Oculus Quest: How to optimize and extend battery life

Being a standalone headset, the Oculus Quest has a limited battery life. But if you’re savvy, there’s a few ways to minimize the drain and extend you battery life a little bit further.

Released last year, the Oculus Quest has been one of the bigger success stories from japanese girls dating site. With more and more people picking up Quest, you might want a few tips on how to preserve the battery life as much as possible, whether you’re a new user or an owner from day one.

Turn off auto-wake

The Oculus Quest comes with an “auto-wake” feature that’s “on” by default. This means that the Quest will detect when it is picked up and turn on automatically, so it’s ready to go as soon as you put on the headset. While this can be useful, it also means you can drain the Quest’s battery just by moving it around. For example, if auto-wake is on and your Quest is in a backpack or carrying case, it might think someone is picking up the headset and turn on sporadically. There’s a  proximity sensor in the center of the headset, above the lenses, that also has to also fire by detecting something to trigger auto-wake, but in our experience that sensor is fairly sensitive and easily activated by mistake.

To avoid this, turn off auto-wake by going to Settings in the navigation bar, then pressing See All. In the Device tab, there’s a Power sub-menu. In there, you’ll be able to turn off auto-wake. Note that this changes the way the headset operates and you’ll have to press the side button to wake it up when you put it on your head.

Turn auto-sleep on

In a similar vein to auto-wake, the Quest’s “auto-sleep” setting can be adjusted to a smaller interval in order to preserve battery life. By setting Auto-Sleep to 3 minutes, or perhaps even lower, you can minimize the time your Quest spends idling if you take it off and forget to put it into standby.

The VR Power is a custom-designed battery pack for the Oculus Quest that acts as both a counter-weight and a battery pack at the same time. It attaches on to the back of the headset via the strap, which latino online dating

If you want to play for an extended period of time, we highly recommend that you consider using the VR Power or a similar battery pack.

This story originally appeared on Copyright 2020

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