The Oculus Quest 2 headset has been steadily growing as a reliable virtual reality headset. If you’ve just finished setting up your Quest 2, this guide is not for you. However, if you’re someone who has been using it for quite a while, you might find that your controllers might be running low on batteries. Since that can cause the controllers to die out of nowhere, it can be quite annoying. So if you’re looking for a way to charge your Oculus Quest 2 controllers, you’re at the right place. Let’s learn how to charge the Oculus Quest 2 controllers.
How to Charge Oculus Quest 2 Controllers
While this guide will teach you all about charging your controllers, I’ll also tell you about another interesting way you can do so. Use the table below to make your way to the needed section.
Can You Charge Oculus Quest 2 Controllers?
Unfortunately, you cannot charge the Oculus Quest 2 controllers. The controllers themselves do not come with any built-in batteries. Each controller does however have a battery compartment that houses a single AA battery for power. While it might not look like the Quest 2 controllers have any opening, they do have a slot hidden away by a battery slider. You might have seen a small eject symbol on your controllers’ grip. However, that AA battery included inside is Alkaline so don’t try to recharge it. You can, however, swap out the dead battery with disposable or rechargeable AA batteries. So go ahead and buy a replacement and then keep reading to find out how to change Oculus Quest 2 Controller batteries.
How to Change Quest 2 Controller Batteries
Ready with the replacement battery? Well, grab it and follow the steps below to learn how to install it.
1. Hold the Oculus Quest 2 controller as shown below with the eject symbol facing up.
2. Slide the eject compartment upwards and away from you to pop it open.
3. This will reveal the battery compartment. Remove it to reveal the dead battery.
4. Remove the AA battery and replace it with a rechargeable/disposable AA battery. Be sure to insert the replacement battery according to the markings.
5. Pop the cover back in and follow steps 1-4 for the other controller.
And that’s it! That’s how easy it is to change your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset’s Controller batteries. Once done, they will come back to life without any added steps. So the next time you find your controllers running low on power, simply follow the steps above to change the batteries again.
Other Ways to Charge Your Oculus Quest 2 Controllers
Since the Quest 2 controllers revolve around having a AA battery, you can’t really install any other type of batteries to charge them. However, that does not mean you cannot have more innovative ways to charge your controllers. A good solution to that is a charging dock. Fortunately, Anker has a fully functioning charging dock that has been officially licensed by Meta or formerly Facebook.
The dock comes with rechargeable batteries and battery covers that make wireless charging possible. Furthermore, you can even charge the Oculus Quest 2 itself by placing it on the dock. So the next time, you don’t feel like having the hassle of opening the covers, simply go ahead and buy the Anker Quest 2 Charging Dock ($99) and be done with it.
Charge Your Quest 2 Controllers Easily
So that is how you charge or replace your Oculus Quest 2 controllers. Pretty easy isn’t it? Once you’re all powered up, check out these virtual reality apps and experiences and elevate your experience. Got headset issues? Learn how to factory reset your Oculus Quest 2 for a possible solution. Having trouble replacing the batteries in your controller? Ask your questions in the comments below.