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Hello, got a quest 2 yesterday. My daughter had a go and set up a female avatar as me. I'm her dad and would like to change it. No option to delete it. Any idea how?


The problem we are having is that we cannot (no matter what options are thrown at us) 'change' our avatar from what was somehow originally created when we joined (I believe) Horizon Worlds or Workspace.  Mine is the Middle Eastern female avatar and I'm a Canadian middle aged male.  I have not been able to change it outside of Horizon Worlds/Workspace nor while logging into both and using the 'Edit your avatar' feature. It just doesn't do anything whether I click to use original avatar or look for editing options to change from female to male or any other kind of avatar. It's like it's a broken or dead feature. I've tried to uninstall Horizon Worlds, etc on my Oculus / Meta Quest 2 device, and reinstall and re setup my Worlds info...but still the Middle Eastern woman option is ALL I am presented with. The standard support help trying to 'change' to a male avatar is not an option that I can find anywhere. That's it in a nutshell.  Thanks.


Darin Paterson

Ya this is some trash, I have the same problem, how hard is it to give us the option to delete an avatar or switch it to a boy from a girl. Also why isn’t their a boy avatar with blonde hair blue eye but there is a girl avatar with that? Some woke bs I would say. So please listen to the oculus community and make some changes, this is CRAP!

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ALL of the template options (male and female) use the same set of options in the avatar editor, you can change any one of them into any other one.

Whether an avatar appears as male or female entirely depends on the body and clothing options you choose. For example some clothing makes the character have breasts and others don't.



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Yeah all I’m asking for is to get the option to choose from another preset again, since the one I chose at first does not look at all like me. It really shouldn’t be that hard to reset your avatar, it’s such an obvious feature.

Kojack, that is a useless response. You are not understanding. I CAN"T change my avatar AT ALL!  Nothing is working. It ONLY gives me the middle eastern woman avatar and NOTHING else. I can't even go back to my old avatar with no legs (pre-Horizon). NOTHING is working, in Meta Quest 2 or via the web. Something is either broken with my account or Meta is purposely NOT fixing it.  You don't look female or male based on clothing, how silly is that in your response.

Hi I just got the oculus and I made my avatar I like it but when I’m playing games like job simulator I’m under ground and I can’t fix that and there’s no delete button 

Hey there@Regamz10!


I don't think Job Simulator uses the avatar from your profile, mate. If memory serves, you're just a pair of hands in that one. If you're showing up underground, you may need to reset your position. Have you tried holding down the oculus button on the right controller? That's the little oval-ish button under the right thumbstick. If you haven't, hold it down for about 5 seconds and you should be golden!


That being said, I see that some of you guys are mentioning having some ongoing avatar issues. That's no good, let me see if I can help. 🤙


To get started, here's a link with the official breakdown for how to create/edit the avatar on your Meta Horizons profile. 


If there's something more specific going on and the link isn't what you needed, post the details and we'll see if we can get to the bottom of it. 😎

Ad Astra Per Aspera, Trooper.

I have a Meta Quest 2 and at some point, I believe it's when I created a Horizon World's profile on my VR device, something went horrible wrong (I have no memory though of playing with Mother Nature however) and I was given the default Middle Eastern 'woman' avatar. I a dude from Canada and non-affiliated with any religion.  So when signed into my Meta Quest 2 VR device and using the Horizon World's avatar, I'm stuck being a female.  I tried going into avatar management and changing it to a guy avatar, but there are ZERO options for me to do that. It only allows me to pick from female Middle Eastern options.  I can't delete it. I can't switch to a male avatar profile. I cannot even switch to the 'old' head and body avatar that came before the new avatar bodies. 


Recently it did allow me to change the 'features' of the Middle Eastern woman (hat, hair, eyes, clothing, etc)....but the fact remains I'm stuck in a female avatar and cannot change, delete, or restart fresh.  


How can I fix this. I knowi t's happening to many many people using the Meta Quest 2 and Horizon World's profile.  The fix should be super simple - delete current avatar and create new one.


Help. I haven't used my Meta Quest 2 since after having a horrible experience entering in Horizon World's and people thinking I'm pretending to be a woman (with a male voice). Doesn't go over well.


I can't upload a photo of it because its only accessible from the headset and google search turns up none of the original default avatars.



Thanks but I’ve been trying that didn’t work

@theosakadude @Regamz10


Interesting... You may have an update that hasn't fully applied itself. Let's find out. 😎


The avatars are going to be gender neutral, so those won't change. What you'll swap around is like, clothes, hairstyles etc. Are you guys specifically trying to change the gender, or are you trying to change the details and it's not saving? Have you made sure your mobile app is up to date?


If were looking at a potential update issue, I'd say your best bet is to start with a hard reboot on your headset. You can do this by holding the power button down for about 40-50 seconds. Your headset will restart on its own, and once you're back at the home screen, you're golden. This is great for forcing updates through and fixing the odd glitch or bug from time to time. 👍


Once you've gone through that hard reboot, give these steps a follow:

  • In your headset, tap on your profile picture.
  • Select "Edit Avatar"
  • In the left hand menu, select a category under "Appearance"
  • Once you're done, select the save and exit option at the bottom


If we're talking about Horizon Worlds specifically, you have some other options for editing your avatar. Here's a link with some solid information about all that. Here's the walkthrough for changing your Horizons avatar:


  • Hop into Horizon Worlds
  • Turn over your left wrist, tap the three line icon and select "Profile"
  • Select "Edit Avatar" in the top right.
  • This menu will have many more options, and you can even randomize your appearance.
  • And finally, select "save changes"


If that doesn't work, please let me know. I'd be interested in knowing if it just flat out fails to update, or if it gives some kind of error code. You can take a picture on your headset with your phone. Cover up the forehead sensor (the little light dot in the middle of the facial interface) and snap a picture through one of the lenses. If it gives you a code, error, or message, including a picture of it would be helpful, if possible.

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