Among all the features available on the Oculus Quest 2, the one that is the apple of everyone’s eye is the casting feature. With a VR headset, it makes a lot of sense. If you don’t want your friends to just sit there and imagine what you are seeing in the goggles, casting should be considered. It is a good way for everyone to enjoy a stream while one player is actually playing the game. But the only downside to the casting feature on the Oculus Quest 2 is the limitation of compatible devices. Hence, there is a high chance that you might face a lot of problems when trying to cast from your Oculus Quest 2 to your phone. If that’s true in your case, try the fixes given in below.
Fixes for Oculus Quest 2 not casting to phone:
1) Don’t use mobile data:
Before getting into the more technical fixes, let’s get the basics right. To use the Oculus Quest 2 casting feature on your phone, both the devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is very important for you to monitor. If the devices were not connected to the same network, that could have been the reason for Oculus Quest 2 not casting on your phone.
2) Power cycle router:
In case there is a temporary problem with the signal strength, a power cycle can solve it. Turn off your router and wait for a bit more than 30 seconds. Turn the router on and let it be for another two minutes. This is to help it form a stable connection with the network. Now connect all the devices back to your Wi-Fi. Now there should not be any problems with Oculus Quest 2 casting on your phone.
3) Restart devices:
Restart your Oculus Quest 2 and your mobile phone before trying to screen cast again. After the restart, connect to the Wi-Fi network. Restarting both the devices will help them refresh their OS and form a better connection over the Wi-Fi.
4) Enable Bluetooth and GPS tracking:
Having Bluetooth or GPS enabled is a generally a necessary criteria when casting on your phone. Hence, the same applies for casting through Oculus Quest 2. Enable both of these settings on your mobile phone. This should clear the disturbance stopping the Quest 2 from casting to your mobile phone.
5) Reset your setup:
Resetting your setup includes factory resetting your Oculus Quest 2 and deleting the Oculus app from your mobile phone. After the factory reset, setup your Oculus Quest 2. Now download the Oculus app on your phone again. Follow the prompts to log into your account. Then connect to the Oculus headset and try to cast again. This will not leave any problem untouched. Hence, you will be able to cast from your Oculus Quest 2 to your phone without any problems.
6) Enable P2P networking:
Users need to see to it that ‘IP multicast‘ and and ‘P2P networking‘ is enabled on your router. Enabling these settings has fixed the problem for many Oculus users.