Find out how to Replace Oculus Quest 2 Software program: Computerized & Guide
The Oculus Quest 2 is a great VR headset and it just keeps getting better with regular software updates. In fact, the Oculus Quest 2 software looks almost unrecognizable compared to the software it shipped with in 2020, with a number of new features and UI tweaks introduced to the headset to enhance the experience and functionality to improve over time.
This makes Oculus Quest 2 software updates pretty important – so how can you make sure you’re running the latest software? Here we explain how you can update the software on your Quest 2 both automatically and manually.
What is the latest software update for the Quest 2?
At the time of writing, Meta is in it Introducing v37 for Quest 2 users, which in the coming months will introduce the framework for Horizon Home with the ability to (finally) walk around in the virtual home environment. Friends can’t join your Horizon Home Space yet, but that’s coming soon.
It also features a new Stationary Guardian mode that uses the passthrough camera instead of a wireframe, improved image clarity with Oculus Link, and more.
As with all Quest 2 updates, it may take a few days for the rollout to reach your headset once it’s released to the public. So if you’re not seeing the update right now, just stay calm.
How to keep Quest 2 software up to date automatically
The good news is that if you use it regularly, your Oculus Quest 2 should keep itself updated. It won’t download and install updates while you’re using the headset, of course, but it will run the update process when it’s connected to Wi-Fi, turned on and not in use.
There are a few conditions to trigger the automatic update process. So if you find that your Quest 2 won’t automatically install pending updates, follow these tips:
- Keep your headset charged
- Make sure your headset is turned on
- Make sure your Quest 2 is connected to an active Wi-Fi connection
- Leave the headset on a flat surface for a long time and make sure nothing is blocking the inner sensor
It’s worth noting that your Quest 2 won’t automatically install updates if it’s either asleep or completely powered off. While the latter isn’t a surprise, the former is, considering the headset goes to sleep within 15 seconds of removing the headset.
How to manually download Quest 2 software updates
The delicate nature of automatic Oculus Quest 2 software updates meant Meta was forced to build a traditional manual update process into the headset – a feature that surprisingly wasn’t available at launch in 2020.
The good news is that manually triggering a software update is a straightforward process, requiring just putting on the headset to access the settings menu.
To manually download the latest Quest 2 software updates:
- Put on your Oculus Quest 2.
- Press the Oculus button on the right controller to bring up the universal menu.
- Click the clock on the bottom left of the universal menu to access the quick settings menu.
- Select Settings (gear icon) in the top right.
- select system.
- Select Software Update from the menu on the left.
- If a software update is available, select the Download Update button to start the update process.
The update should then download and install on your headset – just leave it powered on and on a flat surface.
Want to learn more about your VR headset? Take a look at our pick of the best Oculus Quest 2 tips to help you get the most out of your virtual experience.