Stumped by the app sharing problem on Oculus Quest 2? You are not alone! Read this article to find out why app sharing is not working on Oculus Quest 2 and the possible fix for it. Out of all the VR headsets available, Oculus proves to be more affordable and self-sufficient. The setup and usage demands are confined to the basics. Hence, it successfully draws a lot of attention towards it. Oculus Quest 2 was released with a promise of providing everything that was missing from the previous headset in the series. However, it has a list of problems that the users are fed up with.
Quest 2 has received a lot of negative reviews, pointing out all its different flaws. Bad battery life, poorer picture quality, uncomfortable fit, and difficult to hold controllers are all on the list. But the problems are not limited to just the hardware. Many users claim to face problems when trying to share the apps bought on their primary account. Apps that usually allow sharing do not show up on the list of available apps. If you are facing this problem as well, keep reading to find a fix for it.
Fixes for Oculus Quest 2 app sharing not working:
1) Add free apps:
This step is not as straightforward as it seems. Set up your Oculus Quest 2 for app sharing as you would normally do. Make sure it is running on the admin account. Now, download 4 or 5 free apps to the device. Now shut down the device. After this, set up an Oculus account on your mobile phone as the secondary account. Do not pair with the headset. Search for the free apps that you had installed on your Quest 2. Queue them for installation and login to other secondary accounts. Now, you should be able to see all the apps that can be shared.
2) Make sure that the app allows sharing:
You might find this suggestion annoying, but it is important that you are 100% certain. It is easy to misunderstand the policies and descriptions of an app or a game. Especially if the app/game is very popular. Users may expect a game to allow sharing considering its popularity. However, that is not the case. Some popular apps/games that do not allow family sharing are – COASTER COMBAT, FIT XR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ORBUS REBORN, POPULATION ONE, STAR TREK BRIDGE, and TIME STALL.
3) Update Oculus Quest 2’s software:
Every user who contacted Oculus customer support was told that a build will be released in the near future to deal with the app sharing problem. The patch note released in November 2021, claim to fix this problem. Hence, try to update your Oculus Quest 2 to the latest build available. As of today, Oculus Quest 38.0 is the latest build available. Install it and see if that solves the problem.
4) Reboot headset:
To reboot your Oculus headset, wear it and press hold the power button until you see a shutdown screen. Then select the option to restart the device. After the restart, setup sharing again and see if the apps reflect on your secondary Oculus Quest 2 account.