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How to Restart/Reboot Apple TV [2020]

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Apple TV provides a quick and easiest way to stream movies, TV shows and much more content over the internet. Sometimes, you may experience certain performance issues after being loaded up with too many applications and downloads. If you are experiencing any issues with your Apple TV device, it is recommended to restart the device. It will force stop all the running applications and restore the device completely.

Apple TV doesn’t have a power button to restart the device. However, there are two ways to reboot your Apple TV. You can use either the inbuilt settings on your device or the Apple TV remote to restart the device. Here, we will you the steps for both the methods.

Related: How to Restart/Reboot Firestick?

Method 1: Restart/Reboot Apple TV using Remote

If you are having trouble accessing your inbuilt settings or installed apps, access the following steps to restart the device from any screen.

Apple TV 3 and earlier models:

Press and hold the menu & down button until the LED flashes on the streaming devices. Release those button and your Apple TV will be restarted automatically.

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Apple TV 4 and 4K:

Press and hold the Menu and TV button until the LED light on the Apple TV flashes.

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Method 2: Restart/Reboot Apple TV using inbuilt settings

Apple TV 3 and earlier models:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Click General.
  3. Click Restart.

Apple TV 4 and 4K:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Click System.
  3. Click Restart.
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Alternative Way – Reboot Apple TV by Unplugging the Device

If the above mentioned doesn’t seem to work, just unplug the device from the power source and plug it after 2 to 3 minutes. If this too does not work, you can reset your Apple TV to its factory settings to remove any error or issue.

These are the ways that let you restart your Apple TV streaming device. If there is any other way available to reboot the Apple TV, mention it in the comment box.

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