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How to Put a Password on Wifi?

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How to Put a Password on Wifi

Nowadays, if you see a group of youngsters with the mobilephones in their hands, you can easily understand that there is an active Wifi connection in the vicinity. The higher the number of devices consuming a wireless network connection, the slower will be the speed each of them gets.

Are you a wifi user? Then chances are you doubted about the number of devices that use your network connection several times, didn’t you? The best way to protect your wifi from unauthenticated usage is to put a password on it.

So, today I am here with a tutorial on how to put a password on Wifi.

How to Put a Password on Wifi?

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Setting a password on your wifi network is no brainer even though it includes several steps.

Before asking yourself ‘how to change my wifi password’, you need to know the administrative password that helps you log in to your router.

You can follow the steps I have listed below to know how to change your wifi password.

Step 1: As I already stated, you must know the administrative password of your router. If you changed it in the past, you might already know it. Otherwise, we have to find the default username and password in order to log directly into your router for changing the wifi password.

I have a helpful resource for you to get this done. It is a website called routerspassword.com. Visit the site now.

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Step 2: You will get a page exactly similar to the image I have given above. Here, you have to select the manufacturer of your router. In my case, it is D-LINK.

After choosing the manufacturer, click Find My Password button given under the drop-down menu.

Step 3: As you can see, the page you are given will not have any credentials. We all know that a manufacturer has a lot of router models. So, you have to choose a model number at this step.

My model number is DSL-2730U. To make the search process quicker, you can press Ctrl+ F. It will get you a search field where you can enter your model number. (Check the image for details.)

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Unfortunately, my search ended up in nothing. Don’t worry! If this happens to you, just press backspace multiple times slowly. Stop pressing when it finds any result.

Step 4: Look at the right side of the model number you got. There, you will get the username and password. If you get multiple options (like I got), you have to try out each one.

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In my case, username and password are the same- admin. So the first option worked.

Step 5: Now, you have to go to the router login page. Actually, this can be done using the configuration disk that comes within the router package. But I am giving this method here because you don’t need any external disk or something to know how to change your wifi password.

You can access the login page by entering 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, or 192.168.2.1 into the address bar of your browser.

Step 6: Check out the image given above. You will get a basic form like this to enter the credentials. Do it and press Enter right away.

Step 7: The next window you see will be your router settings page. You see the D-Link header as my router is manufactured by them. This will not be the case of an Asus router, TP-Link router, or router from another manufacturer.

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Before getting to know how to get wifi password, you have to make sure that wireless network is enabled on your router.

Click on Setup for that and you will be given a page as an image, given below.

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Step 8:  Then, hover your mouse pointer over Wireless Setup. You can see two options there- Wireless Basics and Wireless Security. Choose the first one there and make sure that Disable Wireless LAN Interface is unchecked.

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Don’t forget to Apply Changes.

Step 9: You have to go to Wireless Setup again to select the second option here; that is Wireless Security. That is the option you need to select for changing any security settings related to your WLAN.

Step 10: I am going to explain each of the settings there.

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Encryption: – Most of the browsers available today support several encryption types including WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc. Choose WPA2 if you can because it is the most secure encryption type for WLAN.

Note that old routers do not have this encryption. Moreover, some old devices do not support WPA2 protected wifi connection as well. WPA2 is of different types, WPA2 AES, WPA2 TKIP and WPA2 Mixed.

The words come after WPA2 indicate the encryption algorithm. Advanced Encryption Standard is secure than TKIP and relatively new as well.

Pre-Shared Key Format: – You can choose between passphrase and Hex (64 characters). If you choose the first one, you can create your wifi password as any other password. The second option lets you enter hexadecimal characters only.

Pre-Shared Key: – This is the one you are looking for. The label of this field may vary according to different router manufacturers. But, you can identify this one with the field inside of which you can find a few asterisks (only if you have a password already).

So, I hope now you know where to put your new wifi password. Yeah, you have to enter it in the Pre-Shared Key field.

That’s all. You won’t scream out loud ‘what is my wifi password’ anymore.

Wrapping Up How to Put a Password on Wifi

I have shared the full steps involved in changing your wifi password. This is the same for putting a password as well. Just follow the steps I have given carefully. Don’t try to make any other changes in case you don’t know what they mean.

