How to Use VR Headset with Android Phone?

How to Use VR Headset with Android Phone?

Virtual Reality (VR) technology is an increasing trend in today’s electronic market. The common myth is that electronic related to VR technology experience are expensive. But with cheap VR headsets flooding into the market, you don’t necessarily have to have high end expensive gear to experience the technology.

If you own an Android phone and is in dire need to experience VR technology from your Android phone to its fullest, then you have come to the right place.


This easy-to-follow step by step guide will give you all the information you need to know about how to use VR box with Android phone. And also, about how to use a VR box and a headset. Let’s have a look!!

1)Biggest question: Does your Android Phone support VR tech?

Having an android phone is not enough. Your android phone has to meet the minimum requirements for VR. Fortunately, most of the smart phones in Sri Lanka support VR, but no to its full glory. Which means the quality will be reduced? Only a high-end android phone can give you the full VR experience.

Your phone needs to have a Gyroscope sensor for VR tech to work. Check online if your phone has a Gyroscope, and make sure you turn on the do not disturb mode.

2)How do I set the VR headset?

You need to purchase a VR headset first. Search online for a good VR headset and purchase. Depending on the headset, the set up might slightly differ from one another. For the Samsung gear VR you need to physically plug in the phone. The Homido VR will directly clip in your phone. Apart from that there are VR headsets, in which you need to either slide or clasp the phone.


VR headsets are adjustable. You can adjust the lens, distance from the wheel situated in either the top or bottom of your headset. After it has been properly adjusted you will have a clearer, non-blurry screen. To check if the screen is properly adjusted, you need to view VR content in it.

3)How do I view VR content now?

In order to access VR content, you need to have a few apps on your android mobile.

The Google Cardboard App

This app brings you VR features such as VR demo, watching your own videos, creating movies, travelling around the world and discovering other apps to enjoy.


Most of the Android mobiles already have the YouTube app installed in it. If not download it.

Also, there is a selection of apps and games that you can download through Google Play The only downside is that it takes a little bit of time to find those.

There is also a good possibility for your phone to drain battery, whilst using VR. Make sure you pay attention to the battery percentage and not let your phone overheat.

Step Recap

  • Make sure your phone and screen size are compatible with your choice of headset
  • Set your phone to do not disturb
  • Make sure you own a VR headset
  • Attach your phone to the VR headset
  • Adjust your headset where possible for comfort
  • If using a Gear VR, follow on screen instructions to browse the Oculus store
  • If not using Gear VR, download Google Cardboard app and enjoy the demo
  • Explore Google play and WEARVR store for content
  • Make sure you own a VR headset
  • Attach your phone to the VR headset
  • Adjust your headset where possible for comfort and optimal experience

Amaani Inthikab

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