1. ReeceF11's Avatar
    Hi everyone, so I got my s8+ today and was wondering does the 2016 Gear VR work with the S8+?
    04-20-2017 04:21 PM
  2. hydrofarmer's Avatar
    I think so. Not 100% sure but I would hope they wouldn't promo it with the 8+if it didn't work. I registered for my vr today and it said 6 to 8 weeks!
    04-20-2017 04:26 PM
  3. ReeceF11's Avatar
    I've been trying for about an hour now and it still will not fit, If anyone else could give me some help as well would be great.
    04-20-2017 04:28 PM
  4. nunyabiziz's Avatar
    Dont try anymore unless you want to damage your phone and Gear VR. S8 uses USB type C and previous phones uses micro USB
    04-20-2017 04:36 PM
  5. me23brown's Avatar
    It won't work with the plus definitely too tall. I was disappointed with it myself.
    04-20-2017 04:39 PM
  6. ReeceF11's Avatar
    That explains it I'll take it back because this is the one that store gave me with the phone. Should change it for the 2017 model.
    04-20-2017 04:40 PM
  7. nunyabiziz's Avatar
    Yes, 2017 version works on all phones.
    04-20-2017 04:42 PM
  8. hydrofarmer's Avatar
    I think so. Not 100% sure but I would hope they wouldn't promo it with the 8+if it didn't work. I registered for my vr today and it said 6 to 8 weeks!
    Just realized you said 2016.... derp.
    04-21-2017 09:08 AM
  9. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Dont try anymore unless you want to damage your phone and Gear VR. S8 uses USB type C and previous phones uses micro USB
    There is an adapter in the box with the 2016 VR.
    04-21-2017 10:38 AM
  10. RoyTxxx's Avatar
    There is an adapter in the box with the 2016 VR.
    No there isn't - at least there was not in mine which I got when the 2016 was first shipped with the S7.


    And I think that the S8 USB type B to USB type C adapter will make the S8 too big to fit into the Gear VR 2016 (a dangerously tight squeeze at best for the S8+, I'll try my S8 later today and update - UPDATE - No: Not a chance of it fitting)


    The New Gear VR 2017 has a changeable adapter which can be switched from USB Type C to USB Type B, so it is backwardly compatible. Apparently this is the same as the Gear VR that was shipped for the Ill fate Note 7, so I am going to refer to this as the Gear VR 2017 for the sake of brevity.
    04-24-2017 06:15 AM
  11. zipro's Avatar
    The 2016 version - at least the one that came with the Note 7 - also has a changeable adapter (USB Type C and USB Type B), but even with the adapter the phone won't fit. I can't even get it into the adapter for some reason.
    04-24-2017 06:57 AM
  12. papabutter's Avatar
    I just used my s8+ in the 2016 vr it was a really tight squeeze but it works! As long as you have the USB C adapter it came with you should be good.
    04-24-2017 07:14 AM
  13. RoyTxxx's Avatar
    I just used my s8+ in the 2016 vr it was a really tight squeeze but it works! As long as you have the USB C adapter it came with you should be good.
    Is this the USB C adapter that the S8+ came with, or the one that the Note 7 2016 Gear VR came with?
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    04-24-2017 07:31 AM
  14. Ruikee's Avatar
    Yes, anyone got a picture of the adapter that will allow the S8 to work with the Gear VR that came with the S7?
    04-24-2017 12:42 PM
  15. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Picture is irrelevant. It is too tall with the adapter on it.
    04-24-2017 01:18 PM
  16. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Theres 3 versions of gear VR.

    2015 - White, microsd only http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=MXoRiuNu

    2016 - Black Micro SD and USB-C adapter http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=rMWqh3Ak

    2017 - Black Micro SD and USB-C adapter. Same as 16 but comes with the controller http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=uuPGJMu5

    If you are trying the white one it will not work. Only the 2016 model (Black) and up will work.
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    04-24-2017 01:23 PM
  17. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Picture is irrelevant. It is too tall with the adapter on it.
    Mine works just fine
    04-24-2017 01:53 PM
  18. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I think so. Not 100% sure but I would hope they wouldn't promo it with the 8+if it didn't work. I registered for my vr today and it said 6 to 8 weeks!
    I registered on shop last week and still no response other than saying approved.
    04-24-2017 01:53 PM
  19. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Yes, anyone got a picture of the adapter that will allow the S8 to work with the Gear VR that came with the S7?
    I can post one after work
    Ruikee likes this.
    04-24-2017 01:54 PM
  20. whaddupdoe's Avatar
    I have a 2016 Gear Vr that came with the USB C adapter in the box. I had no success with my s8plus. It was too tall but if you guys are saying you got it to fit then ill try it again.
    04-24-2017 01:57 PM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I have a 2016 Gear Vr that came with the USB C adapter in the box. I had no success with my s8plus. It was too tall but if you guys are saying you got it to fit then ill try it again.
    Did you move the position on the headset to position a?

    S8+ with Gear VR 2016-20170421_085041_-769x1024-.jpg
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    04-24-2017 02:01 PM
  22. RoyTxxx's Avatar
    Can anyone point me at the web page where I can buy the 2017 Gear VR (With controller) in the UK (SM-R324)?
    There seems to be a couple of retailers selling at premium prices, but nothing from Samsung:

    Here is one at £129.99 which seems a little steep, especially as it is almost identical to the SM-R323 (except with Controller) which retails at less than half this price.
    Official Samsung Galaxy Gear VR Headset with Motion Controller
    04-26-2017 07:26 AM
  23. LordGeek's Avatar
    I also have the 2016 Gear VR .. Samsung Galaxy S8+ .. definitely a tight fit, however, I played with it for a couple hours .. installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, uninstalled .. for the life of me, I can not get any sound out of my phone when it's connected to the Gear VR !!

    Anyone run into that issue ?
    05-01-2017 08:48 AM

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