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Latest update resets all settings

834 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2012 1:30 PM by Alley_Cat RSS
sbowman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 20, 2012 10:26 PM

I am furious, so I thought I'd pass along this warning to be careful performing the latest update from Apple for your Apple TV.  The latest update tonight completely reset all of my settings.  Every password, screen saver, time zone, standby, wifi setting was gone.  Everything.  It's like setting up your Apple TV for the first time.  Only now you get to reconfigure everything you've tweaked over the many months all at once.


Definitely don't perform this update if you intend to watch something right now.  You'll be out of commission for 30-45 minutes scrolling and clicking everything back to the way it was.


I wish Apple would have warned me before wiping my Apple TV clean.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jan 21, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to sbowman)

    I wasn't aware there was a new update.


    They posted some time back that upgrading some versions cause this issue but not the last incremental update i can remember.


    I can understand your frustration but presumably it's an effect of your previous firmware or they'd have altered the newest one to preserve the setting as it used to.


    What version are your running - must check to see if there's a new version.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jan 21, 2012 3:09 AM (in response to sbowman)

    Latest updates page:



    The warning article:



    Not much help after the event I grant you but it may have been inevitable.



  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jan 21, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to sbowman)

    Sometimes it's tricky to fathom what an update has given you if anything - always easier if it breaks something you use!


    I'm not one for updating for the sake of it to be honest if things are working, however there are often security fixes as part of the update process that are not explicitly described so probably best to have them up to date.




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