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With the Oculus Quest 2 headset allowing for tetherless usage, it is powered through batteries. The controllers use an AA battery system, with you needing to replace them after running them dry, but the headset itself has a built-in rechargeable battery due to needing more overall power.
Below, we’ll run you through how long the Quest 2 takes to charge, how long you can expect that battery to last, as well as ideas on improving the longevity of said battery.
How long does the Oculus Quest 2 take to charge?
If you’ve got your hands on an Oculus Quest 2 headset, you probably want to know how long you’ll be waiting before you can turn it on and experience some seriously immersive virtual reality environments. Well, we can confirm that from absolute zero, you expect the Quest 2 to fully charge in approximately 2-2.5 hours. This is pretty respectable and certainly not long enough that you’d become disinterested.
How long is the Oculus Quest 2 battery life
If you’ve waited the full 2-2.5 hours for the Quest 2 to get the maximum battery life possible, you’ll be looking to get around 2-3 hours of constant playtime until you will have to recharge. While this doesn’t seem like a particularly long time, you have to consider that there’s a lot of power in the Quest 2 headset and it needs a lot of juice to keep it going.
Can you improve the Oculus Quest 2’s battery life?
If you’re not happy with the 2-3 hour battery life you’re getting out of the Quest 2, you can, in fact, increase its longevity. This can be done through various software tweaks and you can see our full guide on that here.
You can also extend the Quest 2’s battery life by purchasing an additional battery pack that charges the internal battery while playing. This can either be the official Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery or a third-party variant such as leChivée Battery Pack for Oculus Quest 2. These aim to provide you with an additional full charge, essentially doubling the longevity of what you can typically expect.