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How to Reset Oculus Quest

Have you encountered difficulties in using your Oculus quest and would like to learn how to reset Oculus quest? Then you are reading the right article, as we will be explaining the steps required for you to reset Oculus quest.

The Oculus quest, now known as Meta quest, is a standalone virtual reality device used to play virtual reality games, watch movies, and listen to music.

It is one of the best virtual reality devices available in the market and the go-to virtual reality device for many virtual reality enthusiasts.

It is pretty popular because of its many amazing features like wireless connection, ample storage space, and crisp and clear display screen.

The Oculus quest virtual reality device, just like every other device, is prone to developing faults from use over time, so if your Oculus virtual reality device has been malfunctioning for a while now, the solution might be to reset Oculus quest.

The sections of the articles below will explain when you should reset Oculus quest and how to reset Oculus quest.

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When to Reset Oculus Quest

You can reset Oculus quest when you are experiencing either of the issues that are listed below.

  • The virtual reality headset has been freezing or experiencing glitches.
  • The device is malfunctioning and has not been performing optimally.
  • You want to sell or give away your Oculus quest virtual reality device and need to clear your data away from it.

How to Soft Reset Oculus Quest

If your virtual reality headset is malfunctioning and you do not want to lose your data, your first approach should be to soft reset, also known as restarting your Oculus virtual reality headset.

You can follow the step below to soft reset Oculus quest.

  • Turn on the headset and press the power button.
  • Then select restart.
  • A power off / restarting message will appear on your screen, and your device will then power off and restart.

Once your Oculus virtual reality device comes on, you have been able to soft reset Oculus virtual reality device, and you can now confirm if the issue has been resolved.

If you are still encountering issues after performing a soft reset on your Oculus quest, the next step will be to factory reset the device.

You can also check out How to Change Your Name on Oculus Quest

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What Happens when you factory Reset your Oculus Quest

When you factory reset your Oculus quest, all the data on your Oculus quest headset including your account information, downloaded games, and every other content will be wiped away, and the software will revert to the way it was when you initially purchased it.

How to Factory Reset Oculus Quest Virtual Reality Device

Before you factory reset Oculus quest, it is essential to note that performing a factory reset will wipe off all of the data on the device and return it to the state it was when you initially purchased it.

Therefore, you should only attempt to factory reset Oculus quest if you have tried other troubleshooting methods or want to sell or give away the Oculus quest virtual reality device.

You can use two different methods to factory reset Oculus quest, and both methods will be discussed below.

How to Factory Reset Oculus Quest Virtual Reality Device using your Mobile Phone

If you have the Oculus app installed on either your android or iPhone, then you can follow the steps below to factory reset Oculus quest using your mobile phone.

  • Go to the Oculus app on your phone, and click on the device option located at the bottom of your menu screen.
  • Then select the virtual reality headset that is connected to your mobile phone.
  • Then click on advanced settings and select factory reset.
  • Then click on the reset option.

If you have followed the steps listed above, then you have been able to factory reset Oculus quest and can now use it to confirm the issue has been resolved.

However, note that every data on your Oculus quest will have then been deleted.

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How to Factory Reset Oculus Quest Using the Headset

You can factory reset the Oculus quest virtual reality device using the headset by following the instructions below.

  • Switch off your Oculus quest headset.
  • Now simultaneously press the power and the volume (-) button on your headset till the boot screen comes up.
  • Then, use the volume button to navigate to the factory reset option and press the power button.
  • Now, use the volume button to navigate to the yes option, and press down the power button.

If you have followed the steps, then you have been able to factory reset Oculus quest using the headset, and you can now confirm if the headset is performing optimally.

Also, do not forget that the factory reset will delete all of the data you have on your device, including downloaded content like apps and movies.

Although the downloaded contents will still be on your account, you will only have to re-download it to your device.

If I Factory Reset my Oculus Quest, Will I Lose my Games?

Yes, but only on your Oculus headset. Once you factory reset Oculus quest, every data, including downloaded games and other contents, will be deleted from the headset.

However, the downloaded games will still be on your account, and you will still have access to them.

You only have to log in to your account and re-download the games to your headset, and you can continue playing.

How to Reset Oculus Quest 2 Without App

If you do not have access to the mobile app, you can reset Oculus quest 2 using the headset by following the steps below.

  • Turn off your Oculus quest virtual reality headset.
  • Then press the power and the volume (-) button on your headset simultaneously till the boot screen comes up.
  • Now use the volume button to highlight the factory reset option and press the power button.
  • Then, use the volume button to highlight the yes option, and press down the power button.

If you have followed the steps listed above, then you have been able to factory reset Oculus quest 2 without using the mobile app.

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Conclusion:

This article has explained when you should reset Oculus quest and how to perform either the soft or hard reset on your Oculus quest virtual reality device.

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