We live in a world where a lot of things function wirelessly. Now, there have been improvements in terms of the range, quality, and battery life of such wireless devices. A lot of these devices can connect and pair with each other with the help of Bluetooth. As a gamer, you would like to prefer wireless devices simply because it reduces the need to cable manage additional cables. So, what do you do if you have a VR headset from Meta like the Quest 2? Does the Oculus Quest 2 allow you to connect your Apple AirPods to the headset?
If you own a pair of Apple AirPods as well as the Quest 2 headset, you might want to follow our guide on how you can connect your Apple AirPods to your Meta Quest 2. Let’s get started.
Can I Connect Apple AirPods to Oculus Quest 2?
The Quest 2 is a VR headset that runs independently without the need for any PC. The headset is equipped with several sports and connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth. When it comes to connecting wired earphones or headphones, you can easily make use of the 3.5mm headphone jack and the included Type C cable.
However, the official documentation for the Quest 2 doesn’t state anything about whether you can connect Bluetooth earphones and headphones to the device. But considering that the headset has Bluetooth, there is no harm in trying to connect your Apple AirPods to your Quest 2 headset.
Here are the steps you need to follow if you plan on connecting your AirPods to the Quest 2 VR headset.
How to Connect Apple AirPods to Oculus Quest 2 [New Method]
If you plan on your using the Apple AirPods along with your Quest 2 headset, you might want to follow these steps.
- Power up the Quest 2 headset and tap the Quick Settings icon in the dock.
- From the Quick Settings, select Settings.
- Select Devices option to go to the connectivity settings.
- Now select Bluetooth and turn on the Bluetooth Pairing.
- On the next screen, you need to select Pair new device option.
- It will start searching for the AirPods, so put your Apple AirPods in pairing mode by pressing the pairing button on the back side of AirPods case.
- Once you spot your Apple AirPods in the list on your VR headset, select to pair the device.
- Your Apple AirPods are now connected to your Quest 2 VR Headset.
- That’s it.
You can also connect your Apple AirPods with the old method, in which we first need to go to the Settings and enable Experimental Features, then pair the headsets using Bluetooth mode.
The above-mentioned steps will work all models of Apple AirPods, Yes, you can pair the first generation Apple AirPods, or even second or third-gen AirPods, AirPods Pro (1st and 2nd gen), as well as the AirPods Max. Apart from the Apple AirPods, you can also connect other wireless headsets to your Oculus Quest 2.
Considering that the Bluetooth feature is still an experimental mode, you will be facing some issues such as loss of audio, connectivity issues, aspiring problems, issues with the microphone, and a couple of other audio-related issues, these issues are to be expected since the Bluetooth feature is not in its final form for the Quest 2.
This concludes our guide on how you can pair your Apple AirPods to your Quest 2 VR headset. In this manner, you can connect almost any and every type of Bluetooth headset to your Quest 2 VR headset such as the Samsung Galaxy Buds, OnePlus Buds, Huawei Freebuds, and numerous other brands out there.
However, you need to understand that there will be some issues that may or may not affect your experience while using the Apple AirPods with Meta Oculus Quest 2. If you have queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.