Rift S controllers battery life.
The batteries in the controllers run out quickly. About 2-3 days. It doesn't seem to depend on whether I use them or not. But when I stop the Oculus service between gaming sessions batteries last much longer. It seems like it would be nice to better tune the idle mode of the helmet and controllers.
Jason Loewenstein commented
If you unplug the usb connection when not playing, they last a LOT longer.
Too bad we have to do this though.'
I've just tested brand new good battery pairs twice (Panasonic and Mitsubishi) and both lasted about 1h playing beat saber. wtf?
The battery issues really makes this set extremely environmetally hostile. This needs a fix ASAP.
Amit Suri commented
Crazy battery issues. For a product to have been around so many year..such a hardware issue should have been fixed long ago.
I closed the main occulus app and yet i can see the lights are on...
I only using the Oculus rift S to watch movies in Virtual desktop ..and is not need to use the controller ...but still the battery drain off very quickly ...and make the Virtual desktop to hanged .
I tried disable the controller in the set up , and removed completely the battery . but the battery issues pop up again as the Oculus detect Controller has no battery
How to solve this ??
They could add an option to turn off controller vibration in the Oculus settings, it drains battery life more than you think.
Dipak Gangaram commented
ridiculous that i have to change battery every 3-4 days. what the ****!
I am surprised there is no sleep time setting. My theory is, the controllers timeout to sleep is too long. There should be a signal coming from the headset that tells them to wake up or sleep. I am surprised no one from Oculus has given any notice about this.
Crazy there is no option for turning the controllers off
Dan Groppa commented
Short term - just buy some rechargeable batteries
Long term - Oculus should make the HMD and controllers come with rechargeable batteries that charge using wireless charging when the controllers are placed in the dock like box for storage. This ensures that your mobile device is always ready to go.
i dont really care since i have 4 rechargeable batteries so i can change them all the time and it only takes like 30 seconds
Atticus Nari commented
Thinking about getting rechargables
Reggie Blue commented
Ya I agree with battery drain even though not using the controllers. Fix it Oculus! Going on my fourth set batteries!