How to Disable the Apple TV Screensaver

Many set-top streaming devices have some kind of screensaver to help prevent an image from burning into the screen if it’s left on for too long. But you may want to know how to disable the Apple TV screensaver if you don’t like it.

Your Apple TV has a lot of different settings to help customize the way the device functions.

Some of these settings have default options, including the screensaver.

If there is no activity on the Apple TV, then the screensaver will turn on after a set period of time. It’s likely that the current duration is set to five minutes or so.

But if you don’t like the screensaver or you simply don’t want it to come on, then you are able to disable it.

Our guide below will show you how to turn off the screensaver on your Apple TV.

How to Disable the Apple TV Screensaver

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Choose Screen Saver.
  4. Select Start After.
  5. Choose Never.

Our article continues below with additional information on disabling the screensaver on the Apple TV, including pictures of these steps.

While the Apple Watch does have some level of water resistance, it also has a way to lock the screen. Our Apple Watch water lock tutorial can provide more information on this topic.

How to Turn Off the Screen Saver on an Apple TV (Guide with Pictures)

I am performing the steps in this article on an Apple TV 4K. These steps may be slightly different if you are using a different Apple TV model, or an older version of the operating system.

Step 1: Select the Settings app.

open Settings

Step 2: Choose the General option at the top of the menu.

choose General

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Screen Saver option.

select Screen Saver

Step 4: Choose the Start After option from the list of settings.

choose Start After

Step 5: Select the Never option to disable the Screen Saver.

how to disable the Apple TV screen saver

Now your Apple TV screensaver will not come on even if you haven’t performed any actions on the device for a while.

Now that you know how to disable the screensaver on your Apple TV, you can adjust this setting to turn the screensaver off completely, or you can adjust the amount of time that the device waits before it shows that screensaver.

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