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). 

Remove the battery from your Apple remote (aluminum)

If you have an 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 lithium 3V coin battery (available at most electronic and drug stores).

Remove the battery from your Apple Remote (white)

If you have an 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 (available at most electronic and drug stores).
  5. Slide the battery tray back into the Apple Remote until it clicks.

Charge the battery in your Siri Remote. Your Siri Remote doesn't feature a removable battery.

If you have a Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote*

Your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote has a rechargeable battery, not a replaceable battery. With its included Lightning to USB cable, plug your Siri Remote or Apple TV remote into a computer or USB power adapter to charge. 

*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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