Home Screen Features

Guardian/Play Boundary Setup, Controller, Wifi, Casting, Admin Settings, Bluetooth, and Hand Tracking on the ManageXR Home Screen

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Written by Westley Heagy
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The ManageXR Home Screen is a customizable app launcher for your end-users, enabling you to streamline the user experience and lock a device to your approved applications.

💡The Home Screen acts as a kiosk mode and does not allow users to exit without using an admin pin.

Home Screen Features

On the bottom of the Home Screen, you will see a toolbar containing various information and settings.

From left to right, you will see:

  • Time & Date

  • Headset Battery Health

  • Left and Right Controller Battery Health

  • WiFi Settings

  • Casting

  • Boundary Setup

  • Controller Settings (Pico G2, Neo 2, Neo 3)

  • Bluetooth

  • Admin Settings

Let's look at each setting option and its function within the ManageXR Home Screen.

Menu Button

Description

Device Compatibility

WiFi

Launch a WiFi menu to connect to a local network.

All Devices

Screencasting

Launch your device's native screencasting settings.

All Pico and Oculus Devices

Play Boundary

Launch the device-specific boundary setup tool.

Pico Neo 2

Pico Neo 3

Meta Quest

Meta Quest 2

Controller Settings

Launch your device's native controller settings menu.

Pico G2 4k

Pico Neo 2

Pico Neo 3

Bluetooth

Launch your device's native Bluetooth settings.

Pico G2 4K

Pico Neo 2

Pico Neo 3

Meta Quest

Meta Quest 2

Admin Settings

Open the Admin Settings menu (see below).

All Devices

You can customize the shortcuts on the Home Screen toolbar by:

  1. Heading to the Configurations tab and selecting a configuration

  2. Device Experience

  3. Click ManageXR Home Screen

  4. Settings Toolbar

From here, you can toggle off/on desired toolbar settings.

💡If you're not using the ManageXR Home Screen, and your end users need to access these settings, you can still do so by using our Shortcut Menu for Kiosk Mode.

Admin Settings

To open the Admin settings menu from within the headset, click the Admin Settings button (furthest to the right on the toolbar) and enter your Admin PIN. The default PIN is 5112. Otherwise, you can find it in the ManageXR Console under your Home Screen Configuration settings

Once you've entered your PIN, you'll see a list of additional Admin settings.

Admin Action

Description

Sync

Force your device to sync with the ManageXR server.

Exit Launcher (not available on Pico devices)

Temporarily exit the Home Screen and return to the default device home screen. To re-launch the Home Screen, launch ManageXR Home from the "For Work" app section or reboot your headset, and the device will revert to your previous settings.

Kiosk Mode

Disables Kiosk Mode until you re-enable it. Once disabled, click the home button on your headset's controller to return to the default device home screen. You can re-enable Kiosk Mode through the Home Screen app or the ManageXR Console.

Note: There are multiple ways to disable Kiosk Mode; learn more.

Lock Admin Settings

Lock these Admin Settings behind your Admin PIN. By default, this setting is turned on.

Gaze Control

With gaze control, users can select an item on the Home Screen by hovering over it for 1 second. Gaze-based selection unlocks VR without controllers by allowing the headset to act like a controller, giving you the ability to target and launch content or menus using a headset pointer. Gaze control is especially convenient when delivering immersive content that doesn't require user input, like a 360 video. To activate gaze-based selection, your controllers must disconnected, sleeping, or powered off (taking the batteries out works as well).

💡Only available on Pico 4 and Quest 2 (Quest 3 coming soon!)

Hand Tracking - Meta Quest Devices Only

🛑 This feature is in beta and is not officially supported on the ManageXR Home Screen. Results may vary from firmware version to firmware version.

To set up Hand Tracking on the ManageXR Home Screen for Quest devices:

  1. Go to the Meta Quest settings

  2. Click on Movement Tracking

  3. Toggle on Hand Tracking

💡 To set up Hand Tracking, your device must not have Kiosk Mode/Home Screen enabled in ManageXR. Here's a guide to temporarily disabling kiosk mode.

After turning on Hand Tracking for the first time, a brief Oculus tutorial will launch, and you will now be able to use Hand Tracking on the ManageXR Home Screen. Check out Meta's Getting Started with Hand Tracking guide for a list of gestures and other helpful information.


Need more help?

Talk to a member of our team using the chat bubble (in the bottom right of your screen), or reach out to support@managexr.com

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