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How to disconnect your Apple remote from your Mac
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You know I’m a big fan of Apple TV. What I’m not a fan of is when the Apple remote controls my Mac as well.
It happened in a hotel in Paris. The Apple remote drove me crazy every time it played music and videos on my Mac when I just wanted to watch Apple TV.

Apple Remote 2009

Thanks to Googling, I found a way to stop the Apple remote from communicating with my Mac.
1) Go to the Apple menu on your Mac and choose System Preferences.

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2) Choose Security & Privacy.

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3) Unclick the lock to make changes.

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4) Unlock.

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5) Click Advanced.

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6) Click on Disable remote control infrared receiver.

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To end, just click on the lock again, and voila, your Apple remote will no longer drive you or your Mac crazy.

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