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One iphone for two Oculus accounts for two Oculus Go?

SCSVR01SCSVR01 Posts: 3
i bought two Oculus Go and want to play multi-playing games with my visitors. I have two accounts set up and assigned to each of the Go with my own iphone. 
However, i realize that if I turn on both the Oculus Go, one of the Go will shown a message that “the account cannot be appointed at this time, try again”, or saying my account cant be found. for the other Oculus Go it will randomly signed in one of the account, or showing an error like my profile is showing account A, the heading is showing account B.
it happens even i have turn off the bluetooth of the phone, or even turn off the phone.

does anyone faced this issue too and if anyone knowing a possible solution? 

Thank you!

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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 3,026 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    It sounds like the Go requires an active cell phone that has service per device. If that's the case, you can not use both Go's at the same time which would really suck because that would mean your go requires an additional service with a recurrent fee via a 3rd party (Your cell phone provider for phone service) in order to use. @cybereality can you verify weather or not an active cell phone is required to be logged into an app on an existing cell phone with service for authentication reasons or something?
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,776 Volunteer Moderator
    falken76 said:
    It sounds like the Go requires an active cell phone that has service per device.  @cybereality can you confirm this?
    My GO works with my iphone turned off, even after restarting the go. So no.
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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 3,026 Valuable Player
    Good.  Why can't he register two Go's using one cell phone so they can be used at the same time? 
  • SCSVR01SCSVR01 Posts: 3
    I haven't tested this but this is how it should work in theory

    (He might have to factory reset both of them, then turn them both OFF by holding the power button for 10 seconds)
    1. Turn headset A on
    2. Open Oculus app Sign in with Profile A
    3. Pair headset A with Profile A
    4. Turn Headset A off
    5. Open Oculus app Log Out off Profile A
    6. Turn Headset B on
    7. Open Oculus app Sign in with Profile B
    8. Pair headset B with Profile B
    9. Turn headset B off
    10. Turn off the Oculus app on the phone
    11. boot both headsets on, this should work in theory .. I don't have two headsets to test this with
    Year had the same thought and tried. Unfortunately it doesn’t work. One of the device will not be able to log in an account, and another one will log in with wired condition ( in profile it shows account A, in other places it shows account B)
  • SCSVR01SCSVR01 Posts: 3
    falken76 said:
    Good.  Why can't he register two Go's using one cell phone so they can be used at the same time? 
    It was fine if I just want several Go playing single player game at the same time. Which I just need to add multiple Go in one oculus account.
    but that doesn’t really make sense to me why I could add multiple GO from one account, but not multiple account on one phone :(
  • UBSERDUBSERD Posts: 357
    Nexus 6
    I know. The way they have it now they are losing money if you think about it. For instance two people that don’t care about multiplayer VR can both share the same experiences for the price of one, yet one app can’t have two areas for apps that are purchased separately with separate login, and CC info. Strange indeed.  I really think they should just scrap the whole phone thing as a mandatory procedure. There might be some type of logistics behind it but it just doesn’t make sense to me that you only need it for the initial start up and then after that you don’t need your phone at all for anything.  It has the ability to do everything from inside. Pretty dumb.
  • bryantwcbryantwc Posts: 1
    I have 2 GOs on the same account in the same household. Is there anyway I can play multiplayer games with the same account by creating separate profiles under the same account?
  • VARBUVARBU Posts: 4
    I find it difficult to say that the GO is a stand alone experience if I have to use a smart phone to access/activate it even once. Let alone telling people they have everything they need for their VR experience in one box. Not everyone has a smart phone.
  • VRSystem2VRSystem2 Posts: 1
    I have four (soon to be more) Oculus Go's. Each has its own account all setup and sorted on a single Phone. I am not sure about the IPhone, but on android the is an app i purchased called app cloner. It allows you to clone any app on your phone as many times as you like. Because the oculus app doesn't require any special permissions or resources installing multiple instances of the app then tagging them so you know which ties to which headset is simple. I even have four xbox one controllers, one tied to each headset for playing Minecraft. 
  • jido-genshijido-genshi Posts: 10
    Sorry to revive an old thread but, did anyone actually come up with a solution for iPhone? When the Oculus Quest arrives, I want/need to set it up under a different username/account with my iPhone and Oculus App. Will I have any issues using both the Quest and the Go at the same time with only the one iPhone/Oculus app?
  • FabitoFabitoFabitoFabito Posts: 2
    I have two Quests and one Iphone...  I still need two phones to manage both Quests.  Still looking for a solution too.
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