How do I use the touchpad and make a selection on my Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018


Navigation and selection with your Samsung Gear™ VR Innovator Edition for S6 can be done using the touchpad on the right side of the device or using the on-screen pointer.


Making Selections (Tapping)

1. Move your head to place the pointer on top of the desired item.

2. Tap the touchpad with your finger.


Note: When you are not wearing the Gear VR for S6, the touchpad does not work

Moving Around the screen (Swiping)

• Swipe forward across the touchpad to move to the next item.

• Swipe backward across the touchpad to view the previous item.


• Swipe downward across the touchpad to move ot the next item in a list.

• Swipe upward across the touchpad to move to the previous item in a list.


Note: Some apps may not support upward or downward swiping actions.

Moving the Pointer

The Gear VR for S6 recognizes your head movements and then translates that information as a location within your current screen environment. Some screens may not display a pointer.

• Moving your head around also changes the views and perspectives of the current screen.


• The pointer and screen views change depending on the detected location of your head.

Note: The pointer is centered in your line sight and follows your head movements.

Making a Selection

You can select items or apps by moving your head and then tapping the touchpad.

1. Move your head to place the displayed pointer onto a desired selection.


2. Tap the touchpad (on the right side of the unit).

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