The labels or text inside your router dashboard may vary with manufacturers. But the basic process is the same, and you won’t find any difficulty to change the password of any wifi connection if you get access to its dashboard.

You can ask any doubts regarding this.

Aishwar Babber is a passionate blogger and a digital marketer. He loves to talk and blog about latest tech and gadgets, which motivates him to run GizmoBase. He is currently practicing his digital marketing, SEO, and SMO expertise as a full time marketer on various projects. He is an active investor in WPCrew, CrazyThemes and DesignSkew.

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  1. Sam

    March 30, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    This trick is cool as it will help me to protect the wifi from getting unwanted access. Thank you.

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How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

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There are plethora of optional windows features which we can make use of. Like for instance, if you need to record your gameplay video then you need not to install any third party software. All you have to do is to enable the Game DVR feature and use it.

So, if you want to know how to manage optional features in Windows 10 then you are at the right place. This article will make you aware of the prerequisites for the same.

So, let;s start the process:

How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

So, do you ever wanted to know that what are these optional features in Windows 10 are meant for? What are it’s basic functionality? So, in order to get the answer for this quest, you need to read the following text.

So, you know that there are n number of optional features which are available in Windows 10. So, basically many of these are meant for business or enterprise networks while some of them can be used by any user.

To make you aware of this fact that each and every feature takes up some space in your system and you have the privilege to turn them on or off. Also, it is not like that you should install every other feature that is available as this might make your system vulnerable to any mishappenings.

The availability of the features entirely depends upon the version of the Windows you are using. Like if you are using Windows 10 Enterprise version then you will have access to much more features as compared to the Windows 10 Home Edition.

So, here we are with some of the common features along with their respective works:

Internet Explorer 11: Despite the fact that with the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced a brand new browser called “Microsoft Edge” but it has continued the Internet Explorer 11 version along with. So, it is available as the optional feature in Windows 10. You can turn it on or off anytime you want.

Internet Information Services: It is useful for managing a server as it provides tools for the same along with Microsoft IIS web and FTP servers.

Isolated User Mode: This mode allows any application to run in a secluded, dedicated space if ever it is programmed to do the mentioned.

Media Features: These features include Windows media player and you can enable or disable it any time.

Microsft Print to PDF: This is quite a useful tool. You can print a document to PDF by using this feature. Like all other features, you can disable and enable it.

Game DVR: All the game enthusiasts, this fetaure might be of some use for you. This can be a great feature for those who make Gameplay videos. This feature allows you to record your game play. Also, you can make use of this feature not just to record games but also to record anything else on your system. So, this is indeed a great feature.

Hyper- V: Do you run a virtual machine over your Windows System? If yes, then this feature might be of some use for you. Hyper-V helps you in managing, creating and using virtual machines.

Embedded Shell Launcher: Want to replace the Explore.exe shell with a custom shell. FOr doing that, you require the Embedded shell launcher. This might come handy for the tech savvy folks out there.

Along with these there are plethore of other features like .Net Framework 3.5, DIrectPlay, MSMO server and many more.

So, let’s see how to manage Windows 10 optional features: 

Step #1: In this very first step, you are required to go to the settings option. For this, you will have to go to start menu and then click on the settings option. This will launch the settings window for you.

If you have done this then you are good to go to the next steps.

Step #2: Once you are at the settings window, then you are now required to click on the “System” option which is usually the very first option. This will take you to another window.

Now, to know what to do next you will have to read further.

Step #3: Now, on the Window which you have got as the result of your recent activity, you need to navigate to the left pane of the window. Now, locate “Apps & Features” and once found, click on it.

Step #4: In the subsequent window, you will have to look for “Manage Optional Features” which is positioned just below the “Apps & Features”.

Now, you can manage optional features. So, if you want to see the features history then you need to click on “See Optional Feature History“. It will show you the optional features history of the last 7 days. So, if you have installed or uninstalled any optional feature in the last 7 days then it will be displayed over there.

To head back to the previous page, you are required to make a click on the back arrow icon positioned at the top of the window.

Also, if you want to add any feature then you need to click on the “Add a feature” option next to which a “+” icon is there. Now, you will have to look for the feature which you want to install. Once found, you now need to click on it and then click on the “Install” button which appears.

Similarly, to uninstall the feature, navigate to the feature, click on it and then click on the “uninstall” button which follows.

