Want to know how to charge Apple TV Remote? Here we have a definitive guide for you.
All the Apple TV’s so far have included a battery powered remote. Here’s how to check the Apple TV Remote battery life on the newer 4th-gen model, and charge the remote if the battery is low.
The older Apple TV remotes (1st gen. to 3rd gen.) came with a replaceable battery, whereas the newest 4th gen Apple TV comes with a Siri Remote that has a rechargeable battery.
With the older remote, you will have to remove the old battery and replace it with a new one. You couldn’t check the battery life. It features a coin type lithium 3V battery (CR2032 or BR2032) and was located at the back of the remote. It is fairly easy to remove and replace the battery. Here’s how to do it:
Replacing the battery on an older Apple TV Remote
Aluminum Apple TV Remote:
- Find the battery component on the back of your Apple Remote.
- Turn the battery door counterclockwise until the door opens.
- Remove the old battery.
- With the positive side facing up toward you, insert the new CR2032 or BR2032 lithium 3V coin battery.
White Apple TV Remote:
- Find the battery compartment on the bottom of the Apple Remote.
- Press the circular release button on the compartment and slide the battery tray out.
- Remove the old battery.
- With the positive side facing up toward you, insert the new CR2032 battery.
- Slide the battery tray back into the Apple Remote until it clicks.
The newer Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote has a rechargeable battery, not a replaceable battery. With its included Lightning to USB cable, plug your Siri Remote or Apple TV remote into a computer or USB power adapter to charge. You can also check the battery level from the Settings App on your Apple TV. Here’s how to do it:
How to Charge Apple TV Siri Remote
The Siri Remote has a rechargeable battery inside. With typical usage, you’ll need to charge it a few times a year. An alert appears on the TV screen when the remote battery is running low. You can also check the battery level in Settings.
Note: You can also use the remote while it is charging.
Charge the Apple TV Siri Remote
- Connect one end of a Lightning cable to the Lightning port on the bottom of the Siri Remote.
- Connect the other end of the cable to a computer USB port or to an Apple USB power adapter.
The Siri Remote takes about three hours to fully charge.
How to Check battery level of Apple TV Siri Remote
An Apple TV Remote or the Siri Remote, for the 4th gen Apple TV, takes about 3 hours to fully charge. The remote itself doesn’t feature a charge indicator, but you can find out how much charge is left.
To check the battery life of the remote:
- Open the Settings app on your Apple TV.
- Head over to Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth.
- Find the Remote section.
In this section, you’ll see your Siri Remote with the remaining battery percentage.
Apple also presents a pop-up on your Apple TV when the battery is low on the remote. Also, you can even ask Siri to check the battery percentage and it will be displayed on screen.
Thankfully, the latest 4th gen Apple TV Remote or Siri Remote, features a rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to replace the battery. According to Apple, a single charge should last you about a month, with normal usage.
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