Learn about Passthrough and how to turn it on
Passthrough is a feature that allows you to step outside your view in VR to see a real-time view of your surroundings. Passthrough uses the sensors on your headset to approximate what you would see if you were able to look directly through the front of your headset and into the real world around you. Passthrough comes up automatically when you’re creating or adjusting your Guardian. Apps can also show Passthrough to blend your physical and virtual environment.
Keep in mind, when apps show Passthrough, only you can see it. Apps can’t access images or videos of your real surroundings.
Passthrough comes up automatically when you're creating or adjusting your Guardian. To be able to quickly enter Passthrough, you can turn on the Double Tap for Passthrough Shortcut. This feature lets you turn Passthrough on or off by tapping either the left or right side of your headset twice.
To turn on the Double Tap for Passthrough Shortcut:
- From your headset, hover over the clock on the left side of the universal menu. When Quick Settings appears, select it to open the Quick Settings panel.
- Select Settings from the top right of the panel.
- Select Guardian from the left menu.
- Select the toggle next to Double Tap for Passthrough Shortcut to turn this feature on.