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[Oculus Go] Disable sleep mode or disable "Enter VR" screen

Looking for a way to disable the "Enter VR" screen when the device wakes from sleep (since we don't want visitors using the remote and exiting the running video). Is this possible?

Alternatively I've tried to cover the proximity sensor but the device still goes to sleep in 5 minutes if there's no movement. Can I disable the sleep mode or adjust the time it takes to trigger sleep mode in a config file somewhere?

I am using "Samsumg VR Videos" app with a sideloaded video but I am open to other suggestions to accomplish the goal of a "kiosk mode" that simply loops a video when visitors put on the Go (no button pressing required).

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  • beepmasterbeepmaster Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Thanks for these tips.
    Ok for a user centric experience, but you might think also about a "friend" centric experience. When you got friends who wants to test (and may be buy one later) the Oculus go device ... it s easier to run a YouTube 360 video without sleep mode and just keep playing the video.

    Other solutions : Some Apps / players keep playing without sleep mode and allow me to let my friend and family test it. Or I simply keep a finger on the light sensor when moving it from my head.

    Be careful about kiosk app not to drain your battery...

    I read about a streaming option to Android device in September, may be useful with full control from the Android device about setting the Oculus go for people who just want to test a video witout the Bluetooth joystick ..

  • hclmedhclmed Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    We have to have a way to disable, or at least delay the sleep timer.

    This should be available in the user settings as that's a conscious trade off users can make between continuous play and battery conservation.

    @imperativity We need these, (>50), to be effortlessly operated in public settings, what many are calling kiosk mode. This is obviously a marketing problem rather than a technical one, so that decision needs to be reviewed. To avoid any unwarranted complaints about battery life, a warning message can be posted at each power up that the recommended 15 second timeout is altered.
  • hclmedhclmed Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    We have to have a way to disable, or at least delay the sleep timer. 

    This should be available in the user settings as that's a conscious trade off users can make between continuous play and battery conservation.

    @imperativity We need these, (>50), to be effortlessly operated in public settings, what many are calling kiosk mode. This is obviously a marketing problem rather than a technical one, so that decision needs to be reviewed.

    To avoid any unwarranted complaints about battery life, a warning message can be posted at each power up that the recommended 15 second timeout is altered.
  • lindan2lindan2 Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    Hi @hclmed

    I saw a post from the FB 360 video professional group about disabling sleep mode this morning. You can now disable sleep mode. 
  • jedon.carterjedon.carter Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    @lindan2 can you link this? Would like to know how this is done
  • hclmedhclmed Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    lindan2 said:
    Hi @hclmed

    I saw a post from the FB 360 video professional group about disabling sleep mode this morning. You can now disable sleep mode. 
    That's an important, but vague message. Can you give a link, or any clues about where this is?
  • hclmedhclmed Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    hclmed said:
    lindan2 said:
    I saw a post from the FB 360 video professional group about disabling sleep mode this morning. You can now disable sleep mode. 
    There's this recent post from the FB 360 video group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/360.video.professionals/permalink/2249953615234879/
    about a new viewer which looks very interesting, but doesn't mention anything about disabling sleep.

  • izzysterizzyster Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    lindan2 said:
    Hi @hclmed

    I saw a post from the FB 360 video professional group about disabling sleep mode this morning. You can now disable sleep mode. 
    Yes please post link.
  • JacobRoebuckJacobRoebuck Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hey, I was able to turn off sleep mode from the app on my phone. Oculus app > Settings > Your Device > More Settings > Power Settings >Never
  • jedon.carterjedon.carter Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    @imperativity hello, the new power saving mode on the phone helps my issue but is there a way for me to access that through code in Unity?
  • jedon.carterjedon.carter Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    @imperativity do you know if there is a roadmap for when we can access this? I need to keep the headset on while a download occurs and dont want to depend on the user to keep it on their face. Also thanks for the response
  • VR-Lab-nlVR-Lab-nl Posts: 29
    Brain Burst

    Looking for a way to disable the "Enter VR" screen when the device wakes from sleep (since we don't want visitors using the remote and exiting the running video). Is this possible?

    You can close this screen and continue to the experience without the controller by pressing the volume button.
    Please note: the controller will not be calibrated and therefore can appear pointing in a very strange direction
    (I am not sure though whether this only works in developer mode)
  • juanoldinhojuanoldinho Posts: 131
    Art3mis
    VR-Lab-nl said:

    Looking for a way to disable the "Enter VR" screen when the device wakes from sleep (since we don't want visitors using the remote and exiting the running video). Is this possible?

    You can close this screen and continue to the experience without the controller by pressing the volume button.
    Please note: the controller will not be calibrated and therefore can appear pointing in a very strange direction
    (I am not sure though whether this only works in developer mode)
    You are correct, you must have developer mode enabled to bypass the controller orientation screen using the volume buttons.
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  • ruud3DVruud3DV Posts: 20 Oculus Start Member
    Oculus Go standby timer can now be set in Oculus Go Settings > See All > Power !
    And can be set to 'Never' to disable it. Finally, awesome!
  • lpug21lpug21 Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    ruud3DV said:
    Oculus Go standby timer can now be set in Oculus Go Settings > See All > Power !
    And can be set to 'Never' to disable it. Finally, awesome!
    Aaaand this functionality has been reverted?  Tried this and it worked as of last week, and upon trying it today (after factory resetting the Go and pairing it to a new phone), the maximum option available is 15 Minutes.  

    Updating the new phone now (Galaxy S7, was prior tested on a S8), will report back if this restores the functionality.  
  • TakeawalkerTakeawalker Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    lpug21 said:
    Aaaand this functionality has been reverted?  Tried this and it worked as of last week, and upon trying it today (after factory resetting the Go and pairing it to a new phone), the maximum option available is 15 Minutes.  

    Updating the new phone now (Galaxy S7, was prior tested on a S8), will report back if this restores the functionality.  
    It would seem that the functionality has indeed been reverted... I'm having the same problem.
  • ovosovos Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    @Oculus can you please overthink your decision of the revert of this feature? You give us developers a real hard time if you implement something we rely on, promise customers that we can do stuff and in the middle of the project you take away this feature. Kick out the option to disable "automatic activate" instead, really who needs a headset that does not activates itself if you put in on you head?  
  • karelvdzkarelvdz Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    @OculusSupport I'm having issues with a big client, he wants a video to run constantly on an exhibition. When we bought 3 Oculus GO models, we could set the sleep mode on "Never". Since the updates the option is not available. This creates a lot of problems. Please can you let us know if there's a alternative solution? Looks like more people want this options to be available again.
  • vanderfeestvanderfeest Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Everyone here: I posted my solution (needs an always on computer on the same network) on https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/65923/disabling-the-enter-vr-message
  • TimnijlandTimnijland Posts: 34
    Brain Burst
    Hi all,

    We made a kiosk mode feature for the Oculus GO. It's an installable app from the app store but only works with 360 video's at the moment. Hope you find it useful.

    All the best
  • Ar0maAr0ma Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    Hi all,

    We made a kiosk mode feature for the Oculus GO. It's an installable app from the app store but only works with 360 video's at the moment. Hope you find it useful.

    All the best
    What happens after 15min of inactivity?
    Does your app disable the auto standby?
    If yes, hell yeah, take my money!
    If not, this is the wrong thread for your advertisement spam.

    Why isn't there a statement from you to the developers regarding this topic?

  • jstefanjstefan Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    What was the design decision for making 15 minutes the maximum? Why remove the Never option?
  • ruud3DVruud3DV Posts: 20 Oculus Start Member
    Extremely frustrating, finally with the 'Never' option there was a way to run the Oculus Go in something resembling Kiosk Mode, and now it's been removed again without any communication about it. Please bring back the 'Never' option.
  • SandroTrunzSandroTrunz Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Yup, agreed - dear moderators & Oculus developers - please bring back the 'Never' option and/or add a 'Kiosk Mode' function.
    Thx
    S
  • Ar0maAr0ma Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    I would be interested in an alternative headset that functions as a VR-Video-Player for permanent installations, where no controller is needed and the content starts as soon as you look inside. This Auto-Standby kills everything!
    I did some workarounds with a flic button, IFTTT and a switchbot inside a 3D printed console. But it just takes too long to respond.
    Any suggestions on that are highly appreciated!
  • Ar0maAr0ma Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    edited October 7
    Vote here!
    In the new firmware 9.0 there's the option to extend the standby to 4hrs - but the Go still turns black after 5min of just lying around


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