Can you use the Oculus Quest 3 while charging?

Use Oculus Quest 3 while charging guy playing Quest 3

Use Oculus Quest 3 while charging guy playing Quest 3

While the Oculus Quest 2 released in 2020 was quite a success, people have been clamoring for another version. The Quest 3 is designed to give the player maximum freedom in their gaming experience. But what if you want to keep playing and you're low on battery? Can you use the Oculus Quest 3 while charging? Let's take a look.

The Quest 3's battery life isn't much improved from that of the Quest 2, so the problem is still very much present. All that tech needs juice to be powered.

So, let's look if is it safe to use the Oculus Quest 3 while charging and if we can keep playing without problems.

Can you play the Oculus Quest 3 while charging?

Yes, it is completely safe to use your Oculus Quest 3 while charging it. But, at the same time, you'll have to keep in mind that it wasn't designed to be constantly charged while in use.

While it is fair to expect the Oculus Quest 3 to run for about 3 hours on a single charge, battery life will soon start to dwindle as the device gets older. Also depends on what you're using it for, of course.

Oculus provides some useful ‘best practice’ advice in order to maximise battery life on your headset. In terms of charging, Oculus recommends using the cable that originally came with the headset. The problem with that is that the cable is not really long enough to allow us to use it freely, being about a meter long.

We would advise, then, to get a longer cable if you're planning to use the Quest 3 on a regular basis while charging. But also, be careful about charging it for too long. Once the device reaches 100% battery, we would recommend disconnecting the cable, and continue playing wirelessly.

Tips to prolong Quest 3 battery life

Overall, while it is understandable to want to keep playing while the device is low on battery, we would not recommend keeping the Quest 3 charging while playing on a regular basis. Not only charging will take longer, but it might not really work wonders for the battery's health in the long run.

If you're planning to do that every once in a while, there's no problem, but not regularly. Also, try not to let the device reach 0% battery too often and charge it regularly, but not too much, as that also diminishes the life of the battery over the course of months and years.

That's all we have for you on using the Oculus Quest 3 while charging. But if you want more tips and tricks on the Quest 2, we've got you covered with how to fix slow charging and is Skyrim on Quest 2.

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