Most people are eager to learn how to stop the green light ring flashing on Alexa without knowing the sign meaning of the feature. If you are one of them, then you are lucky to come across this article. In this post, we shall be looking at the meaning when Alexa is flashing green light ring on Amazon Echo Dot.
The light ring you normally see on Echo Dot is a signature part of the device. It is one of only two ways an Echo Dot can communicate with its users just like you.
The first way: when you speak to your Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa will respond back to you by completing tasks or giving you information.
The second way: the Echo Dot has “light rings” which it uses to let you know that it needs your attention. Also, the light rings provide feedback on your interactions with the device. Having this in mind, the Echo Dot “light rings” can flash different colors depending on what the device is trying to tell you. So, Alexa is flashing green light ring on Echo Dot, what does it really mean?
The light ring n top of the Echo Dot expresses a lot. It can pulse, show a solid color, spin, or even point a particular color at you. Before we proceed to know why Alexa is flashing the green light ring, let us see some other ring colors and their meanings.
Different Light Ring Colors Echo Dot Uses to Interact With Users
When it is not interacting with you and when everything is working as it should be, the Amazon Echo Dot rings stay dark and do not flash any light. When the device needs your attention, and when you are interacting with it, it uses lights along with Alexa’s voice as a communicating medium.
The Echo Dot has different color interactions, and they include the following:
- A solid blue ring with a spinning cyan color means the Echo Dot is booting up.
- A solid blue ring with cyan in the direction of your voice means Alexa is listening to you.
- An alternating blue and cyan ring means the Echo Dot is about to respond to your command.
- An orange spinning ring means the Echo Dot is trying to connect to your WiFi network.
- A solid red ring means the microphone has been turned off.
- A flashing yellow ring means you have a message.
- A white ring occurs when you are adjusting the volume.
- A pulsing purple ring means your Echo Dot is having problems with the WiFi network.
- A single flash of purple after you have said something means Do Not Disturb is active.
- No lights mean that Echo Dot is waiting for you to say something.
If You are setting up your Echo Dot for the first time, you should note that a yellow light is not a warning but a message indicator. Also, a red light does not mean something is wrong but that you have turned off the microphone and cannot use verbal commands until you turn it back on.
Alexa is Flashing Green Light Ring on Echo Dot
I guess you might have noticed that the list above did not include the color green. If Alexa is flashing green light ring on Echo Dot, it means you are receiving a call or Drop. If you have audio enabled, you will also hear Alexa alerting you about the call. If you want to answer the call using Alexa, just say “Alexa, answer the call”. You can also answer the call using an Alexa app too if you wish.
During an active call, your Echo Dot light ring will start spinning around clockwise. The spinning light ring is meant to tell other users that the call is active, and they should not use the Dot until you have finished making the call. As clever as Alexa is, it cannot do more than one thing at a time. It focuses on a single task at a time.
How to Stop Alexa From Flashing Green Light on Echo Dot
one of the most common complaints about Alexa’s green light function is that it flashes constantly and they seems to be no remedy for it. Fortunately, the remedy is actually very simple.
Some users have asked “Alexa, why are you blinking green?”, and she will simply respond “You have new messages”. That is correct, Alexa will flash green if you have new messages or shipment updates. All you need to say is “Alexa, tell me my messages”, and she will respond.
If you are looking for how to turn off green light on Alexa, there are some settings you can change in the Alexa app on your phone to reduce the number of reasons Alexa flashes green. Just follow the steps below.
- Open the Alexa app and tap the “More” icon in the lower right-hand corner
- Tap “Settings”. From here you can tap “Notifications” and go through each category, turning off notifications for shipping, news, etc.
if your contact has an Echo Dot or the Alexa app, their Dot will flash green and announce your incoming call. The Alexa app will also alert that about the incoming call, and they can answer your call using the Dot or the app. Both of you can then talk normally.
So, in conclusion, if your Alexa is flashing green light ring on Echo Dot, it simply means someone is trying to call you. It is not any sort of crisis or emergency.