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Quest / Go / Gear VR Build 7.0 Release Notes

OculusSupportOculusSupport Posts: 329 Oculus Staff
edited July 23 in Oculus Quest

Features and updates listed here apply to Quest, Go and Gear VR unless otherwise noted. All content highlighted below will begin roll-out during the week of July 22, 2019.

VR Settings

  • We’ve enhanced the overall audio experience, and added the ability to enable or disable your microphone in VR.
  • We’ve added a search bar throughout your in-VR experience so you can always find the content you’re looking for.
  • You can now opt-in to new features we’re testing from your settings menu under the “Experiments” section, like the bluetooth keyboard option we’ve highlighted below.
  • We’ve added an option in the settings panel for Night Mode to reduce blue light and ease eye strain.

Guardian (Quest)

We’ve improved the overall performance of Guardian and added the following new features:

  • If your Guardian boundaries are too sensitive, you can adjust them from the Guardian settings page.
  • If you need to adjust your floor height, you no longer have to reset your Guardian. Instead, you can make adjustments right from your Guardian settings page.
  • You can now set multiple Guardians in the same room and switch between them.

Keyboard

  • You can now use Bluetooth keyboards and gamepads to type and navigate in VR. You can find pairing options for your Bluetooth device in your headset’s settings panel under the experiments section.

Store

  • We’ve updated the look and feel of the Oculus Store for Go and Gear VR.
  • You can now use filtering based on price, comfort or genre, to make it easier to find new apps you might be interested in.
  • If you’re interested in an app but not ready to purchase, you can save it to your wishlist for later.

Feed

We want to make sure that your Oculus experience is made just for you. To do that, we’ve added the following new features to customize your feed both in VR, and in the Oculus mobile app:
  • Follow your favorite games, developers and genres so you’ll be notified when there’s something new.
  • Let us know if you liked or disliked an app when you’re done using it, so we know what to recommend next.
  • Hide things from your feed that you don’t want to see again.

Headset Setup (Quest)

  • We've updated the experience for adjusting the fit and improving the focus and clarity of your headset.
  • You can now auto-pair your headset from the Oculus mobile app if it's detected nearby.

Touch Controllers (Quest)

We’ve made performance improvements to better track your Touch controller movements in VR. These updates, which are also applicable for Rift S, include:
  • Improved tracking when controllers are close to the headset, and at angles turned away from the headset.
  • Improved tracking in difficult poses such as under-hand throwing motion.
  • Reduced re-acquisition time when controller tracking is lost.
  • You can now use both of your Touch controllers at the same time when interacting with different elements like the keyboard, Oculus Store, and Library.

Profile

  • We’ve made enhancements that make it easier to update and edit your Oculus Avatar.

Notifications

  • You can now receive notifications in VR and in the Oculus app on your phone when an event you’re interested in is starting.

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Edit: Night Mode was mistakenly included in these release notes, however this feature is not included in build 7.0. This feature is being targeted for a future release. Apologies for the confusion and thanks for your patience while our team continues to work on this one!
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Comments

  • keebzkeebz Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    Did you fix the broken voice chat system???? Do we still have to reboot our Quest if we used voice chat before entering a multiplayer game?  
  • HybridAlienHybridAlien Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Thank you for this update keep improving the quest ! 
  • axl.gavinaaxl.gavina Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Will this fix the crashes in robo recall?

  • goldenegggoldenegg Posts: 552
    Trinity
    I really hope this fixes app crashes back to Oculus Home.  Unfortunately, haven't received the update yet (been on and plugged in for 3 hours tonight).
  • RaiwonRaiwon Posts: 15
    NerveGear

    I hope being able to turn off the ambient noise while watching videos in the gallery is part of the enhanced audio experience…

