Have you ever seen your Amazon Echo or Dot blink green or orange, and wondered why?
It’s actually a feature built into the devices called “Do Not Disturb.” When enabled, it prevents your Alexa device from making any noise.
However, there are times when you may want to disable Do Not Disturb mode so that you can hear your Alexa device again.
In this article, we’ll show you how to stop your Echo or Dot from blinking green and orange.
What are the different colors of Alexa lights?
1. Green light on the Echo and Dot
The green light on an Echo and Dot indicates that the device is in a call. It can appear as either a spinning or flashing light, depending on the situation. The spinning light indicates that Alexa is connected to the call and ready for action, while the flashing light indicates that speech is being transmitted from the device.
2. Purple light on the Echo and Dot
The purple light on the Echo and Dot is called “Do Not Disturb” mode.
When the Do Not Disturb mode is enabled, no one can call or message you through your Echo device. This feature can be turned on or off through the Alexa app on your smartphone. To do so, open the Alexa app, tap the menu icon in the top left corner, choose Settings and then Device Settings to select your Echo device from a list of available devices. Finally, toggle on/off Do Not Disturb mode by tapping its toggle button at the bottom of the screen.
3. Blinking green light on the Echo and Dot
The blinking green light on the Amazon Echo Dot is a notification that the device is recording your voice and sending it out for a call. It can also indicate when speech is being transmitted elsewhere. The light ring on top of the Echo Dot can pulse, show a solid color, point a particular color at you, or even spin depending on what the device is trying to tell you.
4. Yellow blinking light on the Echo and Dot
The yellow blinking light on the Echo and Dot is a message indicator that indicates that there is a message or notification waiting for you.
When your device is showing this kind of light, it means that there is something for you to read or listen to. For example, if you have an Amazon music playlist set up but haven’t listened to it in a while, this light will appear when the playlist updates with new songs. Similarly, if someone sends you a message via Alexa’s messaging service then this light will appear as well. The yellow blinking light can also indicate missed calls from phone numbers associated with your contacts list on Alexa’s app or website.
5. Red light on the Echo Show
The red light on the Echo Show represents the microphone and camera being turned off.
When you activate the Echo Show, a solid band of blue with a cyan spot will appear at the bottom of the screen to indicate that it is listening for your commands. When you turn off the microphone and camera, a solid band of red will appear instead with a corresponding symbol in the upper right hand corner of the display. The pulsing yellow light indicates that there are messages or notifications in your inbox which you can view by saying “Play my messages” or “Check my notifications”.
6. Cyan light on the Echo Show
The cyan light on the Echo Show is a blue ring with a cyan spot, which indicates the direction of the speaker when you speak the wake word.
When you speak the wake word, a solid band of blue with a cyan spot will appear on the bottom of the screen in a thin band. When this light turns off, it means that your microphone and camera have been turned off. If there is no light present at all, it means there are network connectivity issues. Additionally, if there is an orange band instead of blue and cyan then your device has been set to Do Not Disturb mode and after few seconds this light will turn off leaving crescent moon symbol in upper right corner of display.
7. Alexa ring light
The Alexa ring light is an LED light ring located on the top face of Amazon Echo devices.
The color of the Alexa ring light varies depending on the model of device. On standard Echo and Echo Dot speakers, it is yellow, while on the Echo Spot it appears as a circular colored ring around its outer edge. The LED light bar beneath the screen of Amazon Echo Show models is white, and on Amazon Tap Alexa-enabled Bluetooth speakers it has five LEDs instead of one. The purpose of these lights remains constant across all models; they indicate that there are messages waiting to be played back or package deliveries to be notified about.
8. Lightning color on the connected devices
9. Notifications and alerts
Alexa lights offer a variety of notifications and alerts to let you know about important messages, calls, and other events. These include:
• A slow yellow “burst” every few seconds to indicate that Alexa has something to tell you. Ask “Alexa, what are my notifications?” or “Alexa, what are my messages?” for more information.
• A green flashing light when someone is calling you using an Alexa-enabled device or app such as Skype or Google Duo. You can also ask Alexa who is calling if there are multiple devices connected to your account.
• An amber flashing light when there is an issue with your speaker, such as low battery level or poor Wi-Fi connectivity issues between the speaker and app/device used to control it via voice commands (e.g., Amazon Echo).
