Everything you need to keep your Gear VR running well!
There's a lot of great things you can do inside of a Samsung Gear VR, but like any virtual reality system one small thing can take a great deal away from the experience. It's not always easy to find a quick solution to one of those problems, so we've compiled a complete list of all the things you need to know if something happens. Troubleshooting your Gear VR is easy if you've got a guide handy,and that's where we come in.
Here's the ultimate guide to troubleshooting your Gear VR!
- What to do when Oculus Software won't install on your Samsung Galaxy S6
- How to focus your Gear VR and deal with blurriness
- How to deal with Audio Sync issues
- How to clean your Gear VR
- How long in VR is too long
- How to deal with Gear VR overheating
- How to deal with lag on Gear VR
- How to deal with gamepad issues
- Samsung Gear VR tips and tricks
- Where to buy a used VR headset
What to do when Oculus Software won't install on your Samsung Galaxy S6
On occasion you may have issues before you can even install the Oculus software. If you've got a Samsung Galaxy S6 there is a easy, and specific fix to try.
For those of you who had a friend help set up your phone, or don't remember how to get to that package, we've got you covered with some step by step instructions.
- Head to settings
- Open up application manager
- Scroll down until you see Facebook
- Tap on the Facebook icon
- Tap enable
- Restart the download of Oculus software
How to focus your Gear VR and deal with blurriness
Having a clear view when you are in VR is kind of mandatory in order to amuse yourself. You may need to focus your Gear VR before using it, and on occasion it may need cleaning to deal with blurriness.
Focus your lenses
If this is the first time you're using Gear VR and you're seeing unfocused images, then you may just need to adjust your lenses. It's really easy to do too. First put on your Gear VR. At the top of the headset you'll find a scrolling wheel. Scrolling to the right will bring images closer to your eyes, and scrolling to the left will set them further away. You can use this to make sure what you're seeing is in focus, and is especially handy for anyone who doesn't have fantastic vision.
- Insert your phone into the Gear VR and strap it to your head
- Slowly turn the distance knob until text becomes clear
It's important that you be relaxed when reading the text on the screen, and not straining to read. Once that become possible, you're ready to move on!
Clean your phone screen, and inside your Gear VR
There are two other reasons that you might be seeing blurry images. If your phone screen is smudged, then it's going to make what you're seeing quite busy. The insides of your Gear VR may have also acquired some dust or dirt that is getting in the way. Thankfully these are both easily fixed.
You can use a microfiber cloth to wipe off the screen of your phone, which may solve your problem. You can also rely on pressurized air to remove dust. Use the pressurized air in shorts bursts to clean out any dust or dirt that has managed to sneak inside. Afterwards you can also clean off the lenses with a microfiber cloth if you're still having issues
- Check your phone screen for fingerprints
- Clean off any dirt or smudges
- Use pressurized air in short bursts on interior of Gear VR
- Wipe off with microfiber cloth if necessary
How to fix Audio Sync issues on your Gear VR
Having audio that doesn't sync up with the action on screen is frustrating at the best of time, but inside of VR it can lead to a catastrophic experience. Having a good pair of wired headphones is your best bet, since audio lag seems to crop up specifically with bluetooth headphones.
How to clean your Samsung Gear VR
To keep your Gear VR running well, you will need to clean it from time to time. This includes wiping down the padding, wiping down the headstrap, and cleaning the lenses of your headset. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to see when your headset is getting dirty, and with regular cleaning it shouldn't take you more than about 5 m inutes at a clip.
How long in VR is too long?
Spening time in VR is always a blast, but you ought to remember to pace yourself. Taking a break about once an hour to get up and move around is a good call. The most important thing you can do is ensure that you listen to what your body is telling you. If you eyes get tired, or your leg starts to cramp from sitting in one place for too long, it's probably a good call to give the VR a rest for a little while.
How to deal with Gear VR overheating
Samsung Gear VR runs off of your phone, and unfortunately this means that you may run into overheating problems. There are a few things that you can do to try and keep it from getting too hot and affecting your gameplay. To begin with you'll want to ensure that your phone has a proper charge, that you have closed any extra apps that you have open and running, and that you haven't attached the rear cover to your Gear VR. Once you are inside VR you can also turn on 'Do not Disturb' mode, and adjust your screen brightness.
Dealing with lag on your Gear VR
Laggy and choppy experience can ruin an otherwise awesome game within VR. While nobody wants to deal with lag, there are a few things you can do to make sure it isn't a problem you need to deal with. Closing out other apps, making sure your software is up to date, and letting your phone cool down if it's gotten too hot will all make a serious difference.
How to deal with gamepad issues on Gear VR
Some of the best games on Gear VR require a gamepad to play. If you're having issues with your gamepad, that can throw a serious wrench into your enjoyment of VR. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you have an awesome experience when you connect your controller. To begin with, you'll need to make sure that you have picked up an Android gamepad. Ensuring that your gamepad is charged, and that you have restarted your phone after the latest software updates will also be a serious help.
Samsung Gear VR tips and tricks
Samsung Gear VR delivers hours upon hours of fun gameplay, and astonishing experiences. If you're new to VR then it can seem a bit overwhelming at first. That's why we've got a collection of tips and tricks for you to utilize to help make sure that you have a great time. This includes charging your phone, investing a swivel chair and headphones, along with plenty more.
Where to buy a used VR headset
VR headsets can be a bit pricy, and while Gear VR is more affordable than most, it can still host a decent chunk. That's where knowing where to pick up a used VR headset comes in. That way you can get the VR experience that you're craving without having to pay brand new prices.