Gear VR - Pair and Manage the Controller of the Gear VR (SM-R325)

Last Update date : Oct 05. 2020
Gear VR - Pair and Manage the Controller of the Gear VR (SM-R325)

To use the controller, it must be paired with your mobile device. You can pair the controller through the Oculus app or your phone's Bluetooth menu. This is a quick and easy process unless you forget to put batteries in the controller. So don't forget the batteries!

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

Pair the Controller using the Bluetooth Menu

1. From the Home screen of your mobile device, navigate to the Apps screen.

2. Touch Connections.

3. Touch Bluetooth.

4. To enable Bluetooth, touch the slider.

5. To enter pairing mode on the controller, press and hold the Home button on the controller.

Pair the Controller using the Bluetooth Menu 1

6. From your mobile device's Bluetooth menu, touch Gear VR Controller.

Pair the Controller using the Bluetooth Menu 2

7. Touch ACCEPT.

8. Follow the on-screen prompts to calibrate the controller.

Pair the Controller using the Oculus App

1. From the Home screen of your mobile device, navigate to the Apps screen.

2. Touch Oculus.

3. Touch More.

Pair the Controller using the Oculus App 1

4. Swipe to and touch Controllers.

Pair the Controller using the Oculus App 2

5. Touch Turn on Bluetooth.

Pair the Controller using the Oculus App 3

6. To confirm, touch YES.

7. To enter pairing mode on the controller, press and hold the Home button on the controller.

Pair the Controller using the Oculus App 4

8. On your mobile device, touch Pair.

Pair the Controller using the Oculus App 5

9. Touch ALLOW.

10. Follow the on-screen prompts to calibrate the controller.

Switching Between Right or Left Handed

Right handed? Left handed? No panic, your Gear VR controller can accommodate both!

1. Press and hold Back on the side of the Gear VR or on the controller to access the Universal Menu.

2. Select Settings.

3. Select Right Handed or Left Handed to change the setting to the other hand.

Switching Between Right or Left Handed
Recalibrate the Controller

You feel like the pointer if off? No worries, you can easily recalibrate the controller of your Gear VR.

1. From the Home screen of your mobile device, navigate to the Apps screen.

2. Touch Oculus.

3. Touch More.

Recalibrate the Controller 1

4. Swipe to and touch Controllers.

Recalibrate the Controller 2

5. You can select whether you are right handed or left handed. For additional settings, select your controller.

Recalibrate the Controller 3

6. Touch More Options.

7. To recalibrate your controller, touch Recalibrate.

Recalibrate the Controller 4

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