How To Update or Restore Apple TV via iTunes On a PC or Mac in 2022

Last Updated on Aug 1, 2022

Update and restore Apple TV software tvOS 16 using iTunes on the 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 on your Apple TV.

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

Carefully follow the necessary steps on restore Apple TV software using iTunes through a micro USB cable. You can know more about tvOS.

Way to Update Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD

Go to Settings > System > Software Updates and select Update Software.
on this screen, you can see an update if available; the next step is to choose Download and Install.

Wait for your Apple TV to download the update.

Remember that – Don’t disconnect or unplug your Apple TV until the update completes.

After the update downloads, your Apple TV will restart, prepare the update, then install it. When the update is complete, your Apple TV will automatically restart again. Source by Apple.

Trick to Update your Apple TV automatically Using OTA Update

Nowadays, most of the smart tv brands provide auto-update software settings; similar way, the tech brand apple gives in-built settings to upgrade tvOS firmware automatically to keep ATV operating system up to date hassle-free. Let’s check the below steps without further ado.

A condition is a new update should available to install by the company.

Steps to enable Auto software update On Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD:

Go to Settings > System > Software Updates and turn on Automatically Update.

Steps to enable Auto Software update On Apple TV (3rd generation):


Go to Settings > General > Software Updates and turn on Update Automatically.

Before updating and reinstalling software on your Apple TV, These are hardware connectors and devices 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 to 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 the 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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