How to Fix Alexa Echo Dot Not Responding to Voice Commands

  • If Alexa is not responding to your voice commands then make sure that alexa is able to understand what you are saying or giving voice commands to alexa. Speak slowly if alexa did not respond to voice commands
  • If alexa still doesn’t respond then make sure you update speakers, disable and enable alexa privacy settings, check microphone button, hard reset alexa echo dot.

Now-a-days Alexa echo dot has become a part of every household. With this Alexa echo dot voice command feature increased the whole smart technology market value. But sometimes this Alexa won’t respond to your voice, No matter how loudly you give your commands to it. These echo not responding to voice commands became a common issue these days. For this issue we are providing some ways in this article for solving it.

Fix Alexa Echo Dot Not Responding to Voice Commands

Method:1 Check for Speaker updates 

When your Alexa is connected with another device via Wi-Fi then automatically  software get updated. If you update your software then some new feature will be available to Alexa which will improves it performance. If you want software related updates then your get this type of problems. For this once check amazon official website about echo updates. If any update available then go to your mobile Alexa app and check for notifications. If any update available then follow the steps to do it. 

Step:1 For this go to settings 

Step:2 Then choose echo option

Step:3 Now scroll down to software version of your Alexa device

Step:4 Check for the updates and click on it.

Method:2 Enable/ Disable Amazon echo privacy

Now try by enabling or disabling Amazon echo privacy

Step:1 Firstly open Alexa mobile app

Step:2 After that click on settings 

Step:3 Next tap on Alexa privacy

Step:4 Then select enable option

Step:5 Once you enabled that option your allowing Alexa to listen your voice.

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Method:3 Check the microphone button

This method will be helpful to you when your Alexa device is working but not responding to your commands. For this you need to check that your microphone is turned ON or not. If it is not turned ON then check your Alexa echo dot there you will find a Mic symbol which is on the top of Alexa device, Now press on that button and after that you can ask anything to Alexa like,” Alexa what is the temperature now”.

Method:4 Hard reset Alexa Echo Dot

If you still face the same problem then you just do hard reset to your Alexa device. Then follow the simple steps.

Step:1 In the bottom of Alexa echo you find reset hole. Now take a pointed object and press that button for some seconds.

Step:2 Firstly you see blue light press till it turn to Orange light

Step:3 After that wait for sometime as the device will automatically turn OFF and then ON

Step:4 Now it will comes to original factory settings

Step:5 Now use your Alexa mobile app and setup your device

Method:5 Restart your Alexa echo

Step:1 First check whether your Alexa device LED flashing blue light or not. If it flashing blue light means it only have voice not responding issue

Step:2 Now take it from your socket. And wait for few seconds and again plug into the socket

Step:3 Then the device will reboot after that it automatically connect to Wi-Fi. Wait until it turn ON

Step:4 After that ask Alexa, what is the temperature’, Then you will get the reply

The above mentioned methods are very efficient and they will solve your problem. Try the methods alternatively, which get your device from the problem and run properly. If your still facing the problem then simply replace your Amazon echo device.

Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari is Senior Content Writer, Author, and Also Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She has a Degree in Bachelor of Technology (Btech) and (Master of Technology) Mtech from JNTU and is a real time expert. She writes about technology guides and troubleshooting guides (tips and Solutions) and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 5+ years of experience and enthusiastic to provide troubleshooting tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related solutions and easy methods to fix.

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