Every now and again, we have to set our devices aside to give them time for a software update. This is usually an automated process, but we’ve made this how to update Quest 3 guide, in case you need to do it manually.
On top of being able to play virtual reality games, you can cast the Quest 3 to a TV and even live stream on YouTube with it. One way to make sure that these features work properly is to keep your headset updated.
So, let’s get into the details of how to update Quest 3 to minimize the chances of encountering issues with the VR headset.
How to update the Quest 3
To update your Quest 3 manually, you’ll need to go into your settings and choose to update your software. You may need to do this if your headset was turned off or in sleep mode when the update became available. Also, there might be times when your Quest 3 is just not picking up the firmware, so you can use this way to do it.
Here’s a more detailed guide on how to update your Quest 3 manually.
- Open up the universal menu with your controller.
- Go into Quick Settings, which is found on the left side of the menu.
- Look for Settings in the top right corner and open it.
- In the System section of your menu, go to Software Update.
- Click on the Update Now button in the top right corner of the window if you see it available.
If your Quest 3 is on the latest system version, the button in the top right corner will be greyed out and say No Updates Available.
How long does it take to update Quest 3?
The amount of time it takes to update the Quest 3 will depend on factors like your internet connection speed and the size of the update. There is no fixed duration for updating your VR headset, but it usually takes about 2 hours to complete.
If you notice that an update is taking more than 2 hours to complete, try plugging the headset in with the charger it came with then check for any progress after about 30 minutes. If the update still isn’t done, consider contacting the Meta Quest Help Center. Be careful not to turn off or interfere too much with the headset while it is updating, or you risk bricking it.