What’s the difference between turning my Meta Quest off and putting it to sleep?
When you’re not using your Meta Quest 2 or Meta Quest, it can either be put to sleep or turned off entirely.
Putting your headset to sleep
Putting your headset to sleep means that it will automatically “wake up” when it senses that the headset has been placed on someone’s head. When your headset is in sleep mode, power will still drain from the device, although much more slowly than when it’s in use.
You can put your headset to sleep by pressing the power button on your headset. You can wake it back up by placing the headset on your head.
Turning your headset off
Turning your headset off means that the system is completely off, and will only turn on when the power button is held. When your headset is turned off, much less power will be drained than if it were in sleep mode.
You can turn your Meta Quest 2 off by holding down the power button for at least three seconds until the indicator light turns off.
Learn more about what the different lights on your Meta Quest 2 mean.