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Quest 2 / Quest Build 29.0 Release Notes

ShowbizDonkey
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of May 17, 2021.

 

Multi-User Accounts and App Sharing for Quest

  • We launched Multi-User Accounts and App Sharing for Quest 2 in February and are excited to announce the release of Multi-User Accounts for Quest.
  • With this new addition, you can use multiple Oculus accounts on one headset.
  • Learn how to add additional accounts to your Oculus Quest.

Phone Notifications

  • You can now view Phone Notifications without removing your headset. You’ll receive notifications to your headset from apps you’ve enabled lock screen notifications for on your iPhone.
  • This feature is for iOS only, but Android support is coming soon.
  • If you use Oculus with Multi-User Accounts, your notifications will be secured and inaccessible by secondary account holders.
  • To begin receiving iPhone notifications to your Oculus headset, turn on Phone Notifications from the Devices section of your Oculus app.

File App

  • You’ll now be able to access, browse, manage, share, and organize files located on your VR device. Additionally, you will be able to download files from Oculus Browser to the Files App and upload files from your device to websites via Browser.

Passthrough Environment Shortcut

  • You’re now able to quickly access Passthrough through a new shortcut. Use this to set your default Home environment as Passthrough, and switch back and forth between reality and virtual reality. To access this shortcut, look for the Passthrough Home “eye” icon on the Quick Settings menu.

Light Theme

  • Light Theme is being introduced to Oculus Quest 2 and Quest. You’re able to change the appearance of system features and Oculus apps to a light theme.
  • To opt in to this experimental feature, open your Universal menu, Select Settings, then select Experimental Features. Choose Display Theme to select between a dark or light theme.

Universal Menu

  • We’ve redesigned our Universal menu to make it easier to multi-task and quickly access pinned and recently launched apps. You’ll still be able to access core system-level functions like your Settings, Notifications and headset battery level.

Night Display

  • We’ve added Night Display to your Settings. Now, you can change your display to warmer colors which may be easier on your eyes.
  • To begin using: With your headset on, open your Universal menu, select Settings, then select Device. Turn on Night Display and adjust the Display Warmth to a comfortable setting.

Record Audio with Headset Mic

  • We’ve added the ability to record your headset mic audio while recording video in VR. When you begin recording video, your mic audio will automatically begin recording as well.
  • To stop recording your mic audio, mute your mic in the Quick Actions menu.
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Failrunner
Level 7

Wasn't the light theme supposed to be in the last update? Lol.

TomCgcmfc
Level 16

So, no further Air Link improvements or Air Link Q1 support?  Just more fluff imho.

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Quest 2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro.

Bugfixes or improvements are mostly not mentioned.

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Kobri
Level 4

Recording the mic is a very welcome addition, thank you!

Hope you guys managed to fix the audio/video sync issues too

Also a simple toggle for left/right eye recording will be great since a lot of the top first-person shooter players are left-eye dominant

Strongit
Level 7

No mention of the upcoming ads unless this article is incorrect?  I wish I could turn off auto update until I get a confirmation either way.

 

https://vrscout.com/news/oculus-quest-v29-update-announced/

 

EDIT:  Never mind, I had the wording wrong.  The ads will show up in the oculus app on your smart device and not the headset itself.

Quest 1, i5-8600K at 4.7 GHz, eVGA 1080 ti FTW3, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming, 16 GB 3200 MHz

TomCgcmfc
Level 16

I got the v29 update on my Q2 today (not on Q1 though).  Takes a while to get used to the new universal menu but seems ok.  My only problem with the update is that it shifted my Quest home clock back 12 hours.  I tried a few things like using my iphone hotspot but could not get it to sync with local time/date.  Finally did a factory reset to get it back.  Fortunately I did not have a lot of apps on this since I've mainly been using it with Link and Air Link.  Otherwise, everything seems to be working fine.

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Quest 2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro.


@TomCgcmfc wrote:

 Fortunately I did not have a lot of apps on this since I've mainly been using it with Link and Air Link.  Otherwise, everything seems to be working fine.


You've been able to get Air Link to reliably work? Lucky you... it only works maybe one one twentith of the time. If it launches, Air Link is great (and stable). Problem is it keeps refusing to launch, and I don't know why.

Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.

@Pixie40  Sorry mate, not sure what I can suggest except to contact Oculus support and send them your log files.  Link and Air Link are both working very well with my Q2.

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Quest 2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro.

@Pixie40  Hate to make you feel worse but 120Hz refresh just became available with Link.  Seems to work very well so far.  I’ll try it on Air Link later.  The Q2 is getting better and better all the time!

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Quest 2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro.