A clear and detailed guide on how to connect AirPods to Oculus Quest 2

Oculus Quest 2 is a device for complete immersion in virtual reality. In fact, in the VR headset, you get two controllers and glasses. They help you fully immerse yourself in the game's atmosphere and physically feel in the place of your favorite character.

On the other hand, the problem for many Oculus Quest users was just the lack of any Bluetooth headphones in the VR headset, because of which, for some, the game experience could not be fully immersed in virtual reality.

AirPods are the most used Bluetooth headphones these days. Below you can find instructions on how to connect this kind of Bluetooth headphones like AirPods to Oculus Quest 2 and, furthermore, have additional information about other devices.

Can I use my AirPods with Oculus Quest 2?

AirPods are an Apple product, which is why their Bluetooth pairing with other devices is really questionable and sometimes even impossible.

If you start looking for information about the Oculus Quest 2, you will be surprised to find that the Oculus Quest 2 does not support Bluetooth pairing with other devices. Which makes it almost impossible to connect AirPods to Oculus Quest 2.

However, this article will convince you otherwise, as using a Bluetooth transmitter to get around the problem of connecting Bluetooth headphones with Oculus Quest 2 is quite simple.

How do I connect my Oculus 2022 to AirPods?

As it was said previously, even though to connect Bluetooth headphones you need to put in a lot of effort, still it is possible.

Below, you can see steps, which will help you to connect AirPods to Oculus Quest 2 with Bluetooth transmitter.

  1. Oculus Quest.

The first thing you need to do is turn on your Oculus Quest 2. You can do this using the Oculus app on your smartphone or TV.

  1. Settings menu.

After that, click on the settings menu using your Oculus Quest 2. For this, you need a working Wi-Fi and Oculus connected to Wi-Fi network.

  1. Experimental features.

“Experimental features” is the button you have to press, in order to connect Bluetooth headphones, specifically connect AirPods to Oculus Quest 2. Just tap on the “Experimental features” icon.

  1. AirPods

Your AirPods should be in a state of searching for a device, pairing mode, they can connect to. To do this, open the wireless headphones case and press the button on the back until the sensor on the Apple AirPods begins to flash white rapidly.

  1. Bluetooth pairing option.

Now you need to find the “Bluetooth pairing” button, which will be under the “Experimental Features” option.

  1. Pair button.

Click on the “Pair” button. This will bring up a list of all Bluetooth devices that can connect to your Oculus Quest 2. Click on the icon for your AirPods.

  1. Check the result.

Now it's easy, while playing, check how well your AirPods are connected to your Oculus Quest 2.

If suddenly the connection did not happen, try to repeat all the steps again or check the charge of the headphones for pairing mode. Hopefully, now you understand how to connect AirPods using a Bluetooth transmitter.

Problems with connecting AirPods to Oculus Quest 2

There may well be a problem connecting your AirPods to the Oculus Quest 2 using a Bluetooth transmitter. And it is worth understanding why the Bluetooth pairing option is unavailable when you just want to enjoy wireless audio while playing games.

One of the reasons may be the lack of connection between two devices, your AirPods and phone. So, you should check if your headphones are at a sufficient distance to create a pairing process with Oculus Quest 2 as if not, Oculus will not display your AirPods in Bluetooth settings.

The last reason may be the low battery on your headphones, which is why even the Bluetooth transmitter cannot force the headphones to go into pairing mode with Oculus Quest 2.

Can you connect Bluetooth earbuds to Oculus Quest 2?

Since this article focuses on AirPods, it might seem that only these headphones are useful for the pairing process and Bluetooth feature.

However, no, you can connect non-Apple wireless earbuds to your Oculus. All you need for this is the bunnies in the menu with a list of devices that can connect via Bluetooth to your device select the headphones you use, then check if your headphones are in a state to connect to another device.

For each pair of headphones from different companies, the process for reconnecting to Oculus or any other device is different, so make sure you are well-versed in the settings for your headphones.

At the same time, many people have a question, is it possible to connect USB-C headphones?

And, unfortunately, it is impossible to give an exact answer to this, since almost the entire Oculus Quest 2 system is wireless and USB-C isn't officially supported by Quest, it would be strange if the headphones were connected using a wire.

Furthermore, you need to understand how long the cord of your headphones would need to be in order not to create discomfort during the game.


It can be seen and said that connecting your AirPods to the Oculus Quest 2 is not a problem, if you are skillful with your Oculus and if you fully understand the specifics of the settings for reconnecting your AirPods to another device, there should be no problems.

It is the same with other Bluetooth earbuds, and although it is impossible to list the connection features of all wireless earphones, it is still worth saying that the connection in them is not particularly different.

You just need both the headphones and the Oculus to be able to search for a Bluetooth partner and, in general, both devices matched each other both in terms of sound quality and updating.

We hope that the question of “how to connect AirPods to Oculus Quest 2” will not be problematic for you. Also, we hope that now you can enjoy high-quality sound while playing games without any interference due to poor connection.

In the future, buying new wireless earphones or a new Oculus Quest will not leave you wondering how to connect devices in order to enjoy the advantages and characteristics of both.