Where is the Reset Button on the Original Amazon Echo Smart Speaker

The reset button on the generation one (original) Amazon Echo smart speaker can be found on the underside of the unit, as pointed at by the purple arrow in the next picture.  The reset button is inside a small hole there. To actuate it, insert the end of a small to medium-sized paper clip.  Press … Continue reading Where is the Reset Button on the Original Amazon Echo Smart Speaker



Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located

On the second generation Amazon Echo smart speaker, there is no separate reset button.  Instead, the Mic Off and Volume Down (-) buttons on the top of the unit are pressed and held down at the same time to initiate a factory default reset.  See these in the following picture. Related Posts AC Power Adapter … Continue reading Where is the Reset Button on Amazon Generation 2 Echo Smart Speaker Located



Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Alexa Echo Generation 2 smart speaker, its accessories, and even the original packaging, for the various posts we’re writing about this intelligent speaker.  We’ve put all those photos together here in one place, for quick and easy viewing and perusing. Echo Gen 2 Speaker Packaging Pictures     … Continue reading Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen Smart Speaker

You may control the volume of the sound output on the Alexa smart speaker by Amazon, in multiple ways. You can ask the speaker to raise and lower the volume, or you may rotate the outer ring at the top of the speaker. Details follow. How to Voice Command the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 … Continue reading How to Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen Smart Speaker



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker.  Alexa then starts listening for a follow-up command / question.  The wake word is how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name

How to change Amazon Echo Dot 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…”  This word is the name you call out to wake up the voice assistant.  The speaker then begins listening for a command.  Calling Alexa’s name … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name



Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions

You may wish to reset Amazon Dot Bluetooth speaker because perhaps you are unable to discover it from other Bluetooth devices. Or perhaps it’s playing in a stuttering, broken-up way. Sometimes the connection information stored inside the Dot can become corrupt, and a factory reset is the only way to restore it to a known-good state.  Indeed, … Continue reading Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions



Alexa Spotify Commands List for Amazon Echo, Tap, and Dot Speakers

Through Alexa smart speakers, you can control your music listening on Spotify with your voice!  Ask Alexa to play a song, and album, or a public or one of your own playlists.  Yes, the Amazon Echo, Dot, and Tap speakers work well with Spotify. They give access to all your Spotify content.  Just ask. So … Continue reading Alexa Spotify Commands List for Amazon Echo, Tap, and Dot Speakers



Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Instructions

You may wish to reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot speaker if it behaves strangely, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits unusual sounds, and so on. However, before attempting any extensive troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often clears up many problems such as Wi-Fi connectivity issues.  Plus, trying a reboot initially avoids … Continue reading Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Instructions



How to Reset Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings

Note that if you’re just trying to correct strange behavior of the Amazon Echo speaker, a complete factory reset may be too drastic a measure because a full hard reset means that you’ll have to completely reconfigure your speaker to connect to your Wi-Fi network, which Amazon account it’s registered under, and several other settings … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings