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How to Disconnect My iPhone From Apple TV?

As an iPhone owner, I know all too well the frustration of trying to disconnect my iPhone from Apple TV. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved this problem and some other solutions I discovered.

To disconnect iPhone from Apple TV
– Tap “Settings”
– Tap “Control Center”
– Tap “More Controls”
– Tap “-” sign and “Remove”
If iPhone won’t disconnect
– Swipe up “Control Center”
– Tap “Turn Off AirPlay Mirroring”
To stop sounds from Apple TV on iPhone
– Bring up “Control Center”
– Select “iPhone” to disconnect
To prevent automatic AirPlay connection
– Go to “Settings” menu
– Tap “General”
– Tap “AirPlay & Handoff”
– Choose “Never”

How to Disconnect My iPhone From Apple TV?

To disconnect your iPhone from being your Apple TV’s remote, you’ll need to visit the “Control Center.” The first thing you’ll need to do is tap “Settings” and then “Control Center” and “More Controls.” You will then see “Apple TV Remote” on your screen. 

You’ll see a little red “-” sign on the left side of the menu. Tap that. Once you tap it, you will also see a red box with “Remove” on the right. To disconnect your iPhone from the Apple TV in that regard, you can tap “Remove,” and it will eliminate it. 

You may also wish to disconnect your iPhone from your Apple TV because it automatically connects and streams content to and from nearby devices.

That problem occurs because of Apple AirPlay’s seamless and automatic service. Read further to find out how to resolve those issues. 

Why Won’t My iPhone Disconnect From Apple TV?

If your iPhone does not disconnect from your Apple TV, you may be having a stubborn issue with Apple AirPlay. In that case, you can try a few things to free your iPhone from the television. The easiest way is to use the swiping method to begin. 

Apple AirPlay is an amazingly efficient service that allows you to stream or mirror media between devices. If you have the feature on your iPhone, it may be connecting to your Apple TV automatically.

First, you’ll need to access the “Control Center” by swiping upward from the bottom of your screen.

You will see an “Apple AirPlay” icon that you’ll need to tap. If the iPhone is connected to it, you’ll notice that it’s blue, and you’ll see the name of your Apple TV there.

Next, you’ll need to tap “Turn Off AirPlay Mirroring.” This should stop any problems with the automatic streaming you don’t desire. 

Read more: Why are my AirPods getting hot?

Apple TV Sounds Coming Through iPhone

In some cases, users have experienced sounds from their Apple TV coming through their iPhone speakers.

If you’re also having this issue, you will need to bring up the “Control Center” by either swiping or going to “Settings” and then “Control Center.” 

Click the box with the AirPlay logo. You should see an item in the expanded menu that reads “Control Other Speakers & TVs.” Expand that to see a list of connected devices.

Look for iPhone, and select it to disconnect. Restart your iPhone and Apple TV to ensure that you have thoroughly disconnected. You should have no more problems hearing sounds from your TV through your iPhone speakers. 

How to Permanently Disconnect My iPhone From Apple TV?

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If you want your iPhone to avoid connecting to your Apple TV via AirPlay, you’ll need to go to the “Settings” menu and then tap “General.” That will bring you to a menu list where you will see “AirPlay & Handoff.” Next, you’ll see “Automatically AirPlay to TVs.” Tap that. 

This is where you control whether you want that automatic connection. You’ll have the option to choose “Automatic,” “Ask,” or “Never.”

You can tap “Never” if you want to permanently prevent your iPhone from connecting to AirPlay devices automatically. 

The “Ask” option will at least warn you that your iPhone wants to connect to an AirPlay device.

You could choose that option to protect yourself from automatically connecting if you don’t want to disable it altogether.   

You should be able to disengage effectively from your Apple TV with the methods mentioned above. If you continue to have complications, you may consult with an Apple technician. 

Pros of iPhone with Apple TV

  • Easily stream media to and from nearby devices
  • Ability to control Apple TV with iPhone
  • Ability to access AirPlay to mirror images and videos

Cons of iPhone with Apple TV

  • Difficult to disconnect iPhone from Apple TV
  • iPhone may connect to Apple TV automatically
  • Can hear sounds from Apple TV through iPhone speakers