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Oculus Quest 2: How to Disable the Download Bar and Other Notifications


How to Hide the Download Bar on Oculus Quest




The Oculus Quest is one of the best VR headsets available for both beginners and seasoned VR veterans alike. It offers a standalone VR gaming experience that doesn't require a PC or external sensors, and it has a great game library and intuitive controllers. However, there's one thing that some users may find annoying: the download bar that appears at the bottom of the screen when installing or updating apps.


The download bar shows the progress and status of your app downloads, which can be useful if you want to know how long it will take or if there are any issues. But if you don't care about that, or if you find it distracting or cluttering your screen, you may want to hide it. Fortunately, there are a few ways to do that, and we'll show you how in this article.




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Here are three methods to hide the download bar on Oculus Quest:


Method 1: Use the Installed Filter




One of the easiest ways to hide uninstalled apps from your Quest library is to use the installed filter. This will only show you the apps that are currently installed on your headset, and hide the ones that are not. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Press the Meta (Oculus) button on your right controller to bring up the universal menu.



  • Select Library from the home bar.



  • Select All from the top-left corner of your screen.



  • Select Installed from the drop-down menu.



Now you should only see your installed apps in your library, and no download bars. You can also make this filter permanent by changing your personalization settings. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Press the Meta (Oculus) button on your right controller to bring up the universal menu.



  • Select Quick Settings by clicking on the clock area.



  • Select Settings (top-right of your screen).



  • Select Personalization from the menu on the left.



  • Select App Library from the menu on the left.



  • Change the Filter By option to Installed.



The benefit of this method is that it's simple and quick, and it doesn't require any additional software or hardware. The drawback is that it doesn't actually hide the download bar, but rather hides all uninstalled apps. This means that you won't be able to see or access any apps that you have purchased but not downloaded yet, or any apps that you have uninstalled but want to reinstall later. You'll have to switch back to All filter to see them again.


Method 2: Use Pi Launcher




Another way to hide uninstalled apps from your Quest library is to use a third-party app called Pi Launcher. Pi Launcher is a custom launcher for Quest that lets you hide and categorize your apps in different folders. It also hides uninstalled apps by default, so you won't see any download bars in your library. To use Pi Launcher, you'll need to sideload it on your Quest using SideQuest. SideQuest is a platform that lets Method 3: Use Voice Commands




A third way to hide uninstalled apps from your Quest library is to use voice commands. Voice commands are a feature that allows you to perform different actions using your voice, such as launching apps, taking screenshots, recording videos, and more. You can use voice commands to open apps without using the library, which means you won't see any download bars on your screen. To use voice commands, you'll need to enable them on your Quest. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Press the Meta (Oculus) button on your right controller to bring up the universal menu.



  • Select Quick Settings by clicking on the clock area.



  • Select Settings (top-right of your screen).



  • Select Voice Commands from the menu on the left.



  • Toggle the switch to turn on Voice Commands.



Once you have enabled voice commands, you can trigger them by saying "Hey Facebook" followed by your command. For example, you can say "Hey Facebook, open Beat Saber" to launch Beat Saber without going to the library. You can also press and hold the Meta (Oculus) button on your right controller and say your command without saying "Hey Facebook". To see a list of available voice commands, you can say "Hey Facebook, what can I say?" or press and hold the Meta (Oculus) button and select "What Can I Say?" from the menu.


The benefit of this method is that it's fast and convenient, and it lets you access your apps without using the library or the touch controllers. The drawback is that it requires an internet connection and a Facebook account, and it may not work well in noisy environments or with accents. You also need to remember the exact names of the apps you want to open, as voice commands may not recognize synonyms or abbreviations.


Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you three methods to hide the download bar on Oculus Quest. You can use the installed filter to hide uninstalled apps from the library, use Pi Launcher to hide and categorize apps in different folders, or use voice commands to open apps without using the library. Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks, so you can choose the one that suits your preferences and needs. We hope this article has been helpful and informative for you.


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Quest 2 download puzzle and strategy apps like I Expect You To Die, The Room VR: A Dark Matter, Moss, or Cubism from the Oculus Store or SideQuest


Oculus Quest 2 download simulation and exploration apps like Google Earth VR, Flight Simulator, Job Simulator, or Vacation Simulator from the Oculus Store or SideQuest.


If you want to learn more tips and tricks for using Quest more efficiently and comfortably, check out our other articles on how to sideload apps on Quest using SideQuest, how to enable hand tracking on Quest, how to stream PC VR games on Quest using Virtual Desktop, and how to improve battery life on Quest. You can also visit our website for more VR news, reviews, guides, and deals.


Do you have any feedback or questions about hiding the download bar on Oculus Quest? Feel free to share them in the comments section below. We'd love to hear from you!


FAQs




How do I check the status of my app downloads on Oculus Quest?




If you want to see how your app downloads are progressing, you can go to the library and select All from the filter menu. You'll see a download bar at the bottom of each app that is being installed or updated. You can also pause or cancel downloads by clicking on the download bar.


How do I update my apps on Oculus Quest?




Your apps will update automatically when your Quest is connected to Wi-Fi and in sleep mode. You can also manually update your apps by going to the libr


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