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How to Pair Oculus Quest 2 to Phone/Tablet [Full Guide]

Have you been wondering how to pair Oculus Quest 2 to your phone? The process is easy and shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes. All you have to know is the proper way of pairing. In this article, you will read all about pairing the Oculus Quest 2 to your phone, all the possible issues, and their solutions. 

Pairing the Oculus Quest 2 to your phone is simple. In order to pair these two devices, just download and install the Oculus mobile app, turn the Oculus Quest 2 on and hold it near your phone. In the Devices section of the app, find and select Oculus Quest 2. Also, ensure both devices are connected to the same WiFi and have Bluetooth turned on. 

Man with Oculus Quest 2
Man with Oculus Quest 2

How to Pair Oculus Quest 2 to your Phone

Once you get the Oculus Quest 2 headset, you will probably want to experience VR right away. However, you need to pair the headset first before you start the exciting VR experience

The pairing process takes only a couple of minutes. So, go through our steps, and you will be ready to elevate your gaming experience. Here is how you can quickly pair the Oculus Quest 2 to your phone. 

Install the Oculus App

Before trying your new headsets, we recommend you install their software. In this particular case, you need to download the Oculus App. The app is available on the Google Play Store and Apple Store. If you want to get the most out of the app, your operating system should fulfill some prerequisites; in other words, you need to have at least Android 5.0 or iOS 10.

Once you download and install the app, you need to sign in. If you have a Facebook account, you can sign in with it or simply create a new one. Once you set up your account, you are ready to pair your Oculus Quest 2 to your phone. 

It is worth mentioning that you should check whether the headset has enough charge. The same goes for your phone. You don’t want either of them to turn off while you’re trying to pair them.

Enable the Bluetooth Connection

After you install the app, make sure that the Bluetooth connection is enabled on both of these devices. Otherwise, you won’t be able to pair the devices successfully. Find out how Bluetooth works to get a full picture of this technology. 

Connect Both Devices to WiFi

Your phone, as well as the headset, have to be connected to a WiFi network. We wish to emphasize that both devices should be connected to the same WiFi network. The pairing might not be successful if they are connected to different networks. 

Sometimes devices (mostly Android) can turn your WiFi connection off. If this is the case with your device, read more about how to stop WiFi from turning off automatically

Put Devices Closer Together

This step might sound redundant to you, but putting the devices closer together is necessary. Sometimes, when we try to pair devices, we unintentionally place them apart or put obstacles between them. In this scenario, they might not pair because they are not close enough. So place them next to each other when you are pairing them for the first time.  

Open App and Pair the Headset

After you place the devices closer together, you can launch the Oculus App. Click “Devices” and select the “Oculus Quest 2” headset. 

At this point, the headset should pair automatically. Make sure not to turn off the VR headset or the App while the pairing is in progress. 

What to Do if the Oculus Quest 2 Won’t Automatically Sync to a Phone

As we mentioned above, the headset should automatically connect to your phone. However, it simply doesn’t happen sometimes. In this case, you will need to pair the headset manually via the pairing code that you need to enter on your phone. 

Oculus Quest 2 pairing via Oculus Mobile App
Oculus Quest 2 pairing via Oculus Mobile App

Put on your Oculus Quest 2 headset, and you will see the code at the right bottom corner of the display. Simply enter the code into the App and complete the pairing process. 

Sometimes, the code does not appear on the Oculus display. In this case, you should do the following. 

Restart Both Devices

If you can’t see the code right away, you should restart both the Oculus Quest 2 headset and your phone. Turn them off and then turn them back on by pressing and holding the power buttons for a few seconds. Then choose the Restart option. You can also choose Power Off, after which you will need to turn the devices on manually. 

After restarting both devices, try again to find the pairing code. You should do this to clear the temporary cache files that might be causing the issue. 

Turn on Bluetooth and Location

Once you turn on your phone, ensure the Bluetooth option is enabled. You should also confirm that the location feature is active — people often forget to turn the Location feature on, which can cause issues with pairing, especially on Android devices. 

