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How to clean your VR Headset?

In this article, the best possible ways to clean your VR Headset will be explained. This article can be used for all types of VR headsets, like Pico Neo 3, Pico 4 (Enterprise), Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive headsets, HP Reverb and many more.  There are 3 different methods recommended by VR Expert to clean or ensure a more hygienic experience.

Method 1. Hygiene Masks

What is needed:

  • VR headset
  • Hygiene Masks

Hygiene masks are disposable cotton masks that can be worn on the face before putting on the VR headset. This creates a protective layer between the headset and the face. The masks are easy to use and are universally applicable with all types of VR headsets. The disadvantage is that an extra step is needed before putting on a VR headset.


  • Cheap
  • Useful for large groups of people
  • Extra level of hygiene


  • Does not stop sweat
  • Does not kill bacteria only adds an extra layer between the headset and the user

Method 2. Disinfectant Wipes

What is needed:

  • VR headset
  • Disinfectant Wipes

Important! Alcohol wipes can not be used on the lenses of a VR headset.

The second method to clean your VR headset is through the use of disinfectant wipes. Disinfectant wipes are disposable wipes that are used to wipe down the majority of the VR headset. These have shown to be a rather effective solution especially with headsets that have a PU leather face pad. If your headset has a fabric face pad, use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Take care when cleaning the headset that you do not use abrasive wipes on the lenses of the headset, rather use a standard glasses cleaner to avoid permanent damage.  The disadvantages of disinfectant wipes is that they do not remove all the dirt and bacteria found on the headset. This is highly dependent on how thoroughly it is cleaned and the quality of the wipes. Another disadvantage is the possibility of damaging the headset lenses if a strong alcohol wipe is used on it.


  • Easy to use
  • Quick solution


  • Can damage headset
  • Not 100% effective
  • Effectiveness dependant on type of wipe

Method 3: Disinfectant spray without alcohol

What is needed:

SPRAY Twice A Day is a water-based antibacterial disinfectant spray that is ideal for cleaning VR headsets and their lenses. It effectively kills 99.999% of bacteria and viruses on all kinds of surfaces. It is perfectly suitable for use on VR headsets and their lenses, because it consists exclusively of natural ingredients. The solution contains no alcohol, ammonia or fragrances making it ideal for the sensitive lenses of VR headsets.


  • Can be used on VR headset lenses
  • Kills 99.999% of bacteria and viruses
  • Water-based, only natural ingredients
  • No alcohol

Method 4. UVC Light with the Uvisan UV-C Disinfection Cabinets

 What is needed:

The Uvisan is the most effective disinfectant method for VR headsets. Uvisan is a disinfection cabinet that helps you to quickly and safely disinfect your equipment by using UVC light. Uvisan cabinets have been proven to kill 99.9% of all pathogens including virus and bacterias within a short period of time. The Uvisan has a number of other advantages, the cabinets are able to store and clean a number of VR headsets at the same time, useful for events and training sessions with multiple devices. The Uvisan’s also come with a locking system meaning the VR headsets can be stored in the cabinets overnight without issue. The cabinets include multiple charging ports meaning the devices can be charged while being cleaned or stored. The Uvisan also has some small disadvantages, the cabinets require a power source to be used, which can be difficult when it would be used in different locations. The cabinets also have a higher upfront purchase price. 


  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria
  • 5 minute cleaning cycle
  • Storage system
  • Adjustable timer
  • Space for multiple headsets and other devices


  • High upfront cost
  • Require access to power to work
  • Takes up more space than alternative solutions
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