How To Restart Apple TV

Your Apple TV may occasionally begin to glitch or freeze, requiring a restart. Having Apple TV problems can be a headache, and restarting the TV could be the only solution after the interruption.

Here are some of the possible reasons for restarting your Apple TV:

  • Airplay Isn’t Working

Using an Apple TV and AirPlay, you can share movies and photographs from your mobile devices with friends and family. Conference rooms at workplaces have AirPlay compatibility, allowing coworkers to share presentations and training programs. If it stops working, the first solution would be to restart your Apple TV.

  • Weak Wi-Fi Connection

Slow performance, difficulty to join a local network, and unexpected, unpredictable disconnection are all possible Wi-Fi issues.

  • Low or No Sound/Audio

This happens from time to time, so pay close attention to your TV. When you notice any difference in the sound/audio, try to adjust it manually with the Siri remote. If it doesn’t work, restart the TV.

  • Freezing or Lagging Apps

Apps can freeze or lag when little to no space is left in the TV storage. Apps may also freeze due to a lack of updates. If your apps start freezing or lagging in response, update them and clear the storage. If those methods don’t work, restart the TV. 

The Apple TV does not have a power button, yet it can still be restarted. Learn how to restart your Apple TV model.

How to Restart an Apple TV – General Guide

When your TV encounters an interruption in its performance to work, restarting your TV could be the only solution to it at that moment. Here are ways to restart your models of Apple TV:

1. Using your Siri Remote (2nd generation) or Apple TV Remote (2nd generation), do the following:

 * Press and hold the Back and TV/Control Center buttons simultaneously. When the LED on your gadget flashes, let go.

2. Using your Siri Remote (1st generation) or Apple TV Remote (1st generation), do the following:

* Press and hold the Menu and TV/Control Center buttons simultaneously. When the LED on your gadget flashes, let go.

3. On the Apple TV 4k or Apple TV 4th generation: Navigate to Settings > System, then select restart.

4. Apple Remote (for third-generation and older Apple TVs): Hold down the Menu and Down buttons simultaneously. Release your grip when the Apple TV device’s light flashes.

5. Using your Apple Remote (white or aluminum): Hold down the Menu and Down buttons simultaneously. When the LED on your gadget flashes, let go.

How to Restart Apple TV Without Remote

If your Apple TV’s remote isn’t working and you can’t use it to restart it, disconnect the TV, give it a few seconds, then plug it back in.

If the processes above don’t work for you, not to worry! We’ve included how to restart Apple TVs by Model.

How to Identify Your Model

  1. Check The Settings

Choose Settings > General > About from the Apple TV main screen and check the model.

  1. Check below your Apple TV 

Check below your Apple TV for an information label for the model number.

  1. Check the box

Check behind the box that your Apple TV came in.

How to Restart Apple TV By Model

Most Apple TV models appear to be confusingly similar: they’re pocket-sized devices. The Apple TV 4K is almost twice as tall as the third-generation model, but that’s a minor distinction.

There are three primary ways you can restart an Apple TV:

  • Through the Siri remote
  • Through settings
  • By unplugging the TV

How To Restart Apple TV 4k (1st & 2nd generation) and Apple TV HD

Open the Settings app, which has a gray gear icon as its icon. Scroll down to System and click it. After that, choose Restart. Wait for a few minutes for your TV to restart.

How To Restart Apple TV 1st – 3rd generation

The method for restarting these models isn’t all that different from that of the Apple 4K and Apple TV HD. Go to the Settings app on your TV, and navigate to the General menu. Scroll down to Restart and click on it.

Restarting Apple TV Through The Siri Remote For Each model

If you want to restart your TV through your remote, the process is the same. All you have to do is hold down the Menu and Down buttons simultaneously. Release your grip when the Apple TV device’s light flashes.

If the listed procedures do not work, unplug the device from power. Wait for some minutes before plugging the device back.

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