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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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NorbertNoBacon
Level 3

Phone notifications feature is for iOS only, but Android support is coming soon. Why do iOS users get this feature first when the actual OS of Quest 2 is itself, Android! SMH.

 


@NorbertNoBacon wrote:

Phone notifications feature is for iOS only, but Android support is coming soon. Why do iOS users get this feature first when the actual OS of Quest 2 is itself, Android! SMH.

 


The answer is, of course, money. It's quite likely that Apple paid for such consideration.

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

deKaro303
Level 4

I get the minimum specs warning message with my system:

OS: Win10 pro (64bit)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 
Mobo: ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING
Graphic: XFX RX 6700 XT QICK 319 Core (12GB)
Memory: G.Skill FlareX 32GB DDR4 32GFX
SSD: Samsung MZ-V7S1T0BW 970 EVO Plus 1 TB NVMe

@deKaro303  could be that Oculus has not added in your cpu or gpu yet to their list.  They seem to take forever to do this, lol!  As long as everything is working ok just ignore the warning for now imho.

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Q2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro

Icecream.inc
Level 3

had 120hz after headset updated to v29, pc app was v28 and had 120hz. then the pc app updated, and its gone.

so it was good for a couple hours, shame i didnt get to try it out.

@Icecream.inc  make sure you select 120hz experimental on your Q2 home, then restart your Oculus desktop app and hopefully it will appear.

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Q2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro

Digikid1
Level 12

Still will not update.  Does anyone have the files for a forced update for a V1 Quest?  It is stuck at V25 and refuses to go any further.

Download V 29  From the Reddit megathread 

Gigabyte  AB350 Ryzen 2700x, 16gb ddr 4 3200, 1080ti. Z800 HMD, DK1, DK2, CV1, Vive wireless, Quest, HP Reverb. Viewsonic 1080p 3D projector ASUS 3D vision monitor.  UAD Apollo interface, Yamaha studio monitors.  

That's for the Quest 2.  Not the Original Quest.

Hmm, I see where they're specifying Q2.  Still not sure there is a difference at least wasn't at one time. I think it was December that I loaded the same runtime on my Q1 as I did on my Q2. I don't recall ever seeing individual Quest 1 runtimes. Not getting an update since V25 does seem unusual. Probably stating what you already know but sounds like support ticket time.  

Gigabyte  AB350 Ryzen 2700x, 16gb ddr 4 3200, 1080ti. Z800 HMD, DK1, DK2, CV1, Vive wireless, Quest, HP Reverb. Viewsonic 1080p 3D projector ASUS 3D vision monitor.  UAD Apollo interface, Yamaha studio monitors.