Samsung Gear VR - Install the Mobile Device

Follow these steps to connect your device to your Gear VR.

  1. Gently pull the protective front cover off to remove.
  2. Ensure the device holder is in the correct position for the device you want to use.
    • Position A (out) if using a Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, or Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
    • Position B (in) if using a Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, or Samsung Galaxy S7.
      Note A green dot indicates the current setting.
      Install strap
  3. Ensure your device is on and the volume is not set to silent.
  4. With the screen facing the Gear VR, carefully insert the mobile device into the left device holder and insert the Gear VR connector into the device's USB port.
    USB connector
  5. Pull the right device holder outward.
    Right device holder
  6. Gently push the device into the Gear VR, then push the right device holder back down to lock the device in place.
    Push the device into headset
  7. Ensure the alignment tabs on either side of the device are visible.
    Note Failure to properly align the device may cause discomfort and mis-alignment of the lenses.
    Alignment tabs
  8. Reinstall the protective front cover.
    Note The front cover aids in securing the mobile device.

Related Topic: Remove the Mobile Device

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