Set up Meta Quest 3 - how to get started with Oculus Quest 3

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Set up Meta Quest 3 - An image of the Oculus Quest 3 headset and controllers
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Congratulations on your new VR headset. Now, it's time to roll up our sleeves and set up your Meta Quest 3.

If you've previously owned a Quest headset, you might find the setup process somewhat familiar. However, if you're a new addition to the ranks of Quest owners, fear not – we're here to lend you a helping hand every step of the way.

In this guide, we'll show you how to set up your Meta Quest 3. But before that, make sure you are aware of all the critical details about your new headset such as its resolution and battery life.

How to set up Meta Quest 3

Setting up the Meta Quest 3 is a straightforward process, and in just a few steps, you can begin using it to explore virtual worlds. Follow along as we guide you through the process of getting your Quest 3 up and running.

Charge the headset

You’ll first need to charge the headset. Plug the charging cord into your Quest 3 headset and a power source to begin charging it. The charging indicator turns green once it's fully charged.

Be sure to take a look at the Meta Quest 3 charge time to avoid overcharging it. While it is okay to use the Oculus Quest 3 while charging, we don't recommend it as it may result in slower charging speeds and an increased risk of overheating.

Adjust your headset fit and view

Next, turn it on and adjust your headset. You'll want to gently adjust the After turning it on, adjust your headset. Shift the lenses gently left and right until they click into the clearest position for your screen view. Then, modify the side straps using the sliders on the top strap's sides.

If you're wearing glasses, make sure to insert the glasses spacer. When you're ready to put the headset on, put it on from the front to the back. You can fine-tune your headset fit and clarity by gently moving the firm arms on either side of your Quest 3 up and down to adjust the angle of the headset against your face.

Download the Meta Quest mobile app and create your account


After adjusting your headset, download the Meta Quest mobile app. A Meta account is required to use your device, apps and the app store. Create one during the device setup process in the app or log in to your existing account.

Follow the instructions in VR and in the Meta Quest mobile app to complete the setup process. If your Oculus Quest is not pairing to your phone, we have some tips to fix the issue in the linked article.

And that's how you set up your Meta Quest 3. You're now ready to start exploring the virtual world. Make sure you check out the best Oculus games you can play on your VR headset.

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