Apple TV

Putting Apple TV to sleep after a longer period of time can be beneficial — especially when you are showing off your screensaver.

If you walk out of the room for 15 minutes and return to find that your Apple TV has prematurely gone to sleep, you might want to increase the time you have before it shuts off. In the reverse, you might want to conserve energy and have Apple TV shut down sooner than later when you're not using it. Here's how.

How to set when Apple TV sleeps

Depending on your preferences, you can set your Apple TV to automatically go to sleep after a short period of time or much later in the day.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select General.

    Opening the Settings app on Apple TV

  3. Select Sleep After.
  4. Select when Apple TV will go to sleep after being inactive from Never, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour, five hours, or 10 hours.

    Setting when Apple TV goes to sleep

How to manually put Apple TV to sleep

If you know you are done using Apple TV and want to shut it down right away, you can manually put it to sleep.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Sleep now.

    Manually putting Apple TV to sleep

Your TV will also turn off if you have set up your Siri Remote to control it.

How to use the Siri Remote shortcut to put Apple TV to sleep

There is an even shorter way to put your Apple TV to sleep at any time.

  1. Press and hold the Home button on the Siri Remote for one second. It is the top button on the right side of the face of the remote with a screen icon on it.

    Home button on the Siri Remote

  2. Select Sleep.

    Sleep on Apple TV

Your TV will also turn off if you have set up your Siri Remote to control it.

Anything Else?

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