How Do You Adjust a Hand Strap Valve Index?

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By Eric Wilson

Adjusting a Hand Strap Valve Index

If you own a Valve Index VR headset, you must have noticed the hand straps that come with it. These hand straps are designed to keep your controllers securely in place while you enjoy your virtual reality experience. However, after using them for some time, you may find that they need adjusting.

Adjusting the hand strap on your Valve Index controllers is relatively easy. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Locate the Adjustment Button
The first step in adjusting the hand strap on your Valve Index controller is to locate the adjustment button. This button is located on the back of the controller just above where your hand rests.

Step 2: Press and Hold the Adjustment Button
Once you have located the adjustment button, press and hold it down. You will notice that this releases the locking mechanism that holds the strap in place.

Step 3: Adjust the Strap
With the locking mechanism disengaged, adjust the strap to fit your hand comfortably. You can adjust it by pulling on it to tighten or loosening it by pushing on it. Make sure that it is not too tight or too loose and that it fits snugly around your hand.

Step 4: Lock It In Place
Once you have adjusted the strap according to your liking, lock it back in place by releasing the adjustment button. This will engage the locking mechanism and secure the strap in its new position.

Repeat these steps for both controllers until they fit comfortably on both hands. You can also adjust them differently if one hand is larger than the other.

Tips for Adjusting Your Hand Straps

– Make sure that your hands are dry when adjusting your straps as wet hands can make them difficult to grip.
– If you find that your straps are still too loose after adjusting them, try tightening them further by pulling harder.
– If you find that they are still too tight after making adjustments, try loosening them slightly by pushing on them.


Adjusting the hand strap on your Valve Index controller is a simple process that can greatly enhance your VR experience. By following these easy steps, you can customize the fit of your hand straps to ensure that they are both comfortable and secure. So go ahead and give it a try!