After charging your phone, you probably expect to be able to enjoy hours or more while playing Gear VR. However, a rather serious annoying process has arisen for many people. After connecting your phone to the Gear VR, the headset causes serious and severe battery drain.
This means that even with a full charge, you may not have to shoot space pirates for a long time. Luckily, there is a simple fix that won’t take more than a few minutes.
If this problem occurs, the only way to really tell is to keep an eye on your battery. Some users have reported losing up to 1% of battery life every minute. While there’s no reliable way to tell if you’re losing battery life, play for 5-10 minutes on a full charge and then drop out of VR to check what your battery is registering for.
If you have lost more than 5% of your battery life, you may be experiencing this issue. Luckily, Oculus is fully aware of this issue and will fix it so you can get you back on track without any hassle.
How to fix it
This problem initially started to surface back in September and October. Oculus quickly updated their software to fix the issue. If you’ve been ignoring this software update, you’ll find that this is a big part of your problem. This means that all you have to do is update your Oculus software. To do this, open the Oculus app and apply the update, which you will immediately be prompted to install.
By this point, serious battery drain issues should be resolved and you should be able to watch a movie without worrying about your phone dying right in the middle of it all.