The Oculus Quest 2, like many stand-alone VR headsets, offers you different possibilities of use. Indeed, you can bring it with you, to gatherings for example, or even easily lend it to your loved ones to make them discover the wonders of virtual reality.
Until now, the Quest line only supported one connection. Therefore, by sharing your device with a third party, you run the risk that the latter may download new applications, access your Facebook messages or beat your best scores … A limit that greatly displeased the brand’s community. .
To respond to criticism, Oculus finally decided to offer two new features: multi-account and application sharing. These allow you to create up to four accounts on a single headset, each with its own games, scores and social networks.
Add other accounts on Oculus Quest 2
To help you set up multiple user accounts on your Oculus Quest 2 headset, here we walk you through the process. To get started, you will need to update your device:
- Go to the menu Settings by clicking on the cogwheel.
- Go to the tab About
- Click on Software update
Once your headset is operational, return to Settings, then select Experimental. Then:
- Scroll down and select Multiple accounts and library sharing.
- Select Account and select Add new account.
If you haven’t already selected a lock pattern on your Quest 2, then you’ll be prompted to set one.
- Then click on Add new account and follow the instructions to link the new user’s account to their Facebook account.
You can repeat these steps to create two more accounts, making 4 in total. Once configured, you will be able to switch between them by simply selecting your profile photo from the toolbar and choosing the new user.
Oculus has stated that any new app launched on or after February 19, 2021 will be supported by default for app sharing. Note that the older ones may take some time to be compatible with this feature.
The multi-account compatible with the original Oculus Quest?
Currently, the Experimental Beta is limited to Quest 2, the most powerful Oculus headset.
However, the brand has explicitly stated that it may also be compatible with the first generation in the future.
Sharing applications between headsets
Can your friend access your list of games with their own headset, as is possible on yours?
Unfortunately no, Oculus indicates that “sub-accounts” will not be able to access the applications of the administrator account.