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How to rename your Apple TV

Apple TV default name in AirPlay

It may come as no surprise, but every Apple TV shows up as "Apple TV" by default once installed on a home network. This means when using AirPlay or Home Sharing, this name appears next to an Apple TV icon. For those with multiple Apple TV units or anyone who would prefer to customize the name of their device, tvOS provides an option to change its network name. Once the custom name has been configured, the new name will appear next to the Apple TV icon when connecting from an iPhone or Mac.

How to add iOS apps to Siri on your iPhone

iOS Siri

Siri has gained new powers since the introduction of iOS 10. iPhone owners can enjoy a variety of enhancements to the personal assistant. One such feature offers APIs for developers, making it possible for Siri to interact with any compatible third-party apps. But before you start asking Siri to hail an Uber, or send a PayPal payment, these apps must be installed on your device and manually added to Siri. While the process only takes a moment, it is necessary to get the most out of Siri on iOS 10.

How to turn on Dark Mode on Apple TV

Dark Mode Apple TV

Apple introduced a more theatrical option for Apple TV owners in tvOS 10 called Dark Mode. Instead of the normal light grey interface, this provides a different flavor for night viewing or those who prefer this look. The color change affects tvOS throughout the system menus and within particular apps. Currently there is no way to make Dark Mode switch on automatically at sunset or a specific time.

How to stop Apple TV home button from opening the TV app

Apple TV Settings

Noticed the home button on your Apple TV doesn't go to home anymore? Once updated to tvOS 10.1, the default behavior of the home button on Siri Remote changes automatically. Instead of returning to the home screen, the home button opens the TV app. Apple introduced the TV app to help unify all of the different streaming services and media libraries in one place.

Why is the Night Shift sunset to sunrise schedule missing on my iPhone?

Night Shift automatic schedule

Night Shift makes it possible for iPhone owners to warm the color of their displays at night. Some iOS users prefer to manually switch on this feature, which is designed to help improve sleep and match warm evening hues after the sun has set. Night Shift can also be invoked automatically, either on a timed schedule or based on the local sunset time. But what happens if the Sunset to Sunrise schedule option is missing from Night Shift settings?

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