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How to Turn On Apple TV Sleep Timer

Turn off your Apple TV automatically sleep timer.

Key Highlights

  • Sleep Timer on Apple TV: Device SettingsGeneralSleep After → Select the time.

Generally, we tend to fall asleep while streaming movies at night. For that, Apple TV provides a built-in option called “Sleep Timer.” It will turn off the device after a particular time of inactivity. It means if you haven’t used the Apple TV remote for a particular time, the device will turn off automatically. You can configure the time from 15 minutes to 30 hours.

How to Enable Sleep Timer on Apple TV

#1. Turn on your Apple TV and open the Settings menu.

Device Settings

#2. On the Settings page, select the General menu at the top.

General Settings

#3. Scroll down to choose the Sleep After option.

Apple TV Sleep Timer

#4. Now, select the time you want.

  • Never
  • 15 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 1 Hour
  • 5 Hours
  • 10 Hours
Select the Sleep Time

#5. That’s it. Your Apple TV will be turned off automatically after the inactivity of the selected time.

Apple TV Sleep Timer

How to Put Apple TV on Sleep Mode Manually

Instead of enabling the automatic sleep timer, you can manually put your Apple TV into sleep mode manually. For that, you can use either device settings or Siri voice assistant.

Using Settings

#1. Open the Settings app on your Apple TV.

#2. Scroll down to the bottom and select the Sleep Now button.

Put Apple TV to

Using Remote Shortcut

#1. Long press the Home button on your remote for a few seconds.

#2. Choose the Sleep option.

Apple TV Sleep Timer

Troubleshooting Sleep Timer Not Working

There is no exact reason behind this issue. But, you can resolve it within a fraction of a second.

  1. Restart your Apple TV by unplugging the power cable from its source and connecting it after a few minutes.
  2. Check whether your Apple TV has received any firmware update. If there is an update, head to Settings and update the Apple TV.
  3. If the restart and update haven’t fixed the issue, reset the Apple TV and start using it from scratch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get rid of sleeping mode?

To get rid of the sleeping mode on your Apple TV, press a button on your Apple TV remote, and your device will wake up immediately.

What is the shortcut for the sleep timer on Apple TV?

Long pressing the home button will bring the sleep menu on your Apple TV screen.

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