How to Clean the Oculus Quest_ Full Guide

How to Clean the Oculus Quest: Full Guide

To extend the life of the Oculus Quest and avoid an unwanted accident, it is important that you take care of it and keep it in a safe place. Do not forget that the limited warranty doesn’t cover normal wear or physical damage!

That’s why today, in this article, we will explain you the basic care, how to keep it in good working order and how to clean the Oculus Quest safely. Shall we start?

Oculus Quest Basic Care

There are several tips that you can follow to protect and keep your headset in good condition, but be sure to choose the one that you think is the safest and easiest, and fits your capabilities.

The first thing you should take into account is sunlight. The headset, especially the lenses and the screen, may suffer permanent damage if it is directly exposed to sunlight for less than a minute.

What can you do? It’s very simple! Do not leave the Quest device in places exposed to direct sunlight, such as tables, shelves, gardens, windowsills, parks, and others.

Also, do not use the Oculus Quest outdoors or leave it in the bathroom; if you need to take the device to another place, use a bag or case that protects it from direct sunlight and moisture, respectively.

Besides, do not use sharp objects near it, such as cable ends or keys, so you will not scratch the lenses or the screen. You should also be careful when adjusting the headset and tightening the straps, otherwise you can damage the device and its entire body

Also remember that you should not use or wear the headset while it is connected to the power adapter or charging; it may overheat and suffer irreparable damage. Let it charge for the necessary time and don’t forget to disconnect the charger.

Other Basic Care

To avoid general damage, do not leave your Quest in places with too high temperatures, such as inside a car or near a stove, heat can deteriorate the product.

Another factor to take into account is food and drinks, do not eat, drink or smoke near the device; do not leave it near pets or small children too. So immediately keep it in a safe place when you don’t use it!

How to carry my Oculus Quest safely?

Since it is a wireless device that does not depend on a computer, you can take the Oculus Quest with you wherever you go; however, you must be very careful and take appropriate measures to protect it from any damage.

For that, you can buy a special travel case for the device and thus protect the headset, the Touch controllers, the charger, the adapter and the extra batteries, all in one package, while moving from one place to another.

Keep in mind that this travel case prioritizes portability, that is, it is designed to carry your Quest and the accessories included in its package. Do not fill it with other objects!

Keep your Oculus Quest in good working order

Can’t find the charger? Do you think you can use any other? The answer is no! If you want the Quest to work properly, you should only use the charger that is included in the package; besides, you should avoid charging it while it is in use.

The charging cable must be correctly connected to the headset. If you are not sure, unplug the charging cable from the Quest and the power supply, and plug it back in.

Also make sure that the LED light on the side of the headset turns on while charging. If it does not light up in orange or green, the Oculus Quest is not charging correctly.

Remember: when you are not using or charging the Quest, it is best to turn off or put the device in sleep mode. Although, if you are going to take it somewhere or clean the Oculus Quest, turn it off completely.

This also extends the life of the internal battery. So, press and hold the power button for three seconds until a menu appears in the headset and select “Turn off”. That’s it!

How can I clean my Oculus Quest?

It is important that you take care of the device and clean it frequently. Do not forget that natural wear and physical damage are not covered by the warranty. So below we will explain the safest way to clean the Oculus Quest:

Start by cleaning the outside of the headset, but do not use any type of chemical or alcohol. Even though alcohol is safe for electronics, it will actually damage the plastic body of the device, and it’s also bad for the foam faceplate.

Use a microfiber cloth and cleaning wipes, you can use baby wipes, which did not contain alcohol. You will also need a small bowl of water, non-abrasive and non-concentrated dish soap, a washcloth and a towel.

So, the first thing you are going to do is take the microfiber cloth and gently clean the four sensors from the inside out, two at the top and two at the bottom. This will clean cream residue, finger oils, dead skin and dust.

Then, use the same cloth and clean the entire Oculus Quest body, if there is a spot or you just want to polish it, you can use the cleaning wipes. Just be careful, do not clean the sensors with them.

Now, the straps! Take another cleaning wipe and gently clean all the straps. Do not forget the sides that connect to the Quest body. Take the microfiber cloth again and wipe the lenses in circular movements. Don’t use the cleaning wipes or any soap. You can damage the coating!

Besides, the only thing that comes into contact with the lenses is the skin or the hair; you just try to remove the oils and dust. Now you have to clean the foam faceplate.

This area collects sweat, so it is very important to keep it clean. Remove the foam faceplate from the Oculus Quest body and start cleaning at three specific points: the nose and both sides of the top of the foam faceplate.

To clean it, use some non-abrasive and non-concentrated liquid dish soap. Take the bowl of water and add a few drops of soap, agitate and stir the water. Take a washcloth and wet it with the soap mixture, then clean the entire foam faceplate.

Use a towel to clean the excess water and then leave it in a safe place to air dry. When it’s totally dry, reattach it to the Quest. Finally, the controllers; take another wipe and clean them. That’s it!

Now that you know how to properly clean the Oculus Quest, it’s time to play and sweat it again! Although, there are some hygiene covers that you can buy if you want to prevent the Quest from collecting a lot of sweat. They are very useful!



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