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

RHubrex
Level 2
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
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GlobeQ1
Level 3
sadly you cant turn it off 

MikeKemp
Level 3

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. 

NT17
Level 2
Is there a way to change what percent level the controller warnings pop up at?  I think it would be better if it showed me my battery levels when I first put the headset on or when a controller is connected.  Then let me set the low battery warning percent level (which should include a no warning / let them die option).

TomCgcmfc
Level 15
This has been discussed a zillion times before.  If you are using sims with external controllers (so you do not need the touch controllers) simply remove the controller batteries.  Not exactly rocket science, lol!
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mcdaniels2k9
Level 2
I haven't connected the controllers and use an old xbox360 controller for the Oculus Home. So I am not warned concerning low batteries. Annoying that you cant switch the controllers completly off...