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Pairing the Gear VR Controller

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!

Bluetooth Menu

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

  2. Touch Search and then search for and touch Bluetooth.

  3. To enable Bluetooth, touch the slider.

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

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

  6. Touch ACCEPT.

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

Oculus App

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

  2. Touch More.

  3. Swipe to and touch Controllers.

  4. Touch Turn on Bluetooth.

  5. To confirm, touch YES.

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

  7. On your mobile device, touch Pair.

  8. Touch ALLOW.

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

Switching Between Right/Left Handed

  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/Left Handed to change the setting to the other hand.

Oculus App Settings

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

  2. Navigate to More > Controllers.

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

  4. Touch More Options.

  5. To recalibrate your controller, touch Recalibrate.

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