How to turn off Apple TV by Home button and activating sleep mode

How to turn off Apple TV

Turning off Apple TV is a bit confusing for its users as it does not have any power button to operate with. Instead of the power button, you have different methods to turn off your Apple TV. In this user guide, I'll tell you how.

  • Home button – Remote
  • Settings app – Sleep mode

Turn off using the Home button

You can turn off Apple TV with the use of the Home button on the remote.

Turn off Apple TV using Home button
  • You can find the Home button with a TV icon on the remote. Press and hold down that button for good 5 seconds.
  • In later versions, the menu pops out from the right side of the screen and in earlier versions, the menu pops out from the center of the screen.
  • Select Sleep from the menu list to off your TV.
  • Whenever you need to turn it on again press any button on the remote.

You can use these steps if you are using Apple remote app.

In third-generation Apple TV or earlier, go to the main menu and press the Play/Pause button for good 5 seconds to turn off the Apple TV

Turn off using the Settings app

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select Sleep Now which on the bottom of the menu list.
Sleep now option
  • Press any button on the remote to turn on the TV.

You are offered with a handy option, in which you can set its TV to automatically turn off.

Turn off Apple TV by activating Sleep mode

  • First, open the Settings app.
  • Select General from the menu list.
Turn off by activating sleep mode on Apple TV
  • Then, select Sleep After and select the time.
Turn off automatic
  • You are allowed to set the time to enable the sleep feature on the TV after its being inactive. ( You have few options with you as Never, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hr, 5 hr, 10 hr )

Author of Get Basic Idea / Second year IT undergraduate.

Sandali Tharuki

Author of Get Basic Idea / Second year IT undergraduate.

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