Red, Yellow, and Blue: Here’s What the Colored Rings Mean on Amazon Echo
When Alexa is listening, the ring lights up on the Amazon Echo. But why does it sometimes shine red or yellow? Here’s what Echo wants to tell you.
Every owner has one Amazon The Echo knows the distinct glow: If you talk to Alexa, the LED ring on top immediately starts lighting blue, moving back and forth. But what if you suddenly see other colors like yellow or red? Here you can find out exactly what Alexa is trying to tell you.
Flashes yellow: New message – or package
Most likely recently sound echoOwners who order from Amazon often watch the yellow ring. When the ringer flashes yellow, it actually means that a message or voice message is ready. Since the summer update, the Echo has also revealed that a bundle from Amazon will arrive today. You can simply ask Alexa if this is the case. With the command: “Run my messages”, all stored messages are run.
Warning: If a package has already appeared, the name of the product will also be mentioned. If you want to surprise someone at home, you can turn this off in the Alexa app. The option can be found in Settings under ‘Notifications’ and ‘Shopping on Amazon’.
Blue ring: Alexa is listening
If the ring lights up blue, it simply means Alexa is listening. The lighter area of the loop shows where the echo thinks the sound is being heard from. If the ring is pulsing, Amazon processes the order.
Red Ring: There is privacy
If there’s a red ring, Alexa won’t notice anything: the microphone is turned off. The assistant becomes active again by pressing the microphone button.
Orange O-ring: Wlan أراد wanted
If the loop rotates over and over and appears orange, the Echo is looking for a WiFi connection. The signal can usually be seen during setup, but it also appears if the router has failed.
Green light: Someone wants to talk to you
If the ring flashes and it flashes green, it means that someone is trying to contact you on your echo. The rotating green ring shows an active conversation – but also a so-called “drop in”. A friendly user can simply establish a connection to the room. Don’t worry: you have to allow this in the settings first.
The white ring: becomes loud (or quiet)
You can see the white ring when you change the volume, be it by volume, with older models by rotating the ringer, or with newer devices using the volume buttons. The more lit the ring, the louder the echo.
Violet Pulse: There is a problem
If the ring is pulsing purple, this is not a good sign: there were problems with the WiFi setup, for example due to an incorrect password. As a rule, this should only be done during incorporation. Amazon recommends restarting the Echo. You can find more tips about network problems on this support page.
Purple flash: Calm down please
The Echo should only flash a purple tone if you want it to: it means it’s in Do Not Disturb mode. Then turn any calls or Messages puts through. The mode is activated and terminated by selecting the appropriate Echo in the Alexa app under Devices and then activating Do Not Disturb.