If you need to factory reset your Oculus Quest for whatever reason, then we're here to help. There could be many reasons why you need to do so, but you'll be pleased to know i's a relatively easy process.
Here's what you need to know about how to do it and why you might need to.
How To Factory Reset Your Oculus Quest
If you do need to perform a factory reset on your Oculus Quest, then there's actually a couple of different ways to go about doing so.
Factory Reset From The Headset
Firstly, you can factory reset your Quest by navigating into its boot screen and selecting Factory Reset:
- If your headset is on, turn it off.
- Hold the power and volume down button at the same time to load the boot screen on your Quest.
- Use the volume buttons to navigate to the Factory Reset setting and press the power button.
- Use the volume buttons to highlight 'Yes' to proceed with the factory reset and press the power button.
Factory Reset From The Oculus App On A Phone
It's also possible to do it from the Oculus App on your phone if you have your Quest connected up by going into the Advanced Settings menu:
- Open the Oculus app on your phone.
- Tap on the devices section in the bottom menu.
- Tap the headset you have connected to on your phone.
- Select the Advanced Settings menu.
- Navigate to Factory Reset and then Reset.
Why Would I Need To Factory Reset My Oculus Quest?
The most common reason for factory resetting any device is as a last resort if other, simpler troubleshooting methods don't work.
In the case of the Quest, it could be an overheating problem that you need to solve or any other intermittent issues.
Another reason why you may need to factory reset your Quest is if you're selling it on so you can provide its new owner with a clean and fresh, as-new experience.
What Does Factory Resetting Do?
Factory resetting, as the name suggests, reverts your device to a state as if it had just been turned on for the first time, having been boxed up and shipped from the factory.
What it does in essence is remove any firmware updates and restore the original set, and also delete your saved game data and downloaded games. If you don't want to lose this, you're best to follow the simpler process of restarting the device and hope that could solve your problem.
We'll be back with you soon with more VR news, guides and info, so be sure to check back in with us soon, and don't forget that the Meta Quest 3 could be on its way if you are looking to upgrade.