The gaming technology market is constantly evolving and expanding. Especially the virtual reality helmet market is developing rapidly. There are quite a few devices that really deserve attention and Oculus Quest 2 is one of them.
Oculus Quest 2 is practically a virtual reality smartphone. This is a fairly recent model from Oculus, very interesting in its characteristics and display quality. There are two versions at once: 64 GB and 256 GB of internal memory (for storing games and apps).
However, as with any electronic device, one day you may need to perform a full factory reset and clear the headset, allowing you to start over and set up the device from scratch.
So, here’s how to factory reset an Oculus Quest 2.
What could be the reasons for a factory reset of the Oculus Quest 2
Oculus Quest only allows you to create one user account per device. The only way to switch to another account is to do a complete reset of Quest. So if you ever want to change your Oculus accounts or associate your device with someone else’s account, you should go back to the factory settings.
You can also perform a complete Quest reset if you have any persistent technical problems that cannot be solved any other way.
Be careful – performing a reset means you will likely lose some of your save files and user data in your apps. Although Quest supports saving data to the cloud, it’s up to the developers to integrate this feature. Even if they do integrate this feature, there’s no clear way to tell if a game supports cloud saves unless the developer specifically mentions it.
There are only two options for factory resetting an Oculus Quest 2.
How to restore the factory settings of the Oculus Quest 2 using the headset
If you want to restore the factory settings of your Oculus Quest 2 using the headset, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, press and hold the power and volume down buttons on the headset.
- After about 20-30 seconds, Quest will restart and load the boot menu.
- Then, use the volume buttons to highlight the “Factory Reset” option.
- Finally, press to select “Factory Reset”.
Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to factory reset your Oculus Quest 2.
How to restore factory settings of the Oculus Quest 2 using the mobile app
If you want to restore the factory settings of your Oculus Quest 2 using the iPhone or Android app, you have to follow these steps:
- At first, make sure your Quest is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device.
- After that, open the Oculus Quest app and go to the “Settings” tab at the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Next, tap on the tab that shows your Quest and select “More Settings”.
- Tap on the “Factory Reset” option.
- Finally, confirm the action by tapping “Reset”.
Once you have completed these steps, your Oculus Quest 2 will reset. You can continue to use the app to set it up again.
After a successful factory reset, Quest 2 will be in the same state you first took it out of the box. All of your data will be deleted, including account information, games, screenshots, video clips, and game saves. If possible, be sure to sync Quest with your online account before resetting it. Otherwise, your information will be lost forever.
If you don’t have time to sync photos or videos, you can connect the Quest 2 to your PC with a USB-C cable. The headset will prompt you to confirm access to the data from your PC. Once confirmed, Quest 2 will appear as a drive-in File Explorer. From here you will be able to back up your information to the location of your choice.
That’s all you have to know about how to factory reset your Oculus Quest 2.