How to Care for an Oculus: Battery Care, Cleaning & More

When you use your Oculus Quest headset and controllers, they are constantly in touch with your face and hands, two places that are full of bacteria. Sweat and grease from the aforementioned bodily areas aren’t good for electronic hardware.

Keeping your virtual reality (VR) area clean is a necessity. Caring for your Oculus is all you need to do to make them last longer and work perfectly. Learning how to use your Oculus effectively and charge or change your Oculus battery are the best approaches to make them last longer.

How to Charge an Oculus

A lot of people have a hard time understanding how to charge their Oculus 2 Controllers. To charge your Oculus follow the procedure outlined below.

  1. Place rechargeable AA batteries into the Oculus Quest 2 Controllers’ battery cover.
  2. Now, place the controller in the charging station and allow it to charge until a green light appears.
  3. The green light indicates that the Oculus batteries are now fully charged.

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Oculus?

There are 3,640 mAh batteries in both the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 models. There is a time estimate of 2 to 2.5 hours for charging the accompanying cables, consistent with what the manufacturer says.

With a battery attached to your Quest 2, you’ll be able to use it for a more extended period before having to plug it in. Because your Quest 2 will draw from the external battery before drawing from its internal one, you may charge the additional battery up and still get the total time from your built-in power source.

You can use your Oculus Quest or Quest 2 while charging, although you may not be able to move as freely when they’re attached to a power source.

How to Turn the Oculus Off

To turn off your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest, follow the steps below:

Whilst Not Wearing the Oculus:

  1. Press and hold the Oculus power button for about 10 seconds.

When You Put On Your Oculus

  1. Press and hold the power button until a shutdown menu is displayed in VR.
  2. Tap Power off

When Should You Charge Your Oculus

The Red signal indicates that the battery has run out (under 10 percent remaining) Orange indicates that it has more than 10% of its capacity.

How to Charge the Oculus Using a Charging Dock

Oculus Quest controllers don’t come with rechargeable batteries. But you can make use of the Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest to charge the batteries. It is an easier way to charge your Oculus.

How Do You Change the Oculus Controller Batteries

Follow the steps below to learn how to change batteries in Oculus controllers.

  1. Hold the Oculus controller, with the eject button facing away from you.
  2. Push up the battery cover to unlock the battery compartment
  3. Remove the battery cover
  4. Remove the batteries from the compartment
  5. Remove the battery cover from the Dock
  6. Remove the rechargeable AA batteries that came with the Dock
  7. Insert the AA rechargeable battery that came with the charging Dock inside the controller
  8. Replace the Oculus battery cover with the charging dock cover
  9. When your Oculus is not in use, place it in the charging cradles.
  10. Be sure that the controllers are seated properly to facilitate the charging process effectively
  11. Place the headset in the cradle to charge the whole device.

How to Change Oculus Battery

The Oculus Quest and Quest 2 controllers both have removable battery compartments. These controllers come with removable batteries. The batteries are alkaline, which means they can not be charged. You need to use rechargeable batteries instead of alkaline ones and then recharge them when they run out of power.

Follow the steps below to change your Oculus batteries.

  1. Hold the Oculus controller, with the eject button facing away from you.
  2. Push up the battery cover to unlock the battery compartment
  3. Remove the battery cover
  4. Remove the Alkaline battery
  5. Insert the rechargeable battery
  6. Gently use the battery cover to cover the compartment
  7. Repeat the process for the second controller.

How to Clean Oculus

The Visible Spill

These are the visible secretions on your VR that are visible to the eyes. The visible spill includes oil secretions, dust particles, body sweats, hair, and makeup particles. Most likely, you’ll discover them embedded in the foam of the nose guard, on the lenses, and in the inner space surrounding them, as well as in other crevices.

The Invisible Spill

These are the microorganisms you can’t see or feel that have found their way on the surfaces of your Oculus. These microorganisms include viruses, bacteria, pathogens, and fungus. The more visible spill on the Oculus, the more the microorganisms. So, it is best to clean your VR headset regularly.

How to Clean Oculus Lenses

  1. Your Oculus lenses will accumulate dust after usages. It is best to blow out the dust particles using compressed air only.
  2. Use a dry microfiber for the lenses. Make sure you don’t use any other material apart from a microfiber cloth. Making use of liquid or chemical cleaners may cause damage to the lenses.
  3. Start the cleaning from the center. Gently move the microfiber cloth in a circular motion until the lenses are thoroughly cleaned.

How to Clean Oculus Rift Sensor Lens

  1. Your Oculus lenses will accumulate dust after usages. It is best to blow out the dust particles using compressed air only.
  2. Use a dry microfiber cloth for the lenses. Make sure you don’t use any other material apart from a microfiber cloth. Making use of liquid or chemical cleaners may cause damage to the lenses.
  3. Start the cleaning from the center. Gently move the microfiber cloth in a circular motion until the lenses are thoroughly cleaned.

How to Clean Oculus Foam

  1. To clean the exterior of your Controllers, use a dry cloth that has been cleaned or is brand new.
  2. Wipe off the surface and buttons using anti-bacterial wipes that are non-abrasive and non-toxic. Avoid the use of harsh cleaning agents such as alcohol.

It’s critical to understand how to set up your Oculus device and your play space and prepare yourself for VR to have the greatest experience possible. You should familiarize yourself with and adhere to the health and safety regulations outlined above. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your VR equipment’s health and safety information to ensure your safety while using it. Select an open area that is free of obstructions.

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