7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2010 6:27 PM by Lauren Friedl
jmanwee Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
if i turned my tv off already and i forgot to turn off the apple tv 2nd gen, i have to turn the tv back on and then put the apple tv to sleep, how do i put the apple tv to sleep with the apple tv remote? or its not possible? and you have to see the screen to navigate through the menu and choose to sleep Apple TV
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,265 points)
    lamonsasa,

    The default on the tv is to sleep after 1 hour. So if you didn't turn it off, it will turn itself off after 1 hour. You can change that setting in General > Sleep after > ... The smallest setting is 15 min, 30 min, 1 hour, and up...

    Hope this helps.

    Regards

    Edit: Hold the center select button down for 5 seconds and It'll go off.

    Message was edited by: captfred
  • jmanwee Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    oh ok thanks alot mate, one more question, which button should i use to WAKE the apple tv from sleep? i tried the play/pause button, the menu, and i guess the both woke my apple tv but which button should i be using to wake the apple tv the CORRECT way as it was ment to be? it doesnt say in the manual
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,265 points)
    The menu button is the proper one to wake.

    Cheers
  • regoli Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I too was looking for a way to put the AppleTV (2nd gen) to 'sleep' with the remote. However, pressing and holding the center (round) button in the remote does not accomplish this with iOS 4.1.

    Is there any other way to put the AppleTV to sleep with the remote? Thanks!
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,965 points)
    Is there any other way to put the AppleTV to sleep with the remote?

    You must be at the "top" of the menu (i.e., not be in any sub-menu) for pressing/holding the center button to work.

  • regoli Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks Jon! That did it! --mike

    p.s. Some might wonder why you would want to turn it off an AppleTV, rather than let it sleep on its own. My reason is simple: My audio receiver only has one optical input. So I have a great optical/TOSlink splitter ($6 from parts-express.com) that allows two TOSlink/optical outputs to feed one optical input (the stereo receiver). So in order to switch between my satellite TV receiver and the AppleTV, the other unit must be off, otherwise the receiver can't produce any sound.
  • Lauren Friedl Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    How I turn apple tv off?