How to turn off or restart your Apple TV

Learn how to put your Apple TV to sleep, restart it, or unplug it from power.

Put your Apple TV to sleep

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

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

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

Restart your Apple TV

If your Apple TV isn't responding, restart it with your remote:

  • With your Siri Remote (2nd generation or later) or Apple TV Remote (2nd generation or later)*: Hold down the Back  and TV/Control Center  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 Center  buttons. Let go when the light on your device flashes.
  • With your Apple Remote (aluminum 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 power. Wait six seconds, then plug it back in.

*Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD ship 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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