Sometimes gaming devices need a fresh start, even the Oculus Quest 2. It may be that it’s running more slowly than before, or perhaps its storage is at capacity. No matter the reason, the team at Oculus has made it easy to perform a factory reset on the Quest 2 headset. Here’s what you need to do in order to delete all games, remove all account details, and perform a total system wipe.
How to factory reset the Oculus Quest 2
There are two ways to factory reset the Oculus Quest 2. The first method involves using the Oculus app on your mobile phone, while the second requires performing a factory reset on the Quest 2 headset itself.
Quest 2 factory reset using the Oculus app
The most convenient way to clear all information from the Quest 2 headset is through the Oculus app. Using this method, all data can be wiped in just a few steps:
- Open the Oculus mobile app
- Tap Settings
- Select the headset you wish to wipe
- Tap More Settings
- Choose Factory Reset, then tap Reset to confirm
Factory reset straight from the headset
If you don’t feel like fiddling with the mobile app, it’s possible to perform a factory reset straight from the headset:
- Shut down the Oculus Quest 2 headset
- Hold down both the power and volume buttons until the boot screen appears
- Use the volume buttons to select Factory Reset, then press the power button
- Select Yes, then press the power button again to confirm
As always, it’s smart to make sure you’ve backed up any important Oculus Quest 2 data before performing a factory reset. This procedure will clear all information from the device, including games, account details, firmware, and other downloaded content. You’ve been warned!
Don’t worry, though: Everything you’ve purchased remains tied to your account. Since there are no Quest 2 exclusive games, this process makes it simple to upgrade to something like the Oculus Rift. Otherwise, you’ll need to log back in and update the device Quest 2 software before you can get back to gaming.