Gear VR: How Do I charge the Gear VR?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

Gear VR - How do I charge the Gear VR?


A: The Gear VR does not require charging as it is powered by the mobile device’s battery. You can connect the charger to the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Gear VR. Use only Samsung-approved USB cables and power adapters.




When connected to the charger, it is the connected mobile device that is being charged and not the Gear VR.

If using the Gear VR while the charger is connected to the Gear VR’s multipurpose jack; it is powered by the charger and does not use the mobile device’s battery. When using content that has high power demands (more than 1.5A) while the charger is connected, the Gear VR uses two power sources. In high power demand situations, the Gear VR draws power from both the charger and the mobile device’s battery at the same time.

If the Gear VR is disconnected from the charger while it is being used, the image on the screen may be briefly inactive.

During this period, the screen recalibrates and the Gear VR may not recognize your head movements.

If the Gear VR is not used while the charger is connected, the mobile device’s battery will be charged.

To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in use to avoid wasting power.

The charger should remain close to the electric socket and easily accessible while charging.

Replace the front cover once you have finished using the Gear VR.

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