So, this is how to add and uninstall optional features in Windows 10? We hope that this article must have helped you in your quest of How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

If you liked this article, then do let us know through the comments section. We would love to hear from you. Also, share this article amongst your peers.

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How To Download Kindle For PC

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If the word kindle is new to you and you are thinking what is kindle, let me give a precise introduction of the kindle to you. Kindle is an e-reader, which allows us to read e-books online without having to carry traditional paper books.

There was a time when we had to carry paper books along with us to read books on the go. But now, after the discovery of gadgets like e-readers, tablets, we can carry not a single book but a library of books along with us without any trouble.

In my previous article, I told you about how to get free e-books for kindle. Many of our readers must have thought kindle e-books are only accessible by those, who have kindle e-reader (i.e. hardware). But, this is not the case.

Today, I’ll show you how to get a kindle for PC and how to read kindle books on PC without actually having a kindle e-reader. Confused?? Actually, to read kindle books on PC, you need to have a kindle reading app. Don’t panic, I’ll show you how. If you want to produce some awesome grooves on PC, you should download Garageband for PC which is indeed an amazing app for producing music.

How To Download Kindle For PC

To read kindle books on PC, you need to download kindle app. This app is very convenient to use and totally free. You don’t even have to pay a penny for the app and you can enjoy reading free e-books right away.

All steps that are involved in the whole procedure from kindle for PC download to getting a collection of free e-books is given below. Just don’t stop reading.

#1. As I stated, to read kindle e-books on your PC you need to download amazon kindle for pc app. Once you are done, install that app on your PC by double-clicking on it.

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#2.  To Get access to the kindle library, you have to be a registered user of Amazon. If you already have an Amazon account then you can use this account to log in.

And if you don’t have an Amazon account already, you’ll be asked to create one when you install the kindle app.

#3. Once you are logged in, you can see three free ebooks are already there to read. Pick any one of them by clicking over it and start reading right away.

To turn the pages, you can use arrow keys on your keyboard or scroll down button on your mouse. Kindle for PC app is very easy to use. You can customize settings of your ebook according to you to make it more readable.

#4. In this app, you can change font size, highlight particular portions of the e-books, take notes and also it offers a free dictionary to find out the meaning of the difficult words.

Note: Since this app has only a few options and settings, I won’t go into the details. You can try them out by yourself.  

Now you know, how to set up kindle app and read books. But, as you can see there are very limited(three) e-books are available to read. Now, I’ll tell you how can you get more e-books (free+premimum) from Amazon to read on your kindle app.

#1. To get more ebooks for the kindle app, you need to go to the Amazon book store. For this, click on the Shop in Kindle Store button on the top right corner of the homepage of the app.

#2. As sooner you do this, you’ll be redirected to the Amazon book store. If you are interested in buying premium books, thousands of options are available for you. Choose any of the books which best suit your needs.

#3. In case, you are fond of the free stuff, then Amazon has a big collection of free e-books as well. To get free e-books, you need to go to the Amazon store, as I described above.

#4. Then scroll down the page and stop by the ‘More about eBooks in the Kindle Store‘ section. Here, you can see books are arranged in the order of their popularity. You need to sort the order by low to high.

For this click on the option sort by: Here, a handful of options are given select Low to High.

#5. As even you do that, the list will be sorted in lower to the higher price order. The e-books with the minimum price i.e. $0.00 will be shown in the top of the list.

Navigate through the books and pick the one you want on your kindle app.

#6. To select the book, click over it and you will be redirected to the shipping page. Here click on Go To Kindle For PC button. As sooner you do that, the free e-book will be loaded to your kindle library.

If e-book doesn’t show up in your library, choose Sync from the menu and check for the new items as instructed in the shipping page.

That’s it. This was a complete guide on how to get the kindle app for PC and read kindle e-books without having an actual kindle e-reader.

And if you find any trouble in setting up the kindle reading app on your PC, don’t hesitate to ask. We are here to help.

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How to Use uTorrent to Download Files

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Willing to get uTorrent movies download files from the internet just at one go? Well, it is the time for you to go and use the uTorrent application. With lots of multiple features for you to use, you can easily download different files from this application just with a click.

All you have to do is learn how to use it and then download the application for further usage. Well, if you do not know the correct process to do it, here is a quick guide for you to go for is you are unaware of How to use uTorrent to download files.