10. Audio feedback
The colors of Alexa audio feedback include white, red, and blue.
White indicates that the volume is being adjusted and the speaker can be heard clearly.
Red indicates that the speaker’s microphone is muted and cannot hear you. You must hit the unmute button to open up those mics again.
Blue means that Alexa does not understand your command or query and needs further clarification.
What are the possible reasons why your Alexa is blinking green?
1. Your Alexa device is receiving new information
Your Alexa device is receiving information such as news headlines, weather updates, sports scores, and other relevant information. The blinking green light indicates that your Alexa device has something to tell you.
The yellow glow every few seconds indicates that you have an unread notification or message. The slow yellow “burst” every few seconds means your Alexa voice assistant has something important to tell you. By asking “Alexa what are my notifications?” or “Alexa what are my messages?” you can find out what kind of information your device is receiving and why it’s blinking green.
2. Your Alexa device is trying to connect to a wireless network
When your Alexa device tries to connect to a wireless network, the orange light will come on. This indicates that your Alexa speaker is in Wi-Fi pairing mode and attempting to connect with the wireless network. If successful, the orange light will remain on and the connection will be established. If unsuccessful, the orange light may continue to flash or turn off completely, indicating an error in connecting with the wireless network. In this case, you may need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for help resolving this issue.
3. Your Alexa device is getting updates
When your Alexa device is updating, it will glow yellow every few seconds to indicate that you have an unread notification or message. To view these notifications, ask Alexa questions such as “Alexa, what are my notifications?” or “Alexa, what are my messages?”.
4. Your Alexa device is receiving notifications
The possible reasons why your Alexa device is receiving notifications include:
– You have an unread notification or message. This can be indicated by a slow yellow “burst” every few seconds.
– Your device needs to be connected to Wi-Fi in order to receive notifications.
– There may be a problem with the Alexa app or website that requires attention from customer support.
5. Your Alexa device is responding to a voice command
Your Amazon Echo device may be responding to a voice command if it is flashing or blinking green. This indicates that there is an incoming call on your Echo device.
When your Alexa device responds to a voice command, it will answer the call and allow you to speak with the caller through your Echo speaker or smartphone app. You can also use this feature to decline calls if you so choose.
6. Your Alexa device is connected to another device
The Alexa device is connected to another device when the orange light on the top of the speaker is blinking green. This indicates that it is still trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network and that there may be an issue with your internet connection or router.
If your Alexa device is connected to another device, it may not be able to access websites or apps on your phone due to a faulty internet connection or malfunctioning router. To resolve this issue, you should contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for help or try resetting your router.
7. Your Alexa device is pairing with another device
When your Alexa device is pairing with another device, the orange light will come on and start to spin. This indicates that the device is in Wi-Fi pairing mode and connecting to the network. Once the connection has been established, the light will stop spinning and remain lit continuously.
8. Your Alexa device is in setup mode
Setup mode is a state in which an Alexa device is preparing to connect to the internet. During setup, the device will blink an orange light to indicate that it is trying to connect.
The blinking Alexa light indicates that your device is in setup mode, meaning it is trying to connect to the internet. If you put your Alexa into Wi-Fi pairing mode during setup, the orange light will come on as it attempts to pair with a network.
9. Your Alexa device is connecting to the internet
1. During setup, put your Alexa speaker into Wi-Fi pairing mode by pressing and holding the Action button for about five seconds until the orange light comes on.
2. Check that your internet connection is working by trying to access another website or app on your phone while connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Alexa device.
3. If you are able to reach other websites or apps on your phone but not from Alexa, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for help resolving this issue.
10. Your Alexa device is connecting to a bluetooth device
The Alexa device may be connecting to a bluetooth device if it is in pairing mode. This typically occurs during setup when the user presses the action button on their Alexa speaker.
This will cause the orange light on your Alexa device to come on and start spinning as it attempts to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Once connected, the light will stop spinning and remain lit up solid orange until you disconnect from the Bluetooth connection or turn off your Echo Device completely.
How to stop your Echo or Dot from blinking green and orange?
