How to reset Apple TV Remote

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Been using my Apple TV Remote to control my soundbar via IR for years, and one day it suddenly stopped working.

I could control the Apple TV with no problem, with the same remote, but the IR part of the remote stopped working, I even used the IR TEST to test  but there was no light comming from the remote, like we can see here, where it is working with another remote:

IR light

I used the support article from Apple to reset the remote:

If your Apple TV remote isn’t working – Apple Support

  1. Press and hold the TV/Control Center button  and the Volume Down button  at the same time. Hold the buttons down for about 5 seconds, or until the status light on Apple TV turns off then turns on again.
  2. Release the buttons, then wait 5–10 seconds. A Connection Lost notification will appear on your TV screen.
  3. After your remote restarts, a Connected notification will appear on your TV screen.

After this, it all worked again 🙂

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