How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

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These are instructions on how to disable your Mac's infrared remote control receiver.

Step One
Select System Preferences from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

Step Two
Choose Security & Privacy from the System Preferences window.
How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

Step Three
Click the lock at the bottom left hand corner of the Security & Privacy window.
How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

Enter your administrative username and password then click OK.
How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

Step Four
Click the Advanced... button at the bottom right of the window.
How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

Step Five
Check the box to Disable remote control infrared receiver then click OK.
How to Disable Your Mac's Remote Control Infrared Receiver

jschelling52 - October 10, 2017 at 7:13pm
Ever since I updated to High Sierra my Apple remote is controlling my Mac. I have made sure that the box shown in this feed is clicked and it is still controlling it. Any ideas? I have restarted multiple times, unchecked and rechecked and nothing.
Bruiser McCabe - November 7, 2017 at 2:18am
In terminal, type this (you will need to enter your admin password): sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIRController.kext Ignore errors. It should work
trish - August 18, 2017 at 11:04pm
what if my laptop doesn't give me the option to click or un check it? Mine doesn't even have the words or a box under the first two options
Anne icsay - March 28, 2017 at 5:23am
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Pope - March 26, 2017 at 12:34am
thx u so much
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