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Using the Gear VR Controller

Use the new controller to navigate the Gear VR easily and enhance your immersive experience.


Using the Touchpad to Navigate the Gear VR

  • While holding the controller, move your wrist in the direction you want to move the on-screen pointer.
  • Press on the Touchpad to select an item or to bring up the menu while you are watching a video.
  • Swipe to the left or right on the touchpad to move to another item, scroll to the left or right, or reject incoming calls.
  • Swipe up or down on the touchpad to scroll up or down or to zoom in or out while you are viewing an image.


  • Press the Trigger to select an item.
  • Press the Trigger while playing a game to perform an action.

    The trigger function may vary depending on the app.

Other Buttons


  • Press to return to the Oculus Home screen.
  • Press and hold to reorient the on-screen pointer.


  • Press to return to the previous screen.
  • Press and hold to access the Universal menu.

Volume +/-

  • Press to raise or lower the volume.

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