Setting up HoloLens to use Windows Device Portal [EN]

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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.


  1. Power on your HoloLens and put on the device.
  2. Perform the bloom gesture to launch the main menu.
  3. Gaze at the Settings tile and perform the air-tap gesture. Perform a second air-tap to place the app in your environment. The Settings app will launch after you place it.
  4. Select the Update menu item.
  5. Select the For developers menu item.
  6. Enable Developer Mode.
  7. Scroll down and enable Device Portal.


Connecting over Wi-Fi

  1. Connect your HoloLens to Wi-Fi.
  2. Look up your device's IP address.
    • Find the IP address on the device under Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Advanced Options.
  3. From a web browser on your PC, go to https://<YOUR_HOLOLENS_IP_ADDRESS>
    • The browser will display the following message: "There’s a problem with this website’s security certificate". This happens because the certificate which is issued to the Device Portal is a test certificate. You can ignore this certificate error for now and proceed.

Connecting over USB

  1. Install the tools to make sure you have Visual Studio Update 1 with the Windows 10 developer tools installed on your PC. This enables USB connectivity.
  2. Connect your HoloLens to your PC with a micro-USB cable.
  3. From a web browser on your PC, go to