Unlike other TV remotes, the Apple TV remote does not come with 2x AAA batteries instead this remote comes with built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery which you can easily and quickly charge using a type-c or lighting cable (depends on what model you have).
So you don’t have to worry about the Apple TV remote battery replacement.
The new latest Siri Remote comes with type-c port while other old generation Apple TV remote has lighting port instead of type-c port.
Based on what model you own, you can proceed and charge the remote.
Here’s a full guide on how to charge Apple TV remote and when you should charge it with a power adopter for the uninterrupted services.
How to check Apple TV remote battery health?
First thing first, if you would like to charge TV remote then you must know how much charging is remaining. And guys, you can check all info on TV.
Just go to settings > remote and devices > and select the remote.
Here every detail will appear and you can find out that what’s the current Apple tv Remote battery status. If the bolt sign shows the battery percentage is less than 20% then it’s the time when you should plugin a compatible cable to charge it.
When you should charge Apple TV remote
There is no specific details regarding when you should charge, but if your apple tv remote is struggling to open the apps or not selecting the content quickly then it means the remote battery is dying and you need to juice it up using a type-c or lighting cable.
Another case is the when your apple TV remote battery is low, then you will get a notification message on TV screen. Usually this message pops up on screen when battery level goes down below 20%. This indicates that the battery is low and you need to charge it immediately for the uninterrupted services.
How to charge Apple TV remote
The process to charge Apple TV remote is simple and convenient. Just grab your TV remote and plugin a compatible charging cable (like lighting cable or type-c cable) to charge the TV remote.
Though Apple doesn’t sell charging cable with TV remote, so you have to buy the charging cable separately from Apple stores. Additionally, if you don’t have type c adopter then you have to purchased that too and both items will cost $19 each.
So to charge Apple TV remote you either need…
- A type c to type c cable or type c to lighting cable (again depends on which model you have).
- 2nd you need a power adopter.
You can avoid the power adopter if the charging source is laptop or any other device. But for standard scenarios you need these 2 items before proceed for charging.
So guys, now for Siri remote having type c port follow these steps:
- Connect one end of a USB-C cable (sold separately) to the port on the bottom of the Siri Remote.
- Connect the other end of the cable to a computer USB-C port or to an Apple USB-C power adapter (sold separately).
For Siri remote (1st & 2nd gen) having lighting port follow these steps:
- Connect one end of a Lightning cable to the Lightning port on the bottom of the Siri Remote.
- Connect the other end of the cable to a computer USB port or to an Apple USB power adapter (sold separately)
How much time does Apple TV remote take to fully charge
Apple 1 generation and 2 generation TV remotes come with capacity of 410mAh while the new generation i.e. 3rd generation Apple tv remote has a capacity if 398mAh.
As per official documents and both Apple TV remotes with lighting port and type-c port take around 3 hours to fully charge.
Apple TV Remote Battery Life
The Apple TV remote has a great battery life and you will only need to charge it 3 to 4 times a year, depending on how much you use it. So those who ask on discussion forums for how long apple remote tv battery last, then it is around 2 to 3 months.
So you can charge it fully today and use it for next 2 to 3 months.
How to tell if Apple TV remote is charging
If you would like to see current status of battery then you can take the help of Apple TV.
As your remote is synced (already paired) with Apple tv you can open the settings > remote and devices and check the battery status by selecting Remote option.
Here you can check the device is charging and when it will be charged fully you can remove the charging cable and use it for next 2 to 3 months.
So guys that’s all about how to charge Apple TV remote.
In case if Apple tv remote battery is dead, then you need to replace the built-in battery or you can buy a brand new Siri Remote from the authorized Apple.com, Apple retail stores or can purchased it from Amazon.com or BestBuy third party stores in just $59.
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