How to replace the battery in your Apple Remote

Follow these steps to remove and replace the battery in your Apple Remote (aluminum or white). 

Before you begin

  • Your Apple Remote uses a CR2032 or BR2032 lithium 3V coin battery, which is available at most electronic and drug stores.
  • Your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote* has a rechargeable battery, not a replaceable battery.

Remove the battery from your Apple remote (aluminum)

Replace the coin battery in your Apple Remote (aluminum)

  1. Find the battery component on the back of your Apple Remote.
  2. Use a coin to turn the battery door counterclockwise until the door opens.
  3. Remove the old battery.
  4. With the positive side facing up toward you, put in the new CR2032 or BR2032 battery.

Remove the battery from your Apple Remote (white)

Replace the coin battery in your Apple Remote (white)

  1. Find the battery compartment on the bottom of the Apple Remote.
  2. With a paper clip or similar object, press the circular release button on the compartment and slide the battery tray out.
  3. Remove the old battery.
  4. With the positive side facing up toward you, put in the new CR2032 battery.
  5. Slide the battery tray back into the Apple Remote until it clicks.

*Apple TV (4th generation) ships 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 your Apple TV (4th generation) is set up with a language and country that supports Siri.

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