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, Apple music is fully supported on this device. 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 Apple TV Sleep Timer

The Apple Tv sleep timer is found in the settings app and can be set 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 the device is turned on, 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? I thought so too.

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 till when next you need to make of use it

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 home icon in red. Press and hold it for at least one second.
  • Next, click on “sleep.”
  • You will be asked if the device should “sleep now,” select “yes,” and the action would take place immediately.

How to Turn off 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;

If you have one, you may use your Samsung Smart Remote to control your Apple TV.

Using Samsung Smart Remote

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

  • To begin, hit 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.
  • After 15 minutes, your Apple TV will be sleeping.

Update the Firmware

  • On your Apple TV, open the “Settings” app.
  • After that, go to “System” -> “Software Updates” -> “Update software.”
  • If there are 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 are the ones that wipe your Apple TV

  • On your Apple TV, open the “Settings” app.
  • Select “System” and then “Reset.”

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