Can You Use The Meta Quest 2 While Charging?

It is definitely alright to use your Oculus Quest while it charges. Of course, it will likely charge slower while you do so.

This is not recommended for the Oculus Go, because the Go only has a passive cooling solution and it can harm the battery.

Also, you can charge the Quest 2 while playing games and watching content. Just plug the included cable into the Quest and wall outlet as usual, and continue playing.

If your computer or another device has a USB-C port, you can plug your Quest into that to charge while you play as well, if you can’t reach out for the wall outlet.

I have also tried leaving my quest 2 charging overnight when I fall asleep one day.

But to not make any mistake I always ask Siri to remind me after 2 hours while connecting the charger to my headset.

If you aren’t planning to use your headset after charging, power it off after unplugging. For keeping the battery life healthy use the charger that was included in the box.

When you’re not using your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest, it can either be put to sleep or turned off entirely.

How long does a fully charged Oculus Quest 2 last?

About 2.5 hours. At any point, you can check the battery status of your headset in the Oculus App settings or in VR via Oculus Home. There is a lot of battery pack available on the internet to increase the battery life for an extra 2 hours.

How long does Quest 2 take to charge?

From the Official page of Meta, the charging time with the provided USB-C power adapter will likely take about 2.5 hours. If you’re not using the charger that was provided, it is sure that the battery will take more than usual to fully charge. Don’t buy any charger if it wasn’t meant to be used with a headset.

Why is Oculus charging so slowly?

You might be experiencing issues with your Oculus Quest 2 not charging up, or it’s charging very slowly.

Now the reason why this may be happening usually it’s one of five things below:

  • You’re using a very slow charger for your Oculus Quest 2.
  • Maybe the Oculus Quest 2 you were using was completely dead.
  • The charger is broken.
  • You’re Charging while using the device.
  • You’re charging the device from a DC outlet.

Some users report their Quest charges more slowly if they don’t turn it off before charging. To do so, hold down the power button until the indicator light turns off, and you hear the power down chime.

Sometimes, it might take a few extra minutes or even up to 10 minutes for that thing to even start up properly in the first place.

If you’re using the built-in oculus quest charger that they gave you it’s a fairly fast charger without any doubt, don’t use any other charger than this.

But if you’re charging it from your Computer or like a Laptop or something that isn’t AC output, even if you use the original charger, it will charge very slowly no matter what.

Nevertheless, if the original charger can’t charge the device even with an AC outlet, immediately test by plugging in a phone or something else with the same charger.

If those devices can’t be charged, then the charger must be faulty.

Try a different Oculus charger and confirm that the device is charging normally and there is no problem with the device.

The reason your headset is losing battery life when you are using it is that you are watching something, playing a game, or doing something that is using a lot of processor power.

A fully charged Oculus Quest 2 takes nearly 2 hours to completely shut down. Depending on how you use it.

It may take less than 1.2 hours to indicate a low battery.

Excessive gaming at high resolution can cause the battery to die sooner.

There could be more reasons for the battery draining issue:

  • The charger you’re using is not original.
  • You charge the device often from your PC or Laptop.
  • You are charging the device often while using it.
  • You don’t turn off the device while charging.
  • You may be charging overnight.
  • You don’t follow the basic battery charging rules.

If you’ve done one of those things I mentioned, there’s a high chance the battery health was affected and now it just drains so fast.

How do I increase my Quest battery life?

As an Oculus Quest 2 owner, if you’re worried that the battery will decrease and you wonder how do I properly charge it. 

Does it damage my battery if I leave it charging overnight? Should I turn off my quest 2 when I charge it? and can battery banks actually damage my battery?

Don’t worry I have also asked these questions, now I’ll be explaining how I improved the battery life of my Quest 2.

To maximize the battery life on your Quest 2, Here are seven pieces of advice that I personally follow regularly:

  • Avoid fully discharging your battery and possibly don’t drain it lower than 20%.
  • Minimize the time your battery is charging above 80%. 
  • Don’t leave your quest 2 charging overnight.
  • If possible do frequent charging instead of long charging sessions.
  • Disconnect your quest 2 from the power plug or power bank while using the device until it drops to 20 or 30% and also after it reaches 80%.
  • Use branded power banks with low output power and make sure it has a cut-off circuit to prevent overcharging.
  • Do not expose or charge the battery in extreme cold or hot temperatures

These are definitely the best practices, but it is not always possible to follow them all at the same time.

However, I would like to point out that even if you do occasionally stress the battery with non-perfect charging practices, you will likely switch to a newer device before you notice any serious degradation of the battery capacity.

For those of you who intend to keep your quest for years to come, these tips are definitely valuable.

Can I Use The Meta Quest 2 Controllers While Charging?

Meta quest 2 controllers can’t be used while charging as there is no feature to recharge the controller like the meta quest 2 headsets.

Quest 2 controller comes with AA batteries and they must be replaced with a new one after it indicates a low charge.

Here’s how to see how much battery is left:

  • Go to the oculus app on your phone
  • Click on devices
  • Click on controllers
  • You’ll see how much battery is remaining

To change the Quest 2 controller battery:

  • look for the arrow on the top of the handle.
  • Slide the battery cover in this direction to remove the cover,
  • Remove the AA battery and replace it with a fresh one.
  • Slide the cover back on until it clicks firmly into place.