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How To Use SideQuest WIRELESSLY On Oculus Quest 2 -WIN & MAC

How to Use SideQuest WIRELESSLY On Oculus Quest 1 & 2 – Easy Tutorial – Windows & Mac

UPDATED! Full Guide To Installing Games, Apps And Using SideQuest Wirelessly – Oculus Quest 1 & 2 (2021 Guide)

Hey VR Army, in this post I’m going to show you how you can use SideQuest wirelessly on your Oculus Quest 1 & 2 in just 5 super duper easy steps that take only 3-5 minutes to get it all set up.

So what’s the use of using sidequest wirelessly?

When you download any games and apps through sidequest, typically, you need to keep connected to your computer using a USB cable.

And while you’re connected, you can’t use the main function that the Quest is built for which is using Quest as a standalone VR headset.

As you’re attached with the USB cable to your Quest, you can’t move around freely and play other games while your games and apps are being sideloaded through SideQuest.

So using sidequest wirelessly removes all the wires and you don’t need to wait while your games are being sideloaded, you can play your other games or surf youtube VR while all your games and apps are being sideloaded through SideQuest WIRELESSLY!

So if you’re excited then let’s remove those nasty wires and make our lives much easier!

“Using Sidequest Wirelessly”

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How to Use SideQuest WIRELESSLY On Oculus Quest 1 & 2 – (WIN & MAC) In 5 Easy Steps | 5 min Tutorial
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Here’s How To Use SideQuest WIRELESSLY On Quest 1 & 2

  1. Create Your Account Or Sign In
  2. Connect Your Headset
  3. Enable Wireless Mode
  4. Log Into
  5. Voila! Unplug And Use SideQuest Wirelessly On Your Oculus Quest 1 & 2
  6. How To Download Sidequest Games And Apps Within The Headset

Yes, that’s it. That’s all you need to do to use SideQuest Without Any Wires on Your Oculus Quest 1 & 2.

STEP 1: Open Sidequest And Create Your Account Or Sign in

How To Sideload Oculus Quest 1 & 2 Using SideQuest : Windows, Linux & Mac​

If you’re not familiar with side loading and side quest and want to Sideload Sidequest games and apps for yourself, it’s effortless to get it all set up.

So I’ve linked a couple of tutorials on how to start sideloading, or you can read the ultimate guide on sidequest. It takes maybe five to ten minutes max to get it all ready to go. 

If you’re a MAC user then here’s the guide to install Sidequest on Mac: [MAC] How To Sideload Oculus Quest 1 & 2

Once you’ve set up the Sidequest properly on your PC, open up the SideQuest application on your PC and Create An Account. Because You must be LOGGED IN for wireless mode to work.

And if you already have a Sidequest account, you can skip creating an account.

Sign Up on Sidequest

STEP 2: Connect Your Headset Via USB

  • Connect your oculus quest to your PC using USB | Sidequest wirelessly
  • Enable Oculus Link - Using sidequest wirelessly
  • Allow Access to data - Using sidequest wirelessly

Now, Connect your Oculus Quest 1 or 2 to your PC using a USB cable. After connecting, put on your Headset and two pop-ups will appear on your Quest.

  1. “Enable Oculus Link”, Click > Not Now
  2. Directly Afterwards, another prompt will pop up asking, If you want to Allow access your Data, Click > Allow

Allowing that prompt will connect your oculus quest 1 & 2 to the Sidequest and you can see the “GREEN LIGHT” at the top left corner of your Sidequest application.

Connected Oculus Quest to sidequest

STEP 3: Click “Enable wireless” Located At The Top Of SideQuest.

Click “Enable wireless” - Sidequest

Take the Headset off and on the PC sidequest application, Click > Enable Wireless at the Top Right which symbolizes a WIFI signal. Now Click > Connect when the pop up appears

Connect Your Oculus Quest to Sidequest Wirelessly

STEP 4: Navigate To And Log In

Search Sidequest VR on your Oculus quest

Now, navigate to on your Oculus Quest 1 & 2 using the internet browser.

And now sign into your same Sidequest account that you’ve created earlier or if you already had an account, just Sign-in to the sidequest website.

Sign Into Sidequest

STEP 5: Voila! Unplug The Headset And Use Sidequest Wirelessly!

  • How to Use SideQuest WIRELESSLY On Oculus Quest 1 & 2
  • How to Use SideQuest WIRELESSLY On Oculus Quest 1 & 2
  • How to Use SideQuest WIRELESSLY On Oculus Quest 1 & 2

If you’ve done all the steps correctly then Sidequest will show “Purple Light” instead of Red or Green.

This means that you’ve connected two android devices to Sidequest because your PC is connected to the same Oculus Quest Twice: Using USB and Wirelessly through WiFi

And to solve this little problem, just unplug the USB cable from your Quest and you can see that the Purple Light turned back to Green.

And Voila! Now you can install any Sidequest Games and Apps Wirelessly!

Just navigate to the games or apps page that you wanted to install and Click > Install Latest or Install To The Headset. And it’ll directly install those games and apps through your PC to your Quest

You can also download those games within the Headset. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Navigate through the Sidequest website using the Oculus quest’s internet browser
  2. Find the game or app that you want to install
  3. Install it as you do on your PC by clicking Install Latest or Install To The Headset.

If you want to uninstall the games and apps that you sideloaded using sidequest then here’s the article: How To Uninstall Apps & Games – Sideloaded Using SideQuest

***Keep in mind that every time you close the Sidequest Application on your PC, you need to re-connect your Quest every time via USB and turn on “Wireless Mode”.***

So that’s How you can use SideQuest Wirelessly on your Oculus Quest.

And if you have any suggestions or problems while using Sidequest wirelessly then make sure to comment below. We’ll reply as fast as lightning. Until then, Stay Strong VR Army!

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    • Yes, you can sideload any “Sidequest” game if you want wirelessly. But we didn’t tested sideloading external .apk files. If you want to download and sideload any sidequest game or app wirelessly then you can absolutely do that. If you’ve not read the whole article in the last we’ve guided you on how you can sideload any game or app wirelessly after following all the step.

      Here’s the quick summary of it: Navigate through Sidequest website using the internet browser within your oculus quest, find the game and install it as you do on your PC.

      We would suggest you read the whole article once again if you’re facing any problem.


  1. Trying to transfer files for Lambda1VR. I need to copy a folder, but sidequest can’t select a folder. I transferred everything IN the folder, but couldn’t start a game. It says “Copy the whole folder, not just the contents!”
    So how do I copy a folder?
    Also, when I click “Open current save location” it opens a folder on my hard drive. Is there a “go” button or something that will push all the files to my quest?

    • Hello Michael,
      Restart Quest. Make sure you waited long enough for sidequest to complete the install process before disconnecting. Also, make sure you can install other sidequest apps without issues. Can you reply after trying all the methods? If these steps don’t solve your issue, please reply to this comment.


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