OS X: Disable Apple Remote Control

   Posted by David Kirk in Apple Mac

Tired of your remote control changing the volume on every apple device in your house? For example, mightyQ’s apple TV remote is turning down my MBP volume as I type! Here is how to disable the apple remote control from OS X.

Apple remotes are universal — universal to every apple device around. If you do not use your remote with your computer, just disable the remove control from controlling your system.

1. Open System Preferences
2. Click Security under the Personal category
3. Check Disable remote control infrared receiver

disable_remote_control_infrared receiver


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7 Responses to “OS X: Disable Apple Remote Control”

  1. February 09, 2009 at 6:00 am, dastinger said:

    Thanks for the info :)


  2. June 02, 2009 at 12:56 pm, bootdisk said:

    many thanks!


  3. October 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm, Simon said:

    Thank you soo much! :)


  4. October 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm, Pledian said:

    exactly the info i needed


  5. October 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm, Lj said:

    Awesome – thanks!


  6. November 26, 2010 at 7:39 am, Ravishankar said:

    Thanks, this what i was searching for.


  7. December 12, 2010 at 3:26 am, Joe Rivas said:

    Disable Apple Remote Control OSX.


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