Step 1: Determine which Alexa device you have
1. Say “Alexa” to activate the device.
2. If there are no lights, it means that the device is in standby mode and waiting for your command.
3. If there is an orange light on the device, this indicates that it is in pairing mode and ready for setup (if it’s not already paired with another device).
4. After pairing is complete, this same light will indicate that your speaker is trying to connect to the internet if necessary (e.g., if there are issues with Wi-Fi).
Step 2: Check for any loose or damaged wires
1. Check the power adapter for any loose or damaged wires. If you notice any issues with the power adapter, replace it immediately.
2. Inspect the cable connecting your Echo or Dot speaker to the wall outlet for any signs of wear or damage that could cause a short circuit or interfere with the speaker’s performance.
3. Check all cables connecting your Echo or Dot speakers for any loose connections that may cause audio dropouts when playing music through them (for multi-room setups).
4. If you have an older model Echo, check if there are cracks in its plastic casing as this could lead to audio distortion when playing music through it due to vibrations from the speakers vibrating against each other inside of it (this is no longer an issue with newer models).
Step 3: Reset your device
1. Unplug your Alexa device and wait for 30 seconds before plugging it back in.
2. If this does not work, try turning off your router and modem, wait 30 seconds, then turn them back on again.
Step 4: Make sure your speaker is on
1. Press the on/off button on your device to turn it on.
2. When you stop an Echo or Dot from blinking green and orange, make sure to press the on/off button again to ensure that it is turned off completely.
3. If you want Alexa to listen when using an Echo or Dot, make sure that both the white lights are lit up (one at the top and one at the bottom).
Step 5: Try connecting to a different Wi-Fi network
1. Check your internet connection by trying to access another website on your phone or computer while connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Alexa device.
2. If you are having trouble reaching other websites or apps on your phone but can still access them from Alexa, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for help resolving this issue.
3. Make sure that your router is working correctly, that you have the right password, and that the signal is strong enough to reach your Echo device before attempting to connect it to a different network via step 4 below..
4. Go into Settings > Connected Devices > Wi-Fi on your Alexa app and select another available network from the list of available networks nearby; then enter in its password when prompted
Step 6: Make sure there isn’t a problem with your smart speaker’s software
1. Go to the Alexa app and tap on More > Settings > Device Settings.
2. Toggle Communications off to stop the yellow and green rings from flashing.
3. Check for any updates or issues with your device by going to Help & Feedback in the app menu or by visiting Amazon’s support page online .
4 . If there is an issue with your device, follow the instructions provided by Amazon support staff or on their website to resolve it quickly and easily .
Step 7: Try different wake words
1. Press and hold the mute button on your Echo or Dot for about five seconds until the light ring turns off.
2. Say one of the following wake words: “Alexa,” “Echo,” or “Computer.” The light ring should turn solid blue and stay lit without flickering for a few seconds after you have spoken your command or query.
3. If this does not work, try changing one of the wake words and repeating step 2 until you find one that works with your particular device’s setup (for example, some devices may not respond to “Computer”).
Step 8: Check for any error messages
The possible error messages for an attempt to stop an Echo or Dot from blinking green and orange are:
– “Sorry, I can’t find any devices”
– “There was a problem with the setup of your device. Try again later.”
– “Sorry, I couldn’t find any devices compatible with this feature” or “Sorry, you don’t have any compatible devices.”
– “This feature is not supported on this device.”
Step 9: Contact Amazon support
1. Use the Alexa app to send and receive text messages.
2. Open the app and tap on “Messages” to view your inbox and any recent messages received.
3. To stop your Echo or Dot from blinking green and orange, ask Alexa to read your message or deliver a delivery notification you have received from Amazon Prime Now or another service provider that uses Alexa for voice commands (e.g., Uber).
4. If it’s an order delivery notification, Alexa will simply tell you that an order has been delivered; if it’s a message received in your inbox, Alexa will read it out loud for you to hear clearly at home or wherever else you may be using your Echo device with internet access (e..g., smartphone).
What does a blinking green light on Alexa mean?
When the Alexa device blinks yellow, it means that you have unread messages in the Alexa app on your phone. When the green light flashes on Alexa, it indicates that someone is calling your Alexa speaker.
The blinking yellow light indicates that there are new messages in the Alexa app on your phone. The flashing green light means someone is calling you; say “Alexa, answer” to connect and find out who’s there. When connected, the green light will spin for the duration of the call.
