Disable Apple TV Remote on iPhone with this useful trick

December 29, 2021

While it’s relatively simple to turn your iPhone into an Apple TV remote, many users believe there’s no such easy way to disable Apple TV remote on iPhone or it simply does not exist. It’s not true! Apple has a setting enabled under iPhone’s Control Centre that lets you disconnect your Smartphone (as remote) from Apple TV in an instant.

Unpair iPhone Apple TV Remote

How to disconnect Apple TV Remote on iPhone through Control Centre?

Finding a way to disconnect Apple TV remote on iPhone can be tricky as there’s no direct way to do it. However, a bit of manoeuvring through Control Centre options will take you to a point where you’ll easily figure out a way to get the job done! This guide will help you unpair your iPhone as Apple TV remote.

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  1. Unlock your iPhone with the Passcode.
  2. Open Control Centre.
  3. Tap the AirPlay icon.
  4. Hit the Control other Speakers and TV’s icon.
  5. Locate your iPhone name.
  6. To disconnect your iPhone Apple TV Remote, tap your iPhone name.

For this method to work, make sure your iPhone and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Disconnect your iPhone Apple TV Remote

Firstly, unlock your iPhone by entering the correct passcode.

Then, swipe down from the top corner of your iPhone’s Home Screen to open the Control Centre.

Apple TV Remote on iPhone
Apple TV Remote on iPhone

Next, tap the AirPlay icon coloured in blue in the upper-right corner of your iPhone screen.

Control Other Speakers TV
Control Other Speakers TV

When a new screen appears, click on the icon labelled as ‘Control other Speakers and TV’s’ at the bottom of the screen.

Disconnect iPhone Apple TV Remote
Disconnect iPhone Apple TV Remote

Now, simply click on iPhone (it should be visible as the first option for you) in the list.

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This will disconnect your iPhone from Apple TV as remote. You need not restart your phone to allow the changes to take effect.

 How to view additional menu options iPhone Apple TV Remote?

With an item highlighted on the Apple TV screen, simply touch and hold the touch area in the Apple TV Remote on your iPhone. If the highlighted item has additional options, they’ll instantly appear in a pop-up menu on your Apple TV screen.

How to return to the TV app via iPhone Apple TV Remote?

Apple TV Button
Apple TV Button

On the Apple TV Remote on your iPhone, tap the TV button to go to Up Next in the Apple TV app. Tap the TV button again to go to the Home Screen.

How to return to the Previous screen or Home Screen using iPhone Apple TV Remote?

On the Apple TV Remote on your iPhone, tap the Back button to go to the previous screen or tap and hold the Back button to go to the Home Screen.

Hope that makes sense!

Source - Apple community.

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