See Also: How to Use BitTorrent Effectively

#1 How to Use uTorrent – Installing The Application

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Step 1 The first and foremost thing that you need to do is to install and the downloading process. For Windows PC users, it is recommended that you can download the file from the uTorrent website and then get on with it. However for Android users, you can have a download from the Google Play Store.

Step 2. After you have finished on downloading the file, you now have to continue running the installer. You have to make sure that you are paying attention to every part of installing the file. This is because it will give you the right thing to go for.

Step 3. The next step is of configuring the files and folders with the application. Once you run the software, you now have to configure where to save the files and where not to. This will help you to select the preferences and then customizing the download when you know how to download uTorrent.

Step 4 The next step that you have to cover is to set the bandwidth limits. Once you have covered the previous step, it is now about connecting the ISP with the application. You can do this from the options menu of the application mentioned.

Step 5. The next part will be to enable the protocol encryption. This is the key element to increasing the download speed of your files by hiding the ISP traffic from the application set in the options. You have to select the option of enabling encryption from the mentioned part in the application.

Step 6. Now you have to open the ports of your firewall. You can do this either by going to the default browser which you are using or by giving a click to the option in the application itself. This will help you to run multiple downloads with a high-speed connectivity from the start.

See Also: How to Stream Torrents on iPhone?

#2 Downloading a Torrent File

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Step 1. The first thing that you need to do is to find out a torrent file online. However, you can do it easily with the help of different torrent engines which are available online. Selecting the torrent file includes everything from games to software and uTorrent download movies and many more.

Step 2. Examination of the appropriate file to download the torrent should be one of the key things you have to perform. There are terms such as “seeders” and “leechers” which you need to check as well. The more they are means the recent they have been uploaded and as a matter of fact, the better they will help you to download.

Step 3. Viruses are a common thing to catch online and what you have to do is to wait for the comments in the file before you download it. You can choose a file according to the comments mentioned below which will help you to guess which file is safe and which one is not.

Step 4. Once you have now found out the uTorrent download movies for free, you now have to click the download button attached to it. It will help you to download the Torrent file. However, you have to wait for a few seconds to download the file.

Step 5. Next you have to give a double click to the downloaded file to launch it in the uTorrent application. You now have to verify the downloading place and the click on to star download option which is present inside the application.

Step 6. Last but not the least is to check the internet connection. You need to use the internet at the maximum speed for a faster download. This will get the download started in a flash and will end up in downloading the file as quickly as possible.

#3 Monitoring The Download

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Step 1. The first thing that you need to do is to check the internet connection. Remember the better is it from your Internet Service provider, the faster the download will happen. If you have a slow connection, do not use the internet for any other purposes at the same time to receive the maximum out of your files.

Step 2. It is now time to check the peers and the connectivity speed. Though the connectivity speed will depend on the time of the sharing of the file, the peers are related to the speed of the internet connection. Thus, you need to be sure in this field of connectivity.

Step 3. Once the download has finished, you can now open it and install the recommended software you were trying to download. However, you have now downloaded the full content which is actually of a much bigger size indeed.

Step 4. Once the download has been finished, you can see an ongoing process of seeding. This seeding actually helps you to upload the recent file of the application and go for it. All you have to do is continue seeding until it finally stops as the other users will get a new file and use the files.

Step 5. The last step of all if you do not want your content to be tracked by other people, you have to install PeerBlock. This helps in keeping your contents safe and does not disclose your IP from getting followed by other members or law enforcement agencies.

See Also: How to Download Free Movies for Android Easily?

Final Words

This is a complete guide for you on How to use uTorrent to download files. You can now download files from anywhere and just get the job done Even if your device turns off, the download does not go away, it continues from where the file has been left off.

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How To Play PS3 Games On PS4

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The Sony Playstation gaming console was launched in the year 1994 and has held gamers enthralled with games ranging from Super Mario Kart to Devil May Cry and BloodBourne.

However, with the ever-increasing complexity of the console from version to version, some games from previous generations are now unplayable. That is up until now. We decided to put together a guide on how to play PS3 Games on PS4 in tribute to the next generation of cloud-based gaming.

Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the premium gaming consoles rivaled only by Xbox One and Nintendo Wii. Being at the pinnacle of the gaming industry for more than two decades now, the PS continues its market dominance much to the delight of Sony PlayStation fans everywhere!

