Hi, everyone. Have you ever seen your Alexa flashing green and blue lights? If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered what it means. Well, you’re in the right place to find out.
These lights are Alexa’s way of talking to us. Think of it like Alexa’s own special sign language. Today, we’re going to learn what these lights mean.
This is what the Blue and Green lights on Alexa mean, but if you want to know more about these lights and how to disable them then keep on reading this post.
By the end of this, you’ll know all about Alexa’s light and what they’re trying to tell you.
What Does the Alexa Flashing Green and Blue?
So, you’re sitting on your couch, and your Alexa starts flashing green. What’s happening? Well, a green light means someone is calling you. It could be a regular call or a special kind of call called a “Drop-in.“
Different Kinds of Calls You Can Get
These can be:
- Voice Calls: These are just like phone calls. Someone wants to talk to you.
- Group Calls: Sometimes, more than one person wants to talk. Alexa will tell you it’s a group call.
- Drop-ins: These are quick calls from people you know really well. It’s like they’re dropping by to say hi.
- Scheduled Drop-ins: You can set up Drop-ins for certain times. Like saying goodnight to grandma every day.
- Drop-in on All Devices: If you have more than one Alexa, you can talk through all of them at once.
- Announcements: These aren’t really calls, but they make the green light flash too. Someone in your house can say something like, “Time for dinner,” and all the Alexas will say it.
- Calls from Other Apps: Sometimes, calls can come from other places, like Skype. Alexa will flash green for these too.
How to Answer or Ignore the Call?
To talk to the person calling, say, “Alexa, answer.” If you don’t want to talk, say, “Alexa, ignore.“
What Does the Flashing Blue Light on Alexa Mean?
When you say “Alexa,” a blue light shows up. This means Alexa is listening to you. The blue light will go around in a circle while Alexa is thinking.
How to Use the Blue Light
When the blue light is on, tell Alexa what you want. If you change your mind, say, “Alexa, cancel.”
What to Do If the Lights Act Weird
If the lights are on but nothing’s happening, try these:
Check the Internet Connection
The first thing to check is your Wi-Fi. Alexa needs the internet to work. If the lights are on but nothing’s happening, your Wi-Fi might be the problem.
Make sure your Alexa is connected to your Wi-Fi network. If it’s not, you’ll need to fix that first.
Turn It Off and On:
You’ve probably heard this one before, but it really works. If the lights are acting weird, try turning off your Alexa and then turning it back on.
- Unplug your Alexa from the wall.
- Wait for about 30 seconds.
- Plug it back in.
Most of the time, this will fix any issues you’re having. It worked for me.
Check for Updates: Is Alexa Up to Date?
Sometimes, Alexa needs to update its software. If the lights are on but nothing’s happening, an update might be the reason.
Usually, Alexa updates automatically. But if you think an update is stuck, you can check in the Alexa app on your phone.
Ask Alexa: Sometimes, Just Ask.
Believe it or not, sometimes just asking Alexa what’s wrong can solve the problem.
If the lights are acting strange, say, “Alexa, what’s wrong?” Alexa might tell you exactly what you need to do to fix it.
Reset Alexa: The Last Method
If you’ve tried everything and the lights are still acting weird, you might need to reset Alexa. But be careful, this will erase all your settings. Only do this as a last resort.
So, there you have it, folks. We’ve talked all about what those green and blue lights on your Alexa mean. We also learned what to do if the lights start acting funny. Now you’re not just someone who uses Alexa, you’re an Alexa light expert.
If you’ve got more questions or just want to chat about Alexa, leave a comment below. Thanks for hanging out with me, and until next time, have fun making your home smarter.