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- Attaching the battery cradle and charging the battery
- Putting on the headset (with the battery cradle attached)
- Using the headset without the battery cradle
- Attaching and adjusting the head strap
- Turning the headset on and off
- Setting up your headset for the first time
- Adjusting the diopter dials
- Removing and reattaching the face cushion
- Adjusting the IPD on the headset
- Pairing the controllers
- Setting up your play area
- Setting up multiple play areas
- Hand tracking
- The VIVE Menu
- Accessing apps in the Library
- Viewing your surroundings
- Cleaning and disinfecting VIVE XR Elite
- Using the VIVE Case for XR Series
Managing screenshots, files, and apps
- Taking screenshots and screen recordings
- Connecting the headset to your computer
- Transferring screenshots and screen recordings to your computer
- Browsing and viewing files
- Connecting an external storage device to the headset
- Transferring files between the headset and an external storage device
- Installing apps on the headset
- Installing APK files on the headset
- Uninstalling apps
Using VIVE Manager
Sharing and streaming content
- Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
- Setting a device passcode
- Installing system and firmware updates
- Resetting your headset (factory reset)
- Adjusting the power frequency
- Choosing a display mode
- Adjusting audio settings
- Turning on Passenger mode
- Pairing Bluetooth devices
- Setting up and using Kiosk mode
- Adding a VPN connection
Solutions and FAQs
Installing APK files on the headset
You can install VR apps and Android™ mobile apps on your headset using APK files.
Important: Apps installed using APK files may not run properly if they are not compatible with your headset.
Here's how to transfer and install an APK file:
Transfer the APK file to the headset through one of the following methods:
Method Steps Transfer to external storage device
- Copy the APK file to a USB storage device.
- Connect the USB storage device to your headset. See Connecting an external storage device to the headset.
Transfer to internal storage
- Connect your headset to your PC. For details, see
Connecting the headset to your computer.
The Choose USB mode dialog box will appear in the headset.
- Select File transfer.
- On your PC, open a file management app such as File Explorer and click your headset name.
- Click Internal shared storage.
- Copy the APK file to the Downloads folder.
- Put on your headset.
- From Home, select Settings.
- Select Advanced.
- Turn on Allow unknown apps.
- On the left-hand side of the Settings panel, select Storage.
- Select File browser.
- Navigate to the folder that contains the APK file.
- Select the APK file to install it.
Tip: After installing an APK file, the app will appear in the Library. You can use the filter to find it more quickly. For details, see Accessing apps in the Library.
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