Unboxing Your Headset

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

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

  • Oculus Quest headset
  • 2 Oculus Touch controllers
  • Power adapter
  • Charging cable
  • Glasses spacer
  • 2 AA batteries (for the controllers)
  • Reference guide
  • Safety & warranty manual

Before you connect your Oculus Quest headset:


Connecting and Pairing Your Headset
Note: If you're prompted to download the Oculus app when you put on your headset, please refer to the directions for Connecting and Pairing Your Headset with the Oculus Mobile App in the section below.

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

  1. Plug the charging cord into your Oculus Quest Headset and a power source to begin charging it. The charging indicator turns green once it's fully charged.
  2. Once your headset has been charged, put on your headset and follow the in-VR instructions.
  3. For an optimal experience, wait until your Oculus Quest Headset is fully charged before using it.

Troubleshooting

If you're having trouble completing the setup process, there's a few things you can check.

  • WiFi
    • Make sure your WiFi signal is strong. If you have a weak signal, try moving to another location.
    • Quest must be set up on a secure, password protected network. Unsecured networks can't be used for the setup process.
    • Your WiFi network can't use captive portals.
  • Oculus Service Status: Make sure that Oculus services are up and running as expected. You can do that by checking the service status page.
  • Login credentials: Double check to make sure that your username and password have been entered correctly. You can also try logging out, waiting a few minutes, and logging back in.

If you're still unable to complete the in-VR setup process, you can download the Oculus mobile app on a compatible smartphone and complete your setup from there.


Connecting and Pairing Your Headset with the Oculus Mobile App

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

  1. Plug the charging cord into your Oculus Quest Headset and a power source to begin charging it. The charging indicator turns green once it's 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 Wi-Fi network.
  4. Continue through the on-screen instructions to pair your Oculus Touch controllers with your headset.
  5. For an optimal experience, wait until your Oculus Quest Headset is fully charged before wearing it.

Wearing your Headset

To put on your headset:

  1. Loosen the side straps and then the top strap.
  2. Starting from the back, put on your headset.
    • Make sure to pull the back strap down until it cradles the base of your head.
    • If you’re wearing glasses, put on the headset from the front first.
  3. Tighten the side tabs and then top strap.
    • Make sure that the straps aren't too tight. The headset should fit comfortably and not apply too much pressure on your face and head.

To adjust your view:

  • With your hands holding both sides of your headset, slowly move your Oculus Quest up and down until the picture is clear and the headset feels comfortable.
  • If you wear glasses, insert the glasses spacer into your Oculus Quest headset prior to using it.
  • If the image in your headset isn't clear, you can use your left thumb to move the image slider on the left of the bottom of your headset to the left and right until the image is clear.

Setting up your Quest with Oculus Link

If you'd like to use Oculus Link to connect your Quest to a PC, please start by reviewing our Oculus Link compatibility article.

Begin by downloading and installing the Oculus PC software.

Confirm the following:

  • Your PC meets the recommended specs.
  • You're using a high-quality USB 3.0 cable capable of supporting data and power.
  • Your Oculus software is up to date on both your PC and your Quest.
    • To check the version number for the Oculus PC app:
      1. Open the Oculus app on your computer.
      2. Click Settings at the left side of your screen.
      3. Click General from the settings options at the top of your screen.
      4. Scroll to the bottom of the section to see your OS version. To use Oculus Link, the number must be at least 1.43 or higher.
    • To check the version number for your Quest:
      1. Turn on your Quest.
      2. From the bottom tool bar, select Settings > See All.
      3. Select About from the left side of the settings panel. Next to Version, the number must be at least 11.00 or higher.

If you're unable to enable Oculus Link:

  • If you don't see Add Quest as the device on the PC software: log out of the PC software and log back in.
  • If you don't see the Enable Link pop-up on the PC software: log out of the PC software and log back in.
  • If you don't see the Enable Link option under Settings on Quest: completely power off the headset and restart.

Once you've confirmed these requirements, you can begin using your Quest with Link. To do so:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your PC.
  2. Turn on your Quest.
  3. Plug your USB 3 cable into a USB 3.0 port on your PC, and then plug the other end into your headset.
  4. A message displays in VR prompting you to Allow access to data. Select Deny.

    If you mistakenly 'Allow' the prompt, you must unplug your USB cable from the Quest and plug it back in.
  5. When prompted to Enable Oculus Link (beta), select Enable to begin remote rendering using Oculus Link.

If you have issues using or setting up Oculus Link, please review our Troubleshooting Tips and Known Issues article.

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