Actually, touch controllers turn off the second you unplug your oculus. If you keep your oculus plugged in, the touch controllers will go on stand by and will eventually turn off.
Yes, the controllers will go to sleep when not in use.
Or is there a way to turn them off. Because if they're on all this time that I'm not even using the rift, they will use alll the battery power. So how does it work?
My workaround, for Windows users:Step 1 - Don't power on the controllers when Windows starts
Press Windows + R, type "services.msc" and click Ok. Double click the "Oculus VR Runtime Service" item and change the inicialization type to manual. Click Ok.
This will prevents the Oculus service to run when windows starts. It should start normally when you open the Oculus app.
Step 2- Create a shortcut to shut down the controllers
Create a OculusControllersOff.cmd file anywhere in your computer. Open it with Notepad and add the following text:
sc stop "OVRService"
Save and close the file, then right click it, and select "Create shortcut". Right click the shortcut you just created, go to Properties. With Shortcut tab selected, click Advanced. Select "Execute as Administrator" and click Ok and then Ok again. Place this shortcut anywhere in your computer that's easy to access.
Everytime you're done playing with your Oculus, execute this shortcut. It'll close the Oculus Service and consequently shut down the controllers. It's not perfect but it's better than taking the batteries off, imho.
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