How to Factory Reset Meta Quest 2 and 3 Virtual Reality Headset – Dexerto

published: 2023-10-12T12:20:04

updated: 2023-10-12T12:20:15

Looking to restore your Quest VR headset to its original glory? Here’s a great guide to getting that brand new device feeling back.

The Oculus Quest 2 by Meta is one of the best VR headsets out there. However, like most devices, it can become a little loose after years of use.

Like any other device, the Quest 2 lets you add or remove apps, games, and software. However, remnants of these programs may remain and consume valuable storage space.

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So, what is the solution? Consider doing a factory reset on your Oculus Quest 2 every now and then. This not only saves storage space, but also revives your favorite headset.

Remember, make sure all your cherished data is safely backed up before hitting the reset button. Also, if you want to sell your Quest 2 to make way for a Quest 3, do a factory reset first.

How to factory reset Quest 2 & 3 via headset


The current headsets, originally named Oculus Quest, are now known as Meta Quest.

The easiest way to restore the Quest 2 to factory settings is to do it on the simple VR headset itself. We’re having trouble doing anything, so you can follow these steps.

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1. Turn off Quest

First, you need to turn off your Quest 2 completely. This can be done by holding down the button on the side of the headset for two seconds before releasing it. Once the VR headset is completely turned off, you can move on to the next step, which is a bit more complicated.

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To enter the Quest boot menu, all you have to do is hold down the power and volume down buttons at the same time. This should give you several options. If the headset boots normally, turn it off and try again.

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Select Factory Reset option from this menu. Use the Volume buttons to navigate through the menu and then press the Power button to confirm your highlighted selection. Once selected, confirm that you want to factory reset your headset by highlighting Yes and pressing the Power button to confirm.

This should start the process of resetting your headset to factory reset it once again.

How to factory reset Quest 2 and 3 via iOS and Android

You can also reset your Quest remotely using the Oculus app on iOS or Android. First, you need to go to the program settings menu. There make sure your Quest 2 or 3 is connected and select it. Once you get to settings, go to more settings and select factory reset.

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This requires you to pair your headset with the app ahead of time, so no problem. Because of this, it may be easier to reset the hardware on the headset.

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