How To Set Apple TV Sleep Timer

Apple TV is a streaming device that is popular among Apple users. A vital advantage of having this device is that it feels familiar to other Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad, making it easy to connect and navigate.

Features of Apple TV

Stream Videos: In addition to exclusive Apple apps, this device can stream videos from popular sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and even YouTube.

Stream Audio: As expected, this device fully supports Apple music. Other streaming platforms like Spotify can also work, provided you use the airplay feature.

Play Games: The Apple TV also supports several games you can download and play.

Cast Video and Audio from other Apple Devices: Another excellent feature of this device is that you can cast video and audio files to your Apple TV via Airplay. This feature is strictly available to Apple devices only.

Use Other Apps: The App store has a bunch of other apps like social media, weather, and traffic reports which are all fully supported on the Apple TV device.

Getting Started With Apple TV

  • If you recently got the Apple TV device, the next step is to set it up correctly; here’s how:
  • The first step is to connect the device to your TV by plugging it appropriately.
  • After plugging the device, connect it to the internet.
  • Several content providers would come up on the screen. Connect with the ones you want to use and start streaming.

How To Set the Apple TV Sleep Timer

The Apple TV Sleep Timer is found in the settings app, and you can set it up to ensure your device is only on when you need it to be. In addition, the sleep timer is an excellent feature. Here is how to set the Apple TV Sleep Timer:

  • Ensure to turn on the device, scroll to “Settings,” and click on it.
  • Next, click on “General.”
  • Once it comes up, click on “Sleep after.”
  • Now you can select when your Apple TV goes to sleep. From “never” to fifteen, thirty minutes, or even after an hour or two.

Easy peasy, right?

How To Manually Put Apple TV to Sleep

If you are done with your Apple TV for the day and would love to put it to sleep, here’s how you can do that:

  • Click on “Settings” to open the app.
  • Select “Sleep now.” This would automatically get the device to take some time off until when you need to use it next.

There is yet another way to put your Apple TV to sleep.

How To Put Apple TV to Sleep Using Siri

Siri is a built-in personal assistant on Apple devices and has been around for many years. “She” is designed to provide ease of access functionalities so that Apple users do not have to do everything manually. Here is how Siri can help here:

  • On the top right side of the Siri remote is the red “Home” icon. Press and hold it for at least one second.
  • Next, click on “Sleep.”
  • It will ask if the device should “Sleep now,” select “Yes,” and it will immediately take action.

How to Turn off the Apple TV Sleep Timer While Streaming

Turning off the sleep timer while streaming ensures you are not interrupted while streaming on your Apple TV.

  • Click on the Apple app on your Apple TV.
  • Next, click on “General.”
  • Once that comes up, open “Sleep after.”
  • The “Delay before sleep” feature can then be changed from “one hour” to “never.”

After doing this, your device would no longer go to sleep while you are streaming your favorite program.

How to Troubleshoot Apple TV Sleep Timer not Working

There is always the possibility that the timer will not respond. Here are ways to troubleshoot:

You may use your Samsung Smart Remote to control your Apple TV if you have one.

Using a Samsung Smart Remote

Note: you can use your own TV remote; you need to find the menu.

  • Tap the “Home” button on your remote and select “Source.”
  • Then select “Universal Remote” and disable the remote on your Apple TV.
  • Your Apple TV will remain in Sleep Mode after that.

Disconnect your HDMI cable.

  • The HDMI wire from your Apple TV must be unplugged and then reinstalled.
  • Your Apple TV will sleep after 15 minutes.

Update the Firmware

  • Open the “Settings” app on your Apple TV.
  • After that, go to “System” -> “Software Updates” -> “Update software.”
  • If any updates are available, select “Download” and “Install.” Wait a few seconds for necessary updates to download and install on your Apple TV.
  • While the Apple TV is updating, do not disconnect it.

Restore your Apple TV

You must “Backup” your Apple TV before restoring it because “Factory Settings” is what wipes your Apple TV.

  • Open the “Settings” app on your Apple TV.
  • Select “System” and then “Reset.”

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