Daydream View has taken mobile VR a step further by introducing a remote control that lets you interact with apps and experiences. This remote is essential for many tasks in the Daydream app and adds layers to the types of games you can play. However, if your remote is not charging, then you are in a rotten situation. Fortunately, although this problem is extremely annoying, there is a fairly simple way to fix it.
After you play for a while, there will be no juice in your remote. It’s just the way things work. When your controller finally dies, all you need to do is plug it into a charger so the 220mAh battery can recharge. When you plug in your controller, you should see indicator lights pop up to show that your controller is receiving power. However, if your controller completely dies, these indicator lights may not appear.
After your controller has had time to charge, you unplug it and try to get back into VR, except the remote still insists it’s dead and won’t connect properly to your Daydream headset.
What to do with it
If after some charging your controller still insists that it is dead, there is an easy way to deal with it. First make sure you are trying to connect to Daydream, if your controller is malfunctioning you will get a low battery message for your remote. The next thing you need to do is close all apps and restart your phone. Next, reboot the remote. For now, go ahead and jump into Daydream Mode and connect your controller. This should work fine now.
When your remote control is down to 0% battery, the connection process waits until the minimum battery percentage is available before restarting all of its services. In some cases, these services never return on their own. That’s why you don’t see any indicator lights when it’s charging and why it thinks it’s still dead even after getting a full charge. By resetting both the phone and the remote, you allow the devices to start communicating normally again.
What to do if it doesn’t work
In some cases, this method will not work. If so, then you will need to contact Google support. They may have another fix that works for you, or they may be in the process of replacing your device.
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