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How to Play PS3 Games on PS4

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Can u play PS3 games on PS4?” was the question asked by one of our readers. With the release of Sony Playstation 4 and PS4 not supporting the discs meant for the PS3, this question posed a possible pockmark on the PS4’s otherwise incredible gameplay and performance. So, can you play PS3 games on PS4?

The answer at the time was sadly – No. All the PS3 games stayed with the console for which they were meant. Any disc you bought for the PS3 stays with it, and you will have to get new game discs for PS4.

But, can the PS4 play PS3 games? The answer is yes. Although they both have extremely different internal architectures, PS4 does have the computing power to virtually emulate the PS3 architecture, which makes us think – Why would Sony do this to us?

Give us the computing power, but not the games we all love and adore. Can PS4 play PS3 games? If yes, how?

For those hoping to play PS3 games on PS4, Sony has released Playstation Now, a cloud-based gaming platform that allows you to play all your PS3 games on your PS4 by streaming it to your PS4.

For the gaming community, the PS Now comes as a boon that they had been long awaiting. This allows you to stream games from the cloud and play them in sync with your Sony Entertainment Account savegames. So, say hello to an all-new experience from all your old favorite games from last gen.

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Playing the classic vintage games on a new console can be a thrilling experience. The Advanced Graphics rendering and the amazing world texture enhancements make it look more real than the originals did, making the games seem new to the eye. Gameplay remains the same since the control scheme is no different than any previous model of PS.

An interesting thing to note about the PS Now is that it must always be connected, which does provide for some insecurity to those without a stable internet connection. But since all things are based on the cloud for the PS Now, this is a sad thing.

The upside of this is that your savegames will never be corrupted and you can always continue gameplay from the point where you last logged off.

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This somewhat combines the concepts of MMO gaming and traditional gaming with cloud synced savegames for some games like the Batman Arkham Series or Assassins Creed, where you either start where you last left off (out of mission) or in a nearby zone to the place where you can continue the free roam that sandbox games like these give you.

P.S. Now has been in development for some time (since 2014 in fact) and recently released in May of 2015 in North America. Over 400 games are accessible in the cloud for either a monthly subscription of $19.99 or a three-month subscription fee of $49.99.

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Does PS4 play PS3 games as well as the original console? The answer is ‘No’ again – Not all games can be emulated and even when they can, it requires a minimum of 5mbps uninterrupted internet speed to preload the game from the cloud. Right now, only 400 of the thousands of games available for the PS3 are available for the PS4, but thankfully almost all our favorite top-sellers are included.

Still, it is a blessing for those praying to the gamer gods for better clearer graphics and amazing gameplay for the games that do run.

Among these are the Assassins Creed Games up till ACIII, Batman Arkham Series (not including Arkham Knight), BlazBlue, Darkstalkers, God of War, Hitman HD remakes, Infamous, Resident Evil, Injustice: Gods among us, King of Fighters ’93 and XIII and several Lego video games including Batman and Harry Potter.

All these are highly recommended if you haven’t played them on the PS3 as well. But any gamer worth his joystick would have played most of these, if not all of them.

PS Now has a 7-day free trial as well, so you can test out how your internet connection responds to the bandwidth load from the cloud games.

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If it does work out, you can then choose to rent games for the standard 4 hours, 1 day, 7 days, 30days and 90 days. Or you can pay the subscription. Either way, it’s awesome, and if you have a PS4 and a decent internet connection – go head and sign up now to get access to all the goodies that Sony PlayStation Now has.

Warning: Side effects may include being unable to get up from your seat, sore thumbs, clawed hands, unblinking eyes and angry moms. If you have suffered from these before (especially the last one), consider keeping maximum snacks and caffeinated fizzy drinks to fight the adverse effects (and do it when she’s away)

We hope this answers the question – how to play PS3 games on PS4 and the question can I play PS3 games on PS4. The PS4 might not be meant for this exclusively, but it sure does meet the requirements of those nostalgic gamers out there with a thirst for adventure, action and adrenalin that only the classics can provide.

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How to Reset Apple TV

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Apple TV is getting better with each iteration. In its latest avatar, it is possible to dictate letters and numbers into password and email fields using the Siri remote.

This makes it easy to set up the device and sign up for new services. Apple employees seem to work with ‘never let go’ attitude and have nailed the hardware and software to a large extent. Hardware is no doubt impressive, but software has everything that was expected- the new screensavers, Siri integration, and the new OS layout.

