What Does Yellow Alexa Mean?
- Randall Mullins
What does the yellow ring mean? – Yellow is Alexa’s sign that the voice assistant has something to tell you. Specifically, it means that you have a reminder, a notification, or a message to receive. For example, if you use the Alexa app to send and receive messages (texts or voice messages), then someone else with an Echo may have sent you a message as well, and the yellow ring will light up to indicate that.
Yellow. What it means: A slow yellow burst, every few seconds, means that Alexa has a message or notification, or there’s a reminder you missed. Say, ‘What are my notifications?’ or ‘What are my messages?’
What does the yellow light on my Alexa mean?
What Does the Yellow Light on Alexa Mean? – The yellow light on your Alexa means that you have an unread message in your inbox. A lot of new Alexa users only find out about this when they get their Echo smart speaker and the light on the device starts flashing yellow.
This is a great notification system designed by Amazon to ensure that you are connected with their service. As soon as you place an order on your Amazon account, you will automatically be connected with your seller. This way you can stay updated on your package’s status and you will likely receive messages from the seller.
When this happens, you will receive a message in your Amazon inbox and your Alexa device will start to flash yellow. In addition, Amazon will also send you messages to your inbox about how they are handling your package. If there is a delay or an alteration with your delivery, you will be notified by Amazon, which will trigger your Alexa to blink yellow.
How do I get my Alexa to stop flashing yellow?
How to Stop the Alexa Flashing Yellow Light –
- The easiest way to get rid of the yellow flashing light on your Alexa device is to ask ‘Alexa, read my messages’ or ‘Alexa, play notifications’,
- Either of these requests will prompt Alexa to read your messages or tell you what your notifications are, and once she has finished, your Echo device will stop flashing yellow.
- If you’d prefer Alexa not to read your messages or notifications aloud, you can also go on the Alexa app and read them there.
- If you wish to turn off the flashing yellow notification light altogether, you can disable this type of notification by following the steps below:
- Open the Alexa app
- Go to ‘More’, followed by ‘Settings’
- Open the ‘Notifications’ menu and select the option ‘Amazon Shopping’
- Disable all the notification toggles
What is the yellow light on my Echo?
How to listen to Alexa notifications or stop them altogether – If you see a yellow flashing light on your Amazon Echo, or hear it make an unusual tone, the best thing to do is determine what the notification is for – and if you no longer need it, to remove it.
- Just ask Alexa “What are my notifications?” and the voice assistant will read out any you have waiting for you.
- Once you’ve heard them all, simply say “Alexa, remove my notifications” and they will be erased, causing the yellow light to stop flashing.
- However, it’s worth noting that the notifications will automatically disappear at midnight on the day the notification was issued.
Be aware that Alexa will issue shopping information for whichever member of the household’s voice profile is activated at the time. By default, this is usually the person that set up the smart speaker. If someone else in the household wants to hear notifications about their purchases, this is possible, as long as they have a voice profile set up.
Find out how to create an Alexa voice profile by reading How to make Alexa understand you better on an Amazon Echo, They’ll need to switch the Echo to their account. This can easily be achieved by saying “Alexa switch to”, followed by the name of another member of the household with a voice profile. Alexa will issue notifications when your parcel is out for delivery, but can also issue another notification once the package has been delivered.
If you want to stop these completely, or change the events for which you receive a notification, open the Alexa app. From the More tab at the bottom of the screen select Settings, followed by Notifications. Now choose Amazon Shopping. From here you can use the sliders to turn notifications on or off.
If you’d rather not receive notifications in the evening, you can switch on Do Not Disturb mode, which will automatically silence notifications – both the audible tone and the yellow LED – between 10pm and 7am so as not to disturb you. You’ll need to do this for each Echo device in your home. Open the Alexa app and select Devices, followed by the name of the Echo device you want.
Choose the Settings icon from the top right-hand corner, followed by Do Not Disturb, and use the slider to switch the mode on or off. If you want to change the time period for which it’s activated, select Scheduled and tweak the Start and End times. (Image credit: Amazon )
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Alexa can do more than let you know when your packages are on the way. The voice assistant can also notify you if a question you posed on an Amazon product has been answered, alongside providing updates about your Subscribe & Save orders (items that are automatically reordered after a set period of time).
If you connect your calendar to Alexa, you can also be notified about upcoming events. For those who have an Echo smart display, the reminder will be displayed on-screen, but you can also choose to have Alexa announce the name of the calendar entry and the start time. Alexa can be connected to Google, Microsoft or Apple calendar.
Open the Alexa app and, from the More option, select Settings followed by calendar & Email. Tap Add Account, and choose whether you want Alexa to access your Calendar and Email, or just one of the services. You’ll be prompted to enter the username and password for your account and allow the permission.
Once this has been done, tap Calendar notifications and use the slider to turn them on. If you have multiple Echo devices in your home, you’ll need to choose the device on which the notifications will be displayed. Some Alexa skills can also provide reminders: for example, weather skills may alert you about upcoming floods; a travel app might highlight an upcoming flight; or a news outlet may send a notification when there’s a breaking story.
If any of the Alexa skills you’ve enabled have the ability to send notifications to your Echo device, they’ll be listed in the options in the Notifications Menu. Simply select them and use the slider to turn the notifications on or off.
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Carrie-Ann Skinner was formerly Homes Editor at TechRadar, and has more than two decades of experience in both online and print journalism, with 13 years of that spent covering all-things tech. Carrie specializes in smart home devices such as smart plugs and smart lights, as well as large and small appliances including vacuum cleaners, air fryers, stand mixers, and coffee machines.
How to disable the yellow ring notification on Alexa?
How to disable your Amazon Yellow Ring – For those that don’t want the yellow ring notifications, you can disable them from your Amazon Echo. Follow the steps below to disable the notifications and banish the yellow ring!
Open the Alexa app on your phone. Select the Menu and then click on Settings. Next, select Notification and scroll until you see Amazon Shopping. Here you can toggle off the Yellow ring notification. Toggle off the ‘out for delivery’ and ‘delivered’ notifications. You won’t get the yellow flashing ring any longer now.