Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

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Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Apple TV setup just got a whole lot easier.

(Credit: Apple )

Setting up an Apple TV isn’t especially complicated, though it can be a hassle. The combination of an onscreen keyboard and Apple ‘s remote makes for painfully slow input of your Apple ID, Wi-Fi password, and the like.

But if you have a third-gen Apple TV and an iPhone , iPod Touch, or iPad running iOS 7, you can transfer nearly all the necessary setup information, quickly and wirelessly, just by touching one device to another.

(Credit: Apple )

How is that possible? Did Apple borrow technology from Bump? Nope. (In fact, Google just bought Bump.) This surprising new option comes courtesy of Bluetooth and iBeacon, a feature Apple slipped into iOS 7 without much fanfare.

As described by a newly released Apple support document, the Apple TV setup process goes like this: Fire up the box (for the first time, presumably) and wait for the setup screen. Then, making sure Bluetooth is enabled on your iDevice and that i… [Read more]

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device


Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

 

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

 

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

 

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

 

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

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