Can You Uninstall Games on Oculus Quest?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you running out of storage space on your Oculus Quest? Do you have games or apps that you no longer play and want to remove them to free up space?

If so, you may be wondering if it’s possible to uninstall games on your Oculus Quest. The answer is yes, and in this article, we will guide you through the process.

How to Uninstall Games on Oculus Quest

  • Step 1: Turn on your Oculus Quest
  • Step 2: Put on the headset and open the main menu by pressing the Oculus button located on your right controller
  • Step 3: Navigate to “Library” from the menu and select it
  • Step 4: Scroll down and find the game or app that you want to uninstall
  • Step 5: Press and hold the game or app icon until a small menu appears
    • The menu will have options like “Remove from Favorites,” “Share,” “Reorient,” and “Uninstall”
    • Select uninstall from this menu by pointing at it with your controller and pressing the trigger button.
    • Note that there is no confirmation step once you press Uninstall, so make sure you have selected the correct game or app before proceeding.

    Once you have completed these steps, the game or app will be uninstalled from your Oculus Quest. Note that any saved progress or data associated with that game or app will also be deleted permanently.

    Troubleshooting Uninstallation Issues

    If for some reason, you are unable to uninstall a game or app using the above steps, you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

    Restart Your Oculus Quest

    Sometimes, restarting your device can solve minor software issues that may be preventing you from uninstalling games or apps. To restart your Oculus Quest, follow these steps:

    1. Step 1: Press and hold the power button located on the right side of your headset until the power menu appears.
    2. Step 2: Select “Restart” from the menu by pointing at it with your controller and pressing the trigger button
    3. Step 3: Wait for the device to restart and try uninstalling the game or app again.

    Check for Updates

    It’s possible that there might be a software update available for your Oculus Quest, which could fix any issues you’re having with uninstalling games or apps. To check for updates, follow these steps:

    1. Step 1: Put on your headset and open the main menu by pressing the Oculus button located on your right controller.
    2. Step 2: Navigate to “Settings” from the menu and select it.
    3. Step 3: Scroll down and select “Device”
    4. Step 4: Check if there are any updates available by selecting “Updates”

    If an update is available, follow the instructions to download and install it. Once you have installed the update, try uninstalling the game or app again.

    In Conclusion

    Uninstalling games or apps on your Oculus Quest is a straightforward process that can help you free up space on your device. It’s essential to follow the correct steps to avoid accidentally deleting the wrong game or app.

    If you encounter any issues during the uninstallation process, try restarting your device or checking for updates. We hope this article has been helpful in answering your question about uninstalling games on Oculus Quest.