Have you ever wondered what could you do with your Apple Remote? Which it came together with your iMac, Macbook/Macbook Pro? You can mess up people’s setup by pressing the ‘Menu’ button, in other word, you can use the same remote control to mess up with other people’s Mac. Awesome eh? But of course on the other hand you wouldn’t want that to happen to you, so thanks to Zanoradiel, he sent an article that talks on how you can make your Mac Product recognize only YOUR apple remote, which is better known as ‘pairing’.
First of all, you will need to have the Apple Remote in your hand, and the only key needed for this process are the Menu and Play/Pause key. And of course you need to switch on your computer before proceeding.
By placing your remote close enough on the Infrared Red sensor on your Imac/Macbook/Macbook Pro, hold on to Menu and Play/Pause key at the same time. Hold it on for 5 second or more.
As soon everything is in the right place, you will suprisingly see one ‘chain’ icon and the apple remote appeared in the middle of the screen indicating that only remote can control your Mac product.
By take a quick look at it, look at the bottom and you’ll see an option to ‘unpair’ your remote. Enjoy!
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