How to Set Up Apple TV With iOS Syncing

Did you know you can streamline your Apple TV (3rd generation of later)¬†installation by syncing ATV with your iOS device (iOS 7 required)? It’s insanely simple and easily cuts installation time in half. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Plug in your new Apple TV with access to WiFi and find the installation screen on your TV.
  2. Enable your iOS device’s Bluetooth capabilities under preferences.
  3. Sync your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV via Bluetooth (I suggest actually touching your iOS device to the Apple TV for good measure).
  4. You will see a pop-up on your iOS device to sync with Apple TV. Hit “Yes”.
  5. Put in your iTunes password as prompted and you are all set!

If your Apple TV is already set up:

If you have already completed setup on your Apple TV, go to settings > general > reset > and you can begin the steps above when your Apple TV displays the factory installation screen.


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