HoloLens 2 Quickstart Guide



When the menu is close up

  • To select something: Tap with your finger in the air and release.
  • To scroll: Put your finger on the holographic screen en swipe across the content like you would with a normal touchscreen.
  • To grab the menu: Pinch your thumb and index finger together on the hologram and hold and move the hologram.
  • Open context menu: Tap with your finger on the hologram in the air and hold.

When the menu is far up

Air ray: The ray that appears when you point at something with your index fingerin the holographic world.
Air tap: Select with air ray and pinch your thumb and index finger together toselect.

  • To scroll: Pinch your index and thumb together and drag up and down to scroll.
  • To grab from far: Point your air ray on the content and make a grab gesture to pull the content to or away from you.
  • Open context menu: Air tap and hold with your air ray to open the context menu. (copy paste, delete, etc)

Pressing buttons

Make sure you push deep into the buttons (holographic keyboard, etc) with yourfingers when typing, otherwise it won’t react.

One hand home button trick

It is possible to open your home menu with one hand.

  1. Stare at the home button on the palm of your hand.
  2. Pinch your index finger and thumb together to open the home menu whilestaring at your palm.
  3. Follow me function
  • Press on the icon which says “Follow me” on the right top corner of the application.
  • The application will now follow you wherever you go.

Resizing Holograms

  1. At the corners of the hologram, a resize handle will appear when you hoverover it with your air ray.
  2. Pinch the resize handle and hold it.
  3. Drag to make the window bigger or smaller



In the box

  • 1x HoloLens 2 visor
  • 1x Carrying case
  • 1x Overhead strap
  • 1x Microfibre cloth
  • 1x Charger Block
  • 1x USB-C cable

Before you start

The HoloLens 2 is part magnetic. Do not placemagnetic sensitive products, like credit cardsand magnetic storage media near theHoloLens 2. Otherwise corruption may appearin the data stored on the HoloLens 2

How to Install

  1. Put on the HoloLens 2.
  2. Press behind the HoloLens 2 on the power button to turn on the device.
  3. Follow the steps in the HoloLens 2.
  4. Choose a language your fingers by clicking in the air.
  5. Calibrate HoloLens 2 to your eyes according to the instructions on yourHoloLens 2 screen
    a. Make sure you see all 4 corners on screen. If done, press “next”.
    b. Hold your head still and follow the ‘gems’ on screen with only your eyes.
  6. Link with Wi-Fi by choosing the Wi-Fi you wish to connect.
  7. Choose whether the HoloLens 2 is owned by the company or it is owned byyourself. Login to the microsoft account you would like to use. Create youraccount here if you haven’t made one yet
  8. Choose to use “speech recognition” or “don’t use speech recognition.” Werecommend using speech recognition for the full experience.
  9. Choose full diagnostic data or basic data to help improve the HoloLens 2. Werecommend you to use basic data for privacy reasons.
  10. Tap on the hologram that appears on the palm of your hand to start theHomescreen.
  11. You are now ready to use the HoloLens 2. Enjoy your ride!

Voice Controls

To do thisSay This
Open the Start menu“Go to start”
SelectSay “select” to bring up the gazecursor. Then, turn your head toposition the cursor on the thingyou want to select, and say”select” again.
See available speech“What can I say?”

How to download applications from store

Tap on the Home button that appears on the palm of your hand.

  1. Press the Microsoft Store application.
  2. Use the search bar to search the desired application.
  3. Press “Download”.
  4. When your download is completed, press “Home” button again on the palmof your hand.
  5. Press “All apps” and you will find your application here.
Note: This Quick Start Guide is adapted from the official manual created by Microsoft in PDF format, without modification of the content. We just rewrite the PDF, into responsive mobile friendly pages.So, you can read this document anytime and anywhere.

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