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Using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Universal Menu

The Universal Menu provides quick access to frequently used features on your Gear VR. To open the Universal Menu, press and hold Back on the side of the Gear VR or on the controller. Use the list below for a brief description of all of the options offered through the Universal Menu.

Universal Menu Options

With the Universal Menu open, select an option by placing the pointer over it and tapping the touchpad on the right side of the headset or using the controller.

  • Home: Exit the current app and return to the Oculus Home screen.

  • Profile: View your Oculus account profile.

  • Friends: View your friends list, see who is online, and accept or deny any pending friend requests.

  • Notifications: View any notifications received while using the Gear VR.

  • Settings: Adjust the settings for the Gear VR.

    The following settings are available:

    • Volume: Adjust the volume of sound and music by select a position on the slider or swiping the touchpad left or right.

    • Brightness: Adjust the display brightness setting by selecting a position on the slider or swiping the touchpad left or right.

    • Reorient: If your viewing angle changes to an extent where the screen does not display properly, use this feature to realign the display to your line of sight.

    • Notification: Enable to ignore calls and notifications while using the Gear VR.

    • Bluetooth: Enables/Disables the Bluetooth function.

    • Wi-Fi: Enables/Disables the Wi-Fi function.

  • Utilities: Access special functions for the Gear VR.

    The following functions are available:

    • Screenshot: Take a screenshot of the screen displayed before entering the Universal Menu.

    • Capture Video: Record a video while you use the Gear VR.

    • Passthrough Camera: Use the camera on the back of your mobile device to let you see "through" the headset and out into your environment. Select Passthrough Camera again to turn it off.

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