Why is my Amazon Echo flashing yellow, red, or green?
You just set up your Amazon Echo and then noticed that the ring around the top does this flashing yellow thing. What about this? Here’s why your Echo may flash yellow, red, green, or blue.
The Echo uses flashing colors to alert you to different things, depending on the color. Since the regular Echo and Echo Dot don’t have a screen, this is the only way for them to visually alert you that something’s going on; otherwise, Alexa should keep yelling at you until you get bored, and she just wouldn’t. she works.
Each Echo device has slightly different light positions
The regular Echo and the Echo Dot are basically the same device, but in different sizes. They both have the distinctive colored ring around the top of the device. Then there’s the Echo Look, Tap, Show, Plus and Spot, and they’re all completely different devices in different form factors.
The one thing they all have in common (besides letting you talk to Alexa) is that they all have colored LEDs that help you figure out what’s going on. The Look has a mini ring around the camera, the Show has a colored LED bar below the screen, the Spot has a colored ring around its screen, and the Tap has 5 LEDs that light up in different colors. The colors you see (and what those colors mean) are the same on all devices.
If your echo flashes or blinks blue: it is listening to you
By default, your Echo will have no blinking, flashing, or flashing lights. He’s just waiting for you to talk to him. There’s a little power light on the back, but that’s the only way to tell if it’s on just by looking at it.
When you talk to Alexa, the light ring wakes up and turns blue. If she watches this happen, she will see that the blue ring closes the circle and then shows a lighter blue in one segment: that lighter segment points in the direction from which she is speaking. When you finish asking a question, the blue light turns on as Alexa reflects on what she said and prepares a response.
If your echo flashes green: you have an incoming call
If your Echo flashes or flashes green, you’re receiving a call from one of your contacts.
It’s part of Alexa’s calling and messaging feature, which you can use to call or even text people in your contact list, or just call any phone number.
If your echo flashes or blinks yellow: you have a message!
If the echo is flashing yellow, it means you have a message in your inbox and you may want to check it. The easiest way to check the message and turn off the flashing yellow light is to simply ask Alexa to read the message from her.
You can also use the Alexa app on your phone to read the message and the flashing yellow light should turn off.
If your echo is solid red: the microphone is off
If you press the Microphone button on the top of your Echo, you mute the microphone. Alexa shows a red ring when the microphone is muted and she won’t be able to hear or respond to what you say.
If you want the red ring to go away, you can press the mic button again to stop disabling Alexa.
If your echo briefly flashes purple: Do Not Disturb mode is on
If the Echo flashes purple at the end of an interaction, it means Do Not Disturb is enabled, which is a feature that ensures that no one can call or message you through the Echo during certain hours.
If your Echo blinks or flashes orange or purple: You are connecting to Wi-Fi
You shouldn’t see orange and purple very often. When your Echo tries to connect to your Wi-Fi network during setup, it glows orange. If there is a problem with your Wi-Fi settings, you will see a rotating purple light.
If you see this frequently, it could mean there is a problem with your Wi-Fi connectivity and you may want to check out some options to improve your Wi-Fi.
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