Oculus Quest 2 does not pair with the phone app.

What to do when Oculus Quest 2 does not pair with the phone app. There are a lot of questions surrounding Oculus Quest 2. But one of the most common is whether or not you can play Oculus Quest 2 offline.

In today’s world, there is a very small chance that you are somewhere with your headset but without WiFi. However, let’s still consider the two main options you have.

The first option is to download games that you can play offline, which you’ll see in this article below.

Secondly, a more obvious option is to watch movies, videos and music content already downloaded from YouTube, Netflix and other platforms in a more convenient way.

7 easy ways to link the Oculus Quest 2 headset with the phone application

Update your Oculus app to its latest version 2.

Many problems can be solved by keeping your Oculus app updated, as most of the issues faced by virtual reality gamers are solved in the updated version of the app.

You have two ways to approach this, you can choose to manually check the Oculus app library for recent updates. If you are using an Apple phone, you can get recent versions on iOS, while Android users can get theirs from the Play Store.

Alternatively, you can also go through the time-consuming process of uninstalling the Oculus app and reinstalling it from the app library.

Try a different wireless network or reboot your router.

Switching between networks to see which one will allow pairing of your phone and Quest 2 headset might also help, especially if you use more than one wireless network to access the web.

Another way to troubleshoot Quest 2 pairing problems is to open the web page in your phone’s browser, if it loads too slowly or not at all, then you may want to try restarting your router.

Restarting your router can help you troubleshoot connection problems and unexpected configuration issues.

If it still does not work, you should contact your network service provider.

Check Bluetooth access permissions

Pairing problems can also be solved by manually allowing certain Bluetooth connections.

It may not even be a direct Bluetooth problem, but a permissions problem. You may have your Bluetooth connection and still not be able to pair with your headset if you do not allow it to do so.

Since this problem is prevalent among iPhone users, you can simply resolve it by following the steps below:

  • Head to your headset settings.
  • Locate the privacy settings.
  • Click on ‘Bluetooth Settings’.
  • Give your Oculus app permission to use and transfer data with Bluetooth.

Make sure to turn on your Bluetooth and location

To pair your Oculus Quest 2 viewer and phone, you must turn on both Bluetooth and location. If either is turned off, pairing will not take place.

If this is the case, turn on the default option and restart the pairing process.

Restart your headset and cell phone

Restarting your Oculus Quest 2 viewer can help counteract pairing issues. Before stressing over what could be the cause of the pairing difficulty, try restarting the headset. Here’s a simple way to do it: there is a power button on the right side of your headset, gently press and hold it until the power off menu appears, from there, you can select the option to turn off the headset and restart it or simply using the reset option.

The same goes for your phone, as restarting it can also resolve many software issues (including Oculus pairing issues) and there are two ways to do this. You can choose to turn your phone off and turn it on while waiting a few minutes in between. Alternatively, you can also simply restart your phone. Either way, the most important thing is that the problem is resolved.

After restarting your devices, try pairing them again and see if it works. If it doesn’t, there are still a few things you can do.

Make sure your headset and cell phone are connected to the same wireless network

Pairing your Quest 2 headset and phone application is a wireless connection that requires both devices to be on the same wireless network.

To ensure that your phone and headset are on the same page, check the following steps:

  • Go to your phone’s wireless settings to verify the network you are connected to. Change it if it is not your preferred network option.
  • Also go to the network settings on your headset and verify your network connection.
  • If it is different from the network your phone is connected to, change it to the same network.
  • You are good to go.

Using a different phone or tablet, pair the Oculus Quest 2 headset.

Did you know that the pairing issue you are facing may be due to using an incompatible mobile device with your headset? Yes, it is very possible.

You can’t be too sure, so we suggest you get an alternative device and try pairing your headset with it to be sure where the problem is coming from, who knows? It just might be.

Don’t worry, you won’t lose your data while pairing with a new mobile device. Also, you won’t necessarily need the app after pairing, so there’s nothing to worry about as long as you can pair your devices.


So there we go with our simple ways to troubleshoot Oculus pairing issues. They’re not that hard to understand, are they?

If the pairing problems don’t improve even after using all our recommended simple tricks, check if your phone is not connected to some other device. It’s a known fact that you won’t be able to pair with your headset as long as your mobile device is connected to another Bluetooth device.

If there is still no improvement, you may want to check your own Oculus headset for hardware issues that may be the cause of the pairing problem.

We hope you found this helpful.

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