Tips when charging your phone while using the Gear VR SM-R323

Last Update date : 2017.06.30

Below are some tips before using the new Gear VR:


● The connected Gear VR does not require charging because it obtains power from the connected mobile device. 

You can connect the charger to the charger port on the Gear VR.

Note: Use only Samsung-approved USB cables and 2A power adaptors.

If the Gear VR is being used while the charger is connected, it is powered by the charger and does not use the mobile device’s battery.


Note: When using content that has high power demand (more than 1A) while the charger is connected, the Gear VR uses two power sources. In high power demand situations, the Gear VR is powered by the charger and the mobile device’s battery at the same time.

If the Gear VR is disconnected from the charger while it is being used, the image on the screen may be briefly inactive. During this period, the screen recalibrates and the Gear VR may not recognize the head movements.

If the Gear VR is not in use while the charger is connected, the mobile device’s battery will be charged.

To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a power switch, so end-users must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket and easily accessible while charging.

Place the front cover back on the Gear VR when your done using it.

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