Connect Devices to the Same WiFi Network

As we pointed out, you should connect both the Oculus Quest 2 and your phone to the same WiFi network. Otherwise, you won’t be able to pair the devices. Once you restart the devices, check again whether they are connected to the same network. 

Reinstall the App

If the steps above did not solve the problem, you could try to uninstall the Oculus App and install it again. Before reinstalling the app, clear data on your Oculus App. You can clear the data on your phone settings in the app management section. 

Also Read: HTC Vive vs Oculus Quest 2: Which VR Headset is best?

How to Pair Oculus Quest 2 to a Tablet

Using an Oculus Quest 2 headset is not limited only to your phone. You can always connect one to your tablet, as well. The process of pairing the headset to your tablet is similar to the phone pairing process. Here is what you need to do. 

Install the App

As you can guess, the first step is the Oculus app installation. You can do this the same way you would do it on your phone. 

Ensure your tablet has at least Android 5.0 or iOS version 10. If you meet the requirements, install the app by downloading it from the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store.

After you install the app, log in with your Facebook credentials or create an Oculus account. You can then pair the Oculus headset to your tablet.

Enable Bluetooth 

Both your tablet and the headset should have Bluetooth enabled. So, before pairing, ensure this feature is turned on. 

Connect Both Devices to WiFi

Since these devices need internet access, ensure that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network. If they are not, you will not be able to pair the devices. 

If you are using more than one WiFi network, always check whether these devices are connected to the same network. 

Plus, if you are experiencing troubles with the WiFi signal not covering all the areas of your home, you can always use WiFi extenders or boosters. These devices can help you to expand your WiFi network’s coverage area. This way, you can use the headphones wherever you want in your house.

Put Devices Closer Together

Once you check whether every connectivity feature is turned on, you should place these devices closer together. There should not be any obstacles between them, and they should be as close as possible the first time you are pairing them. 

Pair the Headset Via App

You can finish the pairing process in the Oculus App. Select the “Devices” option, find “Oculus Quest 2,” and click on it. Then, your tablet and the headset should establish the connection automatically. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to pair the Oculus Quest 2 to a phone?

Pairing your Oculus Quest 2 should not take more than a couple of minutes. Once you know all the steps, it will not take much time. Simply install the Oculus App on your phone, check whether Bluetooth is enabled, and confirm that both devices are on the same WiFi network. 

Next, place the devices closer together, and find and select the headset in the App. However, it might take longer if it doesn’t connect automatically — then you might need a pairing code, which appears on the headset display. 

Can you pair Oculus Quest 2 to multiple phones?

You can pair your Oculus Quest 2 only to one phone at a time. If you want to pair it with another phone, you can unpair the first one and then pair it with the new one. 

If you experience trouble with the new pairing process, you can try to restart the devices, reinstall the Oculus App, and ensure they are connected to the same WiFi network. If none of this works, you can factory reset the Oculus Quest 2 headset. 

Can you connect Oculus Quest 2 to Bluetooth?

The Oculus Quest 2 supports wired 3.5 mm and USB-C headphones, but the company doesn’t mention Bluetooth headphones compatibility — it doesn’t have a list of wireless Bluetooth-supported devices. However, the good news is that you can connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Oculus Quest 2

Turn your Bluetooth headphones on and put them in pairing mode. In the settings menu of your Oculus app, find the ‘Devices’ option. Then find the pairing option and establish a connection with your audio device. 

Conclusion

If you have struggled with pairing the Oculus Quest 2 to your phone, we hope we have helped you figure out how to pair Oculus Quest 2 to your phone.

Even though the Oculus Quest 2 headsets don’t have hardware issues, you could still experience difficulties pairing them with other devices. The pairing issues can be really annoying, so it is important to have all the quick solutions in one place. 

Enable the Bluetooth option on both devices. Use both devices within one WiFi network. If the WiFi network coverage is small, take advantage of WiFi boosters. If the Oculus app doesn’t work, uninstall it and install it again. 

We have presented the easiest way to pair your phone and tablet to these headsets. Also, we suggested solutions for the common issues regarding this topic.

Have you managed to fix your pairing issues by reading our tutorial? Let us know in the comments section!

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