- To turn off an Oculus Rift, you should take it off of your head, close the Oculus app on your computer, and then disconnect the cable from the headset.
- This should also turn off the Oculus Rift controllers – and you can always take the batteries out of the controllers to power them off.
- However, it is safe to leave an Oculus Rift in sleep mode for days or even weeks at a time (it won’t drain much battery), and it should automatically go into standby when you take it off your head.
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The most important thing you need to know about turning off an Oculus Rift is that you really don’t need to.
When you remove the headset from your head, it automatically goes into sleep mode, and in this standby setting it drains very little power.
The controllers will also go into sleep mode once you take off the headset, with their indicator lights shifting from solid to a gentle pulsing.
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How to turn off an Oculus Rift
If you do want to turn your Oculus Rift system off completely, you can do that as well.
First, remove the headset, which will put it into standby mode. Then close the Oculus application on your computer. Finally, you should physically disconnect any USB power cable that is supplying energy to the Rift.
The system should now power down completely. In addition, you can always remove the batteries from the Rift’s controllers to force them to shut down.
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