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How to Set Sleep Timer on Apple TV

If you leave the room for fifteen minutes and come back to discover that your Apple TV has already gone to sleep without your permission, you may wish to extend the amount of time that passes before it turns off. When you are not making use of Apple TV, you should probably consider turning it off as soon as possible in order to save some energy. Here are the steps:

How to set when Apple TV sleeps

You have the option of programming your Apple TV to go to sleep automatically after a certain length of time has passed without it being used.

  • Launch the app that controls settings.
  • Choose the General option.
How to Set Sleep Timer on Apple TV
  • Choose the option Sleep After.
  • You may choose Never, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour, five hours, or 10 hours for Apple TV to go to sleep once it has been idle for the specified amount of time.

How to manually put Apple TV to sleep

You have the option of manually putting Apple TV to sleep if you are certain that you are through using it and want to immediately turn it off.

  • Launch the app that controls settings.
  • Choose to go to Sleep now.

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

There is a far quicker method available for putting your Apple TV to sleep.

  • On the Siri Remote, press and maintain pressure on the Home button for one full second. It is the button that has a screen symbol on it that is located at the very top of the Siri Remote (1st generation) on the right side of the face of the remote. It is the button that is located at the top right of the second generation Siri Remote.

If you have your Siri Remote programmed to control your television, it will also power off when you turn it off.

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