It is essential that your Hololens is calibrated for your head and eyes in order to get the best experience out of the device.
First Time Setup
If you are un-boxing and setting up your HoloLens for the first time, follow the on-device instructions from Cortana and refer to the Microsoft HoloLens Calibration page for further reference. If you need to re-calibrate your device at a later time, use the HoloLens Calibration app.
If you are using a Hololens that is shared between multiple users, it may be calibrated for someone else and you will need to adjust the fit, nosebridge (especially if wearing glasses) and IPD.
- Fully loosen the headband by turning the ratchet wheel counterclockwise.
- Rotate the headband so that you can easily place the device over your head.
- Turn the ratchet until the headband fits tightly on your head and takes the weight of the device
- Slide the device until it rests just above your nose.
- If you have the device turned on and can see the windows home screen, it should be completely visible. If part of the screen is occluded, slide the device until you can see the whole display.
The Calibration App will calculate your interpupillary distance (IPD) in order to correctly render the depth of holograms to the stereoscopic display and reduce the appearance of drift or shaking.
- Turn on your device or close all applications and make a bloom gesture to open the windows home screen.
- Launch the Calibration app.
- Follow Cortana's instructions to set your IPD.