Meta is going to let you update Quest apps before the headset shuts down

The Verge’s Adi Robertson wearing a Quest Pro.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Meta’s v53 update for Quest devices adds a very welcome new feature: the headset will be able to update apps when you shut down your headset. If it works as intended, that means you’ll be able to download updates at a time when you aren’t planning to use the device, which I will appreciate — I’ve found myself stuck waiting for an update when I want to use an app more times than I can count.

How does it work? “You can simply take off your headset, plug it in, and go about your business while the headset does its thing,” Meta says in a blog post. Sounds great! I’m really looking forward to trying this out myself.

v53 includes a few other improvements as well. The update moves what Meta calls “Advanced Camera Settings” for capturing your…

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