The newest model of the Quest system software program, v40, provides extra Bluetooth keyboard help and extra.
Regardless of ‘The Huge 4-0’ headline on the Oculus Weblog, it’s a relatively low key set of updates for the Quest in v40. The largest focus is on a collection of latest privateness and security-related options throughout totally different areas of the OS.
One such characteristic is the flexibility to lock particular person apps behind an unlock sample of your selecting. This was initially introduced in March, as a part of Meta’s plans for elevated parental controls on Quest.
Per-app lock will now enable mother and father to stop kids from accessing choose apps with out their permission — each time you need to open a locked app, the consumer must enter the customized unlock sample. This may be totally different on an app-by-app foundation, and is offered along with the prevailing headset-wide lock sample characteristic.
One other new safety characteristic is the addition of 3DS-enabled bank card funds in VR, which is now an opt-in characteristic for builders with in-app purchases. This lets you enter and cost a bank card solely in VR — beforehand, bank card data needed to be entered by the Oculus cell app.
Messenger on Quest now additionally presents non-obligatory end-to-end encryption for each messages and audio calls in VR.
For Bluetooth keyboard house owners, extra fashions at the moment are supported with monitoring in v40. A second Apple Magic Keyboard mannequin — the one with a full numeric keyboard — is now supported, alongside the Logitech K375 and Logitech MX Keys fashions.
Just a few audio accessibility choices at the moment are out there as effectively — there’s a mono audio possibility, in addition to stability controls for left and proper audio channels.