How do I fix a tilted or laggy display in Oculus Rift?

The display in your Rift can have problems calibrating properly if the temperature in your home or office fluctuates — no, really. The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in your Rift has a hard time adjusting to the change, and your display can appear tilted even after calibration. Your display can also appear to have lag issues, where everything is just a bit behind. Here's how to properly re-calibrate your Oculus Rift to fix a tilted or laggy display.

How to fix calibration issues

  1. Unplug your Rift and leave it in a cool, dry place overnight.
  2. Set your Rift upside down on a flat surface and keep other electronics away — phones vibrating while the Rift calibrates can mess things up.
  3. Close any Oculus games and the Oculus app on your PC.
  4. Plug your Rift's HDMI and USB cable into your PC.
  5. Click here to download the IMU calibration tool.
  6. Click the IMU file when it has completed downloading.
  7. Click Extract all.

    Click the IMU file you downloaded. Click Extract All.

  8. Click Extract.
  9. Double-click IMUCalibration.

    Click Extract. Double-click IMUCalibration.

  10. Double-click IMUTempCalibration.exe. This will run the calibration tool.

    Double-click IMUTempCalibration.exe.

When the calibration tool is finished running, try again to play a game in Oculus. The tilted display should be righted, and you shouldn't experience any latency or lag issues.

Calibration problems?

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