How do I use the Windows Device Portal

Modified on Fri, 03 Jun 2022 at 01:51 PM

You may need to select This device on the left side of the panel to navigate away from "Recently used" to locate your files. The Windows Device Portal for HoloLens lets you configure and manage your device remotely over Wi-Fi or USB

The Device Portal is a web server on your HoloLens that you can connect to from a web browser on your PC. The Device Portal includes many tools that will help you manage your HoloLens and debug and optimize your apps.

This documentation is specifically about the Windows Device Portal for HoloLens.


Setting up HoloLens to use Windows Device Portal

  1. Power on your HoloLens and put on the device.

  2. Use the Start gesture for HoloLens2 or Bloom on HoloLens (1st Gen) to launch the main menu.

  3. Gaze at the Settings tile and do an air-tap gesture on HoloLens (1st Gen). You can also select it on HoloLens 2 by touching it or using a Hand ray.

  4. Select the Update menu item.

  5. Select the For developers menu item.

  6. Enable Developer Mode.

  7. Scroll down and enable Device Portal.

  8. If you're setting up Windows Device Portal so you can deploy apps to this HoloLens over USB or Wi-Fi, select Pair to generate a pairing PIN. Leave the Settings app at the PIN popup until you enter the PIN into Visual Studio during your first deployment.

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