Put your Apple TV to sleep or wake it up
After a period of inactivity, your Apple TV automatically goes to sleep. You can also put your Apple TV to sleep with your remote or from the menu:
- Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation): With your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote,* press and hold for five seconds, then select Sleep. Or select Sleep Now in Settings.
- Apple TV (3rd generation and earlier): With your Apple Remote (aluminum or white), press and hold Play/Pause for five seconds. Or select Sleep Now in Settings.
To wake your Apple TV, press any button on your remote or click the Touch surface.
Change how long it takes for your Apple TV to go to sleep
If inactive for a while, your Apple TV automatically goes to sleep. To change the amount of time before your Apple TV goes to sleep, go to Settings > General > Sleep After.
* Apple TV 4K and 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 4K or Apple TV (4th generation) is set up with a language and country or region that supports Siri.