5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2013 1:53 AM by Jansait
Monk381 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been searching the forums here and haven't seen anything about this.


I want to unpair my new Apple TV remote from my late 2008 MacBook Pro. I'm running 10.8.3 currently. I never paired it originally with the MBP upon starting up my (recently purchased) Apple TV. It just seemed to pair on its own. I have looked under System Preferences/Security/General/Advanced for the option box to uncheck it but that option is not listed at all.


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As far as I know the IR receiver is enabled but I do not see it under my system information but for the remote to be controlling my iTunes, it would have to be I am assuming...


I have also tried "pairing" it officially now with the MBP and did see the link icon appear on my screen. Then went back to sys pref/etc... and the option box still does not appear.


Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 4 GB
  • Malcolm J. Rayfield Level 5 (6,945 points)

    It should be in the Advanced option in the General tab of Security & Privacy system preference.  Did you click the padlock icon at the lower-left to unlock the preference before clicking the Advanced button?

  • lcastrosaez Level 1 (0 points)

    It should be... but no. No option in the frame. Just Close sesion; ask for password ans update automatically bla, bla, bla. In the help section (?) it said the explanation about infrared stuff but something happens. 2013 iMac 10.8.3 software.

  • Monk381 Level 1 (0 points)



    Upon looking through some other posts here I decided to try the trick of downloading Candelair to access the IR receiver. I succeeded in being able to unlink my remote from my computer by doing it this way. Hope it helps. I have yet to uninstall the program now as I have read in those posts. Just wish I didn't have to download a third party app to get this achieved. Oh well.

  • DLMartin Level 1 (10 points)

    I also cannot find the remote pairing settings. Not only are these settings missing (or hiding somewhere), but trying to pair a remote by holding in front of the my Macbook Air doesn't do anything.


    Aside from being unable to use the remote to directly control my laptop, none of my remotes work when using Airplay. Yikes.

  • Jansait Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you! I've been trying to fix this and all I needed to do is unlocking the lock before I click on Advanced. my os is 10.8.5