How to Reset Apple TV with Computer

Connect one end of a USB-C cable (sold separately) to Apple TV and the other end to your computer. Open the Finder on your computer, select Apple TV in the sidebar, then select Restore .

Are you having issues with your Apple TV and need to reset it? This can easily be done using a computer with iTunes installed. In this guide, we’ll show you how to reset your Apple TV using a MacBook or MacBook Pro.

To begin, you’ll need a USB-C cable and access to a computer with iTunes installed. Connect the USB-C cable to the back of your Apple TV and then connect it to your computer. If prompted, download any necessary software to your computer to ensure it can properly communicate with your Apple TV.

Next, launch iTunes on your computer and select the Apple TV icon. Here, you’ll see if any software updates are available. If you need to reset your Apple TV, click on “Restore Apple TV” and then click “Restore and Update”. This will download and install the latest software onto your Apple TV.

Once the download and installation are complete, you can disconnect the USB-C cable and your Apple TV will be reset. This method is especially helpful if you don’t have access to a remote control for your Apple TV. However, if you do have a remote control, you can also reset the device from the settings menu on the TV.

In conclusion, resetting your Apple TV with a computer is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. With this guide, you’ll be able to restore your Apple TV back to its factory settings and resolve any issues you may be experiencing.


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