5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2012 8:42 AM by Laxman25
mrdctaylor Level 1 (0 points)

Since I updated to the latest/greatest version of the software I can no longer put my Apple TV to sleep by holding down the middle button.  I *can* do it by digging through the menus and putting it to sleep that way.  It has always worked fine before.  I've tried unplugging it for a while, but it didn't fix anything.  Is this a common issue or something unique to me?  Any info would be helpful.  This is minor but ANNOYING.



  • sweet-jane Level 1 (10 points)

    The new shortcut for sleep-mode is holding the play/pause button :))


    Thanks to LarryL on this thread, who answered the question: https://discussions.apple.com/message/19742199#19742199

  • mrdctaylor Level 1 (0 points)

    Strange.  I wonder why they would do this and (at least as far as I can tell) not tell anyone?!

  • b j t Level 4 (3,670 points)

    mrdctaylor wrote:


    Since I updated to the latest/greatest version of the software I can no longer put my Apple TV to sleep by holding down the middle button.



    Apple have changed this setting with the Apple TV Software Update 5.1:

    About Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) software updates


    Shared Photo StreamsAccept invitations for Shared Photo Streams, browse photos and comments, and receive notifications of new content.
    AirPlaySend audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs). Also includes the ability to require an onscreen code to use AirPlay with your Apple TV.
    iTunes account switchingSave multiple iTunes accounts and switch quickly between them.
    TrailersSearch movie trailers. In the United States, see show times for local theaters.
    Screen saversNew Cascade, Shrinking Tiles, and Sliding Panels screen savers.
    Main menuReorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote.
    SubtitlesSDH support for the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as improvements to viewing and selecting subtitles.
    Network configurationSupport for setting up advanced network options using configuration profiles. Seehttp://support.apple.com/kb/HT5437 for more information.
    Stability and performanceIncludes general performance and stability improvements.



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  • mrdctaylor Level 1 (0 points)

    I saw that blurb in the release notes, but because it in no way references putting the unit to sleep, I assumed that it did not affect that.  I figured either you had to be on the top row (where you can't re-arrange icons) to put it to sleep or it would do it anyway if you just kept holding it down.  It wouldn't have hurt Apple to put a sentence in the release notes about this.

  • Laxman25 Level 4 (2,260 points)

    Holding the middle button now on the home screen allows you to rearrange the icons. They threw that in there and changed it to the pause play for sleep.