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Meta Quest build v53 release notes

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Community Manager

These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of April 27th, 2023 and will be pushed to Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2 headsets. 


Parental Supervision content filters for Meta Quest Browser

We are adding the ability to block access to certain website categories  in Meta Quest Browser (examples: adult content, alcohol/tobacco, weapons, etc.). Once you’ve turned on Parental Supervision, parents can enable these content filters from the Meta Quest mobile app. 


WIFI 6E support for Meta Quest Pro

If you have a Quest Pro, you can now connect to WiFi 6 GHz networks for lower latency and faster, more consistent download and upload speeds.

Advanced camera settings leaving Experimental Features

Advanced camera settings are moving from Experimental Features to the Camera tab under Settings. You can use these advanced settings to capture VR gameplay videos at different frame rates, aspect ratios, bit rates, and with image stabilization.


Stereo audio for video recording

We are beginning to roll out stereo audio for video recording. All video captures will record stereo audio instead of monophonic audio.


Update apps during shutdown

When you shutdown your headset, you will now have the option to update apps before the headset powers off. This will help minimize the number of app updates that you have to complete the next time you want to jump into a VR app or game.

  • This will be rolling out gradually. 


Text readout on system keyboard

A readout will show up when you are using the system keyboard. This will allow you to quickly glance at what you’re typing in VR and make easy edits and should reduce eye and neck strain.


Select time zone and edit time

You will now be able to select the time zone on your headset and manually edit the displayed time. To do this, select the date at the top of the Quick Settings panel.

VR notification grouping

Multiple notifications from a specific app will now be grouped together, allowing you to more efficiently interact with them. on Meta Quest Browser

You can now log in to from Meta Quest Browser. Access content, chat with friends, and watch and subscribe to your favorite Twitch streamers in VR. 

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They weren't experimental features.

You’re right, the simple couch and desk setups were NOT experimental features. Not sure why @Ryanality  said that, but the whole room setup is an experimental feature and does not work well in a large non-square space with vaulted ceilings.  The couch set up is also different because you have to start tracing at the floor and work up, which doesn’t work well with sectionals or chaise lounges. It’s definitely a loss of usability for me. 

HI. what you say is more than accurate because the sofa and desk could be added regardless of the experimental functions and the "mixed reality" menu, which was previously present in the guardian panel.
With v53 "mixed reality" reappears only if you perform the room setup in sperental functions, but it allows you to see only the borders of the elements you add, and only the borders of the desk and sofa that are no longer visible.
I absolutely agree that it was very annoying to map L-shaped sofas (I did it but with a lot of imagination and letting you imagine the bad results).
From the v54 release notes it looks like they are working on it.
Moreover, on reddit we read that it seems that the developer of Custom Home Mapper is collaborating with Meta so we could expect some concrete improvements, considering the excellent work he has done with spatial anchors and the mapping of multiple rooms, possibile in his app.

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my quest 2 started to have microstutters since the new update. it's weird. it's really bad at 72hz and playable with 120hz. i do simracing and really can't play with microstutters. really frustrated when update comes and pretty much ruins your device...


Please vote to bring Couch and Desk back.

Room Setup is for mixed reality; Couch and Desk is to bring real objects into virtual reality. Given that Quest 2 is NOT a mixed reality device, we need the later, not the former. Meta is probably already thinking about Quest 3. But you should not leave Quest 2 users behind.



[Quest Pro]I have white pixel artefacts on buttom of display. they flicker randomly in dark areas. Could you fix this Devs please?

same on my quest 2 updated on official v53. this problem has been widely reported by other users during the distribution of ptc v53. I hope that with v54 Meta has taken this into account because you have the feeling of having a broken display on the right side of the point of view.


Hello, v53 introduced heavy glitching/artifacting to the displays when using Airlink/Quest link. I bought this device only last Wednesday and it basically is broken due to this issue. Please fix this

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Hi! I can confirm the team is aware of that issue and are actively working on it.

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Thank you for your response. Where would be the best place to keep an eye out for when this fix goes live? The releases don't really seem to mention bugfixes in the announcements.