Oculus Guardian

Initial Setup
If you're setting up Guardian for the first time, follow the instructions you see in your headset. You can also review the videos in the dropdown below.

Guardian Setup Videos
Quest 2 and Quest Setup Video
Rift S Setup Video

Guardian Sizes
Guardian lets you create boundaries in VR that appear when you get too close to the edge of your play area. When setting up Guardian, your play area will show as one of these sizes:
  • Below Minimum: If your play area is below minimum, it doesn't meet the 3 feet by 3 feet (1 meter by 1 meter) requirement to use Guardian.
  • Minimum: You have enough space for the minimum required play area, but some apps may recommend at least 6.5 by 6.5 ft for the best experience.
  • Recommended: You have the recommended play area for Roomscale experiences. This means that your play area meets or exceeds the 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet (2 meters by 2 meters) space needed to set up the Guardian System.

Resetting your Guardian
  1. 1.
    Select Settings from the bottom toolbar.
  2. 2.
    Select Guardian in the left menu.
  3. 3.
    Click Adjust Guardian .
  4. 4.
    Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your Guardian.

Adjusting your Guardian settings
Once you set up your Guardian, you can make additional adjustments at any time from your Guardian settings-panel option in-VR. The settings you can adjust here include:
  • Adjust guardian: This puts you back into the guardian setup like you did when you first set up your headset.
  • Set floor level: Allows you to adjust the floor level of your Guardian Boundary.
  • Boundary color: Changes the color of your Guardian Boundary.
  • Double Tap for Passthrough: Enables the ability to double tap the side of your headset to switch to and from passthrough mode.
  • Clear Guardian History: Clears Guardian history for all accounts on the headset. This means if you have more than one person’s account on your Quest or Quest 2, Guardian maps and tracking data will be removed from all accounts.
  • Glanceable Boundary: When enabled, you can look down at an angle while in-VR to quickly see where you are in your playspace.
  • Boundary Sensitivity: Determines how granularly you want to adjust your guardian boundary alerts. There are two options:
    • Simple: You’ll adjust the sensitivity of all of your boundaries collectively with a single slider. Lower sensitivity generally means you won’t be alerted until you get closer to your boundaries.
    • Advanced: You’ll adjust the sensitivity of your boundaries at a more granular level using the following settings:
      • Headset distance sensitivity: Lowering your distance sensitivity means that you won't be alerted until you're closer to the edge of the guardian boundary.
      • Controller distance sensitivity: Lowering your distance sensitivity means that you won't be alerted until you're closer to the edge of the guardian boundary.
Headset speed sensitivity Lowering your speed sensitivity means you'll be alerted less when making fast movements near a boundary edge.
Controller speed sensitivity: Lowering your speed sensitivity means you'll be alerted less when making fast movements near a boundary edge.

Guardian Space Sense
Space Sense is a safety feature that allows you to see outlines of people, pets, and other objects that cross over the boundaries of your Roomscale Guardian while you’re in VR. Space Sense can show outlines of objects up to 9 ft away, provided that they have entered into your playspace.
  1. 1.
    Select from the universal menu bar.
  2. 2.
    Scroll down the left side menu and select Experimental Features
  3. 3.
    Scroll through the Experimental Features panel until you see Space Sense.
  4. 4.
    Select Space Sense.
  5. 5.
    Turn on Space Sense using the toggle.

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