Apple TV remote not working? How to unpair and reset your Apple TV remote
Is your Apple TV box not responding to your Siri Remote’s button presses? The Apple TV remote connection uses Bluetooth and is usually pretty reliable, however if it does stop working, your first troubleshooting step should be to reset the remote. Here’s how to do it.
The Apple TV has shipped with a Siri Remote since the fourth-generation model, released in 2015. Therefore, the following instructions apply to Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K. The same steps work for both the first- and second-generation Siri Remotes.
You may need to reset and repair the Apple TV remote if you find that button inputs are not being reflected on screen, or if the touchpad is no longer responsive. You may be pressing buttons on the remote but notice that the status indicator LED on the front of the Apple TV is not flashing to acknowledge it has received the command. In the