Most people get frustrated after having their Oculus Quest 2 and feel like it is not what it used to be. I am sure you have been having some issues with your Oculus Quest 2 controller. Otherwise, the calibration of the Oculus Quest 2 controller question would not have been raised. 

Maybe your VR headset controllers are not working well, have pairing issues, loss tracking, drifting, etc. For all of these reasons, calibration of the controller is necessary. But how? 

You don’t need to worry about all of these VR headset issues. There is a saying that, where there is a will, there is a way. Right?  

Oculus Quest 2 has been identified as having some significant problems and its calibration methods require some attention by our experts.  

In order to improve the performance of the Oculus Quest controller, the following issues need to be addressed.

1. Calibrate your Tracking Frequency

Oculus Quest 2 controllers are actually tracked through light tracking but it is infrared light. That’s why you look at them, you do not see the lights running on the controllers. You can only see the light using an infrared camera.

The flashlights in the controllers have two different frequencies of 50 Hz and 60 Hz. Set the frequency in your Oculus app to auto.

To calibrate the higher frequency, follow the steps…

Note: make sure that your Oculus Quest 2 is currently turned onActivate your phone’s GPS and Bluetooth.

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.
  1. Navigate to “settings” and connect it. Dropping down the menu you will find “More settings”.
  1. Tap on the “ More settings
  1. Navigate to “Advance Settings”.
  1. Tap on “Tracking Frequency” and set the frequency at 60 Hz. 

2. Battery Voltage: Use of 1.5V or Higher

Quite a few Oculus Quest 2 headset owners do not know that the controllers can be recharged. It is critical to keep in mind that 1.2 V is not strong enough to power your controllers as compared to 1.5V. 

For this reason, your Oculus Quest 2 controller does not work properly. You should have knowledge about how the battery voltage works in your controller.  

Why 1.2V or less is not enough for your Oculus Controller? 

I do not know whether you realize or not that there is a clear difference between 1.2V and 1.5V. Voltage is the pressure from an electrical circuit. The electricity must be routed through a loop. 

There is a loop inside your controller. A loop that runs continuously through your controllers. Then the power is siphoned from that loop wherever it needs to be. 

When you are using or replacing a 1.2V battery you are going to have power gaps in the controller’s loop. For this reason, your Oculus Quest 2 controllers drop off at work. 


  • Check the battery power level. If your battery is underpowered, you will experience controller tracking lag. 

To check your controller battery level – open the Oculus app> settings> more> controller> paired controller> your controller

  • Use a AAA battery that has a voltage of 1.5 or higher. It could be disposable or rechargeable batteries.       

3. Lighting and Environment

Oculus Quest 2 is an “inside out” tracking device. So, the lighting of your environment plays a biggergly significant role in tracking than most people think. 

The “inside out” tracker lens cannot track anything if it is too bright or dim. Even it can not track its controllers.

How Does “Inside out” Tracker Work?

Actually, inside-out tracking is used to monitor points around your room. So, it looks for points of high contrast like a painting on a white wall.

Suppose you have that kind of painting on a white wall. The “inside out” tracker in Oculus Quest 2 sees those points of painting. The tracking device measures how far your head is turned and where you are moving.       

But if there is nothing in your playroom or on the wall but lights, it can track your headset controller or anything barely. 

How To Calibrate Your Lighting and Environment? 

Lighting and environment make a big difference in the Oculus Quest 2 controller tracking. So, It is imperative to have bright, even lighting all around you and your room.

  • You have to make sure that your VR play area is open enough.
  • The light should not be too bright. Use soft light and avoid using any color lighting bulb like yellow, green, etc.
  • It has many points throughout your room to track. 

Bonus TipsTry to clean the Oculus Quest 2 headset camera lens every now and then. You may experience tracking issues if your camera lens is dirty, which makes it difficult to track your controllers. 

How to calibrate when your Oculus Quest 2 right or left controller is not working?

If your controller starts to drift or spin during the play session, try to calibrate your Oculus software. Follow the instruction to calibrate your meta Quest 2 controller.

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.
  1. Navigate to “Settings”.
  1. Tap on “more” and then tap “Controller”.
  1. Tap the paired controller below.
  1. Tap on the “three-dot” bar that is in the top right.
  1. Tap on the “Recalibrate” and
  1. Follow the instructions on the screen to recalibrate your Oculus Quest 2 controller. ( you can calibrate the left or right controller)

If the drifting issue still persists, clean your Oculus Quest 2  controller. For a better solution for your controller contact customer support.   

How to Resync or Repair the Oculus Quest 2 Controller?

Having trouble connecting your VR controllers is a common issue. 

If you are having such kinds of issues, unpair your meta Quest 2 controllers at first. To unpair your controller: 

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone
  2. Tap “Devices” in the bottom menu.
  3. Tap the headset that you are currently paired with.
  4. Tap “Controllers” and then tap the controller that you want to unpair.        

After disconnecting your controller, pair it again following the steps. 

Open Oculus app> Devices> tap the headset you are currently paired with> controllers> press and hold the right and left buttons. 

Wait until the controller LED blinks and then lights up to complete the repair.

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