How to Stop Your Apple TV From Going Into Sleep Mode

Prevent your Apple TV from going to hibernation by following simple steps mentioned below. And when you want to put it on sleep mode, use the Siri Remote.

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Watching TV for hours together on a lazy Saturday or Sunday can be one of your favourite activities, especially during the season of winter. And during this, you normally doze off. Taking inspiration from you, your Apple TV also goes into hibernation.

By default, Apple TV goes into sleep mode after an hour, so if you are watching something interesting, you will have to bear with such interruptions. Or you need to stop your Apple TV from going into sleep mode.

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How to Stop Apple TV From Going to Sleep Mode

If you deliberately want to put your Apple TV on sleep mode, you can do it by long-pressing Home button on Siri Remote; this will generate menu with a Sleep option. But when you want watch something for long time without any unsolicited break, what should be your take?

After going through this information, you should be able to stop your Apple TV from going to sleep even if you leave that beautiful machine untouched for quite some time.

How To Prevent Your Apple TV From Going Into Sleep Mode

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your Apple TV.

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Step #2. Tap on General.

Step #3. Open Sleep After.

Step #4. Alter the delay before sleep starts from One Hour to Never.

The above steps make sure that your Apple TV is active until you put it in sleep mode by some manual operations. If your Apple TV is on sleep mode with a pre-determined action, you can wake it up by pressing any button on the remote. You can see the glow of a small light on the front of Apple TV.

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Also note that Apple TV allows you to choose between other built-in sleep delays like 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, five hours and ten hours.

If you wish to put your Apple TV back to sleep mode, simply press the Menu button on the Remote for one or two seconds, and select Sleep or Cancel from the pop-up menu.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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