How to protect your Meta Quest 3

Diving into the VR world with Meta Quest 3 is an amazing experience. To ensure that this experience remains as impressive over time, it is important to take care of and protect your headset and store it appropriately. Here are some basic but comprehensive tips and tricks to provide optimal protection for your Meta Quest 3 and to maintain and store your valuable equipment.

Basic Maintenance Tips

Cleaning and maintenance:

Cleaning your headset, controls and lenses increases the life of your headset and keeps it looking fresh and clean. Here we explain how to clean all parts in the best possible way:

  • Lens cleaning: Use a dry microfiber cloth to gently wipe the lenses. Avoid using liquids directly on the lens as this can damage the lens coatings. Clean the lenses by starting from the center of the lens and gently wiping it in a circular motion towards the edge.
  • External cleaning: Wipe the external surfaces of the headset and controller with a dry cloth, if necessary, you can slightly moisten the corners of the microfiber cloth to wipe the surface clean. Do not expose the device to moisture.
  • Cleaning the facepiece and straps: To keep the facepiece, elastic head straps, head pads, and any silicone protectors clean, start by gently wiping them with a microfiber cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, gently remove them from the headset and hand wash them with cold water and a mild liquid detergent. Make sure to rinse them thoroughly to remove any soap residue. Components should not be submerged in water and should air dry completely before being reassembled on the headset.
  • Hygiene: After each use, wipe areas that come into contact with the skin, especially if the headset is shared with others.

Video on how to clean the face part of your headset can be found HERE.


Proper storage of your headset is important to avoid damage to electronics and lenses.

  • Protect from sunlight: Always store your Meta Quest 3 in a place where it is not exposed to direct sunlight. UV radiation can permanently damage the lens and screens.
  • Temperature control: Avoid storing the headset in extremely hot or cold environments. This can damage the battery and electronics. (e.g. in a warm car on a sunny day)
  • Shock-absorbing storage: Use a padded bag or case to store and transport your headset. This protects against shocks and falls.


Now we have come to the fun part, using your headset. Even here, however, there are some things to consider to keep your Meta Quest fresh for a long time.

  • Avoid damage to the lens: Keep the headset away from sharp objects. Sharp objects should be kept away from the headset so they cannot scratch the lenses.
  • Avoid food, drink and smoking: Do not eat, drink or smoke near the headset. Keep in mind that grease from your fingers will transfer to your headset, so save the chip-eating for when you’re done playing to keep your headset clean and fresh.
  • Adjustment: Adjust the headset correctly on your head to avoid unnecessary strain on the bands and mounts. Make sure it is comfortable but secure, without being too tight.
  • Avoid moisture: Be careful with sweat and moisture. If you are planning intense gaming sessions, consider using a sweatband or a silicone face shield to minimize moisture exposure.

Following these maintenance tips, you are well prepared to keep your Meta Quest 3 in the best possible condition. But for additional protection and to enhance your VR experience, let’s explore the protective products and accessories that offers.

What protections do you need for Meta Quest 3

Here at VRGaming, you’ll find everything you need to protect your headset and controllers both during play and between your gaming sessions. Let’s explore the different types of covers available to protect and store your Meta Quest 3.

Protect the headset

Silicone cover: A silicone cover is the first defense against bumps and scratches. This lightweight material adds almost no weight to your headset, while offering excellent protection against everyday wear and tear. Our range includes silicone covers designed specifically for the Meta Quest 3, which enclose the device without blocking sensors or buttons.

Lens protection: The screen of your VR headset is the gateway to another world, but it is also susceptible to scratches and dirt. A lens cover can help keep your screen in mint condition, ensuring your visual experience remains flawless. A lens hood also blocks out light and prevents your lenses from being damaged by sunlight.

Protect the accessories

Silicone cover for the controls: Your controls are your direct contact with the VR world, and they often take more abuse than any other accessory. Protect them with our silicone covers that not only increase durability but also improve grip, so you can stay fully immersed in the game without fear of dropping them.

Comfort and hygiene

Silicone face shield: A silicone face shield improves comfort and keeps your headset clean. This is especially important during long gaming sessions, as sweat and dirt can accumulate on the facial interface that comes into contact with your skin. Our silicone covers are easy to clean and replace, making them an excellent hygiene solution.

Disposable face shield: Perfect for events or when sharing your headset with friends and family. These hygiene covers are disposable and help keep equipment clean between users.

Storage and Transportation

Bags: To protect your equipment when not in use or on the go, we offer durable bags that are perfect for storing your Meta Quest 3. These bags have space for your headset, controllers, and additional accessories, ensuring everything is safe and organized.

Table stand: When you’re not exploring virtual worlds, a table stand is a great way to display your headset. Not only does it keep your equipment safe and organized, but it’s also a stylish addition to your game room.

Protecting your Meta Quest 3 is the key to a long-lasting and enjoyable VR experience. With the right accessories from VRGaming, you can ensure that your headset and its accessories stay in the best possible condition. Check out our store today to explore our full range and take your VR gaming to the next level.