How to Check Oculus Quest 2 Storage Space

Introduction

It’s easy to get carried away and install a ton of apps and games on your Oculus Quest 2. However, the virtual reality headset can only store so much data, and it’s important to keep an eye on how much of your Quest 2 storage space you’ve used, what you’ve used it on, and how much you have left. Thankfully, Meta, formerly Facebook, makes it easy to find and check your Quest 2 storage use.

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Steps to Check Oculus Quest 2 Storage Space

  1. Navigate to your Oculus Quest 2 home screen, and then press the “Oculus” button on your right-hand controller to bring up the menu bar.
  2. Click the “Apps” icon on the menu bar. The Apps screen is displayed.
Click Apps in the menu.

  1. Click “Settings.” The Settings screen is shown.
Click Settings.

  1. Click “Storage” in this menu. You’ll land on the Storage screen where you’ll see how much storage space you’ve used, what you’ve used it on, and how much storage space is available on your Meta Quest 2. Additionally, if you look at the lower part of the screen you’ll see the list of apps and games that are installed on your VR headset. You can click the “Uninstall” icon, which looks like a trash can, next to any apps or games you no longer use to free up space.
Click Storage.

You'll land on the Storage screen where you'll see how much storage space you've used, what you've used it on, and how much storage space is available on your Meta Quest 2.

What Happens When You Run Out of Storage Space on Oculus Quest 2?

While running out of storage space on your Oculus Quest 2 likely won’t cause major issues with your virtual reality headset, it does carry the following risks and limitations:

1. Insufficient Storage Warnings

The Oculus Quest 2 will give you an annoying warning message when there’s not enough storage space. This can be an inconvenience when you want to download a new game or app. It’s important to regularly manage your storage space by deleting unneeded files and games to avoid these warnings.

2. Difficulty Installing New Games or Apps

Running out of storage space can prevent you from downloading and installing new games or apps on your Oculus Quest 2. This can limit your gaming experience and prevent you from trying new and exciting games. Keep an eye on your storage space to ensure you have enough space for new games and apps.

3. Slow Performance

A full storage can slow down the performance of your Oculus Quest 2, leading to stuttering and lag when playing games. This can ruin the gaming experience and make it difficult to fully immerse yourself in the game. Regularly managing your storage can prevent performance issues.

4. Game Crashes

Insufficient storage can cause games to crash, ruining your progress and causing frustration. Ensure that you have enough storage to run your games smoothly by regularly managing your storage space.

5. Unable to Save Game Progress

Without enough storage space, you may not be able to save your game progress. This can make it difficult to pick up where you left off and can be frustrating. Regularly managing your storage can prevent this issue.

6. Cannot Take Screenshots or Record Videos

Running out of storage space can prevent you from capturing memories of your favorite games by taking screenshots or recording videos on your Oculus Quest 2. Ensure you have enough storage to capture all your gaming moments by regularly managing your storage space.

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