How to Hard Reset Apple TV to factory settings

When you are having issues that involve the Apple TV not powering up and/or displaying an image on screen, perform the following procedure to hard Reset Apple TV:

There are three ways to reset your device

Using the iTunes

  • Disconnect all the cables from your Apple TV.
  • Using a micro-USB cable, plug your Apple TV into your computer running iTunes.
  •  Once connected. Your Apple TV should automatically be detected and listed as a device in the same way as an iPad or iPhone. Select the Apple TV.
  • You will now have the option to restore your Apple TV
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  • Click “Restore Apple TV…” The restore will take approximately ten minutes after which you’ll have a factory reset device.

Using the remote

  • Press and hold both the » and D buttons on the remote for 6 seconds or until the status light blinks amber.
  • Select a language.
  • Select “Factory Restore“.

Using the menus

  •  Select “Settings“.
  • Select “General“.
  • Choose “Reset“.
  • Select “Restore“.