Apple TV Remote not working? Here are 6 ways to fix it

Is your Apple TV Distant not working? Whether or not you’re seeing points intermittently, on a regular basis, or simply having bother with quantity buttons, comply with alongside for six options to repair your Apple TV Distant.

Relying on what Apple TV you bought, you’ll in all probability have the older black Siri Distant or the trendy aluminum Siri Distant. The latter comes with both a Lightning or USB-C port for charging with the older black distant utilizing Lightning to recharge.

When you’ve got a 2nd or third gen Apple TV – offered between 2010 and 2013 – you could have the previous aluminum Apple TV Distant that makes use of a coin cell battery (the entire steps under received’t apply to that one however the first three steps will).

Apple TV Distant not working? 6 methods to repair it

Attempt your Apple TV Distant once more after you strive any of those steps or hold transferring down the checklist till it’s fastened 😁:

  1. Cost your Apple TV Distant (quarter-hour ought to do it however Apple recommends 30)
    • When you’ve got the 2010-2013 Apple TV Distant you’ll be able to change the 2032 coin cell battery by twisting the door on the again
  2. Take away any gadgets between your distant and your Apple TV field
    • Be sure to’re not additional than 20 toes/~6 meters away
    • In case your Apple TV is in a cupboard, you’ll be able to strive pulling it out or at the least make sure that it’s going through ahead
  3. Energy off and energy in your Apple TV
    • Do that by unplugging the ability wire behind the field, depart it unplugged for 10 seconds, then plug it again in
  4. Restart your Apple TV Distant
    • Press and maintain the TV icon button and quantity down button on the identical time for ~5 seconds till you see the distant’s standing mild flash off then again on
    • Let go of the buttons and search for a “Connection Misplaced” notification in your TV display
    • Your Apple TV Distant will
  5. Re-pair your Apple TV Distant
    • Convey the distant inside 3 inches of your Apple TV
    • Press and maintain the < or Menu button and quantity up for ~5 seconds
    • Chances are you’ll be requested to put your distant on high of your Apple TV
  6. For those who’re nonetheless having points with quantity management particularly, head to Settings > Remotes & Gadgets > Quantity Management > and select TV through IR (as an alternative of Auto)

In case your Apple TV distant nonetheless isn’t working after making an attempt the entire steps above, attain out to Apple Support.

For a simple method to make the brand new Apple TV Distant (2nd or third gen Siri Distant) findable/pingable with an AirTag and enhance ergonomics, take a look at our review of the Nomad Leather Cover for Apple TV Remote.

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