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Terrible experience with low battery warnings; any way to turn this off?

Hello, 

I was just using my Oculus Rift S in iRacing, and midway through the race, suddenly I got a low battery warning for one of my controllers, which took me out of iRacing and into the Oculus home menu. This caused me to crash in the sim. This is a terrible user experience and I'm pretty mad that a stupid low battery warning completely ruined my race. The battery hadn't been low before this warning came up. Is there any way to avoid this, like a setting in Oculus to make the low battery warnings not completely interrupt the game currently running on the HMD? If not, this is an extremely bad decision by Oculus to make such an intrusive low battery warning especially when I'm playing a game that doesn't require the use of the touch controllers, and makes me reconsider my Oculus purchase. 

Thanks, 

Rob

Answers

  • GlobeQ1GlobeQ1 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    sadly you cant turn it off 
  • MikeKempMikeKemp Posts: 14
    Brain Burst
    RHubrex said:
    Hello, 

    I was just using my Oculus Rift S in iRacing, and midway through the race, suddenly I got a low battery warning for one of my controllers, which took me out of iRacing and into the Oculus home menu. This caused me to crash in the sim. This is a terrible user experience and I'm pretty mad that a stupid low battery warning completely ruined my race. The battery hadn't been low before this warning came up. Is there any way to avoid this, like a setting in Oculus to make the low battery warnings not completely interrupt the game currently running on the HMD? If not, this is an extremely bad decision by Oculus to make such an intrusive low battery warning especially when I'm playing a game that doesn't require the use of the touch controllers, and makes me reconsider my Oculus purchase. 

    Thanks, 

    Rob
    Yeh that is totally annoying. I run iRacing and have had that happen as well. I use rechargable batteries for my controllers. I always check my batt level before starting an iRacing session. If it is looking low, I swap out the battery. And since the controllers are not used at all in iRacing, I will sometimes remove the battery completely before racing.  I have found that there are usually two battery warnings that I see in iRacing. The first one comes up as a dialogue inside iRacing that does not kill my race. The second warning is the one that kicks you right out of iRacing. If I am in a race when I get the non-lethal warning I will fumble around and remove the battery while driving. So far I have not been kicked from iRacing when the controller has no battery in it. 
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