We have found several possible reasons for not pairing the Oculus Quest 2 with your phone. Not connecting the devices on the same network, not using the updated version app, having a huge gap in wifi between the headset and phone, and not enabling the p2p connection are mentionable. 

Such kinds of issues could be experienced by a new or old Oculus Quest 2 owner. It doesn’t matter what type of user you are. This article helps you to give a very effective solution guide for your Oculus Quest 2 pairing issue.       

How do you manually pair Meta Quest 2 to your phone?

Not pairing the Oculus Quest headset to the phone is common. It has also become easy to fix that kind of issue nowadays. 

Some very effective solutions are- checking the network connection, rebooting both devices, updating the Oculus app, using a 5GHz router, and clearing all data in Oculus apps. 

If these methods go in vain, the best way to fix the Quest 2 pairing with phone issues is to contact Oculus Support

A Basic Guide For New Oculus Quest 2 Owners (1st step)

If you are new to Oculus Quest 2 and have the pairing issue, then you have to complete an initial setup. To complete the initial setup, you need to download and install the Meta Quest mobile app on an iOS or android phone. Then follow the instructions that are shown on the display.   

Proper Connection of WiFi Network

Since Oculus Quest 2 is dependent on a stable network connection, it is very important to have a strong wifi connection.  So, check if your phone and Oculus headset is connected to the same network. 

Because sometimes it happens that after a long period of use, the router’s firmware may not work properly. Therefore the Oculus Quest 2 stuck pairing on screen. In this case, all you need to do is to turn off the power connection of your router and restart it after 10-15 seconds.  It should work.   

Also, you have to make sure that your wifi network is not shared with anyone and the phone’s Bluetooth is on. If you are still in the pairing issue, use a 5GHz wifi connection.  

Remove The Headset From The Phone

There are some specific features of your phone that can cut your Oculus Quest casting to your phone. For example, the notification feature.  I don’t know how much you are concerned about it. 

So, what should you do in this case? Don’t worry about it. You just forget your Oculus Quest 2 from your phone’s Bluetooth. Then reconnect it. 

Reboot Your Devices

We actually don’t know which device is accountable for not pairing Oculus Quest 2 with the phone. It might be the Oculus headset itself or the phone. 

For this reason, sometimes rebooting your both devices can be an effective solution. It is very easy to reboot your devices.

To reboot your Oculus headset – hold the power button and give a long press on that. You will see a popup menu with Cancel, Restart, and Power Off. Click on the Restart menu.     

Configure The IP Multicasting and p2p Networking

When you run two or more media or streaming devices (for example Oculus Quest, phone, etc), your wifi connection gets collided. As a result, the rate of multicasting capability of your router decreases, and then you experience a pairing issue. 

Enabling the IP Multicasting on your router can be the solution for your Oculus Quest 2 casting issue. Now  the question is what is IP Multicasting? 

IP multicasting is a kind of networking method that is used to deal with WiFi networks on one to many devices. 

So, check your router settings and make sure all the instances of IP multicasting are enabled. 

The p2p connection is another important factor for getting a stable network connection. Make sure that you have enabled the p2p networking on your router too. This ensures that the Oculus Quest 2 can communicate with your phone. 

Try to do a Factory reset/ Log Out or Log In

If you run into a pairing issue with your headset to your phone, sometimes the factory reset of your Oculus Quest 2 can fix it. 

Note: Do not forget to charge your Oculus Quest 2 before doing Factory Reset.

To do the factory reset of Oculus Quest 2 using your phone, follow the steps-

  1. Open the Oculus app on your existing phone
  2. Choose the Devices from the menu
  3. Choose your devices from the list
  4. Tap on Advanced Settings
  5. Tap on Factory Reset
  6. Then tap on Reset     

But if you are not interested in doing a factory reset using your phone, you can do it using your Oculus Headset. Follow the instructions below-

  1. Turn Off your headset first 
  2. Then hold the power and down volume buttons together until the Boot screen pops up. 
  3. Highlight the “Factory Reset” using the volume button 
  4. Highlight the “Yes” using the volume button
  5. Then press the Power button.    

Re-install the Oculus app 

If the last methods do not give you the best result, you have to check if there is any updated version available on the Play Store. If your existing Oculus app is the latest version, try to reinstall it.    

How can you find and enter the pairing code in Oculus Quest 2?

It is very easy to find the 5 digits code on your phone or headset. All you need to do is- 

  • Open the Oculus app 
  • Go to settings and scroll down 
  • Find the “About” menu and tap on it 
  • Then if you scroll down, you should get the pairing code. 

To pair the Oculus Quest 2 with the pairing code to the phone, you need to follow the steps.

First, restart your Oculus headset

Second, choose Manual Pairing from your Oculus mobile app
Third, then enter the 5-digit pairing code that you got before and wait until it is paired.