Apple TV Setup Simplified with iOS 7 Device Touch

Apple TV Setup Simplified with iOS 7 Device Touch

Today, a TUAW reader named Aaron G shared a useful tip regarding the setup of the Apple TV. A support document from Apple reveals that setting up a third-generation Apple TV with software version 6.0 or later is straightforward using an iOS 7 device.

Simply bring the iOS device close to the Apple TV to begin.

Apple TV Setup Simplified with iOS 7 Device Touch

To initiate, connect the Apple TV to your television and wait for the setup interface to appear. Unlock the iOS device, ensure Bluetooth is active, and connect to the desired WiFi network.

Next, place the iOS device next to the Apple TV. This action triggers on-screen prompts on both devices.

You will then be asked to enter your Apple ID and password on your iOS device and respond to a couple of basic queries.


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