Get help

SideQuest is an application you install on your computer that makes sideloading content onto your Quest headset fairly easy (there are other ways, but unless you are pretty tech savvy, this is the easiest way). It does take a bit of work to set up in the first place, and you’ll have to register as a developer with Oculus, but once you’d done that you can download and install items from their store. Many are free, while others have a cost. Check out the huge number of available apps at

UploadVR has an easy-to-follow guide on how to get set up and using SideQuest. Try not to be intimidated by the number of steps – it really is straightforward if you just walk through them one-by-one.

Once you have sideloaded apps onto your headset you won’t find them in your main library. Instead use the dropdown box in the upper right (which will say “All” as the default) to select “Unknown Sources” at the bottom of the list, and your sideloaded apps will then appear.

SideQuest is also serving as the directory for apps for the newly-launched App Lab, which enables you to download apps directly into your headset without going through all the steps of sideloading. App Lab apps will show up in your main app library. Click here for more information about App Lab.



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How to use

Hello and welcome! We’re a small group of fiftysomethings that built this site to help folks like you get more enjoyment from your Quest headsets.

This section is just a little tutorial on how to get the most from your time here.

We  created with the goal of making it easier to find what you’re looking for as well as providing you with some rare nuggets that you’re not likely find anywhere else!

To start off, we put the content into 6 categories

  • How to Get Started
    • Tips & Tricks for using your Quest 2
  • How to Get Together
    • Meeting friends & making new ones
  • How to Get Healthy
    • Exercise your body & your mind
  • How to Get Roaming
    • Visit exotic places while still in your house
  • How to Get Inspired
    • Fun education you didn’t know existed
  • How to Get Thrilled
    • Immersive movies, adventures abound in VR

You can reach each of these one of two ways

These buttons on the homepage

or with the How to dropdown menu from the top of the site.

Once you pick a category, you’ll get a page like the image below. The green arrows point to documents you can open by clicking on them, the red ones are sub-categories that will open up with more documents you can then open by clicking on them.

Once you’ve selected a document, it will open and look something like below. The green arrows are pointing to the categories you can choose from and the numbers in the blue dots tell you how many documents are in them. You can click on any you are interested in.

Please do be aware that we have only just started the site and it is a work in progress. We will be updating most of the content with more formatting and images soon.

We built this site for you, so please do reachout with any suggestions or requests. You can click the Contact Us link  and let us know your thoughts. Please do enjoy your time here. If you need to see these instructions again, you can click the big yellow button on the left of your screen. 


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