Controllers

Using your Oculus Touch controllers

The included lanyards are used to secure the Oculus Quest 2 or Quest controllers to your wrists during use. When you unbox your Quest 2, the lanyards will already be attached. If you need to remove and reattach your lanyards to your controllers:

If you need to remove and reattach your lanyards to your controllers:

  1. Pick up one of your controllers and remove the battery cover by lightly sliding your thumb down the battery door until it comes loose.

  2. On the inside edge of your controller, below the open battery compartment, you'll see a circular cutout. Slide the plastic end of your lanyard into the small hole in the center of the circular cutout. When the lanyard is seated correctly, the plastic piece sits entirely inside the hole.

  3. Slide the string of your lanyard downward so that it's sitting in the lanyard cutout at the bottom of the controller. If it's seated correctly, it won't obstruct the battery door cover you removed in step one.

  4. Slide the battery door cover back into place until it clicks and sits flush against the controller.

  5. Before using, pull down on your lanyard to ensure it's securely connected to the controller and doesn't unseat the battery cover.

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To manually pair your Oculus Touch controllers:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap Settings, then tap the Oculus Quest 2 or Quest headset you want to pair controllers to.

  3. Tap Controllers, then tap Pair New Controller.

  4. Tap Left or Right to choose which controller you want to pair.

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

To unpair your controllers:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap Settings, then tap the Oculus Quest 2 or Quest headset you want to unpair controllers from.

  3. Tap Controllers, then tap the controller that you want to unpair.

  4. Tap Unpair Controller.

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Your Oculus Touch controllers are a pair of tracked controllers that give you hand presence—the feeling that your virtual hands are actually your own. Touch controllers feature traditional action buttons, thumb-sticks and analog triggers that add familiarity to new experiences.

To pair your controllers for the first time:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your mobile device.

  2. Insert the included battery into your controller, then tap continue on the Oculus app.

  3. Tap Controllers then tap Left or Right to choose which hand you’d like to pair.

  4. Press and hold the oculus icon and buttons on your right controller or and on your left controller until the controller LED blinks and then lights up to finalize the pairing.

Once you've paired your controllers, they will automatically connect to your headset each time you turn it on, if it's nearby.

To unpair your controllers:

  1. Open the Oculus mobile app on your phone.

  2. Tap Devices from the bottom menu.

  3. Tap the Quest 2 or Quest headset you currently have paired.

  4. Tap Controllers, then tap the controller that you want to unpair.

  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 and buttons: Press to select.

  • and : Press to go back to the previous screen or menu.

  • oculus icon: Press to go back to Oculus Home or press and hold to reset your controller orientation.

  • Grip button: Press to grab objects or make a fist when using your virtual hands.

  • : Press the menu button from your home environment to bring up the menu.

  • Press and hold oculus icon and then press either one of your triggers to take a screenshot.

  • Press any button to wake the controller after you turn on your headset.

Note: Individual apps may include their own tutorials for how to use the buttons on your Oculus Touch controllers in each VR experience.

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If you're having trouble connecting or pairing your Oculus Touch controllers to your headset, try any of the following actions:

  • While you have your headset on, press and hold the Oculus button.

  • Remove the batteries and place it back into your Oculus Touch controllers.

  • Unpair and re-pair your controllers:

    • To unpair your controller:

      1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.

      2. Tap from the universal menu.

      3. Tap the Oculus Quest 2 or Quest headset you currently have paired.

      4. Tap Controllers, then tap the controller that you want to unpair.

      5. Tap Unpair Controller > Unpair.

    • To re-pair your controller:

      1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.

      2. Tap Oculus Quest 2 or Oculus Quest in the top left corner of your Oculus app.

      3. Tap Settings in the bottom right corner of your app.

      4. Tap Oculus Quest 2 or Oculus Quest under your name and email.

      5. Tap Controllers then tap + Pair New Controller.

      6. Tap Pair Oculus Quest Left Controller or Pair Oculus Quest Right Controller to choose which controller you’d like to pair.

      7. Press and hold the oculus icon and buttons on your right controller or and on your left controller until the controller LED blinks and then lights up to finalize the pairing.

If you continue experiencing issues pairing or connecting your Oculus Quest controllers, contact Customer Support.

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

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Using other controllers

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

To connect a gamepad to your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest:

  1. Turn on your headset and open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap Devices 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 Controllers from the drop down menu.

  5. Tap Pair New Controller, then tap Pair Gamepad.

  6. Put your gamepad into Bluetooth pairing mode.

  7. On your phone, tap the gamepad you'd like to connect.

  8. If pairing was successful, you should now see your gamepad listed as an option after your Oculus Touch controllers.

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