How To Create Oculus Account Without Facebook (Quickly!)

I recently got interested in the metaverse and VR gaming. Naturally, I began to seek out the best VR headsets available. The Oculus Quest, now known as the Meta Quest, is one of the best rated on the market. But I noticed that it requires a Facebook account to use.

To create an Oculus account without a Facebook, you will be required to purchase the Oculus Quest 2 Business. The Oculus Quest 2 Business model is the only one that does not require a Facebook profile to use. This model can be purchased for $799.

This guide will answer many of the common questions people have regarding the Oculus headset and Facebook. You can use this information to help you set up an Oculus account without a Facebook account.

Can You Use Oculus without Facebook?

Yes, you can use an Oculus device without a Facebook account but only if you have the Business model device. You will not be able to use the device without a Facebook on the standard version. This is unfortunate for casual gamers or those with a passing interest in VR.

This is one of the most controversial issues surrounding the Quest 2. Many users have voiced their displeasure with this invasive feature that will lock their devices if not using a Facebook account. Currently, the only way around this is to purchase a Business Oculus Quest 2.

The next section of this guide will detail the process for setting up your Business Oculus Quest 2.

How To Create An Oculus Account Without Facebook?

If you have purchased a Business model Oculus Quest 2, you will still need to create an Oculus account. The process is quite simple and will be detailed below. Keep in mind that you will not be able to use your device without an Oculus account.

1. Download the Oculus app in your phone’s App Store.

2. Respond to the welcome email sent by Oculus when you purchased your device. Click the link provided in this email.

3. Once you have clicked the link in the email, continue to the account registration page.

4. Fill out the required account information and click Create Account.

5. Connect your Oculus headset to your mobile device using Bluetooth.

6. Put on the headset and check that all the features are available.

This will complete the process for signing up for an Oculus account with a Facebook. As previously mentioned, this is only possible on the Business model Oculus device. There is another method you can try that will sometimes bypass these restrictions.

This method will be discussed in the section below.

Oculus Quest 2 Without Facebook 2022

You can attempt to use the standard Oculus Quest 2 without a Facebook by installing an earlier app version. The process to do this is simple and will only take a few minutes.

1. Navigate to the Oculus website and choose My Devices.

2. Ensure that you have not added your Oculus device to this list. If you have, delete it.

3. Uninstall all Oculus software from your mobile device.

4. Clear the Oculus Cache on your mobile device to remove any leftover files.

5. Delete the Facebook account completely as well as the application from your phone.

6. Clear your phone’s Facebook cache to remove any leftover files.

7. Restart your device and enable auto-updates.

8. Download the Oculus app version v36.0.0.5.242 located here.

9. Install the downloaded app version on your mobile device. Be sure to Allow Installation From Unknown Sources.

10. Once this installation is complete, you will be able to log in to your Oculus account on the standard Oculus Quest 2.

How Do I Create An Oculus Account?

1. Download the Oculus app on your phone’s App Store.

2. Respond to the welcome email sent by Oculus when you purchased your device. Click the link provided in this email.

3. Once you have clicked the link in the email, continue to the account registration page.

4. Fill out the required account information and click Create Account.

5. Connect your Oculus headset to your mobile device using Bluetooth.

6. Put on the headset and check that all the features are available.

Now that you know how to create an Oculus account, learn the different restrictions placed on a device when being used without a Facebook.

What Can You Not Do Without Facebook From Your Oculus Account?

Without a Facebook account, you will not have access to several features of your Oculus account. This includes social features and remote streaming capabilities. You will also most likely not be able to access your Oculus 2 device controls using your phone.

All of these factors will make using the Oculus 2 much more inconvenient. This is one of the ways that Facebook encourages users to link their accounts. The next section will detail what you can expect to happen when you attempt to use an Oculus without a Facebook.

What Occurs If You Don’t Have A Facebook Account To Use With Oculus? 

The first thing you will notice is that you are not able to access any social features. This includes a friends list, gaming achievements, and messaging services. You will also not be able to access any games that you have purchased on your device.

This will severely limit the functionality of your device. These restrictions only apply to the cheaper, standard Oculus Quest 2. You can set up a Facebook account using your Oculus device using the steps in the next section.

How To Create A Facebook Account Using Oculus

The process to create a Facebook account using an Oculus is quite simple. This process takes a few minutes and has been detailed below.

1. Visit the Oculus website or download the Oculus mobile application.

2. On the homepage, click the three-dot icon located in the upper right corner of the screen.

3. In the menu that pops up, select the Sign-Up option.

4. On the Facebook creation page, select Sign Up to begin to account creation process.