Amazon Echo pairs primary color lights to identify potential issues, making it easy to troubleshoot.
We have all the information you need to understand what the Alexa flashing light is.
Why is My Alexa wearing a Red Ring?
If an Amazon Echo stops working, different colors can be displayed.
Alexa’s red ring could be a sign that the microphone is disabled. Alexa cannot listen to your commands unless you turn the microphone on again.
The Amazon Echo Show may also have a red light bar. This is an indication your camera isn’t properly connected.
When the microphone button is pressed on the Echo it can create an Alexa Red Circular. It could also cause an issue with your internet service.
How do I fix my Alexa Red Ring?
There may be many solutions for your Alexa red circles.
Enable Your Echo Microphone
It is simple to fix your Amazon Echo’s microphone. Just press the microphone button located on the top of the Echo.
To turn off your Alexa device’s red lights, press the button. If it doesn’t respond, restart the device.
Reset Your Amazon Echo
Factory reset for Amazon Echo devices is slightly different because of the many options. Use the Android (or iOS) apps to reset your Amazon Echo.
- Open Alexa App
- Select Devices from the bottom bar
- Choose Echo & Alexa
- Scroll down until Factory Set. Select the name you want for your Echo.
Alexa will turn on the orange light to indicate that it is resetting itself following your factory reset command.
If the orange light on your device turns on and off, it has entered setup mode. Your device should now be in work mode.
Update Your Alexa Amazon Echo
Some bugs or glitches are not compatible with older versions of the software. You may see your red light without explanation.
Upgrading Alexa’s version will resolve technical issues and hopefully eliminate red ring light.
- Open Alexa App
- Select Device option > More
- Get the latest version
Connecting Alexa With Wi-Fi
Alexa can have difficulty hearing you when the internet is slow, unavailable or inaccessible.
You have two options: check your router’s signal strength and visit a website from your phone to see if it loads quickly.
Reset your router to see if Alexa’s red circles have disappeared.
Fixing Alexa Red Circle
A red ringing light on the Alexa device indicates that the microphone is out.
Consider upgrading to Amazon Echo Show if you are having trouble with the Amazon Echo regular.