How to Use Oculus Quest 2 (Consumer Version)

Find information about initial setup of your headset

Published On: July 9, 2022Categories: Hardware Information

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Oculus Quest 2 Kit Contents:

VR Headset, two touch controllers, charging cable, two AA batteries, power adapter and glasses spacer


  1. Unpack Quest 2 and set on table
  2. Power on Quest 2 (hold the power button on the right side of the Quest 2
  3. Grab 1 Controller (only 1 controller is needed for setup)
  4. Put on Quest 2 Headset

Room Boundary Setup:

Before you begin: 

  • Putting on the headset will start the room boundary Setup.
  • A room boundary is needed for all Health Scholars Apps.
  • The Quest 2 will always prompt for guardian setup in a new environment.
  • The Quest 2 requires a 6ft x 6ft well-lit area away from windows and direct sunlight.

To setup a boundary:

  1. Touch the floor softly with the controller in your hand.
  2. You will see a window asking you to continue to set the room boundaries.
  3. Pull the trigger on the controller to draw your play area.
  4. Make sure you have enough space between the play area and
    obstructions in your room. (walls, desks, chairs, etc.)
  5. Once you finish drawing the play area it will show you a grid.
  6. Observe this grid and walk around the room to make sure you have
    enough space.

How to Access Health Scholars Apps:

  • After the Guardian is created, the Quest 2 will go into the Health Scholars home environment.
  • This is where a user will access the menu to access Health Scholars apps.
  • The next step is to connect the Quest 2 to a Wi-Fi Network

Wi-Fi Setup:

  • To connect the Quest 2 to Wi-Fi, use the controller to click the WI-FI icon that can be found on the right side of the menu.
  • This will open the Wi-Fi menu.
  • A window will appear showing available Wi-Fi networks.
  • Use the controller to select the correct network and login.

Room Boundary (cont):

  • At any time the room boundary can be adjusted.
  • Use the controller to click on the icon to change the room boundary.
  • A window will appear showing available settings.
  • Use the controller to perform the Guardian setup.
  • Both Stationary and Room-scale options are available for the Guardian Settings

OFB Quest 2 Screen Casting:

  • To cast what a user is seeing in VR, use the controller to select the Cast icon
  • A window will appear showing available settings.
  • Use the controller to select the correct device you want to cast to.

Health Scholars Apps:

  • The Health Scholars VR Apps can be found on the Quest 2’s home screen.
  • Use the controller to select the Health Scholars app of your choice.
  • Health Scholars VR Apps will have a logo with the name of the program underneath.
  • After starting the app click demo to start the VR

Power and Charging

  • Keep the Quest 2 powered off and charging when not in use. This prevents the headset from staying on because it thinks someone is wearing it.
  • Hold down the power button for longer than 5 seconds until the Quest 2 powers off.

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