How to Add Multiple Accounts to Meta (Oculus) Quest 2

Multi-user options help you save money and share apps

What to Know

  • Select Settings (gear icon) > Experimental features > toggle on Multiple Accounts...Library Sharing > AccountsOK >Add Account.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to finish adding accounts.
  • You can add up to three additional accounts to an Oculus Quest 2. Oculus Quest accounts require a Facebook profile.

This article explains how to add multiple accounts to an Oculus Quest 2. 

How to Add Multiple Accounts to Your Meta (Oculus) Quest 2

With the multi-user account feature, Meta allows you to add up to three additional accounts above and beyond the original admin account. You can add and remove these accounts freely, so you don’t need to worry about getting locked in or going over a limit.

As this is an experimental feature, the process may be changed or removed at any time. If you don't see the option, it may not be available for your headset yet, or it may have been removed.

Here’s how to add a second, third, or even fourth account to your Quest 2:

  1. Select Settings (gear icon) from the main navigation bar.

    Settings highlighted on the Quest main navigation bar.
  2. Select Experimental features.

    Experimental Features highlighted in the Oculus Quest settings menu.
  3. Select the Multiple Accounts and Library Sharing toggle, turning it blue.

    The Multiple Accounts and Library Sharing toggle highlighted in the Oculus Quest experimental settings menu.

    When you activate this toggle, a new Accounts option will now appear in the Settings menu.

  4. Select Accounts.

    Accounts highlighted in the Oculus Quest Settings menu.
  5. Select OK.

    The Device and App Sharing notification on Oculus Quest 2.
  6. Select Add Account.

    Add Account selected in the Accounts section of the Oculus Quest settings menu.
  7. Select Skip to allow additional accounts but prevent them from using your apps, or Enable to let additional accounts use your apps.

    The app sharing options on Oculus Quest 2.
  8. Following the on-screen prompts, set up a device unlock code to secure your account.

  9. Select Continue, then hand the headset to the person who owns the account you want to add to your Quest 2.

    Continue highlighted in the add account pop up on Oculus Quest 2.
  10. The person you are adding will need to follow the on-screen prompts to log into their Facebook account, adjust the headset fit and lens distance, and set up the Guardian.

How Do Multiple Accounts Work on Quest 2?

Before the introduction of the multi-user feature, each Quest 2 could only have a single account. That means if you wanted to let other people use your Quest 2, or a family or group of friends shared a single headset, every user of the device had to use the original user’s account. There was no per-user customization. Every app and game purchase had to be made by the admin. Individual users couldn’t save game progress or high scores, and all social features linked to the original user's Facebook account.

The only way to change the admin account was by performing a factory reset on the Oculus Quest.

A Quest 2 can have an admin account and then three additional accounts with the multi-user feature. Each account can access games and apps owned by the admin account through the Oculus game sharing feature. The accounts can also purchase games and apps, customize the VR experience to their specifications, have game progress and high scores, and use social media integration if they choose to enable that feature.

While the admin account shares its games and apps with the secondary accounts, it doesn’t work the other way around. If a secondary account purchases a game or app, only they can access that game or app.

The original admin account that activated the Quest 2 is locked in place unless you perform a factory reset, but the additional accounts can be added and removed at any time. That means you could easily use this feature to give a friend a personalized VR tour and then remove their account afterward.

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