How To Pair Your Apple Tv Remote With Your iPhone

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Are you having trouble pairing your Apple TV remote with your iPhone? Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. With the right instructions and a few minutes of your time, you’ll be able to pair your Apple TV remote with your iPhone quickly and easily.

The first step to pairing an Apple TV remote with an iPhone is to make sure that both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are turned on. On the iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure it is ON. On the Apple TV, go to Settings > Network > Wi-Fi and make sure it is set up correctly.

Next, turn on the Apple TV and wait for the start-up screen to appear. Then take your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) and touch it to the Apple TV box for a few seconds until a prompt appears on both devices. At this point, enter your Apple ID and password as prompted on your iOS device.

Once this is done, you will be asked if you want Apple TV to remember your password or send data to Apple. Choose accordingly depending on what works best for you. Then take out the Siri Remote that came with your Apple TV and points it at the device. Press down the Back (or Menu) button together with Volume Up for five seconds until a command flashes on the screen saying that it is pairing the remote.

If asked, place your Siri Remote directly onto the top of your Apple TV until the “Pairing Remote” pop-up disappears from view. After this is complete, you will be able to use all of the new functions available with an iPhone-paired remote such as Voice Control or AirPlay Music & Video streaming from any iOS device onto an HDTV connected via HDMI ports on an AppleTV.

We hope these instructions have helped you successfully pair your AppleTV Remote with an iPhone! If not, please don’t hesitate to reach out for more help – we’re here for you!

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Pairing an Apple TV Remote Without the Remote

If you don’t have access to your Apple TV remote, you can still pair it with your iOS device. To do this, simply touch your iOS device to the Apple TV, then enter your Apple ID and password on your iOS device. You’ll be asked if you want Apple TV to remember your Apple ID password and send data to Apple. Once you’ve done that, the pairing process should be complete.

Connecting an iPhone to Apple TV Without the Remote

To connect your iPhone to your Apple TV without the Apple TV Remote, you’ll need to make sure that both your iOS device and the Apple TV have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned ON. Then, turn ON the Apple TV, and when the Start-up Screen appears, touch your iOS device to the Apple TV box. Follow the on-screen instructions that appear on both devices and you should be able to access the new Wi-Fi network.

Resetting an Apple TV Remote to an iPhone

To reset your Apple TV Remote to your iPhone, first, make sure the remote and your iPhone are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap “Remotes and Devices”. This will bring you to the “Remote” page. On this page, tap “Add a Remote” and it will search for available Apple TV remotes. Once your Apple TV remote is found, tap it to connect it to your iPhone. Once the connection is established, the remote will be reset and ready for use with your Apple TV.

Do Apple TV Remotes Require Pairing?

Yes, Apple TV remotes need to be manually paired to your Apple TV. When you pair a remote, any other paired remote will be automatically unpaired. It is important to note that the Siri Remote can only be paired with one Apple TV at a time.

Using a Phone as an Alternative to an Apple TV Remote

Yes, you can use your iPhone or iPad to control your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV with the Apple TV Remote in Control Center. To do this, simply open Control Center on your device and tap the Apple TV Remote icon. Once selected, you can control your Apple TV directly from your device using touch gestures like swiping and tapping to navigate menus and control playback.

Troubleshooting Issues with Apple Remote on iPhone

The Apple remote may not be working on your iPhone if the two devices are not connected to the same home network, or if their system software is out of date. To ensure that the Apple remote is functioning properly, make sure both the iPhone and Apple TV have up-to-date software and are on the same home network. If that doesn’t work, try restarting both devices. If none of these steps help, contact Apple support for further assistance.


The Apple TV Remote is a great way to access your favorite content on your Apple TV. It is easy to set up and use and can be paired with your iOS device or reset manually. The Apple TV Remote offers intuitive controls designed for a seamless and enjoyable experience when browsing and streaming content. With its simple design and convenient features, the Apple TV Remote is one of the best ways to get the most out of your Apple TV.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.