How Long Does the Oculus Quest 2 Take to Charge?

August 8, 2023 • Shannon Flynn


An Oculus Quest 2 takes around two and a half hours to charge from 0% to 100%. However, it will take longer to fully power up if you use it while it’s charging. For maximum charging speed, do not play games or watch movies on your headset until it finishes charging. 

How Long Does an Oculus Quest 2 Take to Charge to 50%?

If you don’t need your headset to be fully powered before using it, you can let it charge for around an hour and 15 minutes to get it to 50%. The Oculus headset will display two dots to indicate that it’s half charged. Each dot represents a 25% charge, so four dots means the battery is fully powered.

How Long Does an Oculus Quest 2 Battery Last?

A fully charged Oculus Quest 2 battery should afford you two to three hours of continuous use. This amount of time can vary depending on how much battery power you’re using, such as if you’re playing a power-hungry video game.

Can You Use an Oculus Quest 2 While Charging?

One way to ensure you won’t lose power while gaming — or watching a very long movie — is to keep your Oculus Quest plugged in during use. The device is safe to use while charging. 

However, keep in mind that using your headset while it’s charging can shorten its battery life in the long run. The ideal way to recharge the headset is to leave it alone while it charges, then disconnect it once it reaches full power.

Is It OK to Leave an Oculus Quest 2 Plugged in Overnight?

Yes, you can leave your headset plugged in overnight to let it fully charge. It has protective mechanisms in place to prevent the battery from overcharging. However, it’s worth noting that leaving the Oculus Quest 2 plugged in all the time can reduce its battery life in the long run. Ideally, you should unplug the headset once it’s fully charged. 

Why Is My Quest 2 Charging So Slowly?

There are several reasons a Quest 2 might charge slowly, including:

  • Using the headset while charging: The Oculus Quest 2 charges fastest when not in use.
  • An overheated battery: Let the battery cool down after use for maximum recharge speed.
  • A damaged charging port: To see how well your charging port is working, try plugging in your charger and holding it in place, then let go of it. If you notice the headset connecting and disconnecting repeatedly, there may be a problem with the charging port.
  • A damaged charger cable: There could be a small break in the charger cable, leading it to only charge your headset when you angle it a certain way. 
  • A slow charging cable: The cable that comes with your charger should provide relatively fast charging speeds. However, if you’re using a different cable to charge the headset, it might be much slower. Try swapping it out with an official Oculus Quest 2 cable and see if that helps. You can also test your charging cable’s speed by plugging in a phone or laptop and seeing how long it takes to power them.

Why Is My Oculus Dying So Fast?

The Oculus Quest 2 contains a lithium-ion battery. These batteries naturally degrade over time, so it could be that your headset’s battery is simply starting to age. A few things make the battery age faster, including exposing it to very hot temperatures and keeping it at full charge.

You might need to replace the battery to fix the charging issue. If your headset is still under warranty, contact Meta Support to send you a shipping label. You can send in your Oculus Quest 2 and have a Meta Support technician repair it. 

Can You Do a DIY Battery Replacement?

The Oculus Quest 2’s design is not very user friendly when it comes to repairs, so you might inadvertently damage the device if you try to replace the battery yourself. It’s best to send it in to Meta Support.

However, if you’re truly determined to replace the battery on your own, here is a guide that will walk you through the process. You’ll need two types of screwdrivers, a spudger, a 3.5mm hex socket and a set of opening picks to do the job. Some of the pieces you have to remove are tiny, so make sure you have a steady hand and good vision — or a set of hands-free binoculars — to work with them.

How Do You Make a Quest 2 Battery Last Longer?

The Oculus Quest 2 has some built-in settings you can use to prolong its battery life. The first is the auto-wake feature — the headset detects when you pick it up and automatically turns on. You can disable this feature to save battery life. 

Another function you can change is the auto-sleep timer. Set auto-sleep to the shortest possible time so the headset powers down quickly when not in use. 

Additionally, you can buy an external battery pack for the Oculus Quest 2. An external power bank lets you play games or watch movies on your headset much longer than usual before you have to plug it in. 

While it won’t extend the physical life of the lithium-ion battery in your headset, a battery pack will allow you to use the device for greater periods of time. You can search Amazon for Oculus Quest 2 battery packs or external power banks to find one that works for you. 

Your Oculus Quest Queries, Answered

The Oculus Quest 2 is a fun device that provides hours of entertainment. It charges fastest when not in use, taking around 2.5 hours to fully recharge from 0% to 100%. Expect it to last no longer than three hours during uninterrupted use before you have to plug it back in. If you’re experiencing battery problems, the best course of action is to send the headset in to Meta Support to have a professional repair it. 

Now you know how best to care for your headset. If you treat it well, it should keep you entertained for years to come.