How to Download Videos From Oculus Quest 2 to Phone


So if you’re ready to share recorded videos of your Oculus Quest 2 adventures, then you’ve come to the right place. Downloading your videos to your phone shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes. Let’s jump right into it!

How to Download Videos From Oculus Quest to Phone

To download videos from your Oculus quest to your Phone, enter the files menu on your Oculus Quest home page & make sure auto-sync is turned on, or you can sync the videos manually by clicking the three-dot icon on the video and selecting “Sync”, next go to your Oculus App and select the gallery tab, tap on the video you would like to download and select share & you’ll be able to download and share the video.

And that’s it! It’s as simple as that. It’s important to note that recorded videos with longer time frames will take longer to download. You may even notice a Wi-Fi icon when trying to download a larger video file; this typically occurs when the file is too large and may need a while to fully download, or alternatively, you can cut needed sections of the video on your Oculus App to reduce the file size.

How to Record Video on The Oculus Quest 2

Recording Video on the Oculus Quest 2 is simple, go to your Oculus Home Menu, and select the “Sharing” icon; next, select “Recording” on the top right corner. And that’s it. You’ll be able to record your gameplay in a matter of minutes.

You’ll be able to access your recording on your Oculus “File” app or on your Oculus Quest mobile app.

How to Enable the Mic when Recording Video on the Oculus Quest

Another common question revolves around activating the built-in Oculus microphone when recording. It’s actually quite simple. Once you select the “Sharing” icon and click on “Record Video”, toggle on the “Include Mic Audio”, you should now be able to now record with the Built-in mic.

How to Download Oculus Recordings in Wide Screen

The first thing you may notice when you record your video on Oculus is that the footage is shot and presented vertically. To download your footage with a wider screen, you’ll need to go through a few hurdles.

First, you’ll need to sign up for an Oculus Developer account; this allows you to customize a few settings via Sidequest. After signing up as a Developer, you’ll now need to install SideQuest on your Account.

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How to Download Oculus Quest 2 Videos to Phone

Once completed, you’ll be able to adjust a few settings on your Oculus Quest. Scroll down to Video recordings and select 1080p resolution, and that’s it! Your videos should now have a wider screen.

Oculus Videos aren’t syncing to Phone

If you notice your videos aren’t syncing to your phone the first thing you’ll want to ensure is that auto-sync is turned on. To do this, go to your Oculus home page, go to the files tab on the top right corner you’ll notice a cloud icon; if it’s disabled, click it to turn on “Auto-Sync”, if this isn’t working check to make sure your phone is connected to your Oculus quest. You’ll need to ensure that both devices are connected to the same network and that Bluetooth is turned on on your device.

Additionally, you’ll be able to sync each video individually by going to the “Files” app and selecting the three dots next to the video you would like to sync, next select sync. And you’ll be good to go!

How to Delete Recorded videos on Oculus Quest

If you’re like most of us, then you probably have a large number of needed recorded footage, which may be taking up precious memory from your device. To remove unwanted recordings, simply go to your Oculus Home page, select the “Files” app, next select the three dots next to the video you would like to delete, and select “Delete” and that’s it!

How to Cast your Oculus Quest to your Phone

Downloading clips of your gameplay is a great way to share your experience with friends or family. However, an even better method would be to cant your Oculus Quest to a device, be it your phone, TV, or PC. This will allow friends and family to view your gameplay in real-time. And it can be done in a matter of minutes. Here’s how:

  • Ensure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi Network
  • on your Oculus Quest select the “Sharing” icon and click on casting
  • Next, select the device you’d like to cast to.
  • accept the casting initiation and you’ll be good to go

That’s it! A quick and easy way to get you started.

Why is my Oculus Quest not casting to my Phone?

Issues with casting typically revolve around connectivity issues. Here are a few common solutions to the issue.

  • Ensure Both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi Network
  • Ensure Bluetooth is turned on on your Phone
  • Remove your Oculus Quest from your device’s Bluetooth list, then re-connect
  • Reboot both your devices
  • Check your router settings; you’ll want all instances of IP multicasting enabled as well as P2P connections
  • Power Cycle your Modem & Router
  • Reset your Oculus Quest

Again this typically revolves around connectivity issues; the Oculus connects to your phone via Wi-Fi, so you’ll need to ensure your Wi-Fi settings aren’t interfering with the connection process. Check out our complete guide on how to solve the issue.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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