So you’ve been enjoying using your Oculus Quest 2 for a while and are curious as to how much juice your device has remaining. Checking your device’s current battery status is pretty easy and can be done in just a few seconds. Let’s jump right into it!
How to check Oculus Quest 2 battery
You can check the battery status of your Oculus quest by selecting the quick Settings menu on the Oculus menu; the status of your Oculus Quest headset and controllers will then be displayed on the top right corner of the screen. You can also check your Oculus Quest’s battery status via the mobile app, navigate to “Devices” and tap on the headset and controller icon to view your battery status.
And that’s it! It’s as easy as that. Now you can check your battery status effortlessly and know exactly when you should plug in your device before exiting the world of VR.
Let’s take a look at a few more questions you may have about your device as well as a few best practices worth knowing about.
How long does the Oculus Quest 2 take to charge?
According to Oculus, your device should take anywhere between 2 to 2.5 hours to fully charge from 0% battery life, assuming you are using the included charging cable.
How to Extend the oculus quest’s battery life
There are two main ways you can get extend your Oculus’s battery life. The first is to simply purchase the Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap with battery; this is Oculus’s official premium head strap that features a battery pack and extends the battery life of your device, offering up to 1.5-2 hours of additional battery life.
Another way to extend your battery life is to change your battery settings, primarily to set your headset to auto sleep instead of Auto wake. This will automatically put your device on standby when not in use. A great feature to turn on if you’re constantly removing your headset.
To do this, go to the Settings app in your Oculus Quest, select Device > then select “Power” and select “Auto Sleep”. And that’s it; you should be good to go!
Is it OK to leave Oculus Quest 2 plugged in overnight?
According to Oculus, leaving your Oculus Quest on the charger after it is 100% charged can degrade your battery life over time. So you’ll always want to make sure you unplug your charger after it’s fully charged. This ensures your battery health isn’t negatively impacted and thus resulting in a fewer gameplay time.
How long is Oculus Quest’s battery life?
How long your Oculus Quest will last will depend on your usage, playing games will demand more from your device, thus resulting in greater power consumption. On average, expect 2 hours of battery life during game plays. If you’ll be watching movies or browsing media then you can expect your device to last around 3 hours.
Additionally, it’s important to note that batteries tend to diminish over time, especially with bad battery maintenance. The more your device’s battery health degrades, the shorter your device’s battery life. So you’ll want to ensure you maintain a good charging routine and don’t leave your charger plugged in longer than it needs to be.
Can you use Oculus Quest while it’s charging?
You can use the Oculus while charging, assuming your cable is long enough to support you while you gameplay or you are sitting down. However, depending on your gameplay, in most cases, you will notice that your Oculus won’t be charging while plugged in or even lose battery even when it’s charging during your gameplay; this is because your usage over exceeds its charging capability, in this case, you will want to ensure you Oculus doesn’t overheat to prevent experiencing any issues with your device. You can check more about this on one of our guides.
Do Oculus Quest controllers use Batteries?
The Oculus Quest 2 controllers cant be charged and will need AA batteries. The good news is that the controllers don’t consume that much power, so you’re batteries will last for a while. A common question most users have is whether or not the controllers can be turned off. While the controllers cant be turned off directly, simply turning off your Oculus Quest will automatically place your controllers on standby, preventing them from consuming power.