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August 17th, 2022

Quest 2 Controller Not Vibrating: How To Fix It

Quest 2 controllers art

You are playing your favorite game in VR; bullets are flying everywhere from your machine gun, and explosions are happening, but something is missing. What is it? You notice that one of your controllers is not giving you any vibration, which would definitely add some immersion to the game. That is quite unfortunate, but we can tell you how to regain your controller’s vibration.

How To Fix Quest 2 Controller Not Vibrating

Your Quest 2 controller might not be vibrating because of a bug, software issue or worst case scenario, a faulty controller. To find out the cause and how to fix it, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that the vibration is turned up in the settings.
  2. See if the problem is related to a specific app. If so, then there’s nothing wrong with your controllers.
  3. Restart your Quest 2.
  4. Replace the batteries in the faulty controller. Also, avoid using low-quality batteries.
  5. Unpair and reconnect the controller via the Oculus app.
  6. Contact Oculus customer support.

How To Tune Down The Vibration To The Lowest Setting

  1. Open the Oculus Quest 2 menu by pressing the button on your controller.
Quest 2 Controllers
  1. Select the part of the menu with the time/battery/wi-fi. Then select Settings in the top right.
Quest 2 Settings
  1. Select Hands and Controllers.
Hands and Controllers
  1. Select Controllers, and then increase the bar under Vibration Intensity all the way up.
Vibration Intensity

How To Unpair And Reconnect The Controller On Oculus Quest 2

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone
  2. Tap on Menu and then Devices
Menu - Devices
  1. Select your Quest 2 and scroll down. Tap on Controllers.
  1. Tap to select the controller that is not vibrating.
Left and Right Controllers
  1. Tap on the Unpair Controller.
Unpair Controller
  1. Tap on Pair New Controller in the previous menu.
Pair New Controller
  1. Follow the instructions to pair the controller to your Oculus Quest 2 again.
Pair Controller

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