What Do the Lights on Amazon Echo Device Mean?

One of the distinctive features of Amazon Echo devices is the light on the ring that appears on Alexa while conversing. These lights are not only aesthetic but are used to give feedback to the user by coloring in multiple ways. Each light has its purpose and below is a closer look at what all of Alexa’s lights mean.

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Blue – Blue light on the Echo smart speaker indicates that the device is processing your request. When you talk to Alexa the ring flashes blue. When you’re done asking a question, the blue light spins while Alexa processes what has been said and formulates an answer.

Red – The red light indicates that you have muted your device’s microphone and the device will not be able to listen when you call out for Alexa or ask for information. You can unmute the device anytime just with the tap of a button. Simply press the button on the top of the Echo device to enable your microphone again.

Orange – If an Orange light pulsing around your Echo means your echo device is experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Usually, this happens whenever internet connectivity goes down. Make sure you are able to browse any webpages on your phone using the same wifi network which is connected to the Alexa device. You can also try restarting your router.

Yellow – The yellow light means Alexa has a status update on your recent Amazon order or someone has messaged you. When this light appears, simply ask, “Alexa, play my messages,” or “Alexa, what are my notifications?”.

Green – A green light spinning on your Alexa device means you’re on an active call or active Drop-In. To make a call, just say, “Alexa, call mom” or say “Alexa Answer” to answer an incoming call. To disconnect the call, just say, “Alexa, hang up,”. The light turns off immediately after a call is ended.

Purple – If your device displays purple light, it means that Do Not Disturb has been enabled. It is a feature that makes sure no one can message or call at certain times. To enable Do Not Disturb say, “Alexa, don’t disturb me” or “Alexa, Turn on Do Not Disturb”. To turn off the feature says, “Alexa, Turn off Do Not Disturb.” You can also schedule Do Not Disturb for specific days and times in the Alexa app.

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