There isn’t much that can go wrong with Google Daydream. Like Cardboard before, this platform is designed to be as simple as possible so you can just go and enjoy some great games and videos. However, sometimes things can go wrong. Don’t worry We are here to help. Consider this all you need to know to have a successful Daydream experience every time!

  • Troubleshooting the controller
  • How to Refocus Your Eyes in VR
  • How to change which hand is using the remote
  • How to deal with nausea in VR
  • How to fix stuck apps in Daydream mode
  • How to Fix Drift Issues with Daydream View
  • How to deal with Daydream games not lining up
  • How to deal with circular highlights on Daydream 2.0
  • Daydream Audio: what to do when there is no audio jack

How to deal with controller problems

Google Daydream has moved away from the touchpad on your headset and instead uses a controller to navigate and interact with various VR apps. However, sometimes you may run into problems with your controller. Whether that means your target isn’t accurate or doesn’t want to connect, we have the solutions for you.

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My pointer target is not accurate

Your Daydream headset and the direction it thinks the controller is pointing are out of sync, which means you are pointing the controller forward and the light beam is off somewhere else. There’s no need to play through the pain. You can quickly reset Daydream’s orientation no matter what app you’re in.

To reset the orientation of the Daydream controller:

  1. Look straight ahead by pointing the VR headset forward.
  2. Raise your Daydream controller pointing directly in front of you.
  3. Hold down the Home button for three seconds.

This will reset the orientation of both your controller and your headset, aligning everything in front of you. From here, you should be able to continue the game without any leveling issues!

Daydream says «We’re having trouble finding your controller» during launch

The first thing Daydream does when launching a VR app or game is trying to connect to a controller. This happens when you press and hold the home button on the controller as instructed when viewing the headset. Sometimes you will see an error saying that the controller cannot be found. As long as your Daydream controller has been freshly charged, all this really means is that your controller is taking longer than usual to connect.

To connect a Daydream controller:

  1. Make sure your Daydream controller is pulsing when you press the Home button.
  2. Press and hold the Home button for five seconds.
  3. Release the Home button and repeat up to five times.

After releasing the home button and restarting, your Daydream controller keeps trying to pair with your phone. As long as you use the controller that came with your Daydream headset, pairing will take place within a few seconds of following the above steps.

My Daydream controller is connected but refuses to connect

If your controller is completely unresponsive, you may need to start over. This doesn’t happen often, but if something goes wrong with the Daydream controller, you may need to unplug it from your phone so you can plug it in as if it were a new controller.

Before considering this step:

  • Make sure your controller has been charged.
  • Force close the Daydream app and try connecting again.
  • Reboot your phone.

If none of the above has prevented the Daydream controller from reconnecting to your phone so you can enjoy your Daydream experience, it’s time to force disconnect and start over.

To force disable the Daydream controller:

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Click on the gear next to the Daydream controller in the list of your paired devices.
  3. Click Forget.
  4. Open the Daydream app and go to Settings.
  5. Click Connect New Controller.
  6. Hold down the » Home» on the controller until the connection is completed

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