Apple TV Tips and Tricks Connecting to devices and switching

Apple TV Tips and Tricks Connecting to devices and switching
Apple TV Tips and Tricks Connecting to devices and switching between devices:
- Connect your iOS device(iPad/iPhone) & OSX Computer to the same Wi-Fi network as the Apple TV.
- To switch between users/devices, person currently mirroring needs to disconnect.
OSX (Computers) (visit for more info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5404) To log on or off, start by clicking the black AirPlay icon in the menu bar
-AirPlay icon turns blue, when connected to an Apple TV
Find the name of the Apple TV you wish to AirPlay
CONNECT - Input Password or Onscreen Code to mirror screen
DISCONNECT - Choose “Disconnect from Apple TV”
This allows other users the ability to mirror.
iOS (iPad/iPhone) (visit for more info: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5209)
-To log on or off, Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access
Control Center.
-Tap AirPlay.
-Tap the name of the Apple TV you wish to AirPlay
-Slide the mirroring bar to green to CONNECT
Input Password or Onscreen Code
-Slide the mirroring bar to gray to turn DISCONNECT
Once off, a different device can log on
Apple TV tricks and Tips
iOS 10.9 & OS 7 - 9/9/14
Apple TV Tips and Tricks Password or Onscreen Code, which works best for your room?
(visit for more info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5517)
The Apple TV has proven to be an excellent resource in the classroom: allowing teachers to be able to
teach around the room, students to share work and collaborate in a new, interesting way, for iPads to
be used as a doc cam, wireless projecting from a computer/ipad.
But, it also comes with its challenges. If your students have iPads/iPhones – how does a teacher
maintain control of the screen? If you have other Apple TVs around the school, how does one prevent
a teacher accidently commandeering a screen in a different room?
Fortunately, the Apple TV has two built in features, password or onscreen code.
1. Password
Why you use it: The Apple TV is being used mainly for projecting by one device and the screen will not
often be share with other devices.
How you use it: When one mirrors/connects from a device, the Apple TV will ask for the password
before allowing permission to mirror.
How you set it up: On the Apple TV – Settings > Airplay > Security > Set Password > key in a password
using the remote.
2. Onscreen code
Why you use it: A few reasons:
1. If you have multiple Apple TVs in school – this will ensure that only those
in range can mirror to the classroom Apple TV. Since the code cannot
be seen outside the classroom, it prevents an unwanted screen takeover!
2 . Students needing access will be blocked until they key in the code –
giving one the ability to manage who is using the screen.
How you use it: When one mirrors/connects from a device, a passcode prompt will pop-up on the
device, while a random four digit code will be generated and shown on screen. Input the passcode
onto the device to mirror your screen.
How you set it up: On the Apple TV –Settings > Airplay > Security > Onscreen code > set to ‘ON’.
Free Remote App
If you don't prefer using the little silver remote that comes with the Apple TV, Apple
offers the Remote app for iPhone and iPad in the App Store; and it’s free. This gives
better range, as well as, a full keyboard for text input.
Apple TV tricks and Tips
iOS 10.9 & OS 7 - 9/9/14
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