How one can manufacturing unit reset Oculus Quest 2

Last Updated: May 4th, 2022

The Oculus Quest 2 has gained a deserved reputation as one of the most accessible and easy-to-use VR headsets out there. Given its standalone nature and attractive price point, we can totally see why. However, every tech product has its foibles and if your Oculus Quest 2 is acting wayward, you might have to factory reset it to make it behave.

Warning: You will lose all of your data if you haven’t backed it up

If you factory reset your Oculus Quest 2, it will return the exact state it was when you took it out of the box, so you’ll have to go through the rigmarole of setting it up, signing in, and adding your Steam games, among other things. This means we only recommend a factory reset as a last resort. It isn’t dangerous or dodgy, but it is a pain in the ass, given this warning, if you still want to go ahead with the process, here’s our guide on how to factory reset Oculus Quest 2.

How to back up Oculus Quest 2 data

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to enable Oculus cloud backup. This is accomplished by the following steps: Quick settings > Settings > system > backup > Toggle backup to ‘On’. Assuming the Oculus Quest 2 isn’t misbehaving badly enough to allow you to do this, you can now proceed and factory reset your Oculus Quest 2.

How to factory reset Oculus Quest 2 with Oculus mobile app

Assuming your Oculus quest 2 can still connect to the app, this is the simplest way to do the factory reset. Here’s how to do it.

Make sure the Oculus Quest 2 is charged, then open the app.

Navigate to ‘Menu’ then go to ‘Devices’ and select ‘Quest 2’.

Select the Quest 2, then go to ‘Advanced Settings’ > ‘Factory Reset’ then confirm the selection.

After a couple of minutes your Oculus Quest 2 will reset to factory settings, allowing you to begin again.

How to factory reset Oculus Ques 2 on the headset itself

If you’re Quest 2 is being totally uncooperative, and won’t connect to the app, you can force a reset on the headset itself, here’s how.

If you haven’t. already make sure the Quest 2 has enough charge to complete the reset process

Just to be safe, leave the headset on charge for at least 45 minutes as this will ensure it doesn’t die partway through the factory reset process.

With the headset powered off, put the headset on and hold the volume down and power button until you see the boot screen.

Using the volume buttons, navigate down to the ‘Factory Rest’ option and select it with the power button.

You Oculus Quest 2 will now factory reset in a manner identical to the app process mentioned earlier, from here you are free to start over and setup the Quest 2 once again

Oculus Quest 2 factory reset: Final word

It’s always annoying when you have to resort to a factory reset. But it’s often a very reliable way to alleviate issues when nothing else has helped. Make sure to enable auto-updates for the Quest 2 as this will keep the headset functioning reliably. Now get ready to re-do the setup process and get back to slicing boxes in Beatsaber or dismembering opponents in Gorn.

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