Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Destroying HoloLens through Device Portal

I recently ran into a problem recently where I accidentally switched the Control Mode to Simulation in the Device Portal. I wondered why HoloLens is no longer responding to my input and the screen is frozen. I managed to find the problem and set the Control Mode back to Default. Everything fine, but that raised a question:
What if I change the setting to Simulation and then turn the device off or disconnect my network and HoloLens does not automatically reconnect to it because something changed. In this case, I will be no longer able to access the device portal from the network and can no longer do anything with my HoloLens. Is that correct or does it reset automatically to Default mode on boot? (obviously I don't want to try it out).

I know that you can access the device portal over USB. Still, I think this would be a big flaw if you could "destroy" your HoloLens so easily this way.


  • @kvnmlr,
    In Simulation mode, the HoloLens will not respond to Spatial Input. This setting will persist across reboots, so if you lose your network connection, you will need to connect to the Device Portal via USB.


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