Apple TV remote: Unlock the full potential of Apple TV with the Siri Remote, a sleek device that occasionally goes missing in the hustle of daily life. No worries! Here’s a guide on using iOS 17 to locate it.
The Siri Remote (2nd generation) is a crucial part of the Apple TV experience, providing seamless navigation and control over your entertainment. Engineered for a smooth viewing experience, this remote features a touch-enabled click pad for quick content browsing, precise navigation, and easy selection in the Apple TV interface.
Tactile buttons grant instant access to the Home screen, play/pause, volume control, and Siri, enhancing its versatility as an entertainment companion.
Siri’s voice commands make content searching, playback control, and smart home device management a breeze. The remote’s finely tuned microphone ensures accurate responses to your commands.
However, like other remote controls, the Siri Remote is not immune to being misplaced. When lost, it can lead to moments of frustration, akin to misplacing TV or game console controllers.
If you find yourself in this situation with a second-generation or newer Siri Remote, fear not! iOS 17 introduces a feature in the Control Center on your iPhone to help find your elusive remote.
How to locate your Siri Remote using iOS 17:
- Swipe down from the top-right on your iPhone to open the Control Center.
- Locate and select the Apple TV Remote icon.
- In the Remote app, choose your Apple TV and press the Find button for the Siri Remote you’re looking for. Wait for the notification confirming its location; you might need to walk around a bit to establish a connection.
- Once the Siri Remote is detected, a white dot will appear on your iPhone screen, growing larger as you approach the remote. The display will also indicate whether you’re close, far, or practically sharing a pillow with your elusive device.
- When you’ve successfully found your remote, tap “Found It” on your iPhone. If the search continues, select “Keep Looking” and persist in your quest for the runaway Siri Remote.