As you can officially install the tvOS 14 updates on your Apple TV, some people are complaining about not being able to do the same. Sometimes, if your Apple TV isn’t updating automatically, you still have got a shot at doing it manually. However, if there are complications still occurring, you’ll have to troubleshoot and fix the issue.
Below is a guide on multiple methods to follow to fix the updating error on your Apple TV. If you’re keen to know more about the same, read along!
How to Fix if Your Apple TV Won’t Update to tvOS 14?
Here are the potential fixes to update your Apple TV to tvOS 14:
Force Quit the Settings App
If you’re looking for the update in the Settings app and it’s not presenting any info, you might want to force quit the app on your TV. All you need to do is long-press the ‘Menu’ button on your Siri Remote, and it’ll be done.
Restart the Apple TV
If you’re still facing issues, you may restart your Apple TV and the steps to do the same are:
- Launch the ‘Settings’ app on your Apple TV.
- Click on the ‘System’ option in the Settings app.
- Select the ‘Reset’ option.
Alternatively, you can long-press the ‘Menu’ and the ‘Home’ button on your Siri Remote until your Apple TV restarts.
Restore Your Apple TV
If your Apple Tv isn’t updating, you can restore the same by plugging it on your Mac. Use the USB-C cable to plug both the devices and restore using Finder. The steps are as mentioned below:
- Plug in your Apple TV with your Mac with a USB-C cable.
- Launch ‘Finder’ on your Mac.
- Select the name of your Apple TV under the ‘Devices’ section.
- Select the ‘Restore Apple TV’ option.
Restore Your Apple TV to Factory Settings
If you have an Apple TV 4K, it doesn’t connect to the Mac because of the unavailability of a USB-C port. Thus, you can restore your Apple TV to factory settings to fix the issue. All you need to do is unplug your TV and wait for a few minutes before restarting it. Repeat the process five to six times to send your Apple TV to the Factory Reset Mode.
Remember, this method is recommended to use only if your Apple TV freezes and isn’t responding at all.
In case, none of the above-mentioned fixes works for you, it’s time to book an appointment with the Apple Store. You must keep the serial number of your device handy to give it to the professionals.
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