Tips + Tricks: Taking Care of Your Oculus Go

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Posted by Oculus VR
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August 10, 2018
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Oculus Go has been out in the wild for a little over three months, and it’s been great to welcome new people to the VR community. From garden selfies and unboxing videos to his and hers (head)sets and beyond, we’ve loved seeing all the fun and unique ways that people are using to #ShowOculusGo and share the magic of VR with friends and family. Today, we want to show some love of our own with a few best practices to care for your Oculus Go.

Keep It Cool

Direct sunlight is a definite don’t! In fact, Oculus Go may suffer permanent damage from less than a minute of direct exposure to light. Protect the lenses and display by storing the headset away from windows and other direct sources of light.

When not in use, it’s best to keep your Oculus Go covered, either in a hard case or a soft, non-abrasive bag. Keep it away from heat sources, too, like near your kitchen stove, by the fireplace, or inside of a parked car.

Keep It Clean

As with any consumer electronic, it’s important to keep your Oculus Go clean. While some wear and tear over time may be expected, there are steps you can take to keep your headset looking its best and in good working order.

Use a clean, dry cloth to clean the outside of your headset and non-abrasive anti-bacterial wipes to clean the straps and facial interface foam. It’s also safe to gently hand wash the facial interface and straps with mild detergent after detaching them from the headset. Let them air dry, reattach, and you’ll be back up and running. Click here for information on how to safely adjust and reattach the straps.

Notice a smudge or dirt on your lenses? Use a dry optical lens micro-fiber cloth to gently wipe the lens in a circular motion moving outwards from the center. Be sure to avoid liquid and chemical cleansers. For the controller, just grab a dry, clean cloth or non-abrasive anti-bacterial wipes. Skip the alcohol or other abrasive cleaning solutions.

Keep It Safe

Thanks to its convenient standalone form factor, Oculus Go is easy to take along, wherever you might travel. But before you throw it in your backpack or purse, make sure to protect the headset and lenses from sharp objects like keys, charging cables, or your handy Swiss Army knife. You should also be sure to store your Oculus Go somewhere safe when not in use and protect it from the inquisitive paws, claws, and jaws of children and pets.

And that’s about it! By following these simple steps, you can enjoy endless hours of worry-free entertainment in VR. Visit the Oculus Support Center to learn more about how to properly use and care for your Oculus Go. And don't forget to share your favorite games, apps, and experiences with us on Twitter and let us know how you #ShowOculusGo!

— The Oculus Team