How to install Gear VR App and connect the Controller?

Last Update Date : Aug 01. 2018

To use the Gear VR, you must manually install the Gear VR app (Oculus) and connect the controller to your Mobile Device before using the device.

When you connect the Mobile Device to the Gear VR for the first time, the Gear VR app (Oculus) installation and controller connection will start automatically.

Gear VR App

Installing the Gear VR app (Oculus)Click to Expand
1 Connect the Mobile Device to the Gear VR
2 Remove the Mobile Device when a voice prompt requests you to separate the device from the Gear VR

Once done, the Gear VR app (Oculus) installation screen will appear on the Mobile Device
3 On the Gear VR app (Oculus) installation screen, tap START
4 Read and agree to the health and safety warnings, and the terms and conditions in the End User Licence Agreement (EULA), and then tap NEXT
5 Tap INSTALL to install the default VR Apps
6 To create an Oculus account using your Facebook account, tap Continue Using Facebook. Or else, tap Create account

If you already have an Oculus account, tap Sign in. Your Oculus account will be used when using apps and content provided by Oculus
7 Set a payment method for making payments when you download paid VR apps or games from the Oculus Store
8 Follow the on-screen instructions to connect the controller and choose the hand you will use the controller with
9 Reconnect your Mobile Device to the Gear VR and place the Gear VR on your head
Connecting the controller with the Gear VR app (Oculus)Click to Expand
1 Press and hold the controller's Home key to enter Bluetooth pairing mode

The indicator light will flash red, green, and blue
2 On the Gear VR app (Oculus), tap the three horizontal bar icon and select the controller menu to connect the controller

The indicator light will flash blue three times
3 Reconnect your Mobile Device to the Gear VR and wear it

Control the Gear VR with the controller's keys and touchpad
Connecting the controller via BluetoothClick to Expand

Please note: You can connect the controller via Bluetooth only on Mobile Devices running Android 6.0 or higher

1 Press and hold the controller's Home key to enter Bluetooth pairing mode

The indicator light will flash red, green, and blue
2 After activating your Mobile Device's Bluetooth feature, tap Gear VR Controller (0000) on the list of available devices to complete Bluetooth pairing

The indicator light will flash blue three times
3 Reconnect your Mobile Device to the Gear VR and wear it

Control the Gear VR with the controller's keys and touchpad
Disconnecting and reconnecting the controllerClick to Expand

If you remove the Gear VR from your head or the current connection ends, the controller enters sleep mode.

Press the controller's trigger, touchpad, or any keys to deactivate sleep mode and re-enter Bluetooth pairing mode. The controller will be reconnected to the previous mobile device automatically.

Please note:
• If the controller and the Mobile Device are not kept within the Bluetooth connection range, the controller will be disconnected
• If the batteries are removed from the controller or the Bluetooth feature is deactivated in the Mobile Device, the controller will be disconnected
• If the Bluetooth connection is lost due to a problem with the connected Mobile Device, access the Bluetooth menu on the Mobile Device to pair the devices again
• If your controller is not functioning properly, bring the device and the Gear VR to a Samsung Service Centre for checking

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