How to Claim Samsung VR – The Complete Guide

Samsung has released its latest virtual reality headset, called Gear VR. This new device allows you to experience immersive 360° video and games without needing to download anything.

People often ask, how to claim Samsung VR?

Let’s find out!

How to Claim Samsung VR?

To Claim Your Free Gear VR From Samsung follow these steps.

  1. Download the app on your mobile phone
  2. Install the app on your smartphone
  3. Connect your smartphone to the Gear VR via Bluetooth
  4. Open the app on your smartphone and select ‘Claim’
  5. Confirm your identity on the Gear VR
  6. Select your preferred payment method
  7. Wait for the confirmation message
  8. Complete the registration process
  9. Activate your Gear VR
  10. Enjoy!

How to Install VR Sync on Oculus Go or Gear VR Using a Redeem Code?

We’ll cover how to install VRSync for the Oculus Go/GearVR using a redemption key in five easy steps.

We’ll start by covering the basics of connecting your devices to your accounts. Next, we’ll discuss how to obtain and use your redemption codes.

After installing the software, the installation process takes around seven (7) minuets. Your VR device is now ready for use.

Step 1. Installing and Pairing Your Device

It’s important that your Oculus Rift has been set up properly and that you’ve downloaded the Oculus app onto your phone. You can download the Oculus app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Connect your smartphone to your Bluetooth speaker and follow the on-screen instructions for connecting your device to your wireless network.

Step 2. Get Your Redeem Code

The VR Sync application cannot be found in the Oculus store. You must obtain an activation key from the VR Sync website.

Click the gear icon at the top of your phone and select “Downloads”. Then scroll down until you see the Oculus GO or GearVR icon.

Tap on it and then tap on the “Request” button. Enter your email address and follow the instructions to receive your activation key.

Once you’ve received your key, go back to the VR Sync site and enter it into the box provided. Your device should automatically download the latest version of the VR sync software.


Step 3. Enter Your Redeem Code

You can use your Oculus account to redeem the code through the official Oculus web site, the Oculus companion app (for Android), or the Oculus app for Samsung Gear VR.

On the Oculus Website:

To redeem your free copy of the book, go to the code redemption page on your web browsers.

  1. Log into your Oculus account if asked.
  2. Under Promo Code, type your promotional code.
  3. Click Redeem.

On the Oculus Companion App on Android:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap Settings in the bottom menu.
  3. Under Payment tap Redeem Code.
  4. Enter your promo code and tap Submit.

On the Oculus App for Samsung Gear VR:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.
  2. Tap More in the bottom right corner
  3. Tap Redeem Code.
  4. Enter your code and then tap Submit.

Step 4. Installing VR Sync on Your Device

Once you’ve redeemed your code, it’s time to install VR Sync onto your VR device.

  1. Go into your VR device and visit the library in the Oculus menu.
  2. Go to Not Installed in the library.
  3. Install the VR Sync app by selecting it from the list.
  4. After installing the app, go to My Apps in your library and choose the VR Sync app.

If you already have an Oculus account, you don’t have to enter your redemption code again. Just go to “Settings” > “VR Sync” > “Add another device”.

Step 5. Starting VR Sync

  1. Open the “My App” section from the Oculus menu.
  2. Open the VR Sync app
  3. Enter your unique PIN, found on the dashboard
Samsung Gear VR Overview

Samsung Gear VR Overview

The Samsung Gear VR (also known as the Galaxy Gear) is a mobile phone-powered virtual reality headset produced by Samsung Electronics. It was released in October 2014.

On October 2, 2014, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus smartphones during an event held in San Fransisco, California. They were available for pre-order starting November 5, 2014, and shipped from December 6, 2014.

The Gear VR has had two different models: One using the Galaxy Note 4 as the main screen, and another using the Galaxy S5 as the main screen. Both models are compatible for use with either Google Cardboard or Daydream View headsets.

The Gear VR has one front-mounted camera, which lets you view what you’re seeing in real life while wearing virtual reality goggles. It also tracks your movements and distance from the headset.

These sensors let the user interact with objects in the VR environment without touching them directly.

Compatibility & Connectivity

The Gear VR works with most smartphones running Android OS v4.3 or higher. Certain smartphones, however, may not be compatible with the Gear VR due to their hardware limitations.

For example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cannot be used with the Gear VR because it doesn’t support the required USB Type-C connector. Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy 7, and Galaxy 8 don’t support the Gear VR because they don’t have a microSD memory slot.

This VR headset works for any smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later. Resolution and display types both vary depending on the phone.

And smartphones require Samsung Galaxy S7/S8/Note

Since its release in 2014, the Oculus Rift has been updated almost annually to stay up to date with Samsung’s newest smartphones and screen resolutions.

The Gear VR works with Bluetooth wireless technology and requires an internet connection. If your phone doesn’t already have built-in WiFi capability, you’ll need to purchase a separate USB dongle.

Before you can use the Gear VR, you’ll first need to download applications from the Google Play store. Some games may only play on the Gear VR if their developers specifically design them for the device.

Most phones running Android 5.0 or higher can be used with the Gear VR. Some phones may not meet the minimum requirements for using the Gear VR.

Main Features

Includes a Gear VR Controller. You can buy the controller separately for $40.

The Gear VR headset works best when paired with a compatible phone, but it can also be used with phones and tablets that run Android 5.0 or later. It features an integrated 3D display for viewing virtual reality content.

Design & Features

The Gear VR is made from plastic and weights about 650g. It has a strap that connects to your phone via a proprietary port which needs to be connected to your phone to provide the necessary juice for powering the device and connecting it to your phone.

It has a clear plastic lens protector that covers the lenses when the headset is not in active use. When you put the headphones on, the protective case opens up and then closes back over the lenses. A small hole in the middle allows you to still view through it.

On the headset’s side, a small switch turns off the screen and adjusts its brightness. Pressing this switch twice opens up the headset’s main menu.

There is a magnetic piece that connects the headphones to the smartphone when they’re not in use. To disconnect them, just pull the device away from the headphones.


If you want to experience virtual reality without having to carry around a bulky PC, the Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to do so. The headset itself isn’t very heavy, but it does weigh more than other headsets like the HTC Vive or PlayStation VR.

We hope that this article was helpful. If you have any queries feel free to reach out in the comments section below.



  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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