • When the eyeglass spacer is correctly set, it should not move or fall out of the headset easily.
  4. Re-insert the facial interface foam.
  5. Using your fingers, carefully press the lens rings back in place until they click.

To put on your headset with glasses:

  1. Loosen the side and top straps on your headset.
  2. Starting from the front, put your headset on over the top of your glasses.
  3. With the headset on your head, tighten the side straps and then the top strap to secure the headset.

To take off your headset with glasses:

  1. Loosen the side and top straps.
  2. With both hands, pull the headset forward and then take it off.

Note: If your glasses don’t fit in the headset or the lens of your glasses touch the Go lens, we recommend you take off your glasses while using your Go or consider using prescription lenses.

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The included lanyard is used to secure the Oculus Go controller to your wrist during use.

To connect the lanyard to your Oculus Go controller:

  1. Remove the battery cover of your controller by lightly pulling at the bottom half of the controller until it comes loose.
  2. Insert the packaged battery into your controller so the positive end is facing the bottom of the controller.
  3. String the lanyard through the small hole in the bottom of the battery cover.
  4. Take the end of the lanyard that has been strung through the battery cover and attach it to the small peg at the base of your controller.
  5. Slide the battery cover back over the base of your controller.
  6. Push firmly until the battery cover clicks in place.
  7. Ensure the lanyard is securely connected to the controller before using.
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Depending on the color and whether they're solid or blinking, the lights on your Oculus Go headset and controller will indicate the following:

Headset
ColorStateIndication
Red SolidLow Battery (Less than 15%)
White SolidScreen is On
White BlinkingOculus Go is Rebooting
Blue BlinkingConnecting to App
Purple BlinkingFactory Reset
Orange SolidHeadset is Starting Up
Headset is Plugged In
Green SolidBattery is Charging (Above 95%)
Orange SolidBattery is Charging (Below 95%)

Controller

The Oculus Go controller will blink and then light up when you are pairing your controller.

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To turn off your Oculus Go headset:

With your headset off:

  1. Press and hold your power button for 10 seconds.

With your headset on:

  1. Press and hold the power button until you see a shut down menu in VR.
  2. On the shut down menu, select Power off.
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Your Oculus Go must be charged with the included USB 2.0 Micro-B cable and a USB adapter meeting the following specifications:

  • 10W (5V 2A) AC USB adapter
  • For use only with IEC/EN 60950-1 Rated Input: 100-240 Vac/0.35 A, Output: 5 Vdc, 2A max, double insulated, with LPS output, or equivalent.

Note: Do not use or wear your headset while connected to the power adapter or charging.

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Your Environment is the 360-degree background you see while in the home screen on Oculus Go. You'll first select an Environment during the setup tutorial, but can change it at any time.

To change your Environment:

  1. Turn on your Oculus Go and put on your headset.
  2. From your home screen, select Library in the bottom toolbar.
  3. In the left menu, select Environments.
  4. Select the Environment you'd like, then select OK to set your new Environment.
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Additional Help

You can use Bluetooth 3.0 class 2 gamepads with your Oculus Go.

To connect a gamepad to your Oculus Go:

  1. Turn on your Oculus Go and open the Oculus app on your phone.
  2. Tap Settings from the bottom menu.
  3. Tap the headset you'd like to connect the gamepad to, then wait for your phone to connect to your headset.
  4. Tap Controller from the drop down menu.
  5. Tap Pair New Controller.
  6. Tap Pair Gamepad
  7. Turn on your gampepad and turn on bluetooth discoverability on the gamepad.
  8. On your phone, tap the gamepad you'd like to connect to your Oculus Go.
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If you're having trouble connecting or pairing your Oculus Go controller to your headset, try the following:

  • Press any button to wake the controller while using Oculus Go.
  • Press and hold the Oculus button to reorient the controller.
  • Press and hold the Oculus button and back button until the controller LED blinks and then fully lights up to re-pair the controller.
  • Remove the battery and place it back into your Oculus Go remote.
  • Unpair and re-pair your Oculus Go controller:
    1. Open the Oculus companion app on your phone.
    2. Tap Settings from the bottom menu.
    3. Tap the headset you currently have paired.
    4. Tap Controller, then tap the controller you currently have paired.
    5. Tap Unpair Controller.

If you continue experiencing issues pairing or connecting your Oculus Go controller, contact Customer Support.

Note: If your Oculus Go controller LED does not light up, you may need to replace the controller battery.

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From Home on your Oculus go, you can navigate the store, access content, and control basic settings and features.

Using the toolbar, you can view and adjust the following things:

  • Navigate
    • Home: Return to your home screen.
    • Library: View your library of apps and games.
    • Store: Browse the Oculus Store to download and purchase apps and games.
    • Browser: Open a web browser to access websites.
    • Gallery: Use Oculus Gallery to view your photos and videos in VR.
    • Search: Search for content on your Oculus Go.
  • People
    • Profile: View your Oculus profile.
    • Friends: View your friend list, requests, and parties.
    • Events: Browse and save upcoming events.
  • Sharing
    • Go Live: Share your current view in Oculus Go live on Facebook.
    • Record Video: Record a video of your current view in Oculus Go.
    • Take Photo: Take a photo of your current view in Oculus Go.
    • Share Photos: Share photos you've taken in VR on your Oculus Go to Facebook.
  • Notifications: See new notifications.
  • Settings
    • Brightness: Control screen brightness.
    • Volume: Control volume.
    • Reset View: Reset the angle and orientation of your view while using Oculus Go.
    • WiFi: Select your network and turn WiFi on or off.
    • See All: See additional settings options.
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