Screenshot of the Echo Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Deregister Device- confirmation prompt windows, with the -Deregister- button highlighted.

How to Deregister Echo Dot Speaker

You might wish to run these deregister Echo Dot instructions if you’re getting rid of a Dot speaker.  Perhaps you’re upgrading to a later model Alexa Dot.  Or, as we did here, we bought a new Dot device for a sister. But we forgot to mark it as a gift in our Amazon cart.  This meant that Amazon automatically registered it to our account.  Even though it should have been set up in our sister’s account.  Thus, we wanted to deregister this Alexa speaker from our account before giving it to her.  Thus, we deregistered as follows.

Note that this does not affect how the Echo Dot will work once registered to another Amazon account.  However, deregistering unwanted speakers from your Alexa account keeps your devices list up to date.  Plus, it keeps the clutter of no longer valid devices low.  So, we recommend deregistering old Alexa devices from your Amazon account periodically. Now to the instructions on how to deregister an Echo Dot speaker from your Alexa Amazon account.





What we Assume You’ve Done First

Set Up the Alexa App

Get to a place where you have internet access on your mobile device.

You should have installed and set up the Alexa App from Amazon on a mobile device.  Log into the app with your Amazon account credentials.  Be sure to use the same Amazon account that has the speaker you wish to deregister.

How to Deregister Echo Dot 

This scenario specifically instructs on how to deregister echo dot 2nd generation smart speaker.

1. First, Bring up the Alexa App

Pull out your mobile device and bring up Amazon’s Alexa app.

Here, we run an iPad Air tablet. So, for this demo, we’ll show screenshots from the iOS version of the Alexa app.

Find the app, as pictured next on our Home screen, as pointed at by the dark blue arrow.

Screenshot of the iOS Home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.
iOS Home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.

The Alexa app Home screen then appears, as pictured next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted.

2. Next, Tap the Hamburger Menu Control

Find the Hamburger menu switch in the top left corner of the Alexa home screen.  We point at this with the green arrow in the last picture.

This then brings up the Alexa app’s main menu, as shown next.

Picture of the app's main menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.
The app’s main menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.

3. Tap the Settings Item to Continue with How to Deregister Echo Dot

Find the Settings option pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

Activating the Settings option brings up the Settings screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Settings- page, with the -Device Settings- option highlighted.
The -Settings- screen, with the -Device Settings- option highlighted.

4. Tap the Device Settings Item on the Settings Screen

Find the   Device Settings   option near the top of the Settings screen, as highlighted by the green arrow in the last picture.





Tapping Device Settings then brings up the All Devices screen, as shown in the next screenshot. This screen provides a list of all the Alexa devices registered to the Amazon account.

Screenshot of the -All Devices- screen, with an offline Echo Dot speaker highlighted.
The -All Devices- screen, with an offline Echo Dot speaker highlighted.

5. Then, Find and Tap the Speaker in the Devices List you Wish to Deregister

We found the speaker we want to deregister.  That’s the   Tom’s Echo Dot   speaker, as highlighted by the green arrow in the last picture.

Tapping that device then brings up the Device Settings screen for that specific Alexa device, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Device Settings- screen, for the -Thomas's Echo Dot- speaker device.
The app’s -Device Settings- screen, for the -Thomas’s Echo Dot- speaker device.

6. Find the Deregister Option to Continue with How to Deregister Echo Dot

Scroll Down the Device Settings screen. Find the Registered To item on the left side of the screen, as shown next.  Then, note that this option has a blue Deregister button on the right side of the screen. We point this out with the green arrow in the next picture.

Screenshot of the -Device Settings- screen for the -Thomas's Echo Dot- speaker with the -Deregister- option highlighted.
The -Device Settings- screen for the -Thomas’s Echo Dot- Speaker with the -Deregister- option highlighted.

7. Tap the Deregister Button

Running the Deregister item on the Device Options screen then brings up the device deregistration confirmation window.  See this in the next screenshot.  This screen asks if you really wish to deregister the device you chose in step 5 above.

Screenshot of the -Deregister Device- confirmation prompt windows, with the -Deregister- button highlighted.
The -Deregister Device- confirmation prompt windows, with the -Deregister- button highlighted.




8. Again, Tap the Deregister Button, Confirming your Choice to Deregister the Echo Dot

Tapping that second Deregister button causes Alexa to deregister the device.  It removes the selected device from the list of active devices in your Amazon account.  Note in the next All Devices screenshot, that our Thomas’s Echo Dot speaker is now gone.

Screenshot of the Alexa Echo app on iOS, showing its -All Devices- screen after the -Thomas's Echo Dot- device has been removed.
Alexa Echo app on iOS, showing its -All Devices- screen after the -Thomas’s Echo Dot- device has been removed.

9. You Have Now Successfully Deregistered an Echo Dot Speaker

The Echo Dot we just deregistered in this scenario will no longer work until the following.

  • We, or someone else, registers it again in a valid Amazon account.

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References for How to Deregister Echo Dot

  1. How to remove Alexa devices from your Amazon account

Revision History

  • 2019-04-19: Added tags. Shortened sentences.
  • 2018-12-14: First published.
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