User Manual Please read this manual before operating your device and keep it for future reference.
Making a Selection ..........31 Wearing the Gear VR for S6 ......... 4 Navigation - Home Screen........32 Before Using the Gear VR for S6 Headset..4 Navigation - App Screen ........33 About the Gear VR for S6 ........5 Using the Universal Menu........
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• Descriptions in this guide are based on the mobile device’s default settings. Important: Use the Gear VR for S6 for its intended purpose only. Using the Gear VR for S6 for other purposes may result in injury. The Gear VR for S6 must be connected with a Samsung GALAXY S ®...
Wearing the Gear VR for S6 Warning! Do not wear glasses when using the Gear VR for S6. Doing so may cause facial injuries. If you have poor eyesight, we recommended wearing contact lenses when using the Gear VR for S6.
• Make sure the Gear VR for S6 is level and secured comfortably on your head, and that you see a single, clear image. If you wear the Gear VR for S6 tilted to one side, you may feel discomfort.
The GALAXY S6 may become hotter than normal when used with the Gear VR for S6, especially if you use the devices to play games for an extended period. When the Gear VR for S6 detects a high temperature, the quality of the application may be degraded or VR applications may be terminated in order to prevent overheating.
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Note: Ensure that the fan air inlet on the left side of the Gear VR for S6 is clean and unobstructed. The fan may make noise during operation. This is normal and does not affect the Gear VR for S6’s lifespan or performance.
Front Cover touchpad Note: When you are not wearing the Gear VR for S6, do not place objects on the internal proximity sensor. Doing so may cause the proximity sensor to remain on and drain the connected Samsung GALAXY S6’s battery.
Rotate to focus by adjusting the distance between the Wheel GALAXY S6 and the Gear VR for S6’s lenses. • Phone Lock Key Press to separate the GALAXY S6 from the Gear VR for S6. • Touchpad Swipe across to move around the screen. •...
Device Installation and Set Up Install the straps 1. Insert each end of the main strap through a strap loop on the Gear VR for S6 (1) and use the velcro to fasten each end (2).
2. Carefully insert the hook (from the top head strap) into the front bar of the Gear VR for S6 (1), then pull it upward until it locks in place (2). The hook snaps when secured.
This end of the strap contains a shorter velcro strip. Note: The opposite end of this strap contains a longer velcro strip and is used to secure the top head strap to the front of the Gear VR for S6 frame.
Note: The Gear VR for S6 is compatible only with the GALAXY S6 and the GALAXY S6 edge. 3. Carefully insert the mobile device (face down) at an angle and insert the Gear VR for S6 connector (1) into the mobile device’s USB port. This process is similar to installing the mobile device into a standard...
Important: Do not forcefully insert the connector into the mobile device as this may damage the connector. Improper installation can cause scratching on the mobile device. If it is not securely locked, the GALAXY S6 may accidentally separate from the Gear VR for S6 and be damaged.
Note: Verify that your device volume is not set to silent. If the sound is not emitted when you insert the connector into the GALAXY S6, the Gear VR for S6 may not have recognized the connection. Carefully reconnect the mobile device until you hear the sound.
1. Align your face and the foam cushion and put on the Gear VR for S6. Caution! Do not walk or drive while wearing the Gear VR for S6. Always be aware of your surroundings while using the Gear VR for S6 to avoid injury to yourself or others.
Remove the mobile device from the Gear VR for S6 when you are not using it. ► Take off the Gear VR for S6, press the Phone Lock key on the left side of the Gear VR for S6 and...
► Connect a headset/headphone to the currently connected mobile device’s headset jack. Note: You can connect a headset or a Bluetooth headset to the GALAXY S6 when using the Gear VR for S6. A headset is not supplied with the Gear VR for S6. For more information about connecting a Bluetooth headset,...
(more than 1.5A) while the charger is connected, the Gear VR for S6 uses two power sources. – In high power demand situations, the Gear VR for S6 is powered by the charger and the Samsung GALAXY S6’s battery at the same time. •...
— or immediately after using—the Gear VR for S6 headset. Caution! Take care not to stand up or move around while the Gear VR for S 6 is “plugged in”, as this may...
Note: You can either replace the foam cushion if it deteriorates, or you can change it to another type of foam cushion that fits comfortably over your nose. 1. Place the Gear VR for S6 face down and carefully detach the previous foam cushion. 2. Carefully align the new foam cushion and press it onto the Gear VR for S6.
Caution! When you replace the foam cushion, grip the foam and velcro together firmly and remove it slowly so you will not deform or tear it. Do not use the Gear VR for S6 without the foam cushion. Without the foam cushion, the Gear VR for S6 may not sit properly on your face and may cause discomfort.
Installing Gear VR for S6 Software You must install the Gear VR for S6 software in order to use the Gear VR for S6. When you connect the GALAXY S6 to the Gear VR for S6 for the first time, the set up process automatically begins.
Gear VR for S6. Note: If the screen appears tilted or skewed while using the Gear VR for S6, take it off. Then, place the Gear VR for S6 on a flat surface with the lenses facing forward and the Focus Adjustment wheel at the top.
Completing the Set Up Process 1. Read the displayed Health & Safety Warning! information and then use your head to position the Pointer (crosshair) into the Oculus logo area to continue. 2. Follow the displayed instructions to learn how to: •...
