Install the latest version of Apple Configurator if you have not yet done so.
- Use a Micro-USB cable (sold separately) to connect the Apple TV to a computer running Apple Configurator. Your Apple TV must be connected to power before you connect the Micro-USB cable. If your Apple TV goes into recovery mode, disconnect power and the Micro-USB cable. Then reconnect the power cable, wait for the light to stop flashing, and follow the steps below.
- The Apple TV Assistant will appear in Apple Configurator. If you do not see the Assistant, select it from the Window menu.
- If you want to enroll the Apple TV in a mobile device management (MDM) service you can select a profile that has already been imported in Apple Configurator or another enrollment profile on your computer. Otherwise, choose Don't Enroll.
- Choose whether or not to erase the Apple TV and install the latest version of Apple TV software. If you choose Don't Install, skip to step 6.
- Choose a name for the Apple TV (if desired) and set the language and diagnostics preferences. This will bypass the setup screen when the new software is installed.
- Select profiles to install on the Apple TV from the list of profiles already in Apple Configurator, or create or import a new profile to install. Apple TV supports Wi-Fi and Certificate payloads for configuring network access, including proxy and 802.1X settings.
- Your Apple TV must be connected to the Internet for configuration, so if you do not select a Wi-Fi profile you must connect the Apple TV to Ethernet. Starting with Apple TV 6.0, installing a profile with WPA / WPA 2 Enterprise Wi-Fi security no longer requires a temporary Ethernet connection in order to establish the initial 802.1X authentication.
- Review your configuration choices and click Configure to apply them to your Apple TV.
- Follow the prompts in Apple Configurator to restart your Apple TV if necessary.