How to factory reset the Meta Quest 3

As with consoles, PCs, and other tech devices, you may occasionally find a reason to factory reset your Meta Quest 3. Whether you’re selling your headset or simply wanting to get a fresh start, you’ll want to be sure your data is fully cleared from its memory. In this guide, we’ll explain two methods you can use to factory reset your Quest 3

Note: Performing a factory reset on your Quest 3 won’t delete the games you’ve purchased or make any changes to your Meta account. It will, however, erase all of the games you have downloaded on the headset itself, meaning you’ll also lose access to any save data that isn’t stored in a cloud. Proceed with caution and be certain you’re ready to wipe the headset before continuing.

Lens on the Meta Quest 3 headset.

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How to factory reset Quest 3 using the headset 

The simplest way to reset your Quest 3 headset is to do it on the device itself. It doesn’t require a mobile device or navigating through any complicated settings.

Step 1: Make sure your Quest 3 is turned off before beginning.

Step 2: Hold down the power and volume (-) button on your headset at the same time until you notice the boot screen lhas loaded.

Hands pressing the volume and power button to reset the Quest 3.


Step 3: Using the volume buttons on your headset, navigate to Factory Reset, then press the power button.

Step 4: Using the volume buttons on your headset, navigate to Yes  and press the power button once more to begin the factory reset.

The factory reset prompt next to someone pushing the volume and power buttons.


How to factory reset Quest 3 using a phone

Step 1: Enter the Meta Quest app using your mobile device.

Step 2: Tap on Menu, then select Devices.

Step 3: Select your headset from the listed devices.

Step 4: Choose Headset Settings, then tap on Advanced Settings.

The factory reset settings on a phone screen for the Quest 3.


Step 5: Select Factory Reset, then choose *Reset *to begin the factory reset.

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