What is Passthrough?

Passthrough is a feature that allows you to step outside your view in VR to see a real-time view of your surroundings. Passthrough uses the sensors on your headset to approximate what you would see if you were able to look directly through the front of your headset and into the real world around you.
For Quest 2 and Quest
Passthrough comes up automatically when you're creating or adjusting your Guardian. To be able to quickly enter Passthrough, you'll need to enable it:
  1. 1.
    Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.
  2. 2.
    Select .
  3. 3.
    Scroll down the left side menu and select Experimental Features
  4. 4.
    Scroll through the Experimental Features panel until you see Passthrough Shortcut
Once enabled, you can switch into Passthrough by tapping either the left or right side of your headset twice. Keep in mind, you just need to tap the side of your headset, you aren't pressing any physical buttons to enter Passthrough.
For Rift S
  • Put on your Rift S headset.
  • Press the Oculus button to pull up your Dash.
  • Select Settings.
  • Set up your home button to enable Passthrough on double click.
Once you enable Passthrough, you can switch into Passthrough mode by:
  • Pressing the Oculus button on your right Touch controller twice.
  • You can double press the Oculus button again to exit Passthrough.

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