How to turn off or restart your Apple TV

Find out how to put your Apple TV to sleep, restart it or unplug it from a power source.

Put your Apple TV to sleep

After a period of inactivity, your Apple TV will automatically go to sleep. You can also select Sleep Now in Settings or put your Apple TV to sleep using your remote:

  • With your Siri Remote (2nd generation) or Apple TV Remote (2nd generation):* Press and hold the Power button.
  • With your Siri Remote (1st generation) or Apple TV Remote (1st generation):* Press and hold TV/Control Centre  for three seconds to bring up Control Centre, then select Sleep
  • With your Apple Remote (aluminium or white): Press and hold Play/Pause  for five seconds.

To wake your Apple TV, press Menu or TV/Control Centre  on your remote.

Restart your Apple TV

If your Apple TV isn’t responding, restart it using your remote:

  • With your Siri Remote (2nd generation) or Apple TV Remote (2nd generation):* Hold down the Back  and TV/Control Centre  buttons. Let go when the light on your device flashes.
  • With your Siri Remote (1st generation) or Apple TV Remote (1st generation):* Hold down the Menu and TV/Control Centre  buttons. Let go when the light on your device flashes.
  • With your Apple Remote (aluminium or white): Hold down the Menu and Down buttons. Let go when the light on your device flashes.

Unplug your Apple TV

If the Settings menu and your remote don’t restart your device, unplug your Apple TV from the power source. Wait six seconds, then plug it back in.

*Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD come with the same remote everywhere. In countries and regions that support Siri, the remote is called Siri Remote. Elsewhere, it’s called Apple TV Remote. Siri works on either remote as long as you’re in a country or region that supports Siri.

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