With so many great games and apps available it’s incredibly easy to fill up your Oculus Quest 2 fast. Thankfully, if you’re running out of space on your Quest 2, Meta, formerly Facebook, makes it easy to uninstall games and apps you no longer use to free up space on your device.
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Steps to Uninstall Games and Apps on Oculus Quest 2
- 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.
- Click the “Apps” icon on the menu bar. The Apps screen is displayed.
- Click “Settings.” The Settings screen is shown.
- Click “Storage” in this menu. You’ll land on the Quest 2 Storage screen. You’ll see the list of apps installed on your Meta Quest 2 on the lower part of the screen.
- Find the app or game you want to uninstall, and then click the “Uninstall” icon next to that game or app. The Uninstall icon looks like a trash can. An Uninstall App window pops up, letting you know that if you move forward this app will be uninstalled and that any saved data or games may be permanently lost.
- Click “Uninstall.” You’ll be routed back to the Oculus Quest 2 Storage screen where you’ll see the app or game has been uninstalled.
Reasons to Uninstall Games and Apps on Oculus Quest 2
1. Free Up Storage Space
If you find yourself running low on storage space on your Oculus Quest 2 headset, uninstalling games and apps you no longer play or need can help. By freeing up storage, you can make room for new experiences and keep your device running smoothly.
2. No Longer Wanted
Over time, you may accumulate games and apps you no longer play or use. Uninstalling these items can declutter your device and make room for new experiences.
3. Hardware Problems
If you’re experiencing issues after installing or upgrading an app on your Oculus Quest 2, there may be issues with the underlying files. Uninstalling a game or app from your virtual reality headset and then reinstalling it is a great way to either fix the issue or rule that out as a problem.
4. Privacy Issues
Some Quest 2 games require a lot of permissions to use them. If you don’t feel comfortable with the permissions a game or app is asking for and you feel like it’s infringing on your privacy, deleting it quickly while you investigate it further is a great option.
What Happens When You Remove Games from Your Oculus Quest 2?
1. Game Data is Removed
When you uninstall games on the Oculus Quest 2, all of the game data is removed from the device. This means that any progress made in the game, such as completed levels or earned achievements, is lost. Additionally, any settings or preferences associated with the game are also removed. It’s important to keep this in mind when deciding whether to uninstall a game, as you will need to start from the beginning if you decide to reinstall it later. However, uninstalling games can also be a good way to clear out old or unused games and free up storage space on the device.
2. Storage Space is Freed Up
One of the main benefits of uninstalling games on the Oculus Quest 2 is that it frees up storage space on the device. This is important, as the device has a limited amount of storage and can quickly become full if too many games are installed. By uninstalling games that are no longer being played or are no longer needed, users can free up storage space for new games and other content.
3. Access to Game is Lost
Once a game is uninstalled on the Oculus Quest 2, it can no longer be accessed on the device. This means that any progress made in the game, as well as any settings or preferences associated with the game, are lost. It’s important to keep this in mind when deciding whether to uninstall a game, as you will need to start from the beginning if you decide to reinstall it later.
4. Settings are Reset
When you uninstall a game on the Oculus Quest 2, any settings or preferences associated with the game are reset to their default values. This can be useful if you want to start over with a fresh slate, but it’s important to keep in mind if you’re uninstalling a game that you plan to reinstall later. If you have made any customizations to the game’s settings, you will need to redo them after reinstalling the game.