How to access tvOS’ hidden ‘Advanced Settings’ menu on Apple TV

By , Jan 16, 2016

Apple TV Settings

The Apple TV features a hidden “Advanced Settings” menu, which contains some interesting Apple employee-centric features. Accessing the hidden settings menu is remarkably easy to do, all you need is a paired Siri remote to get going.

Inside the hidden Advanced Settings menu, you’ll find an AppleConnect login option, a menu pertaining to loading a VPN Profile, Sleep Delay settings, and more. It’s generally not something that most customers will even care about, and we can’t recommend dilly-dallying around and changing values, but it’s interesting to know it’s there.

Here’s how to access your tvOS’ Advanced Settings menu

Step 1: Click Settings from the Home screen

Apple TV advanced Settings General

Step 2: Click System → Software Updates

Apple TV advanced Settings Software Updates

Step 3: Click the Play/Pause button on the Siri Remote four times in quick succession

Apple TV advanced Settings

Step 4: Click the Advanced Settings menu that appears beneath Automatically Update

Apple TV advanced Settings Menu

Like I said, there’s probably not anything in this menu that the average user should be worried about, but it’s cool to know that it exists. I definitely wouldn’t recommend tinkering with these settings if you don’t know what you’re doing, though.

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  • Nolan I.

    This is really, really interesting…

    I wonder what Build Train does. Might be able to downgrade the OS or something…

  • Luiz Claudio Eudes Corrêa

    “Load VPN Profile” I want this for watch netflix (If you know what I mean)

    • Ete

      You can consider the use SmartDNS services like a UNblock TV of ACEVPN to watch Netflix from anywhere you want without deal any vpn things.

  • Gabriel

    Why is the Load VPN grey out? :-/

  • Don Julio Ortiz

    AppleConnect is for apple employees…prob for the engineers to tinker with