Basic Navigation and Selection Using the Touchpad The Touchpad, located at the right side of the Gear VR for S6, is used for both selection and navigation of displayed elements. Making Selections (Tapping) 1. Move your head to place the pointer on top of the desired item.
Moving Around the screen (Swiping) • Swipe forward across the touchpad to move to the next item. • Swipe backward across the touchpad to view the previous item. Swiping to next item (Forward) Swiping to next list item Swiping to previous item (Backward) Swiping to previous list item...
• Swipe downward across the touchpad to move t o the next item in a list. • Swipe upward across the touchpad to move to the previous item in a list. Swiping to next item (Downward) Swiping to previous item (Upward) Note: Some apps may not support upward or downward swiping actions.
Moving the Pointer The Gear VR for S6 recognizes your head movements and then translates that information as a location within your current screen environment. Some screens may not display a pointer. • Moving your head around also changes the views and perspectives of the current screen.
Making a Selection You can select items or apps by moving your head and then tapping the touchpad. 1. Move your head to place the displayed pointer onto a desired selection. 2. Tap the touchpad (on the right side of the unit).
Apps Application Oculus Library Store Samsung Featured Content Access to different pages The Oculus Home screen is the starting point for accessing Apps, files, and features. From this Home screen you can navigate to any of the three main screens:...
• HOME screen: Provides access to the Oculus store, Samsung content, Recent apps, and Library (of apps) • STORE screen: Provides access to either All (new downloadable VR applications) or Samsung (providing Samsung Features content). Use either of the available category tabs (All/Samsung) to then swipe through the available downloads.
Accessing Additional Application Functions 1. Navigate to the HOME screen, direct the pointer to the Store tab and tap the touchpad. 2. Select an application entry to view the Apps screen. User Ranking Comfort Application Rating Logo Launch App Additional Functions Access to different pages...
3. From the Library screen, scroll to the desired application, and select View Details. 4. This Apps screen provides both useful application information and additional related options such as: • Rating: View current user ranking for this application (1-5). • Comfort: View the current user comfort rating for this application (1-3).
Reorient : Realigns the screen based on the current direction you are facing. • Do Not Disturb (On/Off): When activated, sets the Gear VR for S6 to mute the sounds of incoming calls and notifications. Incoming calls do not display and are ignored.
Notifications Charge Status Passthrough Brightness Camera Comfort Oculus Mode Home Do Not Reorient Disturb Note: These features may not be available in some apps.
Using Passthrough Camera This feature activates the S6’s rear camera and projects it onto your screen so that you can see your surroundings while keeping the Gear VR for S6 on. To activate Passthrough Camera: 1. From an active VR screen, press and hold the Back key.
Reorienting the Gear VR for S6 There may be times when the viewing angle of the screen might change and not appear centered in your line of sight. Reorienting the screen “resets” the viewing angle to match your current line of sight and orientation by “resetting the forward location”.
To deactivate the Do Not Disturb Mode: 1. From an active Gear VR for S6 screen, press and hold the Back key. Do Not Disturb and tap the touchpad to deactivate the feature. The 2. Place the pointer on top of screen displays Do Not Disturb: Off.
There might be times when you need to soften the brightness or intensity of the background blue light. This is accomplished by activating the Comfort Mode feature. To activate the Comfort Mode: 1. From an active Gear VR for S6 screen, press and hold the Back key. 2. Place the pointer on top of Comfort Mode and tap the touchpad to activate the feature.
Calls The icon displays on the screen if you receive a call while you are using the Gear VR for S6. ► You can reject the call, by using the pointer on top of your selection and tapping the touchpad.
3. Once the button highlights, tap the touchpad to reject the incoming call. Viewing Notifications While using the Gear VR for S6, you can view general notifications, such as events, messages, and alarms when they display as a pop-up notification on the screen.
Loading Using the Store 1. Navigate to the HOME screen, direct the pointer to the Store tab and tap the touchpad. 2. Select an application type (All or Samsung). 3. Swipe through the available pages and select an application entry.
2. Tap Menu and select either Library or Apps. 3. Scroll to an available application and select INSTALL. 4. Once successfully installed, place the GALAXY S6 securely back into the Gear VR for S6 compartment (Install the Mobile Device). 5. Navigate to the HOME screen, direct the pointer to the Library tab and tap the touchpad.
Shorts: View or download free videos from Oculus that are optimized for a standard screen. • My Videos: View a video stored in the Samsung GALAXY S6 on a standard screen. 4. Select a video and then choose an available surrounding for your movie watching experience.
VR Gallery View images and videos you created using the Samsung GALAXY S6. 1. Navigate to the HOME screen, direct the pointer to the Library button and tap the touchpad. 2. Select All and then swipe across your touchpad until the VR Gallery app displays.
Viewing images Select an image folder and then select an image. To view the previous image, swipe backward across the touchpad. To view the next image, swipe foward across the touchpad. To enlarge the size of the image, swipe upward on the touchpad. To reduce the size of the image, swipe downward on the touchpad.
Oculus 360 Photos This application provides 360 degree views of available panoramic images. 1. Navigate to the HOME screen, direct the pointer to the Library button and tap the touchpad. 2. Select All and then swipe across your touchpad until the Oculus 360 Photos app displays. 3.