Receive phone calls and text notifications in VR
The headset is already linked to our phone via Bluetooth. It should be able to receive text notifications and answer phone calls while the user wears the headset. It's incredibly frustrating to have to remove the headset or peer down my nose to view and respond to texts and phone calls. Why not allow the reception of notifications, text replies via voice-to-text, and answering and making phone calls from within the headset? If the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 platforms are going to become a productivity tool alongside a gaming device, we will need the ability to communicate with the outside world. Social/party chat just does not cut it.
Eddie Wright commented
Still waiting for action on this amazing idea!
James Jones commented
you can already get the notifications if you have an iphone. That doesn't help you to actually answer the call nor reply to the text.
Devon Tibbils commented
You would think this would be a given.
Julius Henry Arlt commented
please......like.... pretty please. with a cherry. or two. ****, chocolate swirls. it almost seems like one of those..... I don't wanna say "no-brainers"..... but it's a no brainer.
whether you're using your Quest to game, or be productive, this lack of simple architecture is.....
This is an awesome idea. I would pay for this app
This is a great idea as you can use your Facebook messenger now. They should add at least facebook calls!
David Gentz commented
Please add a phone function as this is definately needed
Alex Matthew Santiago commented
hi hi. you can do this via sideloading.
I know sideloading isn't accessible to everyone but if you have a PC(doesn't need to be a gaming pc) and a link cable, use sidequest to download an app called RELAY.
Once you set it up, it'll pin itself to the oculus tv tab as a station, and you can see all phone notifications during games on oculus and while in oculus link!
however, from what I've seen in news updates, they'll be adding software updates to sideload from within the headset without link, sooner than later
Alex Z commented
surprisingly, this function is still missing, because it would be very convenient to read the notification from the messenger on your headset.
Animal tree commented
Wow this idea is very creative and smart
Duane Aakre commented
I would be happy if we could just get a pop-up with caller id info from the phone associated with our Quest. The only people who call me are 1) my Mom, and 2) telemarketers. My Mom is 84 so I hate to miss a call from her, but I hate having to stop in the middle of a multiplayer game to check my phone just to find it is from some telemarketer!
This is a good idea, so we we don't have to keep taking our headset off to see who's calling, when 90% of the time it's a stupid Robo Sales call. We could see it in our headset and dismiss it immediately. Good idea!!!