How to Turn Off Apple TV with Remote (Quick way)

How to Turn off Apple TV 4th generation

New Apple TV 4th generation uses HDMI-CEC. HDMI-CEC allow Apple TV remote to control the TV (volume up/down, power on/off).

If you want to power on/off your TV using Apple TV remote, your TV must support HDMI-CEC.

  1. Press and hold the Home button for 3 seconds.
  2. Choose Sleep. Your ATV 4 device and TV will turn off.

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If you are using Apple TV 3, 2 or 1

You can turn off Apple TV with two ways. This method will works on Apple TV 1, Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3.

Apple TV will automatically go to sleep, after 1 hour of inactivity (It doesn’t work when you watching movies).

You can change this settings via Settings-> General-> Sleep After. Then set to 15 or 30 minutes, 1 hour and never.

How to turn off Apple TV using remote : method 1 (quick way)

This method only works when you are using the remote that comes packaged with the Apple TV.

  • Press and hold menu button for 3 seconds to get the main menu (do not press if you are already in Main menu)
  • Simply press and hold Play/Pause button for 5 seconds.

Note : If your using Apple TV software is prior to iOS 5.1, hold the Select button for 5 seconds (Instead of Play/ Pause button)


Apple TV remote

It will put Apple TV to sleep mode. You can check this via white light on the front of the box will turn off.

Click any button on the remote or remote app to turn on the Apple TV again.

How to manually turn off Apple TV to sleep (method 2)

In on screen menu go to Settings.

Scroll down and choose  Sleep Now.

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SEE ALSO : How to Know which generation Apple TV you have?

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One response to How to Turn Off Apple TV with Remote (Quick way)

I am using the HDMI/CEC connection for my surround speakers so cannot use for the on/ function on the remote is it possible to split the HDMI/CEC input/output with a splitter?

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