How to Update and Restore Apple TV Software using iTunes [Fixed]

Update and restore Apple TV software using iTunes on Computer via USB cable, without any error. The first Apple Software Update trick on an error like an error occurred, interruption during an Apple TV software update, Apple TV white light blinking more than three minutes rapidly, not fully start or progress to the main Apple TV menu. Stop responding to remote commands, at the time of restoring later software updates directly in your Apple TV.

Carefully follow the necessary steps on restore Apple TV software using iTunes through micro USB cable.

Guide to Update and restore Apple TV software using iTunes using USB cable

Before getting started the update and reinstalling software on your Apple TV, These are hardware connectors and device you must have.

  1. Micro USB cable
  2. iTunes installed computer (iTunes latest version)
  3. internet connection – wired

Step 1: remove the power and HDMI cables from your Apple TV adapter.

The latest version of iTunes requires, for windows check under Help > Check for update in iTunes top menuBar.

Mac users Go iTunes > Check for update.

Step 2: Next, you have to verify your Apple TV model number and Apple TV generation type.

It’s hence that,

  • You have 2nd generation then Connect your micro – USB cable one end in Apple TV and another on connecting with your computer.
  • For the 3rd generation, one end connects to Apple TV rear side and the second tail with Computer. Connect Apple TV to power cable and supply power to Apple TV.

Step 3:

You will see Apple TV summary page on iTunes if you don’t find Apple TV summary page that type Apple TV in a search box.

Search Apple TV in iTunes search box
Search Apple TV in iTunes search box

From the Apple TV summary page, Tap on “Restore Apple TV.” Wait for restoring time; it will take time on your internet speed.

Apple TV summary page, To Update and restore Apple TV software using iTunes
Apple TV summary page, To Update and restore Apple TV software using iTunes

At the update and restore procedure, please don’t unplug any cable.

Step 4:

After complete restore process, remove Micro – USB and Power cord from Apple TV. And reconnect cable with your TV with HDMI and power cables.

Update and restore Apple TV software using iTunes successfully
Update and restore Apple TV software using iTunes successfully

Now you have a latest updated version of Apple TV software.

Source: Apple

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