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Apple TV Keyboard Pop on TV every time?

I get a keyboard connected / disconnected message on my TV every time I go to use the remote with my Apple TV. Is there a way to disable this?

 

  

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  • Hi everyone! Good news, connection and disconnection pop-ups and interruptions in certain apps on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, NVidia Shield and Android TV have been fixed in our latest software release. Please check out the release notes here.

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  • Hi JesseTron thanks for sharing this! This is a limitation on Apple TV's side for the BLE integration. We are trying to find ways to get around this, we'll make sure to let you know as soon as we ave a solution.

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      • Will
      • Will
      • 7 mths ago
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      Anne-Sophie F. Anne-Sophie F. Yes, this was my next question as well. Please include me in notifications of when this is resolved. Thanks again!

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    • Will sure, we'll do!

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  • Ok. Thank you.

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  • How about just let me disable the keyboard function entirely until you figure it out? I would rather not have a keyboard than see this pop up every time I use the remote! I was planning to return the remote for this exact reason until I was told it would be fixed in a future release — making it sound like you had a fix and would release it soon. Now the truth that you actually have no idea how to fix it. I guess it’s because your battery is so weak you have to disconnect after 10 seconds to keep the remote from dying.

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      • Bolu OSevenhugs
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      • Moboluwaji_Okupe
      • 7 mths ago
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      Kirby Miller Hi Kirby, apologies on our part for this inconvenience, we are definitely still working on a way to resolve this and hope to have a fix in place very soon. We will keep you updated.

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  • Any fixes to this keyboard alert issue. I just purchased the remote but keep getting the keyboard alert.  Very annoying.  Unfortunately will return remote if no resolve is available.  Like the remote but alert is super annoying.  Plz help. 

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  • I agree...I don't plan on returning the remote - even with this annoyance - it's the best I've found. But, yes, just being able to disable the "keyboard" function, would be a HUGE help. Thanks!

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    • Will Nick we are sorry, for this, we are trying to figure this out but we don't have any news yet on this. Thanks a lot for your patience, we'll keep you updated!

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      • Will
      • Will
      • 6 mths ago
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      Anne-Sophie F. Is it possible to simply stop the keyboard from coming up on the remote when the remote is turned sideways?? So annoying. 

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      • Will
      • Will
      • 6 mths ago
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      Will 

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    • Will 

      Sure you can do this in the settings menu by locking the orientation.

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      • Will
      • Will
      • 6 mths ago
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      Will Never mind. Just found the “Orientation Lock” under SETTINGS. 

      That helps!

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  • why can't you keep the bluetooth connection to the AppleTV with something like a 30 minute timeout, and just turn off the remote's screen / display after 10 seconds? I can't imagine the bluetooth staying connected with the screen off would really drain the battery. My Apple remote stays connected for whatever its timeout is and I only had to charge it a couple times per year. I doubt the bluetooth connection is the cause of battery drain. Seems like it's more about the remote's lcd screen, right? So why disconnect the bluetooth every 10 seconds? ...Just turn off the screen.

     

    I already have to charge the remote every two days, so if it means charging every day instead that's fine. I just want it to work. And besides the connect / disconnect message it's also usually not registering the first key press after waking up which is as annoying as the message pop ups, maybe more. Keeping the bluetooth connected would be much better than just getting rid of the connection messages. Thanks!

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    • Kirby Miller  
      Thank you for your feedback.

       

      The Apple remote do disconnect after a dozen of minutes, but your Apple TV will not notify you, it will only notify you at the reconnection; you will see a pop up with "remote connected".

       

      Keeping the connection for 30 minutes will still annoy you: for example, if you watch a movie, it will pop up after 30 minutes instead of after 1min...

       

      Keeping the connection all the time is something we taught about. But we preferred to make sure that the battery will last more than one day as the battery life was one of the most wanted features.

       

      Don't hesitate to create a feature request for this, if there are a lot of customers interested in this, we must reconsider our decision.

      I hope that this answers your questions.

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    • Kirby Miller Good news, connection and disconnection pop-ups and interruptions in certain apps on Apple TV have been fixed in our latest software release. Please check out the release notes here.

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  • Two months later and this is still happening? This keyboard connect/disconnect message is hugely annoying. Why does this remote force us to use a keyboard? What possible use could it have? Everything else is customizable except this? Why? A warning message onscreen EVERYTIME I pick up or put down the remote is ridiculous. This is going back tomorrow.

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    • Mike Valade 

      This behavior will change in our next release.

       

      The next release will be available to pilot by end of this week.

       

      So it should be available for you in 1 or 2 weeks if no problem detected during our pilot testing.

       

      I hope you can wait for the next release.

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