How to Stop Apple TV Remote Keyboard from Popping Up on iPhone

How to Stop Apple TV Remote Keyboard from Popping Up on iPhone

I use Apple TV remote keyboard on the connected iPhone to comfortably input text on my Apple TV. But for the past few days, I had been getting random popups on my device to input text. Annoyed by the repeated alerts, I decided to put an end to it. After trying out several unsuccessful tricks, I came to know one pretty simple solution that allowed me to stop Apple TV remote keyboard from popping up on my iPhone.

The remote keyboard works when your iPhone and Apple TV are connected with the same iCloud and are using the same Wi-Fi network. You will get an alert on your device to enter text whenever you select a text field on your TV. If you are using the same iCloud account on your other device, you will get the text input alert on that device as well. Just in case, you don’t want to use this feature anymore or simply wish to keep those repeated notifications away, check out this simple trick to stop Apple TV remote keyboard input pop-ups on iPhone and iPad.

How to Turn Off Apple TV Remote Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device which you have paired with your Apple TV.

Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Notifications.

Step #3. Now, tap on Apple TV Keyboard.

Step #4. Finally, you have to turn off the switch next to Allow Notifications.

That’s it!

From now onwards, you won’t get the popup to enter text input on your iOS device. You can use this same trick on the device which you don’t want to use with your Apple TV.

Wrapping up

I hope the issue is resolved now! Have any feedback? Let us know that in the comments below.

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4 comments
  1. The popup is driving me crazy. I don’t know exactly when it stated, but it seems recent.. It’s happens when the boyfriend is watching tv and I am working in my home office. Your steps are not working for me because when I get to step 3 there is no “Apple TV keyboard” to click on in notification menu. I am using an XR on iOS 15.

  2. When you receive a notification to use your iPhone as a keyboard, tap to open it.

    Instead of typing in the text, tap the More (three-dot icon) button on the top right of the input screen.
    In the pop-up that appears, tap Turn Off.
    Confirm this action in the following pop-up by selecting Turn Off All Notifications.

    In case this doesn’t work, try turning off Bluetooth on your phone and this might prevent the notifications. However, it also means that you won’t be able to use other Bluetooth devices with your phone.

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