Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Settings-Change Your Wake Word- screen, with the -Amazon- name choice set and circled.

Can You Change Amazon Alexa Name? Yes Indeed!




Can you change Amazon Alexa name? You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it. Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…” You say this name when you want the voice assistant to run a command or answer a question. It’s how you “get her attention,” so to speak. 

You cannot use any name setting other than these four choices. At least, not yet.




You might wish to change this name for a particular Echo speaker device. Why? Because speakers with different names don’t all respond at once when you call with the same name. This name is speaker-specific. So if you have multiple echo speakers around the house, you could assign each one a different trigger word

Following are instructions on how to set this watch name for a specific Amazon Alexa device connected to your Amazon account.

Can You Change Amazon Alexa Name? How to do That Method

1. Find the Amazon Alexa App on your Mobile Device

First, we find the app on home screen page three on our iOS tablet, as shown next.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.

2. Then, Run the Amazon Alexa App

You should then get the Amazon Alexa app Home screen, similar to the picture displayed next.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Home- screen, with the hamburger control highlighted.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Home- screen, with the hamburger control highlighted.

3. Tap the Hamburger Control

Then, this brings up the app’s main menu. This control is pointed at by the blue arrow in the picture just previous. Then, the main menu appears, as shown next.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its control menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its control menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.




4. Tap the Settings Option

See the Settings option highlighted by the blue arrow in the previous picture. This brings up the Settings screen, as shown next.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Settings- screen, with our -Bedroom Dot- speaker highlighted.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Settings- screen, with our -Bedroom Dot- speaker highlighted.

5. Tap the Amazon Alexa Speaker you Wish to Change

In this demo, we’re going to modify the Bedroom Dot speaker’s wake word. So, when we tapped that device on the screen above, we got the Device Settings following screen back. We then scrolled down to reveal the wake word option, as circled in the next picture.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Device Settings- screen, with the -Wake Word- option circled.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Device Settings- screen, with the -Wake Word- option circled.

6. Tap the Wake Word Item

The Wake Word item is circled in blue in the last pic.

You should then see the Change your Wake Word screen, as follows.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Settings-Change Your Wake Word- screen. We have the current name and expansion arrow circled.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Settings-Change Your Wake Word- screen. We have the current name and expansion arrow circled.




7. Tap the Wake Word Choices Pull Down Menu Item

We circled this pull down menu in blue in the last pic.

Then, you can touch either area.

After touching, that menu then expands as shown next.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Settings-Change Your Wake Word- screen. We're showing the -Wake Name Choices- menu, with the -Amazon- choice highlighted.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Settings-Change Your Wake Word- screen. We’re showing the -Wake Name Choices- menu, with the -Amazon- choice highlighted.

8. Tap the Wake Word Choice you Wish

In our case, we’re changing our living room speaker to Amazon. So, we tap the Amazon item on that menu.

This returns us then, to the Change Your Wake Word screen as follows. But now, the current name is set to Amazon, as shown next.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Settings-Change Your Wake Word- screen. We set and circled the -Amazon- name choice.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Settings-Change Your Wake Word- screen. We have set and circled the -Amazon- name choice.

9. Tap the Save Button

See the Save button in the last screenshot.

Then after a short pause, the Wake Word Changed window appears as follows.

Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Wake Word Changed- window, with the -Close- button highlighted.
Can you change Amazon Alexa name? Alexa app on iOS in 2018, displaying its -Wake Word Changed- window, with the -Close- button highlighted.




10. Press the Close Button

The app then returns to the Device Settings screen. Your Amazon Alexa speaker should then respond to her new name; Amazon in this demo. Check this out.

11. Close the Amazon Alexa App

12. Finished!

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Revision History

  • 2018-04-17: Originally published.