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How Do I Pair An Apple Remote To My Mac?

Question:

What do I need to do to pair an Apple Remote to my Mac mini?
- Asked by Glenn L. April 13th, 2012 (Updated: December 12th, 2014)

Answer:

Once you are logged in to your Mac, position the remote 2-4 inches away from the infrared sensor in the front of your Mac. Hold the "Menu" and "Next" buttons at the same time for about five seconds. A chain-link lock will appear in the middle of your screen once the remote is successfully paired.

You can unpair the remote by going to System Preferences > Security and click Unpair.

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