Drift is a common and irritating problem with Gear VR.
When it comes to being able to enjoy VR anywhere, Gear VR delivers a great experience. For the most part. However it’s been plagued with issues with the screen slowly and inexorably drifting away at times. This problem can be exacerbated by a number of things, but no matter why it’s happening it’s never fun. We’ve got a few tips to help you cut down on how often it happens, and how to deal with it when it does.
My Gear VR keeps drifting to the side
One of the most persistent and aggravating problems on Gear VR is the continued return of screen drift. You may have noticed this, especially when sitting back and watching a movie. Slowly but surely, your screen starts drifting away to the left or right. While this is aggravating enough when you are looking around and interacting with a game, it can become far more irritating when you are sitting still and trying to watch a movie.
Screen drift seems to happen primarily when in apps or games, and be far less frequent when you are in the Oculus Home screen. If you tend to play while sitting in a spinning chair you might not even notice it happening, especially since you’ll be moving on the chair. It’s most noticeable when it begins to occur while you are attempting to watch a movie or TV show. Depending on the severity of drift it might even be unnoticeable until you blink, and realize that your screen has up and moved over a bit.
While this is a fairly common problem, and one that has been floating around for a few years now, there isn’t a cut and dry fix to deal with it. There are some things that can help