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How to Reset Oculus Go

Has your Oculus Go device stopped performing optimally? Then you might need to reset the Oculus Go. It is pretty easy to reset Oculus Go, and this article will explain the procedures you need to follow to reset Oculus Go.

The Oculus Go is a standalone virtual reality device developed by Facebook (now Meta) in partnership with Qualcomm and Xiaomi.

The wireless connectivity makes it easier to use, reducing issues with moving around. The Oculus Go is also known to be quite comfortable and affordable.

The Oculus Go has been a favourite of many virtual reality enthusiasts. Still, like every other device, there are situations where it might develop some little faults that prevent it from performing optimally.

In cases like that, the solution might be to reset Oculus Go, as a reset will help solve most of the issues with the Oculus Go.

The sections of this article will explain when and how to reset Oculus Go.

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When to Reset Oculus Go

You can reset Oculus Go if you are dealing with any of the issues mentioned below.

  • Your Oculus Go virtual reality device is not performing optimally because of certain glitches.
  • You want to sell or give out your Oculus Go and would like to erase your data.
  • You want to change the account connected to your Oculus Go.

You can also check out How to Change your Oculus Username

How to Restart Oculus Go

Performing a factory reset on Oculus Go will erase your data, including your account information and downloaded contents.

If you are encountering glitches using your Oculus Go virtual reality device, your first troubleshooting approach should be to restart the device.

Follow the steps given below to restart Oculus Go.

  • Turn on your Oculus Go virtual reality device.
  • Then press the power button and choose the reboot option.

Your Oculus Go virtual reality device will automatically restart itself, and once it is back on, you can use it to check if the glitches have been resolved.

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If the situation is still occurring, you can reset Oculus Go by following the instructions given in the next section of this article.

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How to Reset Oculus Go

If you are encountering issues or want to sell your device, it is recommended that you reset Oculus Go.

You also have to factory reset Oculus Go if you want to remove the account connected to your Oculus Go, as the device only allows for one connected account at a particular time.

Note that resetting Oculus Go will delete your data, including your account information, downloaded games, and contents.

Although the downloaded contents will still be available on your library, you only have to re-download the contents to your Oculus Go after a factory reset.

Factory Reset Oculus Go using your Phone:

If you have access to the account connected to your Oculus Go, you can factory reset Oculus Go using your mobile phone by following the instructions below.

  • First, open the Oculus app on the phone you have connected to your Oculus Go virtual reality device.
  • Then click on the device option located at the bottom menu of your phone screen.
  • Then click on the headset connected to your phone, and select advanced settings.
  • Now click on factory reset, and select reset.

If you have followed the instructions above, then you have been able to factory reset Oculus Go, and you can now confirm if it is working optimally.

If you are still interested in your previously downloaded contents, you can re-download them from your library.

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Factory Reset Oculus Go using the Headset:

You can factory reset Oculus Go using the headset by following the instructions below.

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  • Switch off your Oculus Go virtual reality device.
  • Then press and hold down the power and volume (-) button on your headset simultaneously till the boot screen appears on your headset.
  • Then select Factory Reset with the volume controls on your headset and click the power button.
  • Now select Yes using the volume controls on your headset and then hit the power button.
  • Then log in to your Oculus app using the account you want to link to your Oculus Go, and then set up your Oculus Go headset afresh.

If you have followed the instructions, then you have been able to reset Oculus Go using the headset. If you are still interested in your previously downloaded content, you should re-download it from the library to your device.

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How to Unpair Oculus Go from Account

The Oculus Go can only accommodate one account at a time, and if you would like to change the account connected to your device, you would have to remove or unpair the previous account.

If you still have access to the account linked to your Oculus Go, you can unpair the account using your phone by following the steps below.

  • To begin, launch the Oculus app on the phone that is linked to your Oculus Go virtual reality device.
  • Then, at the bottom menu on your phone’s screen, select the device option.
  • Then select the headset that’s connected to your phone and click advanced settings.
  • Now go to factory reset and choose reset.

If you have followed the instructions, you have been able to unpair your account from Oculus Go, and you can now log in to your Oculus app using the new account information and link it to your Oculus Go.

You can also unpair your account using the Oculus Go headset by following the instructions below.

  • Turn your Oculus Go virtual reality headset off.
  • Then simultaneously press and hold the power and volume (-) buttons on your headset until the boot screen appears.
  • Then, using the volume controls on your headset, select Factory Reset and press the power button.
  • Now, using the volume controls on your headset, select Yes, and then press the power button.

If you have followed the instructions above, then you have been able to unpair thee account from your Oculus Go. The next step is to log in with your new account information on the Oculus app and connect it to your Oculus Go.

What is the Oculus Go App

The Oculus Go app is the Oculus mobile app where you can purchase and download content from the Oculus Store and perform other various activities pertaining to the Oculus Go virtual reality device.

Conclusion: This article has discussed when and how to reset Oculus Go virtual reality device. We also looked at how to unpair an account from the Oculus Go.

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