November 6, 2019 update:
  • There's a new open source Cardboard SDK that offers a streamlined API, improved device compatibility, and built-in viewer profile QR code scanning. We recommend that all developers actively building for Google Cardboard migrate to the new Cardboard SDK: iOS, Android NDK, Unity XR Plugin (SDK)
October 15, 2019 update:
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase. However, you can continue to use the existing Google VR SDK to update and distribute your apps to the Google Play Store, and make them available to users in the Daydream app.

6DoF controllers and faceplate pairing

The experimental 6DoF controllers and faceplate should arrive already paired. You can use the steps below to verify pairing or repair the devices if needed.

Verifying pairing

  1. Turn off both 6DoF controllers using the power switch located on the bottom of the controllers.
  2. Physically attach the faceplate onto the front of the Mirage Solo, using the straps on the faceplate to secure it in place.
  3. Using the provided USB-C cable, connect the 6DoF faceplate to the Mirage Solo.
  4. Power on both 6DoF controllers.
  5. Use the LED status table below to determine whether the faceplate and controllers are paired:
Controller LED status Means
Solid white Paired
Blinking (white/orange alternating) Not paired
Blinking (white) Ready to pair

Pairing the controllers and faceplate

If the faceplate and controllers aren't paired, follow the steps below to pair them. You need to do this for each controller, one at a time. Pairing doesn't require controllers to be turned on and off.

  1. Hold the faceplate's pairing button for one second to put it into pairing mode. Faceplate with button called out
  2. While holding the faceplate’s pairing button, hold down both the App and Daydream buttons on the 6DoF controller.
  3. When the devices are paired, release the buttons. The LEDs on the faceplate and controller should display solid white.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to pair the faceplate with the second controller.


If pairing isn't successful:

  1. Turn off any already paired controller.
  2. Power cycle the faceplate and controller.
  3. Repeat steps 1 through 4 in the above pairing procedure.