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How to connect the Meta Quest 3 to a Windows computer?

In this article you will learn how to connect the Meta Quest 3 to a Windows computer.

What is needed:

  • Meta Quest 3 headset
  • Meta Quest 3 controllers
  • Windows computer 
  • USB-C Link cable 

[Note: It is important that the USB-C cable is able to transfer data. With a USB-C cable that is only for charging it is not possible to connect the Meta Quest 3 to a computer]

How to connect the Meta Quest 3 to a Windows computer

  1. Turn on your headset.
  2. Connect the headset to the computer using a USB-C cable.
  3. On your headset the notification “USB Detected” will appear. It is located right above the dock. Click on that notification to allow access.
  4. This notification will disappear after a few seconds. You can still reach it through the notification center in your quick settings.

The Meta Quest 3 is now connected to the computer.

Troubleshooting: Meta Quest 3 not detected by computer

If you have trouble connecting the Meta Quest 3 to your computer you can try the following steps:

Press the power button on the Meta Quest 3. The button is located on the left side of the headset.

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