Oculus Quest Battery Life, Specs and Charging Information

What is the Oculus Quest battery life? What are it’s specs? How long does it take to charge? What about the controllers? We answer all your questions here.


Quickly jump to your questions down below:



What is the battery life for the Oculus Quest headset?


Oculus Quest Battery Life


The Oculus Quest has a two and a half hour battery life when it’s fully charged. This differs depending on what you’re doing.


It can go as low as two hours or as high as three hours, but usually when I’m playing a game like Beat Saber, I can use it for three hours straight.


How long does it take to charge the Oculus Quest Battery?


It takes two hours to charge from 0 to 100%. Oculus will provide you with a 2.5m long USB-C cable for charging.


Can you use the Oculus Quest whilst charging?


Yes you can! The only downside to charging the Oculus Quest while using it is that you’ll be limited in movement, but the good news is that the cable is quite long (2.5m) so you’ll still have a lot of free space.


Is there any way to extend the Oculus Quest battery life?


Yes there is! One of the best options is to get a battery pack that goes on the back of the headset.


One of the downsides of the Oculus Quest is that it is very heavy on the front. The battery pack which goes on the back of the headset is to counterbalance this front-heavy weight and make the headset more comfortable – whilst increasing the battery life.


We recommend going for the Topmate Power Bank battery pack:


Topmate Power Bank Battery Pack


Other ways to improve battery life are:


  • Turn off the WiFi when you’re not using it by going to Settings > Wi-Fi
  • Lowering down the volume
  • Turn off auto wake-up by going to Settings > Power > Auto Wake-Up


What batteries do you need for the Oculus Quest headset and controllers?


The headset has an in-built battery that charges using a USB-C cable like a cellphone. Read about the battery specs here.


The controllers each use a single AA battery. These need to be replaced so it’s best you buy some rechargeable batteries.


Panasonic Eneloop AA batteries


The best batteries are the Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable batteries which I recommend you get with the Eneloop charger.


What is the battery life on the Oculus Quest controllers?


20-30 hours, although if you experience a much shorter life span, then it’s probably something keeping your controllers awake, or waking them up.


Can you remove or replace the batteries in the Oculus Quest headset?


No you cannot.


Contact Oculus support by submitting a ticket if you wish to replace the batteries.


Do not try to replace them yourself as built-in batteries require specialized knowledge and you’ll void your warranty or damage your headset by trying to do so.


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