How to Put a Verizon FiOS TV to Sleep

By Jule Pamplin

Verizon FiOS cable TV is a fiber optic-based service that requires the use of a set-top box. Among the available services are on-demand movies and programs, and DVR recording capability. DVR enabled set-top boxes are constantly recording live programming. You can put the set-top box into "standby mode" or "sleep mode" to stop the recording, while leaving all other settings of the set-top box intact.

Things You'll Need

  • Verizon FiOS remote control

Step 1

Turn on the TV and the Verizon set-top box. The power button on the set-top box is marked with a circle and a vertical line, crossing half-way into the circle at the top.

Step 2

Press the power button on the set-top box once the cable programming is shown on the TV screen to place the FiOS set-top box in "standby" or "sleep mode."

Step 3

Find the set-top box power button on the remote control for using the remote to put the set-top box to sleep. The set-top box power button on the remote control will have the circle and bisecting line, along with "STB" printed on it. Press the button to put the set-top box to sleep.

Tips & Warnings

  • The screen will display a screen saving message that reads, "Verizon. Press MENU to watch FiOS TV, otherwise turn OFF your TV." The message will periodically switch positions on the screen.
  • Do not unplug the FiOS set-top box unless instructed to do so by a Verizon technical support representative. Disconnecting power will reset the set-top box and render your menus inoperable for up to 45 minutes once power is restored.