The app switcher has also been redesigned with a right-to-left swiping navigation that’s similar to that used in iOS.  Apps and games have slowly been trickling through the door as well.

The latest Apple TV model comes in two sizes, and this is the first time that Apple has given a choice; else they were coming only with one model with no option to choose. Now, if you are wondering how to reset Apple TV in these models then chill. When it comes to Apple TV reset, both models are same.

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Both models have access to Apple TV apps; both have a remote, which has a touchpad and dedicated Siri button and for both you have to learn the same steps for how to restore Apple TV.

The only difference is one is 32 GB, and the other is 64 GB and so there is some difference in cost too. So, all you need to decide is only on these two features. When it comes to performance and Apple TV restore, it is same in both the models.

You should also see how to Setup and Use Apple TV to its fuller capability.

How to Reset Apple Tv in Simple Steps

Let’s now see how to restart Apple TV.

  1. Open Settings on Apple TV
  • On Apple TV (4th generation), select Settings > System > Reset.
  • On Apple TV (2nd and 3rd Generation), select Settings > General > Reset.
  1. When you reach reset, you have the option of choosing either of the following.
  • Select Reset All Settings: This is the fastest way of performing how to reset Apple TV, but this will erase all the settings, including your accounts, apps, and configuration is done by you. To do this, you don’t need an Internet connection.
  • Select Restore to Factory Settings: This will require an internet connection. Apple TV will check for updates and download and install them in case there are any.

The reset or restore process takes some time. You need to be patient and keep your Apple TV plugged into power until it’s complete. Once it is done, you will have to download your previously purchased apps again from the App store; obviously, they will be downloaded for free this time.

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  1. What to do if your Apple TV is not restarting? Try to follow these steps.
  • Using your Siri remote for generation fourth or Apple TV Remote, hold down the menu and home buttons and release when Apple TV blinking light flashes.
  • For the aluminium or white Apple remote, hold down the menu and down buttons, and release only when Apple TV light blinking starts.
  1. If still your Apple TV is not restarting, try unplugging it from power, and plug back again.
  2. Sometimes, it happens that Apple TV keeps restarting itself for no apparent reason. It can be quite frustrating and annoying to see that when you put a program on pause and come back a few minutes later, you find that you are back at the icon screen.
    At such times, check if any update has come and also check your connections. If you are having Apple’s newest set-top box, then an occasional bug here and there is inevitable. However, there are few easy ways to troubleshoot pesky apps and system quirks.
  • If any Apple TV app is misbehaving, then you can force quit it by pressing and holding the Menu button on your Siri remote.
  • If the problem persists, force restarts your device by going to Settings > System > Restart.
  • Still not resolved? Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the misbehaving app.
  • Try to reach out to the developer through chat if you are having trouble getting a video or audio content from a particular channel or provider. Apple provides the list of contact information for content providers for the most popular services supported on its device.
  • Sometimes, moving back to factory settings solves the issue, but please keep in mind that it will erase all local content that is not backed up to iCloud.
  1. If your Apple TV is completely unresponsive, after going through all these, then perhaps it is time to connect it to your computer and force a restore via iTunes. Here’s how to do so.
  • Plug your Apple TV into your computer using a USB-C to USB cable.
  • Open iTunes.
  • Select the Apple TV from the Devices menu, and click on Restore Apple TV.

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After performing these steps nine out of ten times, your problem will be sorted, but if you are the tenth one then better book your appointment with the nearby Apple store and let the professionals take care of your gadget. You will be required to give the serial number for that, which can be found in the following manner.

  • If your Apple TV boots, go to Settings > General > About (or Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth > Remote for your Siri Remote’s serial number).
  • If your Apple TV is bricked, you need to connect it to your Mac via USB-C cable and opening iTunes.
  • No signal or whatever the problem is – are you not able to find the serial number? Turn it over and the serial number is right there at the bottom of the device below the FCC symbols and information.
    Though it is in very fine print, still you can somehow read it using your glasses or the magnifying glass if you have eye power.

Do you know about AirPlay? Have you used it? If no, here is how to use AirPlay on Mac.

Apple TV is a terrific little gadget, which is continuously on the road of improvement. We don’t know what the future apps will be like or what will be the quality of games, but the developers at Apple seem to be determined to conquer the new territories as and when they come.

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