After fully charging your Oculus Quest, you can enjoy the gameplay for around two and a half hours. It comes with a lithium-ion battery, and you can extend the battery life by taking the utmost care of your Oculus Quest. You can carry the charging cable or an external battery your VR device all the time. Or, you can extend the battery life of your Quest by changing a few settings.
Extending battery on Oculus Quest
You need to give the same importance to the Quest’s battery as your smartphone’s battery if you want to use it for a long time. Follow the below-mentioned tips for extending the battery life and keeping the lithium-ion battery of your Oculus Quest in the best condition.
1. Disable Auto Wake-Up
If you keep the Auto Wake-Up setting on, it keeps the headset awake all the time and on low power mode even while you are not using it. You need to turn it off to save power. Here’s the process:
* Visit Settings, then Power, and then Auto Wake-Up. Now turn off the switch to disable this mode.
* After this setting will be disabled, the dedicated button will appear in grey from blue.
2. Use Auto-Sleep
Under the Auto Wake-Up option, you will also see the Auto-Sleep option. You can change the time period given over there to make your headset go to sleep without any activity. Here’s the process of setting up sleep time:
* Select the 15 seconds time option, which is available right under the Auto Wake-Up option.
* Your Oculus Quest will go to sleep right after 15 seconds if it will not detect any activity.
3. Disable the headset’s Wi-Fi
If you don’t have to use apps that demand an active internet connection, you can consider turning off Wi-Fi of your headset. The apps that generally require Wi-Fi are Oculus Browser, Netflix, RecRoom, VRChat, and YouTube. To turn off Wi-Fi in your headset, visit the Settings section and Wi-Fi, and turn it off by moving the button to the left side.
4. Mute notifications with Do Not Disturb
Also, you can use Do Not Disturb mode to turn off annoying notifications and save battery. It is available right under the Wi-Fi option. Switch the dedicated button to use it.
5. Lower the volume
You might like loud volume, but if you want to save battery, the lower battery will be ideal for you. It is because the louder the volume, the more battery your headset will consume. By keeping volume low, you can extend the battery life ideally. If you don’t know how to turn down the volume, the process is given below for you.
* Go to Settings, then Volume and lower the volume from there or click on the dedicated button given on your Quest headset.
6. Turn off the headset if not using
A lot of Oculus headset users keep the headset on all the time. If you do the same as well, you should stop doing it. When you are not using your headset, turn it off. Wear your headset and find the dedicated button for turning off your headset. It is destined to be there on the right-hand side of the headset. Once you find it, hold the same for a while, and you will get the option of turning off the headset.
So, these are a few best tips and tricks that will help you use your Oculus headset for a longer time!
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