How Do I Update my Quest and Quest 2?
Meta (Oculus) Quest is designed to update itself using its built-in Wi-Fi connection, but that doesn’t mean the process always works as intended. If you suspect that your headset is out of date, you can check for updates and force an installation any time you want.
Note: You will need to wear the Quest headset to perform this procedure. Either read the procedure in its entirety ahead of time or get someone to read the instructions to you.
Here’s how to check for updates on Quest and install them if necessary:
- Connect to Wi-Fi:
- Ensure your Oculus Quest or Quest 2 is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- Charge Your Device:
- Make sure your device has sufficient battery or connect it to the charger.
- Turn on Your Oculus Device:
- Power on your Oculus Quest or Quest 2.
- Go to Settings:
- Navigate to the Settings menu. You can do this by putting on your headset and selecting the gear icon on the bottom toolbar.
- Select Device:
- Choose the “Device” option from the Settings menu.
- Check for Updates:
- Look for the “Software Update” option. If there’s a pending update, it will usually prompt you to install it.
- Install Updates:
- If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it. This process may take some time.
- Restart Your Device:
- After the update is installed, it’s a good idea to restart your Oculus Quest or Quest 2 to ensure that the changes take effect.
In many cases, the Oculus software is set to automatically check for updates and download them in the background when your device is connected to Wi-Fi and charging. However, you can manually check for updates using the steps above.
You can also check for updates using the Oculus app on your smartphone. Open the app, go to the Devices tab, select your connected Oculus device, and look for the update option.