I recently moved and do not have constant internet access at my home yet. My TiVo needs an internet connection to update the programming schedule but it only has a connection when I manually connect it via my iPhone’s hotspot. I need to force my TiVo to update when I have it connected but it doesn’t automatically refresh the programming immediately when it is connected to the internet. I figured out how to force the update; read on to learn how…
How to Force Tivo Programming Update
Step 1: Enter the Messages & Settings Menu.
Press the TiVo button on the remote and press the down button until “Messages & Settings” is highlighted and press the select button.
Step 2: Enter the Settings menu.
Press the down button to select “Settings” and press the select button:
Step 3: Enter the Phone & Network menu.
In the Settings menu press the down arrow until Phone & Network is selected and press the select button:
Step 4: Connect to the TiVo Updater Service.
Select “Connect to the TiVo service now” and press the select button:
Step 5: Wait for the updater to run.
It will go through the following steps: Preparing, Connecting, Getting info, Disconnecting, and then Loading info:
When it is done you will see “Loading info (Done)”:
Now you have manually forced your TiVo to update!