How to Turn On and Off Your Oculus Quest 2 Headset

Press the power button on the right side of the Oculus Quest Headset . After pressing it, the button should emit a white light.

Are you new to the Oculus Quest 2? Or maybe you just need a refresher on how to turn it on and off? Whatever your situation may be, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll guide you through the simple process of powering on and off your Oculus Quest 2 headset.

Powering On Your Oculus Quest 2

The first time you power on your Oculus Quest 2, or if it’s been turned off and you need to power it up again, locate the power button on the right side of the headset. It’s located above the volume buttons at the bottom.

Once you’ve found the power button, simply press it once. You’ll see a light indicator turn on, letting you know that the headset is powered on. If the headset doesn’t turn on, it’s likely that the battery is dead, and you’ll need to charge it first.

Powering Off Your Oculus Quest 2

To power off your Oculus Quest 2, there are a few different methods you can use. The easiest way is to simply take the headset off your head and place it down. This will tell the headset to go into sleep mode. If you’ve set it up in the Oculus app, it will turn off after a certain amount of time.

If you want to completely power off your headset, you can hold down the power button until it shuts down. You can also double click the home button on your remote to bring up the voice commands and say “shutdown” to turn off the headset. Additionally, there is a power menu within the headset that you can access to power it off.


As you can see, turning on and off your Oculus Quest 2 headset is a simple process. Whether you’re powering it on for the first time or shutting it down after a long session of virtual reality, the power button and a few simple commands are all you need to know.

If you have any other questions about your Oculus Quest 2, feel free to leave a comment below. We’re always here to help.


Where is the power button on Oculus 2?
With your headset on and powered on, press and hold the power button on the right side of your headset until you see the Power off screen. Select Restart. Your headset will turn off and then turn back on.
Why can't i turn on my Oculus Quest 2?
If the device still doesn't turn on, try holding down the power button for around 10 seconds. This will likely reboot the system and get it back up and running. If you still can't get it to work, you may need to try a factory reset. You must hold down the power button while plugging in the USB-C cable to do this.