Disable Your Mac’s Apple Remote


If you have an Apple Remote and you want to disable its usage on your Mac, for example in a School environment or you just dont want the receiver switched on its very simple to do. This post will show you how to disable your remote control infrared receiver so it cant be used any more.

To start open up System Preferences in Applications. Press the Security option in the Personal section of the preferences. Press the lock at the bottom of the screen to allow you to change the general settings. You will notice at the bottom of the screen an option to disable the remote control infrared receiver, checking the box will disable the device.

Its a simple as that. The best thing is the option is password protected so if you have fiddly kids or students they shouldnt re-enable the option.

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