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connect and control iPhone with Apple TV: Here’s how!

You want to connect your iPhone to Apple TV and wonder how it works? Then this easy-to-understand article will help you.

connect iPhone with Apple TV

You want to connect your iPhone to the Apple TV and thus view your photos on the TV or even control the TV with the iPhone? Then we’ll show you in this article how it works – and if you can disconnect the connection between iPhone and Apple TV at the end.

View photos on Apple TV via AirPlay

Do you want to connect your iPhone to the Apple TV so that you can view your photos on the TV? Then there’s a feature called AirPlay for that. Basically, it displays your photos on the TV using a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

How you can share your photos with the Apple TV via AirPlay, we have described in detail in the article Apple AirPlay on Apple TV with iPhone.

using your iPhone as a remote control

On the other hand, if you want to use your iPhone as a remote control, it works a little differently. First of all, you should make sure that your devices are up to date:

  • install iPhone update
  • Install Apple TV update

pair iPhone as remote control

Next, we now want to connect or pair the iPhone with the Apple TV. To connect the devices, let’s proceed like this:

  1. First turn on your Apple TV
  2. Then scroll to the “Settings” tile and click on it
  3. Then select “Remote Control and Devices”
  4. Then click on the “Remote App and Devices” item
  5. Now unlock your iPhone and hold it close to the Apple TV
  6. The message “Pair Apple TV” appears on the display. Confirm it with “Pair” and enter the code that you can now see on your TV.
iPhone mit Apple TV verbinden

Your iPhone will now be paired with the Apple TV. This may take a short time.

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use iPhone as remote control for Apple TV

After you have paired your iPhone with the Apple TV, you can now use it as a remote control. This is especially handy if the remote control is broken or simply the battery is just out. Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to the control center by swiping down from the top right corner of your iPhone. For older devices, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You know you’re in the right place when you see lots of little tiles to do things like activate Airplane Mode or change the brightness.
  2. Scroll down and see if you can find an icon that has a remote control on it and click on it. If it’s not, then open the Settings app on your iPhone, then click Control Center and click the green “+” at the bottom by the “Apple TV Remote” item – you should then be able to find the icon in Control Center.
iPhone mit Apple TV verbinden
iPhone als Fernbedienung nutzen

Once you’ve clicked on the remote icon in Control Center, you can now use your iPhone like the Apple TV Remote. The functions are identical to the real remote.

Disconnect iPhone from Apple TV

You don’t need to disconnect iPhone from Apple TV. Because if the devices remain paired, you can always launch the remote from the Control Center. And that can be handy, because at some point you’ll want to use the Apple TV while the remote is charging.

However, if you still want to unpair, here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on the Apple TV
  2. Select “Remotes and devices” there
  3. Then click on “Remote app and devices
  4. Now select your iPhone under Devices and click “Unpair Device”.
iPhone vom Apple TV entkoppeln

The connection is now disconnected. However, you can always pair your iPhone as a remote control with the Apple TV again by following the instructions above.

Conclusion

You can connect your iPhone to the Apple TV in just a few steps and use your smartphone as a remote control. This is especially handy when the remote control breaks or just runs out of battery. If you sell your iPhone or don’t want to use this feature anymore, you can simply unpair your iPhone from the Apple TV. Do you have any questions or comments? Then feel free to write us in the comments.

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