How to: Update and check your Oculus Quest firmware

Thanks to the Oculus Quest being a standalone VR headset, there is only one device you need think about when it comes to updating your headset – the Quest itself.

Since its first firmware update at launch, to its latest just three weeks after, Oculus is regularly updating its headset via a downloadable firmware update. Firmware updates commonly address any number of software bugs, they add new features and performance is also improved along the way.

Whilst there isn’t a way to directly force the latest update on to your Oculus Quest, your Oculus Quest is automatically set up to receive these updates as and when they become available to the public.

How to update your Oculus Quest

To make sure your Quest carries the latest update of features and bug fixes you need to make sure your device is set up to receive automatic updates. You can check or do this by following these simple steps in the Oculus App:

Automatic Updates on the Oculus Quest

Currently, the Automatic Updates option is not displaying on either iOS or Android versions of the app. Having seen this option before, it is either a setting that appears when a new firmware displays or it’s a live option that Oculus has hidden in the app. If you know how to display this option again, let us know in the comments.

  1. Power up your Oculus Quest and open the Oculus App on your phone
  2. Select the Settings option in the bottom menu of the Oculus App
  3. Select your Oculus Quest from the list of detected devices
  4. Select the More Settings option
  5. Select the Advanced Settings option
  6. Make sure the switch for Update Software Automatically is on

How to check your Oculus Quest firmware version

You can simply check your Oculus Quest firmware either on the headset itself or on the Oculus App. Follow these steps below for either device:

Check firmware on the Oculus App

  1. Power up your Oculus Quest and open the Oculus App on your phone
  2. Select the Settings option in the bottom menu of the Oculus App
  3. Select your Oculus Quest from the list of detected devices
  4. Select the More Settings option
  5. Select About this Headset option
  6. Look for the firmware number under Headset Version

Check firmware on the Oculus Quest

  1. Power up your Oculus Quest
  2. On the bottom navigation bar, select the Settings option
  3. On the Settings menu, select the See All option
  4. On the next screen, select the About option
  5. Look for OS Version for the device’s headset version

6 Comments

  1. Darryl

    I have the IOS version of the app and haven’t seen the automatic updates feature in advanced settings. Is it supposed to be there? What is the latest firmware as of 6/9/19?

  2. Anonymous

    Has anyone seen the automatic updates on iOS app?

    1. OQPlay

      I tried to get automatic updates on iOS but it wasn’t showing up. I swear I had seen the option before. Maybe it shows when there is a new public update.

      I thought it might be Android only but having checked. It is missing from the settings menu also.

      Because there has not been an update for the app itself recently. It feels like the option is dynamic?

  3. OQPlay

    Oculus Support says the following about the missing option:

    “If you haven’t already, please try restarting your phone and headset then reinstalling the app.”

  4. Vernon Bush

    I’m leaving for work (4 months) and taking my cell phone with me. Wanted to add Oculus Quest connection to my wifes phone and this seemed like a good time to do that and update. Downloaded App to wifes phone. Rebooted as directed. In setup there is no 5 digit in lower right hand corner shown in Oculus to enter into app. In Oculus support they ask for S/N. In Oculus Quest Settings>About there is no serial number. Hi Tech-Nice, Low support… can’t find any info or guidance on Oculus Quest anywhere

  5. Anonymous

    OK have been in touch with Support. Have restarted/reloaded twice as above. I still do not have the “Automatic Update” option switch showing.