You are all ready to sit down and knock out some wands rival magicians after watching some videos when all of a sudden your headset is not working properly. When a game or app opens, it doesn’t display correctly and you definitely can’t enjoy it the way it’s meant to be played. If this has ever happened to you, you probably know how annoying it is. If this happens, there are a few things to check.
Keep things official
Not all VR headsets are created equal and, unlike Google Cardboard, not just a phone running in Daydream View. While the headset itself can fit many different phones, for many people, playing the game in Daydream mode is just not possible because their phone doesn’t quite fit. If you’re not sure if your phone is compatible, you can check Google’s list of Daydream-ready phones. If you are not using a Daydream-enabled phone, then you will not be able to play certain Daydream titles. You can still play games and apps available from Cardboard, but new apps won’t be available until you update your phone.
If you have checked if your phone is Daydream compatible, there is another simple solution. It is possible that Daydream apps are trying to open in full screen mode, which cannot be used in VR. If this is happening to you, the first thing you need to do is open your phone and go to the settings menu. Go to your wireless and network settings. Make sure NFC is enabled. If NFC isn’t enabled, you’re basically just using the advanced cardboard viewer and Daydream apps won’t launch or play correctly.
Step by step instructions
- Open your settings
- Go to wireless and network settings
- Click to make sure *NFC is enabled**
Try manually setting up your phone
Sometimes the problem is that your phone is not properly positioned inside the headset. As for me and my bulky case, I almost never got my phone in correctly on the first try. An easy way to fix this is to set up your headset by manually adjusting your phone while it’s still in Daydream mode.
- Hold down the Home button on your controller.
- If you are sure that the vision in the headset is direct, you can adjust it.
- Remove the clasp at the top of the headset while holding the phone in place. (Do this while the headset is still on.)
- When your phone is free to move it in any direction, you should try to center the screen.
- Once you feel confident in the look, keep holding your phone in place while you change the strap on your headset.
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