  • ShowbizDonkeyShowbizDonkey Posts: 100 Oculus Staff
    Sharing a quick edit that we just made to these release notes: Night Mode was mistakenly included in these release notes, however this feature is not included in build 7.0. This feature is being targeted for a future release. Apologies for the confusion and thanks for your patience while our team continues to work on this one!
  • cjesqipcjesqip Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I look forward to the day that the Quest Guardian can detect a person, baby, or pet wandering into my space. Lots of bad accidents are going to happen to little babies. It's inevitable.
  • SanyolSanyol Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Hello, do you plan to give access for developers to see information about game wishlist number?
  • RonnyBulletRonnyBullet Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    No removal of the annoying red dot while casting and casting of sideloaded apps? That’s too bad, those are two major points that came up if we want to show the hmd and Apps to other people :(
  • JerviJervi Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    Hi,
    can you give the possibility to set time directly inside the Quest or with the app?
    Thx
  • motennsenmotennsen Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    hi, as Youtube Contentcreator... I wish a easy way to recorde playsessions WITH voicover... as update to the aktual recording funktion. Oh, and it would be great if we can upload this Content/ Videos directly to this thing calked Internet. Some People using it nowadays 😉. What I mean: We need a easy to use direkt upload or stream to Twich, Youtube, Instagram ... one Button Solution. Thx 
  • CrazyCorvoCrazyCorvo Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    Hello Dev team,
    The stream sound is not properly working when I try to stream to facebook, my voice gets with bad sound quality and the games sound doesn't work, could you please help?
    Thank you!
  • enigma01enigma01 Posts: 184
    Art3mis
    Sounds great!

    What is the version number for this release within the (Quest) headset, by the way? It provides three different version numbers (“Version”, “Runtime version”, and “OS Version”), but none of them even vaguely resemble the “Build 7.0” format used by the release notes. 
    I was going to ask this exact same thing too!
  • gabriel.daymude.gabriel.daymude. Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    What I want is 3 DOF option now...
  • Fridde01Fridde01 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    What I want is 3 DOF option now...
    Ohhh Oculus Quest FirmwareMakerMan.... please.. 3 DOF... now.. I upgraded from OculusGO to a QUEST.. and now i cant watch my Videos on Youtube or from a NAS im my Bedroom.. this a MUSThave feature to track a Sensor in a Dark Room.
  • SvenVikingSvenViking Posts: 298
    Art3mis
    edited July 24
    enigma01: Someone tells me the new update
    is “headset version” 333700.2680.0
    https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/cha5nd/my_quest_got_the_new_update_and_the_tracking_is
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  • DASFREAKDASFREAK Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    Really wish they would just implement a manually update function.  :(
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,589 Volunteer Moderator
    enigma01: Someone tells me the new update
    is “headset version” 333700.2680.0
    Yup, this seems to be the case. I was on 256550.6810.0 when I checked this morning. Just got home from work and checked again (through the phone app), and now I have 333700.2680.0.
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  • liebergrazer1975liebergrazer1975 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Since todays update to latest Android on Samsung S9 Gear VR says visit http://support.oculus.com reinstalled already all Gear VR stuff. After the Update the Oculus was installed, since then it stopped working.
  • goldenegggoldenegg Posts: 552
    Trinity
    edited July 24
    I've had my headset sitting for the past 5 hours and still haven't received the update.  It really is a shame we don't have a way to force an update.
  • welpenhundwelpenhund Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    nalex66 said:
    enigma01: Someone tells me the new update
    is “headset version” 333700.2680.0
    Yup, this seems to be the case. I was on 256550.6810.0 when I checked this morning. Just got home from work and checked again (through the phone app), and now I have 333700.2680.0.
    I am still stuck at the old version 256550.6810.0, i already updated the Iphone app and rebooted the headset several times. How can i make it upgrade the firmware?
  • vinipoarsvinipoars Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Since todays update to latest Android on Samsung S9 Gear VR says visit http://support.oculus.com reinstalled already all Gear VR stuff. After the Update the Oculus was installed, since then it stopped working.
    Same here, unfortunately. 😕
  • welpenhundwelpenhund Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Did a full reset of the headset, now it updated...
  • spyrospyro Posts: 339
    Art3mis
    Would love to answer phone calls and see toasts of messages in VR via Bluetooth without taking the headset off.
  • livsonlivson Posts: 11
    NerveGear
    I've had my headset in standby for 7 hours plugged in sitting in my office, no update. Sure wish we could trigger an update ourselves, you know, like every other current generation gaming console. 
  • h.r.gargih.r.gargi Posts: 60
    Hiro Protagonist
    Updated overnight here. It was in standby while recharging. Where can I find the option to turn micro on and off? 
  • JSAVRJSAVR Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    What is the version number for this release as in the number that will display within the headset under settings/about? Will it be 7.0 or a longer number with decimals?

    Also how do I initiate the update?

    Thanks 
  • livsonlivson Posts: 11
    NerveGear
    JSAVR said:
    What is the version number for this release as in the number that will display within the headset under settings/about? Will it be 7.0 or a longer number with decimals?

    Also how do I initiate the update?

    Thanks 
    333700.2680.0

    Update is not manually triggered. You have to wait for it to auto update. Sitting plugged in on standby is the method everyone recommends. 

    Still waiting for mine after 8 hours. 
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