Here’s a quick guide on how to pair your apple tv remote If you’re having trouble, we’ve also included a few troubleshooting tips.
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Open settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with your Apple TV remote in hand.
Tap settings app on your home screen, then tap Remote. You might need to enter your passcode or Touch ID.
If you don’t see “Remote,” make sure that your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is running the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.
Tap Add a Remote, then hold your remote close to your iOS device. Wait for your remote to appear in the list of remotes on your iOS device. If you don’t see your remote, try putting it into Discovery mode:
apple tv 4K apple tv hd hold down the Play/Pause and Menu buttons at the same time for at least six seconds, then release both buttons when you see the light flash on your remote.
If you’re using an infrared remote, point it directly at the front of your television.
On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), hold down Menu and Down for five seconds.
Tap Remotes and Devices.
On your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote App and Devices.
On your iPhone, iPad, ipod touch open the Apple TV Remote app.
If you don’t have the Apple TV Remote app installed on your iOS device, download it from the App Store.
Tap Add New Device. If you’re asked to sign in, use the apple id that you use on your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD.
Point your iOS device at your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD and enter the four-digit code that appears on your television.
Open the Settings app on your Apple TV and go to Remotes and Devices.
If you see a message that says “Waiting for iPhone,” point your remote at your Apple TV and hold down the Home button for five seconds or until you see the Pair button appear. Then click the Pair button on your remote.
When you see the info button , it means that your Apple TV remote is not paired with your Apple TV. To pair it, follow these steps:
1. Connect your Apple TV to power and to your television.
2. Turn on your television and switch it to the input that your Apple TV is using.
3. On your remote, press and hold the Menu button for about six seconds, or until the light on your remote flashes rapidly.
4. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote Control > Learn Remote. If you don’t see Learn Remote, try turning off Bluetooth in Settings > Privacy > Analytics, then go back to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote Control.
5. When asked, point your remote at your Apple TV (about six inches away) and press and hold the Play/Pause button until you see the light flash onscreen near the bottom of your television screen (it might take a few seconds).
Tap Forget This Remote.
Forget This Remote
If you have an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), you can use the Apple TV Remote app on your iOS device instead of the included remote. This feature is especially useful if you’ve misplaced your remote or if you want to use your iOS device as a keyboard for text entry.
To forget a remote on your Apple TV:
1. Go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth.
2. Select the remote that you want to forget, then tap Forget This Remote.
On your iOS device, open the Apple TV Remote app, then tap Add New Remote.
If you don’t see Add New Remote, it’s because you’ve already paired a remote with your iOS device. To pair another remote, first unpair the current remote:
On your iOS device, open the Apple TV Remote app.
Tap the info button next to the remote that you want to unpair.
Tap Unpair Remote, then tap Done.
Once you’ve unpaired your current remote, you can pair a new one.
Make sure that your Apple TV is plugged in and connected to the internet.
Open the Apple TV Remote app on your iOS device, and tap your Apple TV.
Tap Pair. If you don’t see Pair, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on on your iOS device.
On your Apple TV, hold down the Play/Pause button and the Menu button simultaneously for seven seconds. If you don’t see a seven-second countdown, check that AssistiveTouch is off:
Open Settings on your Apple TV.
Select AssistiveTouch, then turn it off.