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SideQuest not detecting Quest 2: resolved

If SideQuest is not detecting Quest 2, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and fix the issue:

  1. Ensure that your Quest 2 is properly connected to your computer via USB cable. Make sure the cable is securely plugged in on both ends.

  2. Check that your Quest 2 is turned on and in developer mode. To enable developer mode, go to the Oculus app on your phone and navigate to "Settings" > "Experimental Features" > "Developer Mode."

  3. Open the SideQuest app on your computer and click on the "Settings" icon. Then, click on "Advanced" and select "ADB" from the menu. Check that the correct device is selected and that the correct IP address is entered.

  4. If the above steps do not work, try restarting both your Quest 2 and your computer.

  5. If you are still experiencing issues, try uninstalling and reinstalling both SideQuest and the Oculus drivers on your computer.

  6. You can also try using a different USB cable or port on your computer to see if that resolves the issue.

If none of these solutions work, you may need to contact SideQuest support or seek further assistance from the Oculus community forums.

What is SideQuest

SideQuest is a third-party app store and a launcher application for the Oculus Quest, Quest 2, and other Android-based VR headsets. It allows users to browse and install apps, games, and other experiences that are not available on the official Oculus Store. SideQuest also offers tools and resources for developers to create and publish their own VR content.

What is Quest 2

Oculus Quest 2 is a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset developed by Facebook Technologies, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. It was released in October 2020 as a successor to the original Oculus Quest. The Quest 2 features improved display resolution and refresh rate, faster processing power, and a lighter weight than its predecessor. It also offers six degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking and wireless operation, allowing users to move freely in VR without being tethered to a computer or console. The Quest 2 is compatible with a wide range of VR games and apps, including many popular titles available on the Oculus Store and SideQuest.

Common problems with SideQuest and Quest 2

Here are some common problems users may encounter with SideQuest and Quest 2:

SideQuest not detecting Quest 2

This can happen if the Oculus app is not installed on the computer or if the USB cable is not properly connected. Try restarting the computer and Quest 2, reconnecting the USB cable, and ensuring that developer mode is enabled on the Quest 2.

SideQuest not installing apps on Quest 2

This can happen if the app is not compatible with Quest 2 or if there is not enough storage space on the device. Check the app's compatibility and ensure that there is enough storage space on the device.

Quest 2 controller tracking issues

This can happen if the batteries are low, if the controller is not paired properly, or if there is something blocking the sensors. Try replacing the batteries, resetting the controller, and ensuring that there is nothing blocking the sensors.

Quest 2 overheating

This can happen if the device is being used for extended periods or if it is being used in a warm environment. Try taking breaks between use, using a fan or air conditioning to cool the environment, or using a cooling fan or pad for the device.

Quest 2 display issues: This can happen if the device is not properly calibrated, if the lenses are dirty, or if there is a software issue. Try calibrating the device, cleaning the lenses, or updating the software to see if the issue resolves.