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Apple Remote Control For Mac

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  1. Apple Remote Control For Macbook Air

The remote uses IR not Bluetooth.

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Older Macs used to come with an Apple remote for various uses but these days it's an optional extra.


Pairing is not intuitive - the remote just sends a signal with some kind of code to identify that particular remote.


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When you pair a remote it makes AppleTV or Mac only respond to commands from the remote with a certain code.


Apple Remote Control For Mac

By default AppleTVs and Macs are not apired so work with any remote - even if that remote is paired with another device as the rewmote has no role in pairing apart from providing a code to identify it specifically.


Try:


Use the Security pane in System Preferences to turn the infrared ('IR') reception on your Mac off (or back on). To do this:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple () menu in the upper-left menu bar.
  2. Choose Security from the View menu.
  3. Click the lock and enter your Administrator password if necessary.
  4. In OS X Lion v10.7 or later, click the 'Advanced' button in the lower-right corner.
  5. Enable the 'Disable remote control infrared receiver' checkbox.
  6. In OS X Lion v10.7 or later, click the OK button.

from http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1619

Jun 15, 2013 3:32 PM

Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to control another device

  1. Connect your devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on both devices.
    • If you want to control a Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences on your computer.
    • Select Accessibility. In the sidebar, choose Switch Control.
    • Check the checkbox next to 'Allow platform switching to control your computer.'
  3. If you haven't already, turn on Switch Control on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  4. Use your switch to navigate the Switch Control menu. Select Device.
  5. Select Use Other Device.
  6. Select the device that you want to control, then select Connect. Now you can use the switch connected to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to control the other device.

Use your Mac to control another device

  1. Connect your devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on both devices.
  3. If you haven't already, turn on Switch Control on your Mac.
  4. Use your switch to navigate the Switch Control Home panel. Choose Devices.
  5. Select the device that you want to control, then select Connect. Now you can use the switch connected to your Mac to control the other device.

Stop controlling another device

To stop controlling another device, press and hold your switch for ten seconds. Your switch will control the original device again.

You can also follow these steps:

Stop controlling a Mac

  1. Use your switch to navigate the Switch Control Home panel. Choose Devices.
  2. Select Disconnect. Your switch will control the original device again.

Stop controlling an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Use your switch to navigate the Switch Control menu. Select Device.
  2. Select Stop Using Device. Your switch will control the original device again.

Turn off Switch Control

If you'd like to turn off Switch Control entirely, follow these steps for your device:

Turn off Switch Control on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use your switch to navigate to Settings > Accessibility > Switch Control, and turn the setting off.

You can also triple-click the Home button or the Side button on certain models at any time to exit Switch Control.

Apple Remote Control For Mac

Turn off Switch Control on a Mac

Apple Remote Control For Macbook Air

Use your switch to navigate to System Preferences > Accessibility > Switch Control, and deselect Enable Switch Control.