How to Use Apple TV Remote from iOS 11 Control Center [Detail Guide]
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 11, lets you control Apple TV easily. It adds a Apple TV remote to its control center that lets you navigate Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad.
There have been mixed reviews of the Siri Remote, with some saying it’s too easy to lose or hold upside down. The Apple TV Remote app lets you do the same thing as the Siri Remote, including voice searches.
You don’t have to continuously keep it open to use it. Because it’s in the Control Center, you can just find it in the Control Center and swipe to open it. You can control more than one connected TV and skip forwards or backwards on playing tracks.
How to Use Apple TV Remote from iOS 11 Control Center:
Add Apple TV Remote to Control Center
Step 1: Open your Apple device’s Settings app and tap on Control Center.
Step 2: Make sure Access Within Apps is turned on.
Step 3: Tap on Customize Controls.
Step 4: Look through the list of buttons and modules available for Control Center and turn on Apple TV Remote.
Congrats. You’ve got Apple TV Remote set up. Now let’s use it.
Control Apple TV from your Control Center
Is your iPhone or iPad and Apple TV using the same Wi-Fi network? If so, let’s go!
Step 1: Swipe from the bottom of your device’s screen to pull up the Control Center.
Step 2: Tap on Apple TV to launch the remote controls.
Step 3: Use the large gray area in the middle like a touchpad. Swipe up, down and sideways to navigate it to select items. You can swipe or tap it during playback to rewind or fast forward.
Need a keyboard? If you select a menu item that needs a keyboard, one pops up.
There are buttons that show up when you are playing something that let you jump back and forward 10 seconds. Holding down the Siri button on the bottom right lets you ask a question as the answers pop up on the screen.
If you need to go back a level, tap on the Menu button.
One note. The Apple TV remote does not include a volume button.
Restart your Apple TV
Here are the steps you want to take to reboot your Apple TV.
Step 1: Hold your Play/Pause and Home buttons at the same time.
Step 2: Release the buttons when the light on your Apple TV blinks.
Control more than one Apple TVs
Do you have more than one Apple TV? No problem. Here’s what to do.
Step 1: Pull up the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your screen.
Step 2: Tap on the name of your Apple TV to bring up a list of Apple TVs on your Wi-Fi network.
Step 3: Tap on which Apple TV you want to control.
These tips will let you use your new Apple TV Remote with ease. We hope you enjoy your viewing experience as you navigate Apple iOS 11.