Sold my Apple TV without factory restore? What to do now?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Ericshoot, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Ericshoot
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    macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    I sold my Apple TV 2 online and just shipped it today. I just realized that I forgot to do a factory restore. I just changed my password for iTunes account. I also deactivated all my devices on the netflix website. Is there anything else i should do to make sure whoever uses my old apple tv doesn't have access to my account?
  2. chris8535
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    macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    Change your password

    Change the password on your account. When the Apple TV tries to authorize it will reject the account.
  3. Sayer
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    macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Yeah change your iTunes (aka Apple ID) password immediately.

    I dont think "Deauthorize devices" works with AppleTVs, but it comes in handy if a Mac of some sort on your account is stolen, broken or replaced.
  4. shenfrey
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    macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    What about netflix? I was using my sisters account and i forgot to reset argh!!
  5. tdhurst
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    macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    What's the worst that could happen, they'd watch movies for free until you changed your password?
  6. heisenberg123
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    macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario

    your not charged any extra for multiple devices using netflix but if you really losing sleep over someone geting free netflix change your password
  7. Southern Dad
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    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    You need to change your Netflix password. What can happen is that you go to watch a movie on Netflix and it won't let you because you are already using your two streams. I have many devices that have Netflix and have encountered this when 10 year old daughter is watching one show and her four year old sister is watching another. No room for me!

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