How to Restart Apple TV

By | March 20, 2023

A set-top box called Apple TV makes it possible for a television to show Internet content. When connected, Apple TV enables customers to show digital data from a variety of partner sources as well as from their own iOS devices. A monthly membership is required for certain partner sources, like Netflix and Hulu, while others are free.

Restarting an Apple TV can be helpful for several reasons, particularly if your Apple TV is frozen or requires troubleshooting. The good news is that there are alternatives to disconnecting an Apple TV from the wall that are simpler methods to restart it.

This guide will show you how to restart your Apple TV, put it to sleep, or put it in standby mode using either the device’s remote control or by choosing an option from the Settings menu.

How Can I Restart Apple TV?

Using Siri Remote

  • On the Siri remote, hold down the Menu and Home buttons, then release them when the Light on your Apple TV begins to flash.
  • Then from the Settings menu, go to Settings > System > Restart.

Using Settings App

On an Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD

  • Firstly, open the Settings app, which has an icon that looks like gray gear.
  • Then scroll down and click on System.
  • Finally, select Restart.

On an Apple TV 3 or older

  • Firstly, open the Settings app.
  • Then open the General menu.
  • Scroll down and select Restart.

How Can I Put Apple TV into Sleep or Standby Mode?       

Using Siri Remote

  • On your Siri remote, press and hold the Home button.
  • Then select Sleep.

Through Settings menu

  • Go to Settings.
  • Then to General > Sleep Now.

How to Wake Apple TV from Sleep and Sleep Settings

Besides turning off your receiver or TV, you may also put your Apple TV into sleep mode. A specified amount of time after being inactive, Apple TV also goes to sleep.

Choose whether the device sleeps after 15 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, five hours, ten hours, or never under Settings >  General > Sleep After to set the delay before sleep begins.

Press any button on the remote control to rouse the Apple TV from sleep. The front of the gadget should flash dimly, and whatever was previously viewable on your television set should return.

How Do I Fix an Unresponsive Apple TV?

Ensure that you have a reliable internet connection, an Apple computer with iTunes, and a USB or USB-C connector. A USB cable is required for the third-generation Apple TV, whereas a USB-C cable is required for the fourth-generation model.

  • Disconnect the HDMI cable and power wire from your Apple TV.
  • Make sure iTunes is open on your computer and that it is the most recent version.
  • Use the proper cable to connect your Apple TV to your PC. Use a micro USB cord with the 4K Apple TV and a USB-C cable with the 3rd generation or previous models. Don’t use a lightning wire.
  • The summary page for your Apple TV should appear on iTunes. Instead, choose the Apple TV symbol in the top-left corner.
  • Then tap the Restore Apple TV button.

How to Turn On Apple TV with iPhone

  • Ensure that your iPhone and TV are both plugged into the same network. Switching over should just take a few seconds if you have a smart home network.
  • To access the Control Center, slide down from the upper right corner of your iPhone screen.
  • Either look for the Remote Control button in your Control Center or the AirPlay icon. Tap the AirPlay symbol if the Remote Control button isn’t visible.
  • If the TV choices are connected to the same network and support AirPlay, they will be shown. Choose the television you wish to control.
  • Your screen will display the various TV settings if you press the AirPlay symbol. If you press the Remote Control button, you’ll be sent directly to the TV menu.

How Can I Charge a Siri or Apple TV Remote?

Just connect the Lightning cord to the wall using a power adapter, a computer, or an iPad if you’re using a Lightning to USB-C connection, to charge your remote. Although it takes the remote around three hours to fully recharge, you may still use it while it is plugged in. When your remote’s batteries are becoming low, your Apple TV will alert you. It will be functional for at least a few months if you only plug it in for the night.

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