Oculus Quest 2 Not Updating? Fix it in Seconds


The Oculus Quest 2 opens up an entirely new world of virtual reality gaming. From climbing mountains to immersing yourself in a VR version of Skyrim, the options are virtually (pun intended) endless. If your Oculus Quest 2 is not updating, there are a few fixes that may help to resolve the issue.

How to Fix Oculus Quest 2 When it is Not Updating? 

If your Oculus Quest 2 is not updating automatically, this can mean that it is not properly connected to Wi-Fi or that it requires manual updating. In some cases, a full charge may be needed in order to update your Oculus Quest 2, depending on the root issue.

How Do You Automatically Update Your Oculus Quest 2?

To automatically update your Oculus Quest 2 headset, you simply need to place your headset on a flat surface while the headset has a strong Wi-Fi connection. 

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What if My Oculus Quest 2 is Not Updating Automatically?

If your Oculus Quest 2 is not updating automatically, check your wireless internet connection. Reconnect to your preferred wireless internet connection to try updating your Oculus Quest 2 again if your internet is not strong enough. 

How Do I Update My Oculus Quest 2 Manually?

If you want to skip the automatic updates of your Oculus Quest 2 headset, you can do so by manually updating the headset on your own. To update your Oculus Quest 2, complete the following steps:

  • Launch your Oculus Quest 2 headset
  • From the main menu, navigate to the ‘Settings’ subsection of the menu
  • Select ‘About’, which is located towards the bottom of the Settings menu

From the About page, select the ‘Update Now” button, located at the top right of the About screen once it has successfully loaded. Once you choose ‘Update Now’, your Oculus Quest 2 headset will begin searching for the latest firmware and software releases available. 

Note: In order to manually update your Oculus Quest 2, you will still need to have your headset connected to your preferred wireless internet connection. You will not have the ability to update your Oculus Quest 2, even manually, without a working wireless connection. 

How Do I Connect My Oculus Quest 2 Headset to the Internet?

In order to update your Oculus Quest 2 or to change any of your headset’s settings, you will need to have a working wireless internet connection. To connect your Oculus Quest 2 to the wireless internet connection of your choice, complete the following steps:

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  1. Press the menu/start icon button located on the controller from your Oculus Quest 2 set. This button will launch the main menu of the Oculus Quest 2 itself.
  2. Once the main menu appears, navigate and point over the clock on the left side of the menu. This will allow the ‘Quick Settings’ of the menu to load. Select ‘Quick Settings’ once the option appears to load the next menu.
  3. Choose ‘Wi-Fi’ from the ‘Quick Settings’ menu. 
  4. Toggle the ‘Wi-Fi’ option to ‘On’. This will prompt you to select the wireless connection you prefer to connect to using your Oculus Quest 2 headset. If your wireless internet connection is password-protected, you will be prompted to enter a password at this time.
  5. Select ‘Connect’ once you have entered your wireless internet connection’s password to connect to your Oculus Quest 2 online. 

Can I Connect My Oculus Quest 2 to the Internet Using a Mobile App?

Yes. You can connect your Oculus Quest 2 headset to the internet using the Oculus mobile app. Once you have the Oculus mobile app downloaded and installed on your mobile phone, connect your Oculus Quest 2, or Meta Quest 2 headset to the internet using the following steps:

  1. Turn on your Oculus Quest 2 headset and ensure it is fully charged.
  2. Launch your Oculus app from your mobile smartphone.
  3. Select ‘Devices’ from the main menu that appears after launching the Oculus app on your phone.
  4. Choose ‘Wi-Fi’ to open the wireless network menu.
  5. Select the wireless internet connection that is yours or that you intend to use with your Oculus Quest 2 headset. You will be prompted to enter a password if the wireless connection requires one.
  6. Enter the password for your preferred wireless connection.
  7. Select ‘Connect’ to attempt to connect the Oculus Quest 2 with your wireless network.

This application is also optimal for changing your wireless network in the future remotely and without having to manually update your network settings via the headset itself. 

How Do  I Fix My Oculus Quest 2 From Getting Stuck During the Initial Update?

When you first purchase, unbox, and turn on your Oculus Quest 2, you may be anxious to immediately update its firmware and the latest version of its software. However, some users report experiencing issues with the initial update that comes with every Oculus Quest 2 headset. If your Oculus Quest 2 is stuck while you attempt to initiate your first update, use the following tips to get your headset back into working order:

  • Ensure that your Oculus Quest 2 headset is fully charged. If your headset is not fully charged, plug your headset in and allow some time for it to charge before attempting the initial software and firmware updates.
  • Allow your headset at least 30 minutes to charge, especially if you are opening it or taking it out of the box for the first time.
  • Monitor your headset, even while it is charging. There is a chance that it may begin to automatically update while it is simultaneously in the process of charging.

If your Oculus Quest 2 updates do not resume automatically after one hour of charging the headset, reboot your headset to attempt to reconnect it to the internet for automatic updates again. 

How Do I Diagnose Additional Oculus Quest 2 Wireless Internet Issues Regarding a Failure to Update?

If your Oculus Quest 2 will not connect to the internet for proper updates, you can also use an app such as RouteThis Helps, available on both Android and iOS devices. Download and launch the RouteThis Helps app and complete the following steps to diagnose potential Wi-Fi issues:

  • Select ‘Begin’ after launching the RouteThis Helps app
  • Enter the following code when prompted: ‘FBRL’
  • Select ‘Network Scan’ to begin scanning your wireless connections. Note: Ensure that you are standing within 6 feet of your Oculus Quest 2 headset for the scan to work as best as possible
  • Select ‘Improve Device Performance’ once the scan is complete, which can take up to 2 minutes in total. From this screen, you can learn more about the diagnosis of your Wi-Fi issues regarding your Oculus Quest 2 headset.

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