What is the difference between a blinking green and orange light on Alexa?
When the Alexa device blinks yellow, it means that you have unread messages in the Alexa app on your phone. When the green light flashes on Alexa, it indicates that you are receiving a call from someone.
The purpose of blinking yellow is to alert users about unread messages in the app while flashing green indicates incoming calls from other people. Additionally, Alexa allows users to see who is calling them on their Echo Show so they can decide whether or not to answer without touching their gadget.
How do I stop my Echo or Dot from blinking green and orange?
1. Unplug your Echo or Dot from the power outlet.
2. Wait a few seconds and then plug it back in to ensure that it is fully powered on again.
3. Ask Alexa if there are any messages or notifications for you and wait for her response (if applicable). If there are no messages or notifications, ask her if she is learning anything new (if applicable).
4. Repeat this process until the blinking light stops; this could take several tries depending on the cause of the issue at hand.
What do the different colors on Alexa mean?
The different colors on Alexa can be broken down into three categories: status indicators, notifications and special colors. Status indicators are red, purple or orange and indicate a problem with the speaker. Notifications use yellow and green to notify you of actions such as sending messages or making calls. Special colors are used for other purposes such as blue when Alexa is listening to commands or white when it’s active but not listening.
When your Echo lights up with blue and cyan, it means Alexa is listening. The light ring will swirl around as Alexa processes your voice command . If there is a problem with Alexa, you’ll see red, purple or orange lights instead of white ones when interacting with it. Yellow indicates that something has been successfully completed while green means there’s an incoming message from someone on your contact list (such as WhatsApp). You can also use special colors like purple for music playback controls or blue for colour-coded smart home commands like “Alexa turn off all the lights in room number one” which helps keep track of what’s being turned on/off in different rooms if you have multiple smart home devices connected to one Amazon account..
What do I do if my Alexa is blinking green?
If your Alexa is flashing a green light, this indicates that there are unread messages or incoming calls on your Echo. To check what messages have been received, simply ask Alexa to read them. If the light does not stop blinking, try the following:
1. Restart your Amazon Echo by unplugging it and plugging it back in after a few seconds.
2. Check for software updates for your Echo by going to Settings> Device Options> Check for Updates and follow any instructions given by Amazon’s app or website interface.
3. Make sure all of the settings on your smart speaker are correct by checking through Settings > Preferences > Audio/Video Setup > Test Audio Out (for newer models).
How do I set up Alexa to stop blinking green?
How do I turn off notifications on Alexa?
1. Log into your Amazon account on your computer (not the Alexa app).
2. Click on “Alexa devices” under “Devices” on the left side of the page.
3. Select your device from the dropdown list and click on “Manage voice profiles”.
4. Click on the gear icon next to the name of your device to access its settings and find an option called “Announcements”, which is where you can turn off Alexa’s flashing green light if you want to do so (you can also turn off any other announcements or alerts here).
What is the Drop-In feature on Alexa?
The Drop-In feature on Alexa allows users to instantly connect with any of their connected Alexa devices or even their friends who have an Alexa calling or messaging app.
To use the Drop-In feature, you need to first grant permission to both yourself and the person you want to connect with. You can also set up your Echo Dot with your laptop so that you receive notifications for work calls. When using this feature, Alexa will notify you before the call connects so that no one is surprised by your personal conversations.
What do the icons on Alexa mean?
The icons on Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Echo and Echo Dot, indicate different things depending on the color of the ring around the device’s microphone.
When the ring at the top of your Alexa device flashes different colors, it means different things such as unread messages (yellow), incoming calls (green), Wi-Fi connection issues (blue), and processing a request (swirl). Other colors may indicate other issues with your device or its connection. You can find out more about what each color means by referring to Amazon’s Support page(opens in new tab).
How do I update my Alexa device?
1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android.
2. Tap the three-line icon in the top-left corner, then tap Settings.
3. Select “Device Settings” and then tap your device name to open its settings menu.
4. Under “Device Settings,” find “Communications” and toggle it off (gray).
5.. To update your Alexa device, go into the settings on your Alexa app and select “Alexa Devices”, then click on gear icon in upper right corner of screen and select Device Settings from there with option to change lighting color of device’s lights