How to factory reset Oculus Quest 2 VR headset

Solve your Quest 2 problems with a fresh restart

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There’s no doubting that the Oculus Quest 2 is a fantastic piece of VR technology, providing a tether-free experience for much-improved immersion for all to enjoy. While this is the case though, it is still tech at the end of the day and that only means one thing – potential hiccups at the most pressing times.

What you can do if you encounter some serious barriers in your Oculus Quest 2 headset is to perform a factory reset. Similar to that of PC, mobile phones, and tablets, executing a factory reset will usually solve a whole host of different problems and ultimately, set your Quest 2 up for a fresh boot up.

Below, we’ll run you through two ways in which you can factory reset your Quest 2 so you can avoid those inconvenient lock-ups. However, before we get into that, completing a full factory reset on your Quest 2 will delete all data so ensure you have those logins saved elsewhere. It won’t, however, reverse any digital purchases you’ve made and you’re free to download them again when you boot up your VR headset again.

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How to factory reset Oculus Quest 2 via headset

The simplest way to factory reset your Quest 2 is to do it on the headset itself. This is because it requires no additional connectivity, removing the reliance on both your Quest 2 still having that functionality when experiencing issues. Here’s how to get it done successfully.

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Turn your Quest 2 headset off

Ensure your Quest 2 headset is completely switched off by using the power button.

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Hold down power and volume down buttons

Now, hold both the power and volume down buttons at the same time until you see the boot screen on your Quest 2 headset.

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Choose the Factory Reset option

Utilize both the volume up and volume down buttons to navigate the boot menu until you highlight the ‘Factory Reset’ option.

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Proceed to confirmation

Press the power button to proceed to confirmation.

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Confirm factory reset

Use the volume up and volume down buttons again to highlight the ’Yes’ option and press the power button again to confirm your factory reset.

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How to factory reset Oculus Quest 2 via phone

If you’d rather perform an Oculus Quest 2 factory reset with your phone and not on the headset itself, maybe due to simply not being able to access any options thanks to a full freeze-up, you can. Here’s how.

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Open the Oculus app

Download the Oculus app on your smartphone and open it up.

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Open settings

Locate the Settings option in the bottom right corner of the app.

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Select your headset

Once in this new menu, press on your connected Quest 2 headset.

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open More Settings

Now, open ‘More Settings’

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Perform factory reset

Press on the ‘Factory Reset’ option and hit confirm once ready

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Relink headset to your phone

As a factory reset will completely wipe your Quest 2, you will need to pair it again with your phone if you want the same functionality back.

We hope that this short guide will help you out with those Quest 2 troubles but if you’re still experiencing some real issues, it might be worth reaching out via support avenues to get a final resolution