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Meta Quest build v42 release notes

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These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of July 11th, 2022.

Move 2.0

We’ve been listening to your suggestions to improve Move in order to make it easier to track your VR fitness progress. Last month, we began to roll out tracking and viewing your VR fitness stats on your phone. iOS users also had the option to sync with Apple Health. Today, we’re sharing a couple new improvements to Oculus Move:

  • Earn Move Achievements for hitting your fitness goals. In the Move app, find the dedicated tab to track your fitness milestones, like 5000 calories burned or 100 daily goals completed, no matter what game or app you’re moving in.
  • Visualize your fitness progress compared to the previous week with Move Trends.
    • And for those interested in more fitness stats, check out your peak and average intensity (calories burned per minute).
  • If you haven’t used Move yet, learn more about Move and how it can help you track your VR fitness goals.


While in VR, you can now see how many unread Messenger chats you have directly from the app icon.

Air Link

Air Link is moving out of the experimental settings panel and will now be available under system settings. We’ve also made the following improvements:

  • We’ve added a Connection benchmarking tool to help understand and improve the quality of your wireless connection.
  • We’ve improved the UI to simplify the number of steps required to set up Link and Air Link.
  • Previously, we announced the beta release of Air Link Windows 11 compatibility. With this release, Air Link is now fully compatible with Windows 11.

Parental Supervision

We’ve added the ability for parents to enable and disable social features for any teens that they supervise. Turning on social feature supervision will prevent teens from:

  • Creating and joining parties.
  • Visiting or watching VR content together in anyone's Meta Horizon Home.
  • Sending/receiving chat messages on Oculus Chat and Messenger in VR.
  • Posting on Facebook from the VR share option.

We’re also adding a new notification for when a teen ages out of a content rating.

Display Contrast

We’ve introduced a contrast slider to help improve overall visibility while in VR. This includes text, controls, backgrounds etc.

  • You can adjust your display contrast from your Meta Quest headset by selecting Apps > Settings > Accessibility and then moving the slider to your desired contrast level.
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Level 2


I'm having problems using the airlink in my Quest 2 after the update. In the previous version i had no problems connecting with my Laptop, but now when i try to connect the Oculus with my laptop, it stays in the loading screen indefinitely. I tried to connect many times but the Oculus stays in the loading screen (in the desktop app it says that the Oculus is Active).

Level 4

Will contrast slider works for apps, games and over PCVR link? Or is like color space that only work on the standalone home?

There were issues with AirLink on v41 with lag and stuttering, so was really hoping they'd fixed it. Are both the desktop app and Quest 2 updated to v42? I sometimes find one gets the update before the other and this could cause problems if there are significant changes. I usually wait for the PC app to update and then update the Quest 2 afterwards. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if they managed to somehow break it again. Seems par the course with these developers, too much rushing to get features out without proper bug testing and quality control. They also need to also update the link UI so it has some parity with the native Quest UI. It's not only dated, but missing some really basic features like switching between party and app chat.

Not fixed in quest 2 v42 and oculus pc v41. Test here. Same stutter and lag. Waitting pc versio to update 42 if that not works im gonna burn these headset in my back yard.

Core i7-12700KF, Asus GeForce RTX 3090 OC, G.Skill 32GB Trident Z RGB, Samsung 1TB 980 M.2

Level 7

No contrast setting. Before that, I don't have app filter setting of v41. lol

Level 3

Interestingly, I seem to have gotten these updates but the Software Version still reports 41.  One thing that persists (which is the most ANNOYING UI THING) is that when the Quest LINK popup comes up and says "CLICK HERE FOR QUICK SETTINGS" clicking THERE DOESN'T take you to QUICK settings.  You have to ignore that and click on the ACTUAL QUICK SETTINGS icon where the clock is. It would be a nice Quality of Life update to FIX THIS and either let the click open the QUICK SETTINGS or remove the line on the popup. I know better than to click it by now, but it always annoys me  🙂

Level 4

Constant and unpredictable stutter, frame hitching and lag with Airlink since v40 +, despite the performance monitor showing steady frames. Is this ever going to be addressed? New software updates always seem to break more than they fix.   

The team is working on some improvements with Air Link connections. There's also an open issue here which suggests changing the dynamic frame rate. You may want to try that if you haven't yet.

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Level 7

Installed latest update, but version number is PC app version is (PTC).