Use an Apple Remote to move through your slide show

You can use an Apple Remote to move through your slide show so that you can walk around the room while you present. For best results, use the remote within 30 feet of your computer.

Important   Your remote must be paired with your computer before it can be used with PowerPoint. To learn how to set up your remote, go to Mac Help.

Apple Remote Control

Callout 1 Volume Up

Callout 2 Back/Rewind

Callout 3 Volume Down

Callout 4 Play/Pause

Callout 5 Next/Fast Forward 

  • Do one of the following:


Do this

Advance to the next slide or animation

On the remote, click the Play/Pause or Next/Fast Forward button.

Go back to the previous slide or animation

On the remote, click the Back/Rewind button.

Increase or decrease the volume for any audio in the presentation

On the remote, click the Volume Up or Volume Down buttons.


  • You cannot end the slide show by using the remote. To end the slide show, press ESC on the keyboard.

  • The Play/Pause button on the remote does not start a slide show.

  • Audio or movies on a slide cannot be controlled with the remote unless you have added an animation effect to play, pause, or stop the media object. For more information about animating objects, see Animate text and objects.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac 2011

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