Using the Oculus App on your Samsung Mobile Device

You can update your Oculus account, get apps, and manage content without your Gear VR headset connected.

Managing your Oculus Account

Here's how to keep your Oculus account information up to date.

  1. Remove your mobile device from the headset.
  2. Launch the Oculus app.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the upper left.
  4. Tap the settings ("gear") icon in the lower left.
  5. You have several options:

    • Reset Password—this is the password to access your Oculus account in the Oculus app or the Oculus website.
    • Reset Oculus PIN—this is the PIN you use to buy apps in the Oculus Store.
    • Redeem Code—if you have a promotional code for an app, you can use it here.
    • Payment Method—enter a new credit card to use for Oculus Store purchases.
    • Privacy Settings—change privacy settings to choose who can see:

      • Name—your first and last name when using social features.
      • Search—your first and last name by searching for it.
      • Activity—your recent Oculus activity.
      • Friend List—your friend list.
    • Language—change the language for the Oculus app.
    • Purchase History—takes you to the Oculus website.
  6. To go back, tap the back arrow or the menu icon in the upper left.
Note: To use social features, you can also add friends and choose a profile picture for your Oculus account. ( Adding Friends and Choosing a Profile Picture)

Using the Store on the Oculus App

You can download, buy, and manage apps without your Gear VR headset connected.

  1. Remove your mobile device from the headset.
  2. Launch the Oculus app.
  3. You'll start in the Oculus Store by default. (To get back to the store at any time, tap the menu icon in the upper left, then tap Store.)
  4. Apps are arranged into several different categories. You can also search for a specific app.
  5. Tap an app icon. You'll then see that app's overview area.
  6. You can swipe between the following tabs:

    • Summary—learn about the app's setting and story, as well as:

      • User rating—the average star rating of the app, and how many other users have rated the app.
      • Comfort rating—cautions for users who are more sensitive to discomfort.
      • Content rating—the suggested minimum age range for the app's content.
      • Gamepad Requirements—whether a gamepad is supported or required.
      • Screenshots—scroll through to give you an idea of typical gameplay.
      • Price—the orange button at the bottom of the screen shows the price of paid apps or Free for free apps.
    • Details—see the app's genre, publisher, developer, release date, and official website.
    • Updates—read release notes and update history.
  7. To go back to browsing other apps, tap the back arrow in the upper left of the screen.
  8. To download or buy an app, tap the orange button showing the price (or Free for a free app).
  9. Accept the necessary app permissions. For instance, the app may need access to network communications, battery, and storage functions.
  10. For paid apps, tap Buy to confirm your purchase.

    Note:
    • Take a moment to review your saved payment method, the name of the app you're buying, its price, and any applicable tax.
    • Enter the PIN for your Oculus account when prompted.
  11. At the bottom of the screen, you'll see a progress bar for your app download.

    Note:
    • To wait until later to download, tap X to the right of the progress bar. To finish downloading later, tap the orange Install button the next time you visit the app's page.
    • Apps will appear in your Oculus Library after you download or buy them. You'll always be prompted to download apps that aren't currently installed when you select them.
  12. After the app has finished downloading, tap the orange Start button.

    Note: You'll be prompted to connect your mobile device. (Connecting your Samsung Mobile Device)

Using your Library on the Oculus App

You can manage your apps without your Gear VR headset connected.

  1. Remove your mobile device from the headset.
  2. Launch the Oculus app.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the upper left.
  4. Tap Library.
  5. You can swipe between the following tabs:

    • Games—all of your apps in the game category.
    • Experiences—interactive environments to explore.
    • Apps—all of your other apps.
    • Videos—stand-alone VR videos.
    • Concepts—explore the horizons of VR in themed environments.
  6. No matter what tab you're viewing, you'll see the following for each app or other item:

    • Size—how much space that app requires on your mobile device.
    • Your Rating—how many stars you've given that app.
    • Uninstall—tap to remove that app from your mobile device.

      Note:
      • The uninstalled app or item will remain in your Oculus Library.
      • You'll see an Install button for apps and items that aren't currently installed.
    • Start—tap and you'll be prompted to connect your mobile device to your Gear VR. ( Connecting your Samsung Mobile Device)
  7. To leave your library, tap the back arrow in the upper left of the screen.

Adding Friends and Choosing a Profile Picture

Here's how to get the most out of Oculus social features.

  1. Remove your mobile device from the headset.
  2. Launch the Oculus app.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the upper left.
  4. To add or manage your friends, tap Friends.

    • Add Friends—tap to search for friends by their Oculus username, real name, or email address.
    • Friends list—your existing friends on Oculus will appear here, along with their current online status.

      • Friend info—tap a friend's profile picture or username to see their own friend list, if allowed in their privacy settings.
      • Options icon—tap the "three dots" icon on the right to reveal the Unfriend button.
  5. To add or update your profile picture, tap your current profile picture (or placeholder) at the top of the menu options.

    • Profile picture—tap to choose a profile icon or take a photo with your mobile device's camera.
  6. To go back, tap the back arrow or the menu icon in the upper left.

    Note: Remember to set your own privacy settings to your preferred levels. ( Managing your Oculus Account)