Gear VR - How do I connect my Samsung phone to my Gear VR with controller (SM-R325)?

Last Update Date : May 11. 2018

Gear VR

To get the most out of your Gear VR experience, you need to start things off the right way.

Note: The provided information refers to Gear VR sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for devices sold in other countries.

Connecting your Samsung phone

Connect your Samsung phone to the Gear VR headset:

1 Pull the device holder (1) to the right. Verify that the Lock Switch is in the locked position (2) and then gently push the device holder into either position A or B (3) depending on the size of your phone's screen size.
Gear VR - How do I connect my Samsung phone to my Gear VR with controller (SM-R325)?
2 Carefully insert the phone (face down) at an angle into the center of the Gear VR, and then dock the phone's USB port onto the Gear VR connector (1). Make sure that the connector is fully inserted into your phone’s USB port. The device will make a sound when it's connected properly.
Gear VR - How do I connect my Samsung phone to my Gear VR with controller (SM-R325)?

Note: Do not forcefully insert the connector into your phone as this may damage the connector. Improper installation may also scratch your phone.

3 Once connected, gently press on the back of the phone until it locks into place (3). The device holder will return to the previous position and secure your phone in place (4). Your phone will emit a sound when it is connected to the Gear VR properly.
Gear VR - How do I connect my Samsung phone to my Gear VR with controller (SM-R325)?

Note: If the phone is not securely locked, it may separate from the Gear VR and become damaged. Do not twist or bend the Gear VR’s connector when you connect or disconnect the phone. Doing so may damage the connector.

4 Make sure your phone is oriented properly.
Gear VR - How do I connect my Samsung phone to my Gear VR with controller (SM-R325)?

Note: If you the phone is tilted to one side when it is inserted, it may cause discomfort. In this case, the phone's screen will not be aligned properly to the lenses.

Important: Factory lens protectors are pre-installed on the Gear VR. Remove the lens protectors before you use the Gear VR so you can see clearly. Do not leave the Gear VR in a direct sunlight. Exposure to a direct sunlight can damage the Gear VR and the connected phone.

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