Does Oculus Quest have Bluetooth? What do I need Bluetooth for? Can I disable it? — Oculus
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Does Oculus Quest have Bluetooth? What do I need Bluetooth for? Can I disable it?

kostasdimakiskostasdimakis Posts: 4
NerveGear
Hi everyone. As you can tell by the title, I'm just a bit paranoid with radiation. I know I can close the wifi and be offline but I'm wondering if I can do the same with the Bluetooth.
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  • enigma01enigma01 Posts: 183
    Art3mis
    Yes it does, it’s used to pair with the touch controllers your phone etc. It can also be used to pair with a wireless gamepad such an Xbox one controller and also with Bluetooth headphones. I don’t believe it can be turned off, as doing so would mean the controllers won’t work. 
  • kostasdimakiskostasdimakis Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I see. And do you know if that's the case with all rest Oculus rifts (plural) as well? Does the headset itself have Bluetooth?
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,582 Volunteer Moderator
    All Oculus headsets communicate with their controllers by Bluetooth, I believe. (Except DK1 and DK2, because they had no controllers.)
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  • kostasdimakiskostasdimakis Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I see. I thought they might use your computers Bluetooth directly or something instead, since that's where the processing happens.
  • kostasdimakiskostasdimakis Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Do all headsets in general communicate with their controllers via Bluetooth?
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,582 Volunteer Moderator
    As far as I know, all the major headsets communicate directly with their controllers, rather than expecting the PC to support a compatible wireless protocol, since not all desktop PCs necessarily have wireless communication built-in. Whether they all use Bluetooth as opposed to some other form of wireless connection